Computational Science and Engineering

(27 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, 205 Benton Hall (513-529-0340).

This minor is an integrated collection of courses whose goal is to provide students with knowledge and skills in using computation to solve engineering and scientific problems. The use of computation as a problem solving method is not ubiquitous in these fields.

According to University guidelines, all minor courses must be taken for a letter grade and you must earn an overall 2.00 GPA in these courses.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (18 hours):

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or

MTH 153 Calculus I (4) (MPF V)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or

MTH 249 Calculus II/Honors Calculus II (5)

CSE 241 Computational Modeling and Simulation (3)

MTH 453 Numerical Analysis (3)

CSE 273 Optimization Modeling (3)

Programming and Algorithms (3 hours - select one):

CSE 153 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (3)

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

Discipline-oriented computational science courses (3 hours):

BIO/CSE/MBI 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

ECE 325 Applied Electromagnetics (3)

ECE 425 Digital Signal Processing (3)

ECE 461 Network Performance Analysis (3)

MME 213 Computational Methods in Engineering (3)

MME 495 Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics (3)

CPE 473 Chemical Process Design (3)

PHY 286 Introduction to Computational Physics (3)

Electives (3 hours - select one):

CSE443 High Performance Computing (3)

MTH 245 Differential Equations for Engineers (3)

MTH 347 Differential Equations (3)

Research or Internship

Note: Must be pre-approved by the Director of the Miami RRSCS program. Options include: Approved internship or research project utilizing computational methods, a SEAS or other Miami capstone course utilizing computational methods or a Miami undergraduate research course utilizing computational methods. See

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