Computational Science and Engineering Master of Science
Computational science is concerned with constructing mathematical models and quantitative analysis techniques to solve scientific and engineering problems. The field typically the uses computer simulation and other forms of computation to efficiently solve these problems. This degree is intended to meet the need for engineers and scientists who are not only well trained in an engineering or science discipline, but also in the computational areas that are needed to support these disciplines.
This program includes: the computational core; an area of concentration in science or engineering and a research-based thesis. Completion of the computational core develops competency in programming and algorithms, simulation of physical and engineering systems, optimization, high performance computing, and numerical methods. The three areas of concentration are:
Two options are offered:
In the research option, students work with a faculty advisor on a research problem of mutual interest and write a thesis documenting the results. In the course intensive option, students complete a project in an area of interest to them and their faculty advisor.
Entry into the program requires completion of a bachelor's degree in computer science (for the bioinformatics concentration), mechanical or manufacturing engineering (for the computational mechanics concentration), or electrical or computer engineering (for the electrical and computer systems concentration), or a closely related field.