Currently the interdisciplinary PhD program in Predictive Science and Engineering is under development. The program will marry the strengths of two existing U-M programs: the Applied Physics program and the Scientific Computing certificate program.
The Program's core curriculum will draw from computer science and numerical methods, as in the Scientific Computing certificate, but will add requirements in nondeterministic science and methods. Also, as in the Scientific Computing certificate program, Predictive Science and Engineering PhD students will have a “home department” in which their field of specialization lies. The first students will be associated with the Center for (Predictive) Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics, and their home departments will be Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences.