MSc engineering fluid mechanics for the offshore, coastal and built environments
MSc in Engineering Fluid Mechanics for the Offshore, Coastal and Built Environments (H141) 1YFT or (H14124) 2YPT
This new MSc programme will educate future Engineers specialising in civil engineering fluid mechanics. The offshore, coastal and built environments represent a unique combination of areas, providing students with a well-rounded and broad knowledge of civil engineering fluid mechanics. The students will have access to the world-class Hydrodynamics Laboratory at Imperial College London to perform and observe experimental investigations. This will allow students to cement principles taught during lectures, as well as inspiring the future crop of Engineers in Fluid Mechanics. In addition, there is a strong design component to the programme in the shape of four projects to emphasise application and industry relevance. Furthermore, students will also have the opportunity to undertake research with academics within the top-rated Civil and Environmental Engineering Department from recent research assessment exercises.
For reasons to study the course see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Applications are invited from undergraduates completing their first degree in engineering and science disciplines, as well as those with relevant industrial and professional experience. The minimum entry requirement for consideration is a good degree from a UK university (at upper second class or above), an A grade at Mathematics A-level, or the equivalent overseas qualifications. Special cases, based on relevant postgraduate industrial experience, may be made in some circumstances.
Accordion - MSc Fluids
Aims and objectives
The MSc programme aims to educate future Engineers in the field of Fluid Mechanics with a wide range of applications in offshore, coastal and the built environments. The course is designed to provide students with a solid technical basis in fluid mechanics through a coherent, coordinated and balanced degree programme, integrating core engineering science and recent research findings with practical application and design experience.
Full or part time study options
The full-time programme is taken over 12 months, with a single entry point per year at the beginning of October, part-time is available on a Term Release part-time basis only.
Please note that part-time study is not available to applicants requiring Tier 4 Visas.
The MSc programme consists of two pre-session modules, eleven taught modules, four design projects and one research project, all of which are compulsory.
The pre-session modules are unassessed and concern primers in mathematics and Matlab. These will ensure that all students arrive with a good grasp of the fundamental skills required to complete the MSc programme.
Lectures will form a significant component of the teaching approach. They will be delivered by a mix of academics and external speakers from industry with relevant expertise. Tutorials will enable the students to test their understanding of the lecture material, ask specific questions and consolidate their knowledge. There will be a good balance of theory and practice throughout the programme. This is achieved with laboratory investigations and demonstrations as well as during the four design projects. Finally, the research project will enable students to learn skills essential for independent research. The dissertation may be undertaken at College or in collaboration with industry.
Assessments include individual and group courseworks; laboratory and design projects; oral presentations; written examinations and a research dissertation. To complete the requirements of the degree, all assessments must be undertaken to the appropriate level. Successful candidates will be awarded the MSc degree of Imperial College London.
Further resources for this course
|Pdf Document||Student Handbook [Available September 2017]|
|Webpages||Syllabus and modules; and Module content page|
|Pdf Document||Programme Specification - Fluid Mechanics|
|Webpage||Frequently Asked Questions|
|Webpage||Term release options|
|Webpage||Entry on the College Prospectus|
|Resources for this module|
MSc Application Information
|Award||Sponsor||Eligibility and number of awards||Value|
|Departmental MSc Scholarships||The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||All candidates who have indicated their wish to be considered for available funding at the application stage.
Awards will be based on academic excellence and relevant experience.
Number of awards: tbc
Application Deadline: 31 March 2017
|Full or partial tuition fee waiver|
|Geotechnics MSc Industrial Bursaries||A consortium of Geotechnical employers||Bursaries are awarded to successful applicants to the Geotechnics Cluster MSc courses on excellent academic and professional records, supported by relevant references and a strong personal statement. Priority is given to UK-Based applicants.
Number of awards: 5-10
Deadline to apply: 31 May 2017
|Typical contributions of £5,000 to £10,000 towards the course tuition fees and in some cases, subsistence|
|Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries
|Rees Jeffreys Road Fund||Bursaries are awarded to students who obtained a first degree of at least 2.1 standard or equivalent and who wish to pursue a masters course in a subject directly related to highways and transportation Apply through the Department.
Number of awards: Up to 2
Deadline to apply: 30 June 2017 (tbc)
|Brian Large Bursary||Brian Large Bursary Fund||Bursaries are awarded to applicants who have obtained a first degree of at least 2:1 standard or equivalent and who wish to pursue a masters course in a subject directly related to transport.
