Duke University

Computational Science and Engineering


2138 Campus Drive

Durham, NC 27708

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

CSEM's graduate certificate program in Computational Science and Engineering facilitates interdisciplinary training in the use of modern computational techniques in the conduct of research. This broad charter encompasses algorithmic, numerical and implementation issues. The program is designed for Ph.D., students who have been admitted to one of the participating departments, though applications from terminal M.S. students who are pursuing a thesis option will be considered. Students will be expected to take for credit three CSEM courses. These courses should be selected with an eye toward broadening the student's computational training beyond what is typical in the student's home discipline. Additionally, some component of the student's dissertation or thesis research is expected to involve significant computation, and at least one member of the CSEM primary or affiliated faculty should serve on the student's dissertation or thesis committee.

Students desiring the certificate will be asked to complete a brief application form describing their research project, proposing a three-course sequence, and explaining how it would broaden their preparation for computationally-oriented research. The CSEM faculty member(s) serving on a student's committee will assess the computational component of a dissertation or thesis at the proposal stage and at the final exam.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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