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Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering

High Performance Computations have been identified as a major competitive advantage for institutions and corporations and individuals possessing the necessary skills can expect exciting and rewarding career opportunities. The Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering is designed to allow doctoral students finishing graduate work that involves high performance computing to add a credential to their degree, acknowledging their expertise in the area.

Requirements

The Minor requires 12 credit hours of course work in computations and related areas plus a dissertation involving high performance computing. Two of the courses must be beyond the minimum course requirement for the student’s regular program. The courses must be selected from the list on the courses page, or be approved by the coordinator of the minor. At least one course must be from the Numerical Methods group and one course must be from the Scientific Computing group. Many of the courses are taught every year, thus providing ample opportunities to complete the minor during a doctoral study.

Application and Approval Process

The Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering is open to all Ph.D. students in the College of Engineering and College of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

To apply for the minor, the student must have completed the oral candidacy exam and dissertation proposal per the requirements of their home department. The student then must complete the application form and get the appropriate signatures from the Director of Graduate Studies of their home department and the Coordinator of the Graduate Minor, Prof. Karel Matous (). The completed form should be sent to Ms. Gail Small (, 365 Fitzpatrick).

Once the student’s dissertation is complete, they must complete the course approval form and get the appropriate signatures from the Director of Graduate Studies of their home department and the Coordinator of the Graduate Minor, Prof. Karel Matous (). The completed form should be sent to Ms. Gail Small (, 365 Fitzpatrick).

The minor is administered by the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; questions can be directed to AME Graduate Program Administrator Gail Small () or the Coordinator of the Graduate Minor Prof. Karel Matous ().

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