|UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO||CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS|
The Graduate Program in Computational Science,
Mathematics and Engineering (CSME)
at UCSD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. program
designed to train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians,
and engineers in the use of modern tools of computational science.
The CSME M.S. and Ph.D. Programs were initiated by the
UCSD Division of Physical Sciences
in close collaboration with the Jacobs School of Engineering.
The CSME M.S. Program is a standalone program without specific
departmental affiliation and involves most of the science,
mathematics, and engineering units associated with UCSD.
The CSME Doctoral Program on the other hand is integrated into the
existing doctoral programs of six core participating departments:
The process for having new departments join the CSME Program includes the following steps:
a) The Chair from the department that wants to join the program writes a letter endorsing the departments participation. This letter is submitted to the CSME Executive Committee.
b) The CSME Executive Committee/Co-Chairs/Leadership writes an executive summary (the current executive summary can be updated) stating how the new department will be "folded into" the CSME Program. This information can include, but is not necessarily limited to: what the new department will bring to the program; how the new department will participate in the program; and how the new department will be included in the Executive Committee.
c) The two above documents, along with a copy of the original CSME proposal, are submitted to the Graduate Council for review and approval.
The CSME Doctoral Program leads to a normal Ph.D. in one of these
six specific fields, with an additional credential of
``Specialization in Computational Science''.
A "Specialization" is a formal University of California mechanism
that allows a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the UC System to obtain
the Doctoral equivalent of a minor in a particular area of specialization.
The Ph.D. program involves modification of the standard graduate degree
requirements in the core participating departments to allow students to
complete additional requirements to earn a computational science
specialization to their doctoral degree.
The detailed requirements for both the M.S. and Ph.D. components
of the CSME Program are described below.
The Ph.D. program began accepting applications in Fall 2007.
The M.S. program will begin accepting applications in Spring 2010
for the Fall 2010 quarter.
CSME Masters Program Overview
CSME Doctoral Program Overview