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The Computer Science program provides the bedrock for exciting careers at the forefront of innovation in private industry or entrepreneurship. It helps students build skills and novel ideas for designing and implementing software, as well as developing effective algorithms to solve computing problems and plan and manage organizational technology infrastructures. Cutting-edge companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Autodesk, and Microsoft frequently hire graduates. Alumni are also actively engaged in entrepreneurship, innovation, and creating start-ups.
Technology sector, business start-ups, computer science research, IT, software development.
A master’s degree in computer science will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
One core course and four electives
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree. Post-degree CS courses may be considered when calculating GPA. Exceptions to GPA requirement may be considered for those with demonstrated research excellence.
Four year degree in computer science or another field with 3rd or 4th year courses in the following areas: Theory of Computation; Software Engineering; Systems (OS, Compilers, Distributed Systems, Networking); Application (AI, Graphics, Databases, etc.).
Two letters of reference dated within twelve months of the application.
Optional: Special consideration will be given to those with GRE scores of at least 600 verbal, 750 quantitative, and 720 analytical (5.5 in the new format). Applicants from outside Canada are expected to apply with GRE scores.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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