Entry requirements English language requirements: * All applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not previously studied in an English speaking country for at least a year have to provide evidence of English language ability before they can register. The two international English language tests which are acceptable to the University are IELTS and TOEFL. * A minimum overall score of 6.0 is required from the IELTS test, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * From a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 580, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). * From a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 240, with 4.0 on the essay rating. * If your English language is does not meet the above requirements it is possible to take a pre-sessional English language course at the University prior to registration as a postgraduate student. Further information on the English language requirements and on pre-sessional English language courses run by the University can be found at the University Language Centre Webpages. Academic entry requirements: * Candidates should have a good honours degree in disciplines such as mathematics, chemistry, civil engineering, computing, earth sciences, particle science and engineering, environment, energy and resources, geography, mechanical engineering and physics.
The course comprises a solid foundation of fundamental studies upon which is built specialised application in the various fields embraced by the subject areas of mathematics, chemistry, civil engineering, computer studies, earth and sciences, particle science and engineering, environment, energy and resources, geography, mechanical engineering and physics.
12 months full-time
Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics
The Centre co-ordinates research in computational fluid dynamics in the science and engineering faculties. Staff are drawn from the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Fuel and Energy, the Schools of Chemistry, Computing, Earth Sciences, Geography, Mechanical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy. Postgraduates are registered in their parent department but participate in the activities of the Centre.
What you study
The following modules will be available:
* Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
* Compressible CFD
* CFD in Combustion
* Finite Differences
* Flow Diagnostics
* Laminar and Turbulent Flow
* Finite Element Method
* Commercial Software
* Parallel Computing
* Advanced Diagnostics and Imaging
* Atmospheric Sampling
* Advanced Flame Studies
* Advanced Heat Transfer
* Two-Phase Flow
* Combustion in Engines
(As a fast moving area these options are liable to change so for up to date information please contact us directly).
The research project is carried out in the summer months . Students may select from a very extensive and diverse list of possible projects. A list of recent projects include:
-Air Flow in Buildings using the CFD Approach
-Convective Heat Transfer through Porous Media
-Blood Flow through Diseased Arteries
-Comparison of Predicted and Experimental Data for flow through a Catalytic Brick
-Investigation into Multigrid Solution of the Electro hydrodynamic Circular Problem
-Time Space Finite Elements