Scientific Computing Program

The interdisciplinary Master of Science degree program in Scientific Computing is offered through the Faculty of Science (Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Physical Oceanography), and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Civil, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, Process, and Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Our program in Scientific Computing was one of the first in North America, and remains the only such program in Atlantic Canada.

The goal of Scientific Computing is to solve technical problems, in science and engineering, using computers and computational methods. Our program educates students to apply computational, numerical and programming concepts and tools to solve and model complex problems in science and engineering.

Students apply their skills to solve problems in astrophysics, nanomagnetism, quantum chemistry, vision systems, data analysis, computational fluid dynamics, physical oceanorgraphy, artificial networks, genetic studies and in many other areas.

The program has close links with ACEnet, the Atlantic Canada Excellence network of high performance computers on which much of our computational work is carried out.

Contact information

Specific queries about the program may be sent to the the program administrator, Nancy Bishop

Our mailing address is: 

Scientific Computing Program
Dean of Science Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3X7


Faculty of Science

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552