M.Sc in High-End Computing for Sciences and Engineering
The M.Sc in High-End Computing is a one-year, full-time taught official M.Sc. program, run by the Computer Science School together with the CeSViMa Supercomputing Center. The Master program is taught in both English and Spanish languages.
This program is offered in close collaboration with several other research centers belonging to the Montegancedo Excellence Campus (CTB, CBGP, IMDEA Software) as a result of an integrated interdisciplinary initiative for the exploitation of supercomputing resources by several fields in science and engineering.
The Master in High-End Computing for Science and Engineering is a dual profile postgraduate program.
From one side, it is offered to graduates and professionals in the field of engineering, sciences or mathematics.
The program is also aimed at students coming from multidisciplinary studies, such as bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, computational biology and computational mechanics, or anyone with a major degree in computer science/engineering and minor degree in any application field in other engineering or scientific domains.
The degree provides students with knowledge and practical training in the use of advanced computational techniques and resources:
Supercomputers and cluster/grid systems use,
Modeling and simulation methods,
Intelligent data analysis, and
Advanced data visualization/interaction.
These new skills are complementary to the previous knowledge from their domain and can be considered as a useful tool to integrate themselves into interdisciplinary teams in a broad range of disciplines in science and engineering.
The prior skills required to profit the Masters program are:
Basic mathematics and statistics foundations.
Basic programming skills.
Proficiency in either English or Spanish language.
For those students without the appropriate level in these skills the UPM offered complementary courses prior the enrolment in the M. Sc program.
In addition, the student must demonstrate:
Interest in training and research on methods and advanced computational tools.
Positive attitude towards integration into interdisciplinary teams.
Ability to adapt and communicate in diverse technological and scientific environments.
Information and orientation for registered students
A welcome day will take place in the first two weeks of the academic year. The objective is to offer a general vision on the activities and services provided by UPM and the Facultad de Informática as a means for students to have a better adaptation and integration in this new environment. During this day, new students will receive information on basic aspects such as national and international mobility, library and computer services, sport activities; as well as those activities and services developed by the Associate Dean for Students Affairs such as cultural activities, scholarships and study grants, and in general, information and guidance for students.
Tutor Assignment Plan
Each student of the M.Sc in High-End Computing for Sciences and Engineering will be assigned a tutor according to the procedure of tutor assignment explicit in PR 21 process ‘Tutorials’ of the Facultad de Informática’s Internal Quality Assurance System. The tutor’s principal task will consist on stimulating the work and personal effort of each student, without replacing the students in those activities that can be performed by their own. This assignment will take place during the first semester of the student in the Master program.
Master Thesis Assignment Plan
The Master’s Academic Committee will be responsible for the master thesis assignment, for those students with right to do so, in each academic year and considering the student’s preferences in a specific research line and taking into account the teaching workload of potential tutors.