The Master of Applied Computer Science (MApCompSc) increases students' knowledge of both the theoretical and practical applications of computer science. The program is designed for those who want to reorient their careers toward computer applications in industry and commerce. The degree is full-time, with a normal duration of two years. However, candidates employed in business, government or other academic programs may study on a part-time basis. Graduates of the MApCompSc are highly sought-after as qualified professionals able to design and create new softwares, modify and test existing ones, devise efficient algorithms, and implement techniques for computerized applications in a broad range of industries. The program offers students a wide variety of stimulating core and elective courses on a complete range of computer science and software engineering topics.
Undergraduate degree in computer science or a graduate diploma in computer science.
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.
Minimum 20 credits:
Chosen from Topic Areas C01 through C07.
May include ENCS 6931, COMP 6971, COMP 6981, or COMP 6961, and a maximum of 8 credits chosen from computer science courses at the 6000 level marked with a (*); 4 credits chosen from COMP 5261 and COMP 5421; and 12 credits from Topic Areas C08 through C13, and C16.
Programming Competency: The programming competency of students is assessed on the basis of computer-based tests, administered in the core course COMP 6481.
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
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