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This minor is a good fit for those who are majoring in computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering at ODU. Students will learn how to formally model complex systems and then to use computer simulation to study the system behavior. Science and engineering students looking to improve their ability to study complex systems in their field through the use of computer simulations will benefit from the simulation application track as they already have the prerequisite math, science, and programming coursework. The development track focuses on the software development of simulations. The application track focuses on the use of simulation tools.
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Two tracks within the modeling and simulation minor: Simulation Application and Simulation Development
The course provides a practical treatment of computer graphics and visualization with emphasis on modeling and simulation applications. It covers computer graphics fundamentals, visualization principles, and software architecture for visualization in modeling and simulation. Prerequisites: CS 250.
THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN ECSB 1102.
Introduction to data structures, algorithms, programming methodologies, and software architectures in support of computer simulation. Topics include lists, queues, sets, trees, searching, sorting, reusable code, and order of complexity. Simulation structures developed include event lists, time management, and queuing models. Software models are implemented and tested. Corequisite: MSIM 383. Prerequisites: MSIM 205, CS 330 and CS 381.
Students entering the Minor program in Modeling & Simulation should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
To enter the program, students must have completed calculus and one college-level computer-programming course (CS 150, ENGN 150 or equivalent)”. “An undergraduate minor in modeling and simulation may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more credit hours of approved modeling and simulation engineering coursework at the 200-, 300-, and 400- level.” The chief departmental advisor for the Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering must approve the precise course of study in the minor.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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