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Study Computational Modelling at Otago

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Overview

Computational Modelling is all about formulating and modelling real-world problems, then developing solution methods to analyse these problems on a computer.

Powerful, cutting-edge software packages and programming languages are used to solve problems in a huge range of fields, including engineering, biological and bio-technical systems, and finance.

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Contact details

Assoc Prof David Bryant
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Tel 64 3 479 7889
Email david.bryant@otago.ac.nz
Website Applied Science programme

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Computational Modelling (COMO) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Computational Modelling

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMO 101  Computational Mathematics

COMP 150  Practical Programming, or COMP 160 General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

18

200-level

COMO 204  Differential Equations

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

300-level

COMO 303  Numerical Methods

MATH 304  Partial Differential Equations

At least two further COSC, MATH or STAT papers

18

18

36

 

162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

162

Total  

360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Computational Modelling

Papers
  • COMO 480  Research Project

  • COMO 401 Modelling 2 (this paper is not currently offered)

  • Three 400-level COSC or MATH papers

    Note: With approval from the Programme Director, other relevant 400-level papers may be substituted for COSC or MATH papers.

 

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Computational Modelling

Papers
  • COMO 401 Modelling 2 (this paper is not currently offered – please contact the Division of Sciences, Divisional Office for further information)

  • Three papers at 400-level from BIOE 403, COSC, ELEC, MATH or STAT papers

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study, or APPS 598 Workplace-based Project

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Master of Science (MSc) in Computational Modelling

Papers and Thesis
  • COMO 401 (this paper is not currently offered – please contact the Division of Sciences, Divisional Office for further information)

  • MATH 495 Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level from MATH, STAT, COSC, or ELEC

  • Thesis: COMO 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Computational Modelling as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

COMO 101  Modelling and Computation

COMP 150  Practical Programming or COMP 160 General Programming

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

COMO 204  Differential Equations

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

18

18

300-level

COMO 303  Numerical Methods

18

Total   108

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