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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Master of Computer Science [M.C.S]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 14,158 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Master of Computer Science for a duration of 2 years (5 terms).
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis and consists of a research project.
  • The University offers 2 master’s programs in Computer Science that are:
    • Master of Computer Science (2 years)
    • MASc in Computer Science (1.5 years)
  • This program permeates nearly all human endeavors, from business and science to entertainment and medicine.
  • Students are a vital part of the extensive research conducted in the faculty of Computer Science and many of the faculty members are also engaged in industry-related, funded research at the national and international level.
  • The major research areas of Computer Science programs are:
    • Visual Analytics
    • Text and Data Analytics
    • Networks and Security
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Autonomous Robots
    • Theory and Algorithms
  • As a Master of Computer Science student, they will have many opportunities to become involved with the investigation and the development of new knowledge.
  • Students get the opportunities to work alongside award-winning professor's expertise in 3 major areas:
    • Big Data and Machine Learning
    • Systems and Networks
    • Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization.
  • The University conducts world-class research on a global scale and the research for the thesis program is conducted under the guidance of the research supervisor, in whose laboratory students work.
  • The program opens the door for the students to do a PhD in Computer Science at Dalhousie Unversity and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 16:1.
  • The department provides a variety of careers and opportunities in larger companies like Google and Microsoft, or medium-sized companies like T4G, founding a start-up, employment in a government job.
  • The Faculty of Computer Science is the premier academic research institution in IT in Canada and is home to high profile research centers and institutes, including the Institute for Big Data Analytics and Deep Sense.
  • Job opportunities after the Master of Computer Science are Network Engineer, Application Engineer, etc and the average salary goes up to 62,105 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,340 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/computer-science/program-details.html
Average Salary (USD)$62105

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from a recognized university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in computer engineering, engineering science, computational mathematics, applied computing, computer information systems.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students with bachelor's degrees in computer science or engineering from Indian universities are encouraged to submit their JEE or GATE scores.

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 document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

September
Mar 01

January
Aug 31

May
Dec 31


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees14158$14158
Books fees$1012$1012
Total fees$15170$15170

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #401/ 500

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

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

  • Network engineer
  • Network system designer
  • Network administrator
  • Real-time system architect
  • Network system software designer
  • Distributed application designer
  • Application engineer



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