Tuition & funding
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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 31 credits.
Please see the Computer Science and Software Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.
credits of Required Courses
• COMP 5201 Computer Organization and Assembly Language (4.00) • COMP 5361 Discrete Structures and Formal Languages (4.00) • COMP 5421 Advanced Programming (4.00) • COMP 5511 Principles of Data Structures (4.00) • COMP 5461 Operating Systems (4.00) • COMP 5531 Files and Databases (4.00) • COMP 5541 Tools and Techniques for Software Engineering (4.00) • ENCS 6721 Technical Writing and Research Methods for Scientists and Engineers (3.00)
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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
April 1 (all applicants)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Strengthen and extend your qualification as a computer scientist to further develop techniques for computerized applications in a broad range of industries.
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Conduct research with faculty members that are leaders in various fields of computer science. Engage in research aimed at advancing the design of technological systems.
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