University of Toronto - St. George

Computer Science - Scientific Computing

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto - St. George
Faculty:Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:Scientific computing studies the world around us. Known and unknown quantities are related through certain rules, e.g. physical laws, formulating mathematical problems. These problems are solved by numerical methods implemented as algorithms and run on computers. The numerical methods are analyzed and their performance (e.g. accuracy, efficiency) studied. Problems, such as choosing the optimal shape for an airplane (to achieve, for example, minimal fuel consumption), finding the fair price for derivative products of the market, or regulating the amount of radiation in medical scans, can be modelled by mathematical expressions, and solved by numerical techniques.

Students wishing to study scientific computing should have a strong background in mathematics, in particular calculus of several variables, linear algebra and statistics, be fluent in programming, and have a good understanding of data structures and algorithm design.
URL:Computer Science - Scientific Computing at University of Toronto - St. George
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,400
Careers:Software EngineerComputer ProgrammersVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*86 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Six Grade 12 U or M courses are required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 27, 2016