Applied Mechanics is about the interaction between forces and motion for fluids and solid bodies. You learn to mathematically describe a physical process and use the model in conjunction with numerical tools to simulate and analyse phenomena such as crash simulations, vehicle aerodynamics, and blood flow over heart valves.

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 Physical testing, which was previously required to evaluate and verify products, has now been replaced by complex computer models and large-scale simulations.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.

Career opportunities

After graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills required to work on interesting and challenging issues in both the business sector and public organisations worldwide. The specialisation also provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a research career. Many of our students start as computational engineers in the industry and then progress into various roles such as manager or specialist. The job market is highly favourable as the demand for skilled computational engineers is expected to increase in the future.

Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering