Computational science - XM0088

Computational science

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If you're interested in using computers to construct and apply mathematical models, simulation, numerical methods and data-analysis techniques to solve scientific problems, then this is the major for you.

Computational science ranges from understanding the interactions of sub-atomic particles through to our knowledge of the processes that shape stars and galaxies; from the molecular basis of life, through to the processes that govern outbreaks of epidemics, the sustainability of ecosystems and the dynamics of the biosphere.

No area of cutting-edge science today is conducted without the assistance of computational science techniques.

Computational science at Monash will take you through the theoretical and practical fundamentals of Computer Science and algorithmic problem-solving, to advanced programming techniques, 3D computer graphics and intelligent systems.

Training in computational science will enhance your job prospects and career potential in biological, physical, mathematical and biomedical sciences, and in the sciences related to the earth, atmosphere and environment. Studies in this area could even see you moving into new discipline areas such as humanities and creative arts, where computational techniques are becoming increasingly relevant in fields such as social science, archaeology, architecture, music and visual art.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.