The project “A new Master Course in Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics” (APPLY) is approved in the European Framework of Erasmus+ ΚΑ2 Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education programme.

APPLY develops a master’s degree that combines a high-order overview of computational methods and fluid mechanics with real-life engineering problems. It equips graduates with the necessary knowledge to obtain insight into the fundamental concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and allows them to choose the direction of their studies towards their preferred engineering discipline. This expanding design of the course structure enables the development of a flexible and efficient curriculum, tailored to the needs of the stakeholders in the three most rapidly growing economies of Asia, i.e. India, Thailand and Malaysia.

CFD is one of the most useful engineering tools, applied to a wide range of research and engineering problems in many fields of study and industries. The CFD industry has maintained a world-wide growth rate of 9.58% and it is projected to reach a market size of $1870 mil. by 2022. Specifically, according to Technavio’s (https://www.technavio.com) analysts’ forecast, the CFD market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.28% during the period 2018-2022, especially in India and Southeast Asia. Two major factors promoting the growth of the CFD market in these regions are (i) the development of the automotive and the aerospace industries and (ii) the current engineering challenges due to global warming, population growth and ambitious architectural projects.