In today’s job market, proficiency in numerical computation is a major asset. A student able to document skills in this area will have a significant edge when it comes to finding an interesting and rewarding position after graduation. The purpose of the Certificate in High Performance Computing is to recognize the expertise gained by UH students in the course of their studies with a specific annotation in their transcript.
Regular UH courses with a significant computational component, which many students normally take as part of their studies, can be counted toward the Certificate. The additional work needed for the Certificate is limited and in most cases it will only require taking 3 short courses offered by the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems.
The information listed on this page is preliminary since the certificate program is currently pending approval by the GPSC committee.
The expectation is that the Certificate will be approved. In this case, you can start counting courses you are taking in this Spring 2017 semester toward the Certificate.