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Computational Science and Engineering Track: 2009-2010 Requirements

 

Computational Science and Engineering is a multidisciplinary area within computer science drawing from traditional computer science, mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, and engineering. It integrates knowledge and techniques from all of these disciplines to create computational technologies for a wide range of important applications in science and engineering. Our understanding of the natural world is now based on computation as well as on traditional theory and experiment. Numerical simulations permit investigations that would be too time-consuming, expensive, dangerous, or even impossible to do experimentally. Problems considered by computational scientists include climate and weather prediction, spacecraft design, video game construction, and the discovery of new medicines and treatments among many others.

The Computational Science and Engineering track emphasizes courses in numerical computation, high-performance scientific computing, and supporting areas of science and computer science. Students in this track will gain exposure to leading-edge computing systems making them valuable contributors to a variety of professional opportunities including

  • scientific research efforts at universities and national laboratories;

  • mathematical and software support for simulations in aerospace, automotive, and other industries;

  • the design and development of animations and computer games; and

  • the processing of information and large data sets for companies like Google.

In addition to the degree requirements for all Computer Science majors, the Computational Science and Engineering track has the following requirements specific to the track:

  • Track Foundation

    All of the following courses are required:

  • Track Core

    Three courses selected from the following are required:

  • Track Capstone

    One of the following options is required:

    • CSCI 4308-4 and CSCI 4318-4, Software Engineering Project 1 and Software Engineering Project 2.

      This sequence must be taken contiguously and may not be taken before the senior year. Prerequisites for Senior Project include the successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of Computer Science Foundation, Track Foundation, Track Core and Computer Science Electives. See Senior Project for more information.

    • CSCI 4950-8, Senior Thesis.

      Senior Thesis may not be taken before the senior year. Prerequisites for Senior Thesis include the successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of Computer Science Foundation, Track Foundation, Track Core and Computer Science Electives. See Senior Thesis for more information.

See the Computational Science and Engineering Flow Chart for a quick overview of all degree requirements for the track.

 
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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
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