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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 9,997 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • The University of Calgary offers MSc in Computer Science program for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program and can be completed both full time and part-time in 4 years.
  • This course is offered both full-time (2 years) and part-time (3 years) basis.
  • The University of Calgary offers a different program such as:
    • Computer Science (Thesis-based)
    • Computational Media Design (Thesis-based)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Thesis-based and Course-based)
  • The Computer Science program helps students to build skills, novel ideas for designing and implementing software and algorithms to solve computing problems.
  • Students register as part-time only get permission from the department to do a specialization in Software Engineering offered jointly through the Department of Computer Science Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Students with full-time get the facilities to do some additional courses that are:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Databases
    • Computer Graphics
    • Scientific Computing
    • HCI and Visualization.
  • The MSc program is consists of 1 core course and 4 electives courses (including 12 units of additional courses).
  • The University provides workshops and different resources to help students in internships and entrepreneurial training and will also give the pre-requisite for a PhD program.
  • Students get opportunities to work with companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Autodesk, and Microsoft.
  • There are a total of 14 faculties, along with 85 institutes and centers which provide in-depth learning.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the Computer Science program is 23:1 and the graduate employment rate is 95%.
  • The University of Calgary ranked 6th by Research Infosource in 2018 and in Top 5 for research performance in Canada.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like federal awards, Provincial awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • Job opportunities after the MSc in Computer Science are Application Developer, QA Tester, etc and the average salary goes up to 59,775 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 22,538 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/computer-science-master-science...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree (4-years) from a recognized institution or an equivalent degree from the university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Mathematics, Social Science, Statistics, History of Economics, Political Economy.
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of an undergraduate degree.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students may also be considered who have good research work.
  • For the thesis-based Master's program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.
  • It typically takes two years to complete, with a maximum of four years.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Or,  completed a 3-year Bachelor's Degree must hold a Master's Degree.
  • Or, have a CGPA of 8/10 (or 7.5/10 for IIT's only).

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, and it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 01

Winter
May 01


Scores Required

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

97 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

68 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$9997$9997
Other fees$1272$1272
Total fees$11269$11269

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #201/ 500

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Following are the Job opportunities of MSc in Computer Science are:

  • Network Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Programmer
  • QA Tester
  • Game Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Software Marketer
  • Technical Architect



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