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Estd 1974Established Year

Master of Computer Science [M.C.S]

 2 years
 45 Credits
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University

$ 13,066 

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Program Description

  • Master of Computer Science at Concordia University is offered as a 2-year program.
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis and part-time studies are not available for this program.
  • This program is provided both on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Computer Science program at Concordia University also cracked the Maclean’s Top 10 in 2020.
  • This program consists of coursework and research, end up in the presentation of a thesis.
  • A student is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits successfully. 
  • Students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by the Government of Canada up to 40,664 USD per year.
  • Studying and living in Canada may cost up to 28,500-29,250 USD per year for an international student.
  • The main topics of the program are:
    • Topics in Software Engineering
      • Software Engineering Development Processes
        • Software Comprehension and Maintenance
          • Advanced Programming Practices
        • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:16.
        • Students gain knowledge in computer science and/or software engineering at the theoretical and practical levels. 
        • The department’s highest degree,  students can pursue their training at the Doctoral level (Ph.D.)
        • The acceptance rate at Concordia College is 65.1% so after every 100 applicants, 65 are admitted.
        • Graduate students of computer science and software engineering may apply for positions as teaching assistants within the department.
        • The 2020 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 462nd in the world.
        • Students may have job opportunities as Software Developer, Web Developer, etc with an average salary of 46,475 USD per year.

        Program Highlights

        Degree Type Offered Master
        Duration2 years
        Total Credits45
        Fees$ 20,731 for 2 years or 45 Credits Program
        Delivery TypeFull Time
        Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jun 01)
        Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
        Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University
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        Eligibility & Entry Requirement

        Academic Eligibility:

        • Students required a bachelor's degree in computer science or other disciplines such as engineering, sciences, and mathematics from a recognized university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.3.
        • If English is not the students’ first language they must provide proof of English competency. 
        • Student needs to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE any equivalent test.
        • The GRE is not required to get admission in the Concordia Unversity.

        Indian Student Eligibility:

        Applicant must have one of the following with grade B or first division:

        • Bachelor’s degree - minimum 4-year program;
        • or a 3-year program plus a  2-year Master’s degree.

        Required Document List

        Following are the required documents:

        • Transcripts - Student required post-secondary transcripts from all previous educational institutions,
        • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
        • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree and they required three letters of reference.
        • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
        • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
        • ELP Scores - Students need to submit proof of English language proficiency (official test scores or transcripts) from the testing authority or school.

        Application Deadline

        Jun 01

        Oct 01

        Feb 01

        Scores Required

        90 / 120

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        Fees & Funding

        Tution & Application Fees

        YearYear 1Year 2
        Tuition fees$13066$6533
        Health insurance$154$154
        Total fees$13632$7099

        Living Costs

        HeadAvg Cost Per Year
        Housing$ 5,040
        Food$ 3,712
        Transportation$ 673


        Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

        Ranked #201/ 500

        Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

        Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

        NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
        FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
        Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
        Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
        Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
        Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
        VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
        Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
        BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
        JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
        Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 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
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        VISA & Work Study


        • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student visa before entering Canada.
        • A Student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
        • They must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
        • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
        • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
        • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Study Permit.
        • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
        • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
        • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
        • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
          • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
          • Proof of identity 
          • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

        Work Study

        • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
        • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
        • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
          • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1,500 USD.
          • Be registered at Concordia University as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
          • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
        • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
          • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
          • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

        Career and Placement after Course

        After completing this program, students have job opportunities in:

        • Software Developer
        • Database Administrator
        • Computer Hardware Engineer
        • Computer Systems Analyst
        • Computer Network Architect
        • Web Developer
        • Information Security Analyst

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