Computational Science and Computational Engineering are rapidly growing multi-disciplinary areas connecting engineering, science, mathematics and computer science to create new, powerful tools for real-world discovery and understanding. Advancements in computing power and computational methodology are allowing leading-edge researchers to effectively utilize computational simulation, modeling and optimization to pursue investigations into territories that were previously beyond their reach using theoretical analysis and physical experimentation.
The need today for university trained researchers and faculty in the areas of computational science and engineering is critical and growing rapidly.
The objective of the School of Computational Science & Engineering graduate program is to bring together the resources and faculty at McMaster to address these challenging problems which critically need the power of novel and innovative computational approaches.
The School has been established to address this need through the creation of multidisciplinary research and education programs of international distinction within a unique collaborative environment. The McMaster School of Computational Science and Engineering has approximately 50 faculty members drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Nearly 50 per cent of these faculty members hold prestigious Canada Research Chair, NSERC Industrial Chair or SHARCNET Chair appointments.