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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #942 (BCR) ,
The Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science is a broad-based program that covers concepts from engineering, science and business with the aim of producing high-quality software professionals. The aim of the MSc program is to produce a new breed of computer science graduates that have a broad background in information technology along with project management and people skills. 

About

Graduates of this program will not only have strong technical expertise in their particular field, but will also have the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and be able to tackle problems that require both technical and non-technical solutions.

The MSc program differs from most existing computer science programs as it concentrates on both applied research and the development of professional skills. The intention is that most of the graduates from this program will build careers in industrial research and software development. The program focuses on the skills required for successful careers in industry, reflecting the university's goals to be market-oriented and to provide high-quality professional education.

The MSc program provides students with the opportunity to work in teams and develop leadership skills. Students are also given ample opportunity to develop their written and oral communication skills. MSc students are strongly encouraged to present their research results at scientific conferences.

Fields

Digital Media

Use of computer technology in the implementation of various forms of media including audio, graphics, computer animation, visual analytics, computer games and computer vision.

Information Science

Distribution and management of information including database systems, machine learning, services computing, intelligent systems and health informatics.

Networks and IT Security

Design, implementation and management of computer networks, as well as security issues such as cryptography, malware analysis and secure communications.

Software Design

Process of designing and implementing software systems, including software engineering, distributed computing, programming languages and software architecture. 

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Data science
  • Distributed computing
  • Health informatics
  • Information visualization
  • Network design
  • Network security
  • Robotics
  • Serious games
  • Software engineering
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Virtual reality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • One unofficial transcript of each previous undergraduate and graduate transcript
  • One- to two-page statement of academic intent
  • Photocopy of your degree parchment(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18422 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18422 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18422 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18422 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8422 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8422 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oshawa

  • 1100 - 1700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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