TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE)

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is rapidly developing field that brings together applied mathematics, engineering and (social) science. DCSE is represented within six different faculties from TU Delft to know Aerospace Engineering (AE), Applied Sciences (AS), Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Science (3ME) and Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) are included. About forty research groups and more than three hundred faculty members are connected to, and actively involved in DCSE and its activities. Over 250 PhD students perform research related to computational science.

CSE is a multidisciplinary application-driven field that deals with the development and application of computational models and simulations. Often coupled with high-performance computing to solve complex physical problems arising in engineering analysis and design (computational engineering) as well as natural phenomena (computational science). CSE has been described as the "third mode of discovery" (next to theory and experimentation). In many fields, computer simulation, development of problem-solving methodologies and robust numerical tools are integral and therefore essential to business and research. Computer simulations provide the capability to enter fields that are either inaccessible to traditional experimentation or where carrying out traditional empirical inquiries is prohibitively expensive.