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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management and Fluid-Structure Interaction

Develop specialist computational knowledge for a career in aerospace or engineering.

Develop specialist computational knowledge for a career in aerospace or engineering

Learn about the latest advancements with a research-informed curriculum

Gain transferable skills that are attractive to a broad spectrum of industries

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or computer science

  • However, a first is strongly preferred

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Course overview

Enhance your engineering training or convert to an advanced engineering discipline from a background in mathematics, physics or computer science.

This course focuses on the scientific programming needed to perform numerical computations and experimental techniques for aeronautics.

You'll be equipped to solve complex problems numerically. As a result, you will be able to write and develop commercial software packages, rather than simply use them.

Your particular interest in aerospace engineering will be matched by a series of research-informed modules centred on the latest theories and developments in this area.

You'll also complete an individual research project, in which you can focus on your theoretical, computational or experimental interests.

Our industry contributions and collaborations are extensive, ensuring you graduate with in-demand technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills. It may be possible for you to carry out your research project in industry.

Throughout the course, you'll develop specialist skills that are attractive to a range of engineering industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, technical consultancy, accountancy, and utilities and transport.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study these pre-sessional modules before term starts. They are designed to give you foundational knowledge of the key concepts in the course.

You’ll study these core modules.

You’ll choose five optional modules.

Professional accreditation

This course is professionally accredited by The Royal Aeronautical Society. The Society is licensed by the Engineering Council to register candidates as Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (EngTech).

Our accreditation agreement with the Royal Aeronautical Society is renewed every five years. The current accreditation agreement is due to be renewed for students starting their studies in the 2024-25 academic year. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Research project

  • 10% Lectures and tutorials
  • 40% Independent study
  • 50% Research

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • Individual research project
    Research project
  • A person studying independently

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Oral assessment

  • 60% Coursework
  • 30% Exams
  • 10% Oral assessment

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
  • Tutorials
  • Oral assessment
  • Papers from a written report
    Progress reports

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply now

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Build specialist skills highly sought after by employers in aerospace and beyond

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Work closely with industry and build your expertise in technical report writing and presenting

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Equip yourself with computational methods deployed in a variety of fields including aeronautics, manufacturing and technical consultancy

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications