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Computer Science (GrDip)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
1 year
31 credits
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Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Computer Science is offered to university graduates from diverse backgrounds who wish to obtain expertise in computer science fundamentals. Students will obtain qualifications similar to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Upon completion of the diploma, those who wish to pursue their studies may apply for admission to the 45-credit master's program in Computer Science. Graduate students in computer science and software engineering have access to a wide range of laboratories that encompass database and information systems, distributed systems, computer networks, 3D graphics, computational mathematics, pattern recognition and machine intelligence, computational linguistics, fungal genomics and usability testing. The department also allows extensive use of the university’s central computing systems.

Program structure

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with above-average standing.
  • Completion of COMP 248 Object-Oriented Programming I or equivalent courses in an object-oriented language such as C++ or Java prior to entry into the Diploma program. Equivalence will be determined by the Diploma Program Director.

Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Tuition & funding

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