Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is one of the strongest growing fields within engineering and underpins design and analysis in all engineering disciplines. Virtual prototyping, based on the numerical analysis of structures, fluids, acoustics and many other disciplines, has become absolutely central to the industrial design and analysis process. The skills and knowledge you will develop in this MSc programme will enhance your career prospects for employment in competitive industrial companies and research institutions. Research projects in CAE are drawn from a wide variety of applications in all of the specialisation areas, reflecting the strong research links that the staff members have industrial companies such as Airbus, Alstom, Rolls Royce, TWI and VW.

This programme will: allow you to choose your area of specialisation. You will specialise in an engineering discipline chosen from aeronautical, mechanical, biomedical or sustainable energy engineering and will follow advanced modules in that specialisation; provide you with a solid background in computational and numerical methods, as well as the relevant aspects of programming in modern programming languages such as C++. You will be introduced to a wide range of aspects of computation in engineering, both in structures and in fluids, including numerical optimisation; give you numerical analysis skills, which you will apply to engineering problems in your specialisation in your final MSc project.

Our graduates work in research, development and consultancy positions within the engineering and materials industries for companies such as BAE Systems, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Eaton Aerospace and Atkins. Many graduates apply their degree knowledge directly, working as engineers and/or scientists in sectors relevant to those they have studied. Computational methods in Engineering have become increasingly central to the industrial design and analysis process. The skills and knowledge from the course will enhance the career prospects for students for employment in both industrial companies as well as research institutions.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • IELTS score: 6.5