High Performance Computing (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip), M.Sc.

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Provided by the School of Mathematics, this is a one year (full time) taught M.Sc. in High Performance Computing. The degree provides practical training in the emerging high performance computing technology sector.
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About

The aim of the course is to train students in practical applications of high-performance technical computing in industry, finance and research. Course content includes computer architecture, software optimisation, parallel programming, classical simulation and stochastic modelling. Application areas include simulation of physical, chemical and biological systems, financial risk management, telecommunications performance modelling, optimisation and data mining. The course has a number of optional elements, allowing specialization in application areas.

The course includes a strong practical element. Students have unlimited access to a dedicated teaching computing laboratory, and access to the facilities of the Trinity College Centre for High- Performance Computing, which include large-scale parallel computers. Career opportunities include mathematical modeling, simulation and forecasting, database mining and resource management. The techniques covered during the year will allow students to work in advanced software development including parallel and concurrent software applications. High-performance technical computing methods are becoming increasingly widespread in research into mathematics, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, engineering and finance, providing a wide range of options for the student wishing to go on to further research.

Programme Structure

The M.Sc. programme consists of a mix of taught material presented in traditional lectures, laboratory work with programming assignments as well as a substantial project. Students must complete examinations in the traditional May/June period, as well as continuously assessed programming assignments. They must also complete a substantial project to design and implement software to solve a challenging problem using high-performance computers. A full load is 90 ECTS (60 coursework + 30 project).

COMPULSORY MODULES:

  • High-Performance Computing (10 ECTS)
  • High-Performance Computing laboratory (15 ECTS)
  • High Performance Computing Seminar Series (5 ECTS)
  • High-Performance Computing Project (30 ECTS)

OPTIONAL MODULES:

  • Classical Simulations (10 ECTS)
  • Stochastic Methods (5 ECTS)
  • Stochastic Methods (5 ECTS)
  • Financial Applications (5 ECTS)
  • Electronic structure (5 ECTS)
  • Computational quantum chemistry (5 ECTS)
Other options up to 10 ECTS, which may include reading courses or courses on relevant topics offered in TCD.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Applicants will need to hold:

  • at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
  • a fluent command of the English language

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13883 International
  • EUR 6368 EEA
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