Cambridge, Mass. – October 11, 2013 – The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is launching a Master of Engineering program in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 admission.

The Master of Engineering (M.E.) in CSE provides rigorous training in applied mathematics and computing skills. Students will develop and execute a computational approach to a large-scale scientific challenge as part of a second-year thesis project.

Like graduates of Harvard’s one-year Master of Science (S.M.) program in CSE, launched last year, students who complete the M.E. program will be able to model complex systems; evaluate and implement efficient computational solutions; collaborate to design robust software; and analyze complex data sets, among other objectives defined by an advisory board comprising industry experts, national lab leaders, and Harvard faculty.

The additional year of research experience gained in the two-year M.E. degree allows students to build greater research and technical skills, apply computation to a domain of interest, and complete a substantial project with a research mentor. All of these skills are in high demand in industry.

The coursework and research are complemented by activities sponsored by SEAS’ Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), including a biweekly seminar series featuring speakers from academia and industry.

“The CSE master's students not only have an intellectual home base at the Institute for Applied Computational Science at SEAS; they also have access to the rich array of research opportunities throughout Harvard, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools,” said IACS director Hanspeter Pfister, who is also An Wang Professor of Computer Science at SEAS.

IACS will host an information session for prospective applicants interested in S.M. and M.E. degrees on Friday, November 8, 2013. Applications for Fall 2014 admission to the CSE master’s programs must be submitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences by December 16, 2013.

Information about both master’s programs can be found on the SEAS website: For more information about CSE admissions or the November 8 information session, contact Daniel Weinstock, Assistant Director for Graduate Studies in Computational Science and Engineering.

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