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Program Overview



The full name of the final degree is Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Sciences. The program will educate students and carry out significant research in Computational Science with specialization in important fields that require High Performance Computing such as climate modeling, high-energy and nuclear physics, materials science, computational chemistry, 3D visualization and computational biology. More precisely, the program educates future researchers in mathematical modeling and computational methods and techniques needed to solve complex scientific and engineering problems, as well as in management and visualization of complex data sets.

The program provides the necessary educational setting where excellence in education and research are fostered through interdisciplinary collaboration on regional problems of global significance.


Program Structure and Requirements

The Cyprus Institute uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Each course is worth 10 ECTS-credits. To satisfy the requirements of the PhD program, a student requires a total of 180 ECTS-credits, of which 50 ECTS-credits are from courses.

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Program Courses


Code

Name

Mandatory / Elective

CoS 501 Frontiers in High-Performance Computing & Scientific Visualization

M

CoS 502 Frontiers in Numerical Methods

M

CoS 504 Computational Physics

E

CoS 508 Atomic Scale Simulations

E

CoS 510 Data Structures

E

CoS 516 Computer Graphics and Data Exploration

E

CoS 518 Computational and Integrative Systems Biology

E

CoS 520 Climate Modeling

E

CoS 521 Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

E

CoS 522 Numerical Techniques for Research in Turbulence and Complex Flows

E

* All the above courses are complemented by relevant lectures, seminars and workshops organised and offered by the CaSToRC Center. Courses can be given in the form of workshops.

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Academic Calendar


2017

SEPTEMBER
25-26 Monday – Tuesday Registration

OCTOBER
1 Sunday Deadline for Spring Semester 2017- 2018 applications
2 Monday Beginning of Winter Semester 2017- 2018

DECEMBER
25 Monday Christmas
26 Tuesday Boxing Day
27-29 Wednesday-Friday Winter Break

 

2018

JANUARY
22-26 Monday- Friday
Evaluation
26 Friday
End of Winter Semester

FEBRUARY
5-6 Monday- Tuesday -
Registration deadline for Spring Semester 2017- 2018
12 Monday- 
Beginning of Spring Semester
19 Monday
Holiday - Green Monday

MARCH
31 Saturday
Deadline for Winter Semester 2018- 2019 applications

APRIL
6 Friday
Good Friday
9 Monday
Easter Monday
3-9 Tuesday- Monday
Spring Break

MAY
1 Tuesday
Labour Day Public Holiday
28 Monday
Holiday Whit Monday

JUNE
11- 15 Monday- Friday- Evaluation
15 Friday
End of Spring Semester

AUGUST
13-17 Monday- Friday
Summer Break 

The calendar can be found also in our Academic Prospectus.


Religious Holidays

Students who are unable, because of their religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study or work that they may have missed because of such absence on any particular day, are given other opportunity/ies provided that (1) notification is given to the instructor(s) in advance, and (2) such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon the Institute.

No fees of any kind shall be charged by the Institute for making such opportunity available to students, and no adverse or prejudicial effect shall result to students for availing themselves of these provisions.

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