The Master of Computer Science provides students with an opportunity to broaden their base of knowledge and increase their research capabilities in a specific area of computer science. The program should appeal to students of related disciplines, such as mathematics and electrical and computer engineering, who have successfully completed core courses in computer science. It is ideal for those in business and industry who wish to gain a solid education in computer science and/or software engineering at the theoretical and practical levels. The MCompSc consists of coursework and research, culminating in the presentation of a thesis. Graduates can pursue their training at the Doctoral level (PhD), the department’s highest degree, and attain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen fields.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other disciplines such as engineering, sciences, and mathematics with very high standing.
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.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
16 Credits – Courses
A minimum of 8 credits must be chosen from Topic Areas C01 through C07. Any remaining credits may be chosen from Topic Areas C08 through C13, and C16, and COMP 6961. A maximum of 4 credits can be chosen from computer science courses at the 6000 level marked with (*).
29 credits – Master’s Research Thesis
COMP 7941 - Master’s Research and Thesis (29 credits)
4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.
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