**2004 - 2005 Calendar**

**Professor and Program Chair**

G. Miminis

**Administrative Committee**

The Administrative Committee, appointed by the Dean of the School of
Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Science,
consists of at least one representative of each participating academic unit,
and one member external to the university.

**Participating Departments and Organizations**

This interdisciplinary program offers the Master of Science degree in
both Computational Science and Computational Science (Co-operative). The
departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
and Statistics, Physics and Physical Oceanography and the Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science are participants in this program. Other departments
and faculties may be involved, depending on the nature of the thesis or
project. External organizations may provide placements for co-op students,
jointly supervise students, share computing resources and participants in
teaching courses.

**Admission Criteria and Procedures**

1. The criteria for acceptance of an applicant are: his or her anticipated
successful and timely completion of the program, and the willingness of
a participating faculty member to supervise the applicant.

2. The assessment of an applicant’s likelihood of success will be carried
out in a variety of ways. Students will normally hold a B.Sc. (Honours)
degree, or equivalent, with a strong computational orientation. A general
B.Sc. Degree, complemented by relevant experience, may also be acceptable.
At the time of application, the student will be invited to demonstrate his
or her background in the field. For example, the successful completion of
a suitable B.Sc. which included a number of computer science courses or an
undergraduate B.Sc. thesis which involved scientific computing would generally
be acceptable, as would work experience which involved computing in a scientific
environment.

3. Admission decisions will be made by the School of Graduate Studies
on the recommendation of the chair of the Administrative Committee.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION OPTION

COURSES

1. The Computational Science Program is designed to train students in
the state-of-the-art numerical methods, high performance computer architectures,
use of software development tools for parallel and vector computers, use
of graphics and multimedia tools and application of these techniques to
at least one scientific or engineering discipline.

2. The Program is offered in thesis and project (non-thesis) versions,
with the option of a co-operative education program. It is intended that
the overall level of student effort and performance required in each version
will be comparable.

3. The work for the thesis or project will be carried out under the
guidance of a supervisory committee appointed by the Dean of the School
of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Administrative Committee.
Before submission of the thesis or project report to the School of Graduate
Studies for examination, each student must present a seminar suitable for
an interdisciplinary audience.

4. All student programs will contain a core of 9 credit hours in prescribed
graduate courses. Additional courses, in an area of scientific specialization
must also be completed. The course requirements for each student will be
approved by the Administrative Committee on the recommendation of the student’s
supervisory committee, and will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of
the program.

(a) The three core courses are: Computational Science 6910, Matrix Computations
and Applications; Computational Science 6930, Numerical Linear Algebra
for High-Performance Computers; Mathematics 6210, Numerical Solution of
Differential Equations. The other courses will normally be taken from the
list of approved courses.

(b) The thesis version requires the completion of 15 credit hours in
graduate courses numbered 6000 or higher including 9 credit hours in prescribed
core courses, and the submission of an acceptable thesis to the School of
Graduate Studies for final examination. The thesis is to contain an original
scholarly contribution. The two additional courses will normally be chosen
from the list of approved courses and be in the same field as the thesis
work.

(c) The project version requires the completion of 24 credit hours in
graduate courses, including 9 credit hours in prescribed core courses,
plus a project and an acceptable project report which must be submitted
to the School of Graduate Studies for final examination. At least 9 credit
hours of the additional 15 credit hours will normally be chosen from the
list of approved courses. Nine of the 15 additional credit hours will normally
be in the same field as the project. The project, which will include an
in-depth written report, shall require the equivalent of at least one and
no more than two semesters of full time work.

**CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
OPTION**

1. A co-operative education option will be available. Students in this
option may follow the thesis or non-thesis version of the program. It is
expected to take up to 24 months to complete. Students will be asked to indicate
if they wish to follow this option at the time of application.

2. Students who are accepted into the M.Sc. program may be provisionally
accepted into the co-op option. During their first two semesters, such
students will interview with the Co-operative Education Services Centre
and with prospective work term employers. Satisfactory performance in this
phase of the program will lead to confirmation of acceptance into the co-op
option, and allow the student to spend two of the next three terms working
in industrial or government settings. Upon completion of each work term,
the student must submit an acceptable work report.

3. Following the completion of the two work terms, each student must
complete any remaining course requirements and project report or thesis.
Assuming that prior written authorization of the employer and the supervisory
committee was obtained and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, students
may include material from the work terms in their reports or theses. For
students following the non-thesis version of the program, the two work-term
reports may be combined into a single, integrated report for this purpose.
All other students must write a thesis on a research project which may be
based on research completed during the work terms.

4. Students who are accepted into the co-op option are not guaranteed
placements. In the event that a student fails to obtain two semesters of
placements, but successfully completes all other requirements of the degree,
he or she will still be eligible for graduation, but without the designation
of a co-op degree.

**COURSES
**

The core courses are:

Computational Science 6910. Matrix Computations and Applications

Computational Science 6930. Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance
Computers

Mathematics 6210. Numerical Solution of Differential Equations

The following courses are identified as suitable for students in this
program. Other courses may be permitted.

** DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY:**

6301. Quantum Chemistry II

6310. Electronic Structure Theory

** COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE**

Computational Science (Co-op) 601W - Work Term 1

Computational Science (Co-op) 602W - Work Term 2

CMSC 6900 - 6909. Special Topics

CMSC 6910. Matrix Computations and Applications

CMSC 6920. Scientific Programming

CMSC 6930. Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance
Computers

** DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE**

6713. Software Engineering

6722. Advanced Computer Architectures

6729. Special Topics in Computer Systems - Computer Networks

6731. Topics in Numerical Methods

6738-39. Special Topics in Numerical Methods

6752. Applications of Computer Graphics

6756. Digital Image Processing

** DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES:**

6994. Special Topics in Earth Sciences - Geophysical Inversion and Applications

6171. Advanced Exploration Seismology

**DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS:**

AM 6102-6109. Special Topics in Applied Mathematics

AM 6201. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

AM 6210. Numerical Solution of Differential Equations (required course
for Computational Science)

AM 6212. Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems

ST 6588. Selected Topics in Statistics and Probability - Generalized
Additive Models with Applications in Scientific Visualization

** DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY:**

6000. Condensed Matter Physics I

6200. Nonlinear Dynamics

6308. Ocean Dynamics I

6309. Ocean Dynamics II

6310. Physical Oceanography

6316. Ocean Measurements and Data Analysis

6317. Ocean Acoustics

6318. Numerical Modeling

6320. Turbulence

6321. Coastal Oceanography

6323. Stability Theory

6400. Statistical Mechanics

6850. Quantum Mechanics I

** FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE:**

9015. Ocean Engineering Hydrodynamics

9052. Ice Properties and Mechanics

9501. Finite Element Analysis

9713. Stochastic Hydrology

9815. Electromagnetic Propogation

9821. Digital Signal Processing

9826. Advanced Control Systems

9861. High-Performance Computer Architecture

9865. Advanced Digital Systems

9869. Advanced Concurrent Programming

9871. Information Theory and Coding

Please direct inquiries to rbarron@mun.ca.

Updated on April 30, 2004 by R. Bruce

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