Computer Science (MApCompSc)
Master of Applied Computer Science (MApCompSc)
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.
Proficiency in English
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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Computer Science and Software Engineering Courses page for course descriptions and prerequisites.
Applied Computer Science MApCompSc (45 credits)
credits chosen from the Applied Computer Science MAPCompSc Core
Note: All Core courses must be successfully completed within the first four terms of the program.
credits chosen from Applied Computer Science MAPCompSc Electives
Applied Computer Science MAPCompSc Core (16 credits)
• COMP 6231 Distributed System Design (4.00)
• COMP 6481 Programming and Problem Solving (4.00)
• COMP 6651 Algorithm Design Techniques (4.00)
• SOEN 6441 Advanced Programming Practices (4.00)
Applied Computer Science MAPCompSc Electives (29 credits)
credits minimum chosen from the following Topic Areas:
C01 - Developments in Computer Science
C02 - Parallel and Distributed Systems
C03 - Image Processing/Pattern Recognition and Graphics
C04 - Software Systems and Languages
C05 - Information Processing and Management
C06 - Scientific Computation and Algorithms
C07 - Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication
credits maximum chosen from the following computer science courses at
Remaining credits may chosen from the topic areas and courses listed below:
C08 - Developments in Software Engineering C09 - Software Development
C10 - Software Architecture and Design
C11 - Software Maintenance and Quality
C13 - Software Engineering
C16 - Cognate Disciplines
Please apply online. Read the how-to guide for application procedures.
1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee. A student ID number will be issued
2. Upload your documents online. You can also upload your documents by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:
- Application form and Fee
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three Letters of Reference and assessment form
- Statement of purpose
- Transcripts (with mark sheets if applicable) for all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
- Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.
For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted. To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.
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- Algorithm design techniques
- Computer networks and protocols
- Database technology and applications
- Distributed systems design
To see curriculum requirements, please visit the section above on curriculum requirements.
For topic area course lists, please visit the Graduate Calendar.
For course descriptions, please visit the Graduate Calendar.
Graduate students of computer science and software engineering may apply for positions as teaching assistants within the department. All candidates must have good language skills.