MSc High Performance and Scientific Computing

Course Overview

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The MSc in High Performance and Scientific Computing is for you if you are a graduate in a scientific or engineering discipline and want to specialise in applications of High Performance computing in your chosen scientific area.

Key Features

During your studies you will develop your computational and scientific knowledge and skills in tandem helping emphasise their inter-dependence.
On the course you will develop a solid knowledge base of high performance computing tools and concepts with a flexibility in terms of techniques and applications. You will take core computational modules in addition to specialising in high performance computing applications in a scientific discipline that defines the route you have chosen (Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography or Physics). You will also be encouraged to take at least one module in a related discipline.





Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CSCM64Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Software Testing
CSCM78Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20High-Performance Computing in C/C++
CSCM98Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Operating Systems and Architectures
MA-M02Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Numerics of ODEs and PDEs
PH-M31Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Physics Simulation using High Performance Computing
PH-M40Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Computational Physics Project
Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MA-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Statistical Mechanics
PH-M11Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
AND
 

Choose Maximum Of 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PH-M11Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
PH-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Quantum Information Processing
AND

Description

The modules you study depend on the route you choose and routes are as follows:

Biosciences route:

Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Operating Systems and Architectures
Software Testing
Programming in C/C++
Conservation of Aquatic Resources or Environmental Impact Assessment
Ecosystems
Research Project in Environmental Biology
+ 10 credits from optional modules

Computer Science route:

Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Operating Systems and Architectures
Software Testing
Programming in C/C++
Partial Differential Equations
Numerics of ODEs and PDEs
Software Engineering
Data Visualization
MSc Project
+ 30 credits from optional modules

Geography route:

Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Operating Systems and Architectures
Software Testing
Programming in C/C++
Partial Differential Equations
Numerics of ODEs and PDEs
Modelling Earth Systems or Satellite Remote Sensing or Climate Change – Past, Present and Future or Geographical Information Systems
Research Project
+ 10 credits from optional modules

Physics route:

Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Operating Systems and Architectures
Software Testing
Programming in C/C++
Partial Differential Equations
Numerics of ODEs and PDEs
Monte Carlo Methods
Quantum Information Processing
Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Physics Project
+ 20 credits from optional modules

Optional Modules:

Software Engineering
Data Visualization
Monte Carlo Methods
Quantum Information Processing
Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Modelling Earth Systems
Satellite Remote Sensing
Climate Change – Past, Present and Future
Geographical Information Systems
Conservation of Aquatic Resources
Environmental Impact Assessment
Ecosystems

Entry Requirements

BSc in a scientific or engineering discipline with a grade of 2.2 or above is required. You must also be able to prove familiarity with a high level programming language such as Java, Python, C# etc., e.g. through the successful completion of a taught module that has been part of your curriculum or relevant industrial experience. You will be automatically matched to the route corresponding to your BSc. Where the qualification has no obvious matching route or you would like to follow a different route, an interview with the relevant subject programme directors will be required.

For EU/international students: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

How To Apply

For all EU/International enquiries please contact:

p.a.jarman@swansea.ac.uk

+44 (0)1792 295142

For UK applicants

For International applicants

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £5,800 £15,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

International Entry Requirements

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

Teaching and assessment

On this course you will be assessed through a combination of written examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project.

Facilities

Please visit - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/physics/facilities/

 

 

Fees and Funding

Details of postgraduate funding for UK/EU candidates can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/

Details of postgraduate funding for International candidates can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/fees-and-funding/pg_scholarships/

Enrolment

Welcome to new and returning students.

You will find information regarding Departmental Enrolment and Induction events, along with enrolment instructions here.

High Performance Computing Wales

(HPC) Wales is offering £500 contributory bursaries. The bursaries are available to all eligible students on MSc courses across Welsh Universities.

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