Harvard is now accepting applications for its second degree in Computational Science and Engineering, the two-year Master of Engineering
The ME is a two-year program requiring a thesis. The student is expected to spend most of the second year conducting research.
Students will be admitted to the new program through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. GSAS requires online submission of applications for graduate study. In general, applicants must hold the BA or equivalent degree. GSAS considers students for admission to the fall term only. Additional rules and requirements, including SEAS program requirements and application deadline for graduate admission (December 16, 2013), are outlined at the GSAS website.
Answers to questions frequently asked by both external applicants and Harvard students interested in the master's program can be found in the FAQ.
IACS welcomes inquiries from all qualified prospective students interested in exploring the emerging field of computational science. For detailed information about studying CSE at Harvard, please contact Daniel Weinstock, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in CSE.
ME Degree Requirements
Requirements for the ME degree address the same learning outcomes as the one-year SM degree. Additional research experience allows students to build research and technical skills, apply computation to a domain of interest, complete a substantial project with a research mentor, and demonstrate the ability to take a substantial project to completion.
A total of 16 courses are required, of which eight are thesis credits.
Each student's plan of study for the ME degree will include:
- at least three of the four core courses, including at least one Applied Mathematics core course and one Computer Science core course
- between two and five CSE electives chosen from the suggested electives list, including at least one in AM and one in CS
- up to two “domain electives”—approved computation-intensive courses within a domain
- up to two semester-length independent research projects
- up to one semester of the AC 298r seminar course
- completion and defense of the thesis
ME requirments at a glance:
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|3.||Computer Science electives||1||3|
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