Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing

The Scientific and Engineering Computing minor provides undergraduate students with computational and numerical skills and knowledge to augment their studies in their major programs. Core courses in mathematics and computing provide broad, general skills in numerical methods, algorithms, and scientific software development. Elective courses provide depth in applying numerical computation to problems in the field of the student's major.

Computational methods are now used routinely in virtually all fields of science and engineering, and are becoming more common in the social sciences. They have become essential to understand natural and human-created phenomena and systems. Computation has been described as the third paradigm for scientific discovery and innovation, along with theory and experimentation. A minor curriculum in computation is a natural complement to major programs in science, engineering and the social sciences.

Program of Study

A CS Minor application is required.

The Scientific and Engineering Computing minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Prerequisites
Math through Calculus III and Differential Equations
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 1
Required Courses
CX 4010Computational Problem Solving for Scientists and Engineers 2,43
Numerical Methods
Select one of the following: 33
Numerical Methods for Aerospace Engineering
Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Numerical Analysis I
Numerical Analysis I
Computer Applications
Statistics and Numerical Methods in Materials Science and Engineering
Intro to Parallel Computing
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to High Performance Computing
Introduction to Parallel and Vector Scientific Computing
Vector and Parallel Scientific Computation
Electives
Select two of the following:6
AE 4131
Intro to Finite Element
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Introduction to Medical Image Processing
Introduction to Computing Concepts for Bioinformatics
Computational Modeling Algorithms
Computer Simulation
Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis
Numerical Analysis II
Introduction to Parallel and Vector Scientific Computing
CX 4803
Computataional Sustainability
Computational Computer Vision
Introduction to Medical Image Processing
ECE 4823
Computational Methods in Electrical Engineering
ECE 4923
Advanced Programming Techniques for Engineering Apps
Mathematical Statistics I
Topics in Linear Algebra
Classical Mathematical Methods in Engineering
Numerical Analysis II
Vector and Parallel Scientific Computation
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineering
Computational Physics
Total Credit Hours15
  • No Special Problems or Internships coursework may be used towards the CS minor.
  • A grade of A or B is required for CS 1331. All courses used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.