Number of awards: Up to 3
Deadline to apply: 30 June 2017 (tbc)
|These are the only sources of funding available within the Department. For European and Overseas applicants there are many foundations and organisations who can help with and advise on funding, including the British Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Society for Underwater Technology (Geotechnics). Enquiries should be directed to the relevant organisation.|
|Departmental contact for||Name, email and phone number|
|MSc and Scholarships||Fionnuala Donovan, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5929|
|Geotechnics MSc Industrial Bursaries||Sue Feller, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6077|
|Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursariesfirstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6100|
Minimum academic entry requirements
- A good Upper Second or First Class Degree result (or International equivalent), in engineering or another numerate discipline, or Masters level degree qualification
- Good mathematical skills
- Relevant Postgraduate industrial experience is favoured.
- English Language qualification (where relevant)
Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to present an English language qualification, passed at the appropriate level. This may follow the application if not available at the time of submission. Please see the College English language requirements for postgraduate applicants for information. Please also check that your previous study meets the minimum academic requirements by country index.
Note: The Department may set higher requirements than those specified by the College as minimum entry requirements and that places are not guaranteed for any applicant. Relevance of degrees and eligibility can be checked with the Department.
The application process and essential information
When to apply
The application cycle opens in early November for entry in the following October. Early application is recommended, in order to ensure that any scholarship application deadlines are met. We receive the bulk of applications in December/January, and offers for places are normally issued after that time.
We do not have an official application deadline for application, we close to applicants when we have made sufficient offers to fill the available places. Application before the end of March of the year of entry is advised.
Before you apply:
- Prepare transcripts of study, which you normally request from your University. These should include all modules you have undertaken and the marks you have been awarded in each. If you are still undertaking your degree studies, please provide a list of the modules you are undertaking in your final year. If they are not in English, please include a translated copy. Always ensure that you include a copy of the University Marking Scheme.
- If English Language is a requirement, please ensure that you have familiarised yourself with the English Language qualifications accepted by the College and the expected level of achievement in each. If not available at the time of application, the English Language qualification information can follow.
- Identify two individuals to act as referees on your behalf. Ensure that they are in a position to write a letter of support appropriate to the application which you are submitting, and that they are familiar with you, your abilities, your achievements and your potential for postgraduate study. Reference letters are confidential and must come direct from the referee to the College, not via the applicant. The letters must be recent, relevant and dated.
- Prepare an up-to-date CV-Resume and a Personal Statement (or letter of motivation).
When completing the online form please ensure that you include:
- Brief details on Secondary Level education; how you propose to fund your studies (if via scholarship, please ensure that you provide details of those you have applied to and the date you will expect a response); as well as the expected or final outcome of your degree(s) of study.
- Highlight your mathematical qualifications and capabilities.
- Include in your application the email contact details of your referees. These must be professional email accounts, we do not accept reference letters submitted from private accounts (gmail, yahoo, etc...). Please ensure your referees are aware of this requirement. Where the referee does not have a professional email account, then a standard reference letter on original official letter-headed notepaper will be an acceptable alternative. These should be sent direct to the College.
- As a rough guide - if you are yet to graduate, two academic references are appropriate. If you have been out of education for more than two years, and in full-time relevant employment, then two professional references would likely be more appropriate. Other applicants should consider nominating one professional and one academic referee. If we require further references we will advise you following receipt of the references from your nominated referees.
- Following submission of the online application:
- You will receive an email acknowledgment that your application has successfully submitted.
- Within a few days you will receive a reference number, this is an 8-digit number starting with 0, is called your College Identifier Number (CID), and must be quoted in all correspondence.
- You will be able to track your online application until it is forwarded to the Department. Your online e-service account from then read "with Department" until a decision on your application is returned. You will, however, receive notifications by email when your referees submit their letters of support online.
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The Departmental Process:
Your online application is received in the Postgraduate Office of the Department, where it is held until it is considered complete. It is then subject to preliminary screening before forwarding to individual clusters for consideration. Please note that some applications do not pass preliminary screening, and it is possible for a decision to be returned to the College at this stage.
For candidates who have cleared preliminary screening, a completed application ready for forwarding to the MSc clusters will include:
- Both of your reference letters, it is your responsibility to ensure that these are received - you can check this via your e-service account.
- Transcripts, partial or complete, of all degrees you have undertaken, or are currently undertaking.
- Personal Statement.
The MSc Cluster Admissions Panels consider applications, and in some cases interview applicants or request further information, before decisions are made. We aim to process completed applications within 2-6 weeks of receipt by the relevant Admissions Panel.
Decisions are informed to, and processed by, the College Admissions Office, notifications are sent to the email address on record.