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PhD, MSc Fluid Dynamics

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

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.


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