Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) education: Faculty and student perspectives

Dag H., Soykan G., Piskin S., Yasar O.

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS - ICCSA 2004, PT 3, vol.3045, pp.795-806, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Computational Science and Engineering is a multi-disciplinary area with growing recognition in the past decade. The affordability and availability of high performance computers and communication have helped shrink the technological divide; both internally within each country and globally among industrial and developing countries. Although there is no standard or accredited curriculum in this multi-disciplinary field yet, there are a number of departments, institutes, programs that have adapted variations of a sound education. Several programs have been established in Turkey, following the lead of "Computational Science and Engineering" (CSE) graduate program at Istanbul Technical University. In this article, we will discuss the establishment, development, current state and future plans of the CSE program at Istanbul Technical University. Faculty and student perspectives are presented at the same time so the reader is exposed to all potential issues.