Minor in Scientific Engineering and Computing

The College of Computing offers a Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing for students majoring in other disciplines who want to be competitive in the global marketplace or leaders in the technological age. This program provides undergraduate students with computational and numerical skills and knowledge to augment their studies in their major programs.

General Requirements

  • This minor requires a minimum of 15 hours
  • 9 hours must be 3000/4000 level
  • If the students’ major requires any of the minor courses listed below, the student should substitute an additional elective course in its place
  • This minor is not available to majors in computer science or computational media

Prerequisites

  • Math through Calculus III and Differential Equations
  • CS 1371 Computing for Engineers

Required Core Courses (4 core courses, one in each of the following areas)

  • Computer Programming. This course may be taken before the prerequisites have been satisfied. If the student’s major requires one of these courses, the student should substitute an additional elective. Courses that satisfy this requirement are:
    • CS 1331 Intro Object-Oriented Prog (Java)
    • CS 1372 Program Design for Engineers (C)
    • ECE 2036 Engineering Software Design
  • Numerical Methods. If the student’s Major requires Numerical Methods, then the student may take an additional elective. Numerical Methods courses include (ECE and computer engineering students are restricted to taking AE 3090, CX/Math 4640, or MSE 3025):
    • AE 3090 Numerical Methods
    • ChBE 2120 Numerical Methods
    • CX/MATH 4640 Numerical Analysis I
    • ME 2016 Computing Techniques
    • MSE 3025 Stats and Numerical Methods
  • Computational Problem Solving. Computer engineering students should take both CX4220 and CX/Math 4777 (see requirement [4]) rather than CX 4010:
    • CX 4010 Computational Problem Solving for Scientists and Engineers
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing. Courses that satisfy this requirement are:
    • CX 4220 (formerly CS 4225) Intro to High Performance Computing
    • CX/MATH 4777 Parallel and Vector Scientific Computing

Electives - Students must take one of the following electives:

  • AE 4040 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • AE 4131 Intro Finite Element Methods
  • BMED/ECE 4783 Intro Medical Image Proc
  • CX 4140 (formerly CS 4140) Computational Modeling Algorithms
  • CX 4220 (formerly CS 4225) Intro to High Performance Computing
  • CX 4230 (formerly CS 4335) Modeling and Computer Simulation
  • CX 4240 (formerly CS 4245) Intro Data Mining and Analysis
  • CX/MATH 4641 Numerical Analysis II
  • CS 4710 CS for Bioinformatics
  • CX/MATH 4777 Parallel and Vector Scientific Computing
  • ECE 4580 Computational Computer Vision
  • ECE 4823 Computational Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 4893 Advanced Programming Techniques for Engineering Apps
  • MATH 4261 Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 4305 Topics in Linear Algebra
  • MATH 4581 Classical Math Methods in Engrg
  • ME 4342 Comput Fluid Dynamics
  • NRE 4234 Nuclear Criticality Safety Eng (infreq)
  • PHYS 3266 Computational Physics

Declaring the Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing should complete the Change/Addition of an Undergraduate Academic Minor(s) Form on the Registrar’s website. After the completed form is signed by a College of Computing Advisor, the student’s Major Advisor, and submitted to the Registrar’s Office, the student will be officially listed in OSCAR as pursing the SEC minor. Only students officially listed in OSCAR will be granted permits for SEC courses.

Petitioning for the Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing

As stated in the Georgia Tech Catalog, you should petition for the SEC minor when you are preparing to graduate. Download and complete the petition for the SEC Minor and have it approved by a College of Computing Advisor. This approved petition for a SEC minor must accompany the petition for the major degree when reviewed for approval by the major school. Download petition for the track you complete (PDF).