Computational Science & Engineering

Science is the systematic classification of experience. —George Henry Lewes

Computational Science and Engineering—PhD

Fast Facts

  • Participants in the CS&E program currently share the largest concentration of computational resources available at Michigan Tech
  • Projects include Hewlett-Packard UPC technology development project, earth and space sciences support for NASA high performance computing and communication program, retrieval of chlorophyll in concentration in using SeaWiFs satellite data, evolution of non-evaporating fuel sprays

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Graduate Program in Computational Science and Engineering

Computation oriented research has become an integral part of almost all sciences and engineering research and the role of the scientists.

The Computational Science and Engineering Program at Michigan Tech has two main components: the non-departmental CSE PhD program and the Computational Science and Engineering Research Institute (CSERI). The CSERI serves the PhD program and the entire research community at Michigan Tech. This multidisciplinary program facilitates the application of methods and techniques from the fields of computer science and mathematics to emerging problems in sciences and engineering.

Learn more about the Computational Science and Engineering program.

PhD Requirements

To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:

  • Complete all course work and research credits (see credit requirements below)
  • Pass Qualifying Examination
  • Pass Research Proposal Examination
  • Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
  • Pass Final Oral Defense

The minimum credit requirements are as follows:

Total Credit Requirements  
MS–PhD (minimum) 30 credits
BS–PhD (minimum) 60 credits


Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.