Swansea University joins the EU ‘Master Class’

Swansea University’s College of Engineering has beaten off tough competition from across Europe to win EU funding for two prestigious international postgraduate programmes.

The Erasmus Mundus MSc in Computational Mechanics (MCM) and the Erasmus Mundus PhD in Computational Mechanics (SEED) programmes have been selected for funding by the European Commission. The MSc in Computational Mechanics programme was one of only 30 proposals out of 177 to be selected. The PhD in Computational Mechanics programme was one of only 9 proposals out of 133 to be selected. 

Five cohorts (until around 2020) of MSc and PhD students of the best possible calibre will be selected and awarded EU scholarships to carry out research in the area of computational mechanics. The programmes have been established around a consortium of highly regarded European Universities within which Swansea University plays a lead role due to the international research excellence of the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at the College of Engineering.

The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation. The programme provides support to higher education institutions, individual students, researchers and university staff or any organisation active in the field of higher education.  

Dr Antonio Gil, Senior Lecturer and Erasmus Mundus Coordinator in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at Swansea University said: “We are delighted with the news that these two programmes have been awarded funding. The programmes emphasise the University’s expertise in Computational Mechanics, the links with high calibre European universities and the attractiveness of the programmes to students internationally. They are at the highest end of the spectrum for international postgraduate programmes in Europe. It cannot get any better!”

Swansea University graduate Dhrubajyoti Mukherjee, who studied on the Erasmus Mundus Masters course and achieved his MSc in Computational Mechanics said:  “The course offered in Swansea University is a specialised one that exactly matched my needs and the College of Engineering is enriched with academics who are leading experts in this area. My course lasted two years. The first year involved undertaking 12 modules and in the second year I had to complete my thesis work and internship in a company where I learnt about different practices in the Industry and usage of commercial software.

“I have been offered PhD positions from several prestigious universities in the UK and America. The reputation of the College of Engineering at Swansea University in my field of research has definitely played a major role securing these positions.”

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For more information about Computational Engineering at Swansea University go to: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/computational

Swansea University also provides an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Journalism