Scientific modelling (new) SCMO


Applying computer simulation and other forms of computation to solve real-world problems in scientific disciplines.

Guidance notes


Activities may include - but are not limited to...

  • identifying relevant mathematical principles and scientific theory within an information systems framework
  • creating, testing and tuning scientific models through the application of computing.
  • validating and interpreting models implemented in information systems against the reality which models attempt to represent.

Scientific modelling (new): Level 7


Directs the creation and review of a cross-functional, enterprise wide approach and culture for scientific modelling. Leads the development of the organisation’s scientific modelling capabilities and champions its use in solving real world problems.

Scientific modelling (new): Level 6


Initiates the creation, testing, improvement and application of mathematical model frameworks that represent real world systems and scientific theories.

Sets standards and approaches for the application of scientific modelling.

Oversees the representation of science and mathematics principles and theories in models to ensure appropriate, consistent and effective usage.

Develops or introduces new mathematical techniques where necessary.

Scientific modelling (new): Level 5


Investigates real world problems to assess whether existing scientific models provide an effective solution. Creates new mathematical representations of the underlying science that can be implemented in an information systems framework.

Applies advanced programming techniques to implement scientific models and apply these for problem solving.

Analyses the functioning of existing models to improve accuracy and performance. Communicates limitations such as uncertainty and systematic errors. Ensures appropriate usage of models.

Scientific modelling (new): Level 4


Analyses the real world problem, then selects appropriate physical and mathematical models to approximate the phenomena under investigation.

Applies relevant mathematical techniques to simulate the problem. Conducts quality and performance assessments on model outputs and makes improvements to the models. Provides advice and guidance to those using these models.