Center for Computational Science and Engineering

The broad mission of the Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE) is to support computational science and engineering (CSE) at MIT. The center is comprised of faculty and research partners from across the Institute who are involved in CSE research and education.

The center's research focus is on computational approaches for science and engineering problems: the formulation and implementation of new approaches that are more efficient and capable, and the informed application of existing approaches to important science and engineering questions. Our emphasis is on the development of the next generation of CSE innovators and innovations.

CCSE oversees a master's and a doctoral program in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). The CSE master's is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a strong foundation in computational methods for the design and operation of complex engineered systems. The PhD program allows students to specialize in a computation-related field of their choice through focused coursework and a doctoral thesis. The CSE program is offered through a number of participating departments, including Aeronautics and Astronautics; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; and Nuclear Science and Engineering.

For more information about the Center for Computational Science and Engineering and its academic offerings, contact Kate Nelson, Room 35-434, 617-253-3725.