PhD, MSc Fluid Dynamics
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:- to demonstrate in-depth, but also broad-based and interdisciplinary, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to Fluid Dynamics (selected from the CDT themes: Reacting Flows, Mixing and Safety; Environmental Flows; Geophysical Flows; Microflows and Heat Transfer; Particulate Flows, Sediments and Rheology; and cross-cutting tools and techniques): to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline;- to exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities including fundamental theory, mathematical modelling, numerical methods and experimental techniques;- to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;- to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- critically and creatively to evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.- Undertake a team research project and be able to plan, research, execute and analyse the results from an appropriate programme of work.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms. - Work effectively in an external environment e.g. industry, overseas laboratory.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.- Presenting work in a variety of ways e.g. oral presentation to academic groups, lay public; examination, viva, coursework.