Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science (IGMCS) site. The IGMCS is a campus-wide academic program developed by faculty from a wide range of campus colleges and departments with an interest in Computational Science. Here, faculty and students will find information relevant to the program and its development, including meeting notes, schedules, descriptions, etc. We hope that this site provides a convenient medium of communication for this program.
Computational modeling and simulation are indispensable tools in nearly every field of science and engineering. People trained in Computational Science find themselves in very high demand, especially for the most exciting, leading edge work. Computational Science integrates elements that are normally studied in different parts of the traditional curriculum, but which are not fully covered or combined by any one of them. But where can you go to learn the essentials of this truly interdisciplinary field?
Sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research (CITR), the IGMCS offers students an opportunity to acquire the balanced package of knowledge and skills they need to use computationally intensive methods. Through the IGMCS, graduate students can augment their graduate work in their chosen field with courses from other disciplines that are specifically tailored to round out their education in Computational Science. The IGMCS curriculum, requirements, and policies are governed by a Program Committee made up of faculty members from participating IGMCS academic units and departments.
UT/ORNL National Institute For Computational Science
IGMCS Graduate Catalog description:
General Description Draft (not in Graduate Catalog):