Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program Professional Training

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program offers highly qualified undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin an opportunity for in-depth study and research in computational science and engineering, including computational and applied mathematics, numerical simulation, scientific computation, and visualization. 

The highlight of the program is the introduction of senior-level students to independent research on problems in computational science and engineering that have applications cutting across broad areas of the university. The certificate program is administered by the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), which offers graduate degrees in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

Upon completion of the course requirements, students receive certificate recognition on their University transcript and a letter from the Director of ICES that describes the program and work completed. These, plus supporting letters from supervising faculty and graduate mentors, are valuable assets for students applying to graduate school and pursuing competitive job opportunities.

The CSE Certificate Program is only for students currently enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin.


  • 3.00 GPA
  • Calculus

Program Requirements

To earn the certificate, students must complete eighteen (18) credit hours (a minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper division) of approved coursework and earn a grade of C or better in each certificate course.  A student’s overall GPA in certificate courses must be 3.00 or greater.  

Course Requirements

Students must take at least one course* in each of the following areas:  

  1. Upper Division Mathematics (1 course, 3-4 credits)
  2. Basic Programming (1 course, 1-3 credits)
  3. Numerical Applications (1 course, 1-3 credits)
  4. Advanced Computing (1 course, 3 credits)
  5. Electives (≥ 1 course, ≥ 3 credits)
  6. Scientific Computing Project (1 course, 3 credits) - to be supervised by a member of the Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) graduate program faculty. The research project should be completed during the senior year, taken as a Research Methods/Individual Instruction class. The research project course may include mentoring by ICES post-doctoral fellows and CSEM graduate students as part of a vertical instructional research team.

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