We take the time to customize your curriculum by tailoring the course offerings to match your computational experience,
foundation and future career goals. The MSU CME graduate program features many accomplished academic leaders who are
eager to share their extensive range of expertise and insights gained from successful research accomplishments and
enlightened experiences.
The programs of study listed below are for illustration purposes only! Actual programs of study are strongly influenced
by each student’s background in and prerequisite knowledge of the three areas of emphasis: highperformance computing,
numerical mathematics and the engineering application area. Each program of study is customized to the needs of the
individual student, and is finalized with the assistance of the CME coordinator, the student’s major professor,
and the student’s graduate committee.
M.S. Program of Study, Thesis Option
Course 
Credits 
Title 
Notes 
M.A. 8443 
3 
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations I 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8453 
3 
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations II 
Numerical math 
CSE 6753 
3 
Foundations in Computation 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6163 
3 
Designing Parallel Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6833 
3 
Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
ASE 6423 
3 
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics 
Application area 
ASE 8413 
3 
Computational Fluid Dynamics I 
Application area 
ASE 8423 
3 
Computational Fluid Dynamics II 
Application area 
CME 8000 
6 
Thesis research 


Total: 30 credits 
Tailored to a student with an Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering background, interested in Computational Fluid Dynamics 
M.S. Program of Study, Nonthesis Option
Course 
Credits 
Title 
Notes 
M.A. 6313 
3 
Numerical Analysis I 
Numerical math 
M.A. 6323 
3 
Numerical Analysis II 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8363 
3 
Numerical Solution of Systems of Nonlinear Equations 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8383 
3 
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations I 
Numerical math 
CSE 6753 
3 
Foundations in Computation 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6163 
3 
Designing Parallel Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
ECE 6713 
3 
Computer Architecture 
Highperformance computing 
CHE 8113 
3 
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 
Application area 
CHE 8123 
3 
Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics 
Application area 
CHE 8223 
3 
Advanced Process Computations 
Application area 
CME 7000 
3 
Directed Individual Study 
Project 

Total: 33 credits 
Tailored to a student with a Chemical Engineering background, interested in highfidelity simulations of chemical processes 
Ph.D. Program of Study, Regular Admission
Course 
Credits 
Title 
Notes 
M.A. 8203 
3 
Foundations of Applied Mathematics I 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8213 
3 
Foundations of Applied Mathematics II 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8463 
3 
Numerical Linear Algebra 
Numerical math 
CSE 6753 
3 
Foundations in Computation 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6163 
3 
Designing Parallel Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6214 
4 
Software Engineering 
Highperformance computing 
IE 6773 
3 
System Simulation I 
Application area 
IE 8773 
3 
System Simulation II 
Application area 
CME 9000 
25 
Dissertation Research 


Total: 50 credits 
Student already has a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering. 
Ph.D. Program of Study, Direct Admission
Course 
Credits 
Title 
Notes 
M.A. 8363 
3 
Numerical Solution of Systems of Nonlinear Equations 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8443 
3 
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations I 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8453 
3 
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations II 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8383 
3 
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations I 
Numerical math 
M.A. 8393 
3 
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations I 
Numerical math 
CSE 6753 
3 
Foundations in Computation 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6163 
3 
Designing Parallel Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6833 
3 
Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 8833 
3 
Algorithms 
Highperformance computing 
CSE 6413 
3 
Principles of Computer Graphics 
Graphics and Visualization 
CSE 8413 
3 
Visualization 
Graphics and Visualization 
ECE 6413 
3 
Digital Signal Processing 
Graphics and Visualization 
ECE 8443 
3 
Pattern Recognition 
Application area 
ECE 8453 
3 
Intro to Wavelets 
Application area 
ECE 8473 
3 
Digital Image Processing 
Application area 
ECE 8483 
3 
Image and Video Coding 
Application area 
CME 9000 
24 
Dissertation Research 


Total: 72 credits 
Student admitted with only a BS degree in math, physics, or engineering. 