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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

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

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Master of Science in Computing Science for a duration of 2 years (4 terms).
  • This course is offered on a full-time, on-campus basis.
  • The program consists of two options: course-based and thesis-based program.
  • The Computing Science program is intended for the working professional and internationally trained professionals.
  • Students have to complete 4 computing science courses, 1 course on Teaching and research methods and attend the TA Training Workshop.
  • The major components of this program are:
    • Advanced Man-Machine Interfaces and Algorithmics
    • Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics
    • Communication Networks and Computer Graphics
    • Database Systems and Software Engineering
    • Software Systems and Statistical Machine Learning.
  • Students in the course-based program are required to complete 30 credits in graduate courses in the 2nd year, consists of 7 classes, a 6-credit capstone course, and 1 course on teaching and research methods.
  • Students in the thesis-based program are required to write a thesis, based on research from their area of interest.
  • The university will present a technical seminar, based on the thesis research prior to the final oral exam and provides the opportunity to study students with some of the world's best research scientists. 
    • It also provides the flexibility to complete the course-based program in 6 years and a thesis-based in 4 years.
    • The MSc in Computing Science is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for a 24-month F1 OPT(Optional Practical Training) extension).
    • It is also one of the top research-intensive departments and is an excellent place to pursue graduate-level studies.
    • Each year, the Department of Computing Science provides financial support for almost 70 students in the graduate program in the form of 8-month teaching and research assistantships.
      • School of Computing Science at the University of Alberta ranks 6th according to MacLean’s 2020 in Canada.
      • The University of Alberta holds 2 convocations each year:
        • Spring Convocation in June
        • Fall Convocation in November
      • Job opportunities after MSc Computing Science are Software engineer, Data Scientist, etc. and the average salary goes up to 60,000 USD.

      Program Highlights

      Degree Type Offered Master
      Duration2 years
      Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
      Delivery TypeFull Time
      Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
      Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
      ExamsGRE
      Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
      Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/computing-science/graduate-studies/programs-and-admissions/msc-program/in...

      Eligibility & Entry Requirement

      Academic Eligibility:

      • Students must have a 4-years UG degree or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
      • The UG degree should be similar to the B.Sc. Specialization in Computing Science, BCA, B.Tech in Computer Science program.
      • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) out of 4.0 which is equal to 7.0/10 to 7.4/10 CGPA or 70%, over the last 20 half courses. 
      • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants, whose first language is not English.

      Others:

      In exceptional circumstances, the university may consider admitting such students to the graduate program, provided that they fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

      • Students have become established in their profession, with practical experience in Computing Science.
      • Student's accomplishments in their primary discipline are truly outstanding (for example, Students hold a scholarship from a respectable funding agency like NSERC, AIF, SSHRC, CIHR).
      • The student must demonstrate knowledge equivalent to having successfully completed 6 UG Computing Science courses in the following four areas:
        • Theory
        • Software
        • Applications
        • Computer Systems and Architecture

      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 (60% marks) in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
      • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) in the recent 2-years of full-time study.

      Submission of GRE scores is important and it is recommended to submit the GRE 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.


      Required Document List

      Following are the required documents:

      • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
      • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
      • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
      • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
      • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details why the applicant is pursuing graduate studies with this department, their research interests, and why they would be a suitable candidate.
      • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
      • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.


      Application Deadline

      Fall
      Jan 15


      Scores Required

      100 / 120

      Avg. Score in

      TOEFL

      7 / 9

      Avg. Score in

      IELTS

      68 / 75

      Avg. Score in

      PTE

      310 / 340

      Avg. Score in

      GRE


      Fees & Funding

      Tution & Application Fees

      YearYear 1Year 2
      Tuition fees$5459$5459
      Health and wellness$420$420
      Other fees$456$456
      Total fees$6335$6335

      Living Costs

      HeadAvg Cost Per Year
      Housing$ 10,800
      Food$ 2,700

      Ranking

      Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

      Ranked #51/ 500

      Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


      Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

      NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
      UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
      Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
      Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
      Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
      Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
      JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 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
      BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
      Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
      Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
      Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
      Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
      Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
      VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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      VISA & Work Study

      VISA

      • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
      • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
      • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
        • Application for Study Permit
        • Letter of acceptance
        • Proof of financial support
        • Passport photos
        • an Entry Visa to enter the country
        • Visa to study or work in the country
        • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country

      Work Study

      Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

      • On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.
      • Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

      Career and Placement after Course

      Graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in sectors such as:

      • Software engineer
      • Data Scientist
      • Data Architect
      • Data Security Analyst
      • Applications Architect
      • Software Engineer
      • Information system consultant
      • Embedded systems engineer
      • Human-Machine Interaction Specialist



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