Academic Programs

Master of Science Program in Computational Science and Engineering

The master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), previously the Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) SM program, is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare tomorrow’s engineers and scientists in advanced computational methods and applications. The program provides a strong foundation in computational approaches to the design and operation of complex engineered and scientific systems.

As an interdisciplinary academic program, the CSE SM is housed in the Center for Computational Science & Engineering but students have the opportunity to work with faculty from across the Institute.  Through hands-on projects and a master’s thesis, students develop and apply advanced computational methods to a diverse range of applications, from aerospace to nanotechnology, from Internet protocols to telecommunications system design. Career opportunities for CSE SM graduates include companies and research centers where systems modeling, numerical simulation, design and optimization play a critical role.