Scientific Computing Program


Scientific Computing (SC) is a broad, multidisciplinary area that encompasses applications in science/engineering, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science. SC makes use of the techniques of applied mathematics and computer science for the development of problem-solving methodologies, which will be the building blocks for solutions to scientific engineering problems of ever-increasing complexity. The use of SC is ubiquitous in applications, like solid and structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, optimization in processing and production technology, technological design, aerodynamics, meteorology, electromagnetism, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, economics and finance. Mathematical analysis has been the basis for the derivation of new algorithms, which often contributed more to overall computational capacity than the increase in computer power.

The SC graduate programs are designed according to the multidisciplinary nature of SC and include the areas of Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modeling. In addition to a background in mathematics and computer science, a SC graduate must have a thorough education in an application area. The SC graduate's mathematical knowledge should be sufficient to model technological and scientific problems. A SC graduate is expected to communicate within a team of engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians to solve difficult practical problems. It is essential that interdisciplinary collaboration should be an integral part of the curriculum.


  • Training graduates from different disciplines for solving real life problems in science, engineering and industry,
  • Collaboration among research groups in mathematics, science and engineering,
  • Establishing research networks and participation in national and international projects,
  • Organizing workshops and summer schools.


An integral part of the program consists of interdisciplinary research projects from application areas, in accordance with the philosophy of Scientific Computing. The program will be conducted mainly by the members of the Institute and Mathematics Department and by the project partners from various Engineering and Science departments. New research projects will be updated and announced regularly after the approval of Program’s advisory board. The elective courses are either selected from the course catalog of METU or new courses can be designed according to the research projects.

Master of Science Degrees in Scientific Computing (thesis and non-thesis options).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Scientific Computing (thesis option).

See the curriculums of each program.


University graduates of any discipline who are willing to acquire expertise in Scientific Computing are natural candidates for the program Admission procedure will be implemented according to the Rules and Regulations concerning Graduate Studies of Middle East Technical University. The selection will be done by considering the success of the student in the field she/he has graduated, the result of the ALES/GRE (Graduate Education Examination) and the results of the written examination and/or interview to be given by the Institute of Applied Mathematics. A letter explaining the goals of the candidate and at least three recommendation letters are also required for the admission. Approximately 15 students from Engineering, Science and Mathematics departments will be admitted to the SC program each year.

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