Comp Chem courses, Summary

 2002 April 18
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 The question
 2002 April 8
 If anyone knows approximately, or even has just a rough idea, how many
 universities in North America (or anywhere else, if you know) offer a
 course in computational chemistry, I would very much appreciate this
 information. Even an educated guess could be useful.
 Thank you.
 E. Lewars
 The replies, #1--#11
     Mon, 08 Apr 2002 16:43:47 -0700 (PDT)
          "J. Zheng" <jzheng73;at;>
          elewars <elewars;at;>
 use google to search Computational chemistry course, you will find a lot
 websites related to this course.
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 For several years the Northern Territory University, Swinburne
 University of Technology and Monash University with the help of one
 person at the University of Tasmania have offered a M Sc in
 Computational Chemistry which is 2/3 taught over the internet followed
 by a residential period of research project. The same people teach a
 Graduate Diploma in Computational Chemistry, but awarded only by the
 Northern Territory University, comprising just the 2/3 internet units.
 This has been quite amazingly unsuccessful as we have had few students.
 For this reason and also because I formally retired on Dec 31st last
 year and one other member of the team is approaching retirement, we have
 discontinued both programs, but are still teaching continuing students.
 Our students are based in the US, Malaysia, Taiwan, England, Singapore,
 India and one from Australia.
 Have a look at:-
 Regards, Brian.
             Brian Salter-Duke (Brian Duke) b_duke;at;
   Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, NT University, Darwin, NT 0909,
              Post: Box 1028, Humpty Doo, NT 0836, Australia.
 Phone 08-89881600.  Fax 08-89881302.
 The University of Nottingham, UK, has three and four year courses in
 Chemistry with Computational Chemistry.
 Best wishes,
 Richard Wheatley.
 Richard Wheatley, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
 "Exploring Modern Computational Chemistry"
  University of Nottingham, July 31 - Aug 2, 2002
 I know that there are courses in computational chemistry at the
 University of
 Geneva, both for undergraduate and graduate students.
 Dr. Pascal Boulet
 Queen Mary, University of London
 Centre for Computational Science
 Department of Chemistry
 Mile End Road
 London, E1 4NS
 Phone: (+44) (0)20 7882 7759
 fax:   (+44) (0)20 7882 7794
 I can only speak from my own perspective...
 In Ireland Trinity College Dublin ( offers a
 BSc. in computational chemistry (and physics); in
 University College Dublin ( and at Dublin
 City University ( it is possible to
 do computational chemistry in the third and fourth years.
 hope this helps
 Michael Nolan
 Computational Modelling, NMRC
 Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork, IRELAND
 Tel:   + 353 21 4904113; Fax: +353 21 4270271
 We offer a dual-level course in Chemical Engineering at the
 University of Cincinnati each year that receives very high enrollment
 (typically 30-40).
 Joel R. Fried
 Professor and Head
 Department of Chemical Engineering
 University of Cincinnati
 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0171
 Director, Ohio Molecular Computation and Simulation Network
 and Center for Computer-Aided Molecular Design
 (513) 556-2761
 Fax: 556-3473
 Email: Joel.Fried;at;UC.Edu
 Home page:
 Dear Prof. Lewars,
 In a collaborative effort, seventeen spanish universities offer
 together a PhD course on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.
 The Universities involved are Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea, Universitat
 Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat
 de Barcelona, Universidad de Cantabria, Universidad Complutense de
 Universidad de Extremadura, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de
 Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universitat Jaume I, Universidad
 de Oviedo, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Sevilla,
 Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universitat de València, and Universidad
 de Valladolid.
 See for instance:
 Best regards,
  Dr. Miquel Solà
  Departament de Química i Institut de Química Computacional
  Universitat de Girona
  Campus Montilivi
  17071 Girona, CATALONIA (Spain)
  Phone:          +(34).972.41.89.12
  Cellular-Phone: +(34).626.16.35.80
  FAX:            +(34).972.41.83.56
  World Wide Web:
  e-mail: miquel.sola;at;
          Gemma Kinsella <maynooth;at;>
 Theres a 4 year comp chem/physics course in Trinity College Dublin as
 well, students can specialise in the 3rd year and chose either physics
 chemistry as their major then.
 Hope that helps a little,
 I have no idea how many universities offer such a course, but Brock has
 one on the graduate level titled: Computational Chemisty: Applications
 Biotechnology. This course is CHEM 5P14 crosslisted as BTEC 5P14.
 We don't have such a course on the undergraduate level, ignoring the
 year course in quantum chemistry which has nothing on force fields and
 Yours sincerely
 Stuart M. Rothstein,
 Professor of Chemistry and Physics,
 Director, Brock "Institute" for Scientific Computation
 Brock University,
 St. Catharines, Ontario,
             Johannes Weber <Johannes.Weber;at;>
 some time ago I searched in the WWW for universities with a
 theoretical chemistry department. There was a webpage of the german
 academic exchange service (DAAD) where you had to fill in a form and
 got the universities back out of a database. I suppose this must be
 available in other languages/countries, too. Alas, I don´t remember
 the URL but probably google and friends will give you this
 After filtering out the universities teaching theoretical chemistry you
 have a look at the department´s webpage for the courses in computational
 chemistry. (I guess, nearly every Theor. Chem. Dept. offers a course.)
 Hope it helps, :-)ohannes
 PS: This information would also be of interest for me. If you find a
     complete list, would you be so kind and summarize it ?
 Hello Elewars,
 Our university offers 2 courses in molecular modeling.
 One is QSAR and the other is basics in molecular
 modeling. I am a graduate student at the University of
 Mississippi. Let me know if you need any other help.