MSc in Theoretical and Applied Fluid Dynamics
- Admission officer
- Jitesh.S.B.Gajjar [at] manchester.ac.uk
- +44(0)161 27 55895
One of the aims of this taught MSc programme is to produce high quality graduates with specialist training in fluid dynamics who will be suitable for employment in the aerospace, mechanical, civil, chemical, offshore and water engineering industries.
During the first six months of the programme students do a mixture of course modules on various topics in theoretical, computational and experimental fluid mechanics. This taught element of the programme comprises conventional lecture course unit modules, some involving a measure of continuous assessment and project based work. Students are required to work on specific topics in the experimental methods and computational fluid dynamics units and are asked to submit formal reports on their findings. Written examinations take place in January and April. Thereafter students work exclusively on their theses, which are based on projects chosen in consultation with their supervisors.
On successful completion of the programme students will be familiar with:
- a range of subjects covering incompressible and compressible fluid flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, turbulence modelling, wave mechanics including acoustics and shallow water flows, environmental and geophysical flows, and computational fluid dynamics;
- the use of asymptotic methods in fluid dynamics; have learnt some computational techniques involving code writing as well as using packages for solving fluid dynamics problems;
- experimental techniques and methodologies, and be able to perform simple experiments