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Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Eindhoven

Program description

The special Master’s track Fluid and Solid Mechanics learns you to describe, analyze and optimize the static and dynamic mechanical behavior of products, processes and systems.

The mechanics of fluids and solids plays a vital role in the competitive engineering of advanced products, processes and systems. The principles and balance equations derived from fluid and solid mechanics yield a description of the behavior of these materials within the products, processes and systems concerned. Subsequently, this can provide the basis for analysis, optimization and, as a result, design.

Fluid and Solid Mechanics form a fundamental core of engineering sciences such as Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Physics. The advent of modern computers has created totally new challenges and perspectives for this discipline.

Fluid and Solid Mechanics is formally a track of the Mechanical Engineering Master’s degree program. The department has a close working relationship with many high-tech companies in the region. This track links up seamlessly to the PhD programs of the nationwide research schools JM Burgerscentrum (fluid mechanics) and Engineering Mechanics (solid mechanics). The very broad spectrum of applications means that graduates of this special Master’s track will be able to find careers in a wide variety of institutes and industries.

Fluid and Solid Mechanics Curriculum

Year 1
The first year of the Fluid and Solid Mechanics program starts with 15 elective courses that deepen or broaden your knowledge. You can find a description of the elective courses on the website. At the end of the first year the internship takes place by one of the participating research groups. 

Year 2
The second year comprises of the individual space and the graduation project. The individual space can be an extensive literature survey, additional elective courses, a combination of both or an individual or team project.

Subjects
The first year starts with 15 elective courses that deepen or broaden your knowledge. You can find a description of the elective courses on the website. At the end of the first year the internship takes place by one of the participating research groups. The second year comprises of the individual space and the graduation project. The individual space can be an extensive literature survey, additional elective courses, a combination of both or an individual or team project.

Objectives
The track covers aspects of fluid and solid mechanics, modeling, analytical, numerical and experimental methods, and optimization. The applications range from systems at nano, micro and millimeter scale through large-scale industrial processes to environmental issues. Graduates will be able to play a significant role in design and project teams working on a broad range of industrial applications.

Fluid and Solid Mechanics Specializations

There are four specializations within the Fluid and Solid Mechanics course. At the start of the program you choose one of these specializations:

Computational Science and Engineering: in this track, you will learn to develop new numerical algorithms, such as advanced discretisation schemes and solution routines, for multi-scale and multi-physics problems.

Dynamics and Control: in this specialization you will study the application of advanced materials in dynamcis problems. An example would be tire mechanics design.

Heat and Flow: you will study the design and analysis of complex, mulit-physics and multi-phase fluid problems. Applications can be found in alternative energy sources and combustion techniques.

Mechanics and Materials: you will studt the design and analysis of complex, engineering materials such as composite materials and advanced steels.

Fluid and Solid Mechanics Related Programs

Besides the MSc Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other Engineering related programs such as the English taught master in Care and Cure for Electrical Engineering

See which programs are related to the MSc Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Fluid and Solid Mechanics Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Fluid and Solid Mechanics will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Fluid and Solid Mechanics MSc program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

B.Sc in:
Applied Physics
Civil Engineering
Marine Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Technical Mathematics
or an equivalent study

Grade average

For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Talent Scholarship Program a minimum of 80% CGPA.

Written request

Letter of motivation

Language requirements

CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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