Australian National University:
Computational Science and Engineering Education Program
- To introduce advanced undergraduate courses
in Computational Science and Engineering into the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology. Although these courses are also intended to be a
service to other Faculties it is expected that, in the first instance,
the majority of students will be from the Faculty of Engineering and the
Department of Computer Science.
- To assemble a portfolio of case studies to be used in a
Some of these case studies will be sourced from other programs already
underway and others will be original. To undertake
systematic studies of the effectiveness of these case studies.
- To make contributions to the development of
CSE as a discipline.
To publish some of the course material, case studies and
articles on the teaching
outcomes in the literature and on the WWW.
- To liaise with, and support, other CSE courses
underway on campus.
- To facilitate the efficient use of the HPC systems on campus via
educational programs aimed at postgraduate students, staff, external users.
Some of these programs may include professional development (outreach)
courses for industry.
- To expose students to state-of-the-art computing
resources in the context
of "real life" problem-solving exercises.
- To encourage an experimental approach to the use of
including an appreciation of their inherent limitations; error analysis;
dimensional analysis; comparison with reduced models etc.
- To use this experimental approach as part of the optimisation of the
engineering design process.
- To develop skills in the visualisation, analysis and
presentation of data
and in the writing of reports.
- Through the use of reduced models, to emphasise and review the basic
physical, mathematical and numerical principles behind the computer
- To inculcate an enthusiasm for the use of computational science and
engineering as part of a future professional career.