Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Computational Sciences
Professional Master's Program

The Dean's Message

College Departments

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Engineering Professional Development

Industrial Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

College Consortia

College Centers

College Services

Private Support

1999-2000 Financial Summary

Faculty and Department Directory

College Publications


Gregory A. Moses (Chair)
147 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1687

Tel: 608/263-1646

Connections across campus

New in fall 2000, the Computational Sciences Professional Master's Degree Program attracts students with such varied backgrounds as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, art, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering and business. Working with faculty campuswide, students develop cutting-edge advanced computing and visualization methods and learn to apply them to their specific fields of interest. The program's practice-oriented curriculum includes computer visualization, high-performance parallel computing, Internet "grid" computing and discipline-specific courses, plus a comprehensive team-based project.

The interdisciplinary program is administered through the College of Engineering and funded in part by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In the future, the program also will be offered via the Internet to enable working professionals to complete the degree at work or home.

Employment outlook

An explosion in the number of both private and public employers that use computational simulation has sharply increased the job opportunities for skilled computational scientists. Graduates of this emerging discipline can pursue careers in industry, government or academia and work in a range of advanced-computing fields, including automotive, aerospace and energy-systems simulation; entertainment animation; pharmacology; biotechnology; industrial product design; and scientific research in grand-challenge problems. They can use their simulation and visualization skills to solve critical problems and produce visual results that can be understood by a wide audience.


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Published: September 2000