9: School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Program Descriptions | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Programs in Applied Mathematics | Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering | Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Computer Science | Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics Program | Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering | Department of Systems Engineering

Programs in Applied Mathematics

Programs leading to the Master, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Mathematics are offered by the faculty of applied mathematics and other faculty from throughout the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Master of Science degree requires a thesis, while the Master of Applied Mathematics degree requires a project.

General areas of research are in continuum mechanics and numerical analysis/scientific computing. Other areas include control theory for ordinary and partial differential equations, modern mathematics of differential equations, and optimization theory needed in the study of problems relevant to engineering and science.

A network of SUN workstations is available to all graduate students. Information, Technology and Communication operates nine IBM RS/6000 Model 540 computers. Supercomputers are available at certain government laboratories for use on sponsored research projects.

A suitable background for admission to the graduate program is a bachelorís degree in mathematics, engineering, physical science, or other discipline with a strong mathematical emphasis. Applicants should have at least a B average in their undergraduate work and should take the Graduate Record Examination.

A one-course minor for the masterís degree and a two-course minor for the Ph.D. are required. Suitable minor areas are computer science, applied mechanics, or other engineering or scientific disciplines.

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