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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - [SFU], BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  37500Enrollment

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

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 11,880 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Simon Fraser University offers MSc in Computing Science with a duration of 2 years (5 terms).
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis.
  • Major Components of the 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 three options: course work, thesis or project option for a minimum of 30 units.
  • University provides an option of internship, which students can take during their last year.
  • Students are provided with opportunities to supplement their academic learning with co-op and study/work abroad.
  • 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 course option must take at least 30 credit hours of graduate work (typically 10 courses).
  • School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University 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.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Computing Science are Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Software Programmer, Game Developer, Application Developer, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 62,105 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 27,286 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Jul 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttp://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring/programs/computing-science/master-of-science.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree in computing science or 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.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade).

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 M.Sc program.
  • For the thesis-based M.Sc 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Application Deadline

Spring
Jul 31


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$11880$11880
Health insurance$763$763
Book and supplies$1000$1000
Total fees$13643$13643

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,670
Food$ 3,075

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #101/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 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
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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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 Student 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 student 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

      The career opportunities are:

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




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