Academic Structure and Content

Master's Degree Structure and Content

The Master's Degree in Numerical Simulation in Engineering with ANSYS software is modular and has three levels (Basic, Advanced, and Master’s Thesis) and two disciplines (fluid mechanics and solid mechanics).

Modules Listing

Level Module
Discipline
Credits (ECTS)
Basic
Modules
Fundamentals and Application of Finite Element Method in Mechanical Analysis
S
20
Fundamentals and Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics
F
20
Advanced
Modules
Dynamic Analysis
S
20
Thermal Analysis
S
10
Contact Nonlinearities
S
10
Advanced Nonlinearities
S
10
Fracture and Fatigue
S
10
Solids Optimization
S
10
Turbulence
F
10
Multiphase
F
20
Heat Transfer
F
10
Combustion and Reactions
F
10
Turbomachinery
F
10
Fluids Optimization
F
10
Fluid-Structure Interaction
S / F
10
Master's Thesis
S / F
20

(F) Fluid Mechanics Discipline; (S) Solid Mechanics Discipline

The length of each module is a semester, and the length of the master’s thesis is between one and two semesters -- so the total length of the master’s degree is between 0.5 and 2 years. It can be extended based on a student's specific needs.

Examples of Duration

Examples of Duration

Itineraries

Students interested in solid mechanics should take:

  • Solid basic module (Fundamentals and Application of Finite Element Method in Mechanical Analysis)
  • One or several solid advanced modules (Dynamic Analysis, Thermal Analysis, Contact Nonlinearities, Advanced Nonlinearities, Fracture and Fatigue, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Optimization)
  • Master’s thesis
Solid Mechanics 
 

Students interested in fluid mechanics should take:

  • Fluids basic module (Fundamentals and Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • One or several fluid advanced modules (Turbulence, Multiphase, Heat Transfer, Combustion and Reactions, Turbomachinery, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Optimization)
  • Master’s thesis
 Fluid Mechanics
 

Students interested in fluid-structure interaction should take:

  • Two basic modules (Fundamentals and Application of Finite Element Method in Mechanical Analysis and Fundamentals and Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • The advanced module of Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Master's thesis
 Fluid-Structure Interaction

For more information about each module, check the course catalogue.