Force and motion are fundamental concepts for the functionality of all mechanical engineering products. A good understanding of the interplay between these elements is necessary to create appealing products that also meet high standards of functionality, durability, and safety.
Technological advancements have transformed product development into an increasingly digitalised and integrated process. Physical testing, which was previously required to evaluate and verify products, has now been replaced by complex computer models and large-scale simulations. This place demands on your ability to create relevant and reliable models and draw accurate conclusions for specific problems. To achieve this, a sound understanding of the underlying physics and the functioning and limitations of simulation tools is essential.
Within the Applied Mechanics specialisation, you deepen your knowledge of modelling and simulating mechanical processes and products. In addition to advanced courses in mathematical modelling, you also take courses on the numerical tools used to simulate these models. Methods like Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Method (FEM) are central to the specialisation, and you will become familiar with several commercial tools such as Ansys Structure, Ansys Fluent/CFX, and LS-Dyna.
On these courses you will join students from other international master's programmes as well as exchange students. This creates a relevant and natural environment to develop your intercultural skills and practice professional English. There are also opportunities to complete your thesis work abroad.