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Advanced Mechanical Engineering: Computational Engineering and Design (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

About this course

Learn how to design using simulation software on this MSc computational engineering and design course. Effective modelling is vital to the automotive, aerospace and bioengineering sectors. 

Our master of science mechanical engineering degrees combine the traditional aspects of mechanical engineering with interdisciplinary subjects so you can specialise in a career you want. Our international centre for research and teaching is recognised across the world. 

This UK master’s degree explores the latest techniques, methods and simulation software used in computational engineering and design. We'll teach you how design ideas are created, tested and how to work with industry.  

Computational modelling is important to industries such as: 

  • automotive 
  • aerospace 
  • bioengineering 

On this master of science in computational engineering, you’ll learn to use simulation software tools to see how designs will work in practice. We’ll teach you to use advanced numerical methods and to apply design search and optimisation principles to solve problems. 

You’ll learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, they teach the latest in technology advancements. Studying at Southampton gives you access to a global network of companies, shared facilities and specialist expertise to enhance your learning.  

Course lead

This course is led by Professor John Atkinson. John is Professor of Engineering Science and editor in chief of the scientific journal Microelectronics International. Learn more by visiting Professor Atkinson’s staff profile

Related pathways

We offer 3 other pathways on this Advanced Mechanical Engineering degree. Your other options are in: 


This course is accredited by:

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.