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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Civil Engineering at Swansea University

Course Overview

Swansea University has been at the forefront of international research in the area of civil and computational engineering. Internationally renowned engineers at Swansea pioneered the development of numerical techniques, such as the finite element method, and associated computational procedures that have enabled the solution of many complex engineering problems. Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Civil Engineering.

Recent PhD theses supervised in the area of Civil Engineering, which incorporates interdisciplinary engineering topics, at Swansea University include:

  • Finite Element Simulation of Damage Assessment of Concrete Bridges subject to Seismic Loading
  • Numerical Modelling and Optimisation of new RHS Column-to-I Beam Connections
  • Cohesive Discrete Element Modelling and Industrial Applications
  • Characterisation of Porous Media using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Finite Element Simulation of Damage Assessment of Concrete Bridges subject to Seismic Loading
  • An improved numerical model for systemic circulation to study high blood pressure and remodelling
  • A novel dual time stepping approach in fluid-structure interaction - application to biomedical problems
  • A Semi-Geometric Variational Multiscale Method on Non-Nested Unstructured Meshes for the Simulation of Physiological Flows
  • Computational Simulation of Large Deformation Nonlinear Piezoelectric Materials
  • Simulation of coupled electro-mechanical-fluid problems using hp-finite elements
  • Immersed computational modelling
  • Computational analysis of fast transient dynamics within the framework of finite volume conservation laws
  • Compressible computational fluid dynamics for fluid structure interaction simulation
  • Cross-Flow separation: CFD Modelling & Experiments

Find out more about some of  the academic staff supervising theses in these areas:

Professor Oubay Hassan

Dr Chenfeng Li

Professor Yuntian Feng

Professor P Nithiarasu

Dr Antonio Gil

Dr Paul Ledger

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £19,000 Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £9,500 M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £19,000 M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £9,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD or MPhil Civil Engineering is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering, Mathematics or similar relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

 

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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