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    Simon Fraser University M.Sc Computer Science Fees, Eligibility, Admission & Deadlines

    Burnaby, British ColumbiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
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    37500enrollment
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    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computing Science)

    2 years
    full time
    English
    on-campus
    Thesis Based

    $ 14,619 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • MSc in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University is a 2-year or 5 term teaching program.
    • It is an on-campus, research-intensive program offered on a full-time basis only.
    • The Major components of Computing Science program are:
      • Algorithms and Complexity Theory (including combinatorics)
      • Artificial Intelligence (including logic, natural language processing)
      • Data Mining and Computational Biology
      • Computer graphics, Computer Vision, and Medical Image Analysis
      • Networks and Systems (including software systems)
    • The program consists of 3 options: course work, thesis, or project option for a minimum of 30 units.
    • Students get the opportunity to supplement their academic learning with co-op and study/work abroad.
    • University also provides an option of internship, which students take during their last year.
    • Students choosing the thesis option should complete at least 15 credit hours of graduate work (typically 5 courses).
    • Similarly, students choosing the project option must take at least 24 credit hours of graduate work (typically 8 courses).
    • Students applying for the course option must take at least 30 credit hours of graduate work (typically 10 courses).
    • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 27:1 and the class sizes are favorable for students.
    • Students take instructional and lab courses, in a cohort, and complete work placement through SFU's co-op program.
    • SFU is a mid-sized public research institute that provides the perfect platform for a great learning experience.
    • School of Computing Science at SFU ranks 1st and 2nd according to MacLean’s 2020 and Computer Science Rankings 2020 in Canada respectively.
    • The Research Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like the Royal Society of Canada fellows, Sloan fellowship, etc.
    • Job opportunities after MSc Computing Science are Network Administrator, Database Administrator, etc and the average salary goes up to 62,105 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 32764 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Feb 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    ExamsGRE
    Program URLhttp://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring/programs/computing-science/master-of-science.html
    Average Salary (USD)62105

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must complete a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from a recognized institution.
    • The related fields include a UG degree in computer engineering, engineering science, computational mathematics, applied computing, applied mathematics, computer information systems.
    • A GPA of at least 3.0 (B grade) out of 4.33 is required to be eligible for the program.

    Work Experience Eligibility:

    • Students with lower qualifications can apply for the program if they have worked in a software company before.
    • However, the work experience is more useful for students opting for the course-based MSc program.
    • For the thesis-based MSc program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.

    Others:

    Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have completed the following courses:

    • Operating Systems
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Database Systems and Structures

    Indian Student Eligibility:

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

    • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Or, completed a master degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution 

    Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better 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 to get admission to this program.


    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
    • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
    • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • A Credential evaluation report from WES Canada or ICES: If students have credentials from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, they must submit a credential evaluation report from WES Canada (course-by-course report) or ICES (comprehensive report).
    • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Feb 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    88 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    65 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE

    300 / 340

    Avg. Score in

    GRE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$14619$14619
    Health Insurance$763$763
    Book and Supplies$1000$1000
    Total Fees$16382$16382

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room And Board$ 4755
    Food$ 3330

    Ranking

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #101 / 500

    Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global GrantsVariableYesJun 30, 2021
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$ 1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship$ 1000YesSep 30, 2020

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • A Student VISA is required to study in Canada which allows to work and do research on-campus.
    • The Student VISA is usually 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:
      • Application form and Study Plan
      • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
      • Valid Passport
      • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
      • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Work-Study is available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students will be awarded 140 Work-Study hours for a term. The hourly rate of pay is $15.20 per hour. It is possible to work on-campus with a work permit if the student meets the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating Students may work on campus.
    • Enrolled as a full-time student.

    Off-Campus: Students are eligible to work off-campus and may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks. Students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit if they meet the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating students may work off-campus.
    • Enrolled in a program of 6 months or more that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
    • Enrolled as a full-time student.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Following are the Job opportunities for students are:

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


    Reviews

    A
    6.8 /10

    For it's highly intensive CS research program and community-centered campus.

    Course Curriculum :

    Highly research-intensive which means high competition in classes

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement

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