MIT’s Master of Science Program in Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO)


Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou
Youssef Marzouk


Kate Nelson
CDO and CSE Programs
MIT CCE Headquarters
Room 35-434B
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.253.3725   email

The master’s degree in Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare tomorrow’s engineers and scientists in advanced computational methods and applications. The program provides a strong foundation in computational approaches to the design and operation of complex engineered and scientific systems. As an interdisciplinary academic program, CDO is housed in the Center for Computational Engineering.

Through hands-on projects and a master’s thesis, students develop and apply advanced computational methods to a diverse range of applications, from aerospace to nanotechnology, from Internet protocols to telecommunications system design. Career opportunities for CDO graduates include companies and research centers where systems modeling, numerical simulation, design and optimization play a critical role. For further information about the CDO program and admissions, please explore the links to the left.