This program contains four options: course work, thesis, co-op, or project option.
The MSc in Computer Science program focuses on the following areas of research:
Databases and Information Retrieval
Graphics, Image and Audio Processing
Multimedia, and Software Engineering.
Students are enrolled in a Co-op route in their program of study and receive a letter from the Co-op office.
Students can go for an internship during their last year of study.
The student to faculty ratio for the computer science program is 20:1.
This course is accredited by CIPSAC (Canadian Information Processing Society).
Students may complete a Master's thesis route by undertaking 15 credits of coursework as well as 15 credits of thesis research together with the thesis defense.
Students opting for the project route are required to complete 21 credits of coursework, 9 credits of professionally oriented project research, and project defense with 7 courses.
Students may complete a Master's co-op route by undertaking 21 credits of coursework, 12 credits of project research, and 3 credits of co-op education placement project report, presentation, and defense.
Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Computing Science are Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Software Programmer, QA Tester, etc.
The average salary goes up to 49,500 USD after completing this program.
Degree Type Offered
$ 12,382 for 2 years
Fall (Deadline - Mar 15)
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Regina
Students have a graduating average of at least 70 percent from a four-year bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
The related fields include a UG degree in computer science programs are software security, data security, agent-oriented software engineering, software reuse, Software Engineering, and Web Intelligence.
GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 (B grade).
Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL and GRE to get admission in this program.
Students without related academic experience or work experience are encouraged to apply for the computer science program. Student needs to complete the following courses:
Electronic Systems Engineering
Indian Student Eligibility
Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
Students have to complete a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
Students with a marginally lower four-year average may be accepted if their performance in the last two complete years is significantly higher (75% or more).
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
The Documents required are:
College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
Two Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
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.
Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.
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.
The student must have a student visa 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 Student VISA.
A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
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.
Students can find employment on-campus or off-campus while studying at the University of Regina is a great way to get valuable work experience, gain skills to help them find jobs after their graduation, develop connections and relationships, and help their financial situation.
Students can work up to 20 hours per week. Working more than 20 hours per week is a violation of their study permit conditions.
Student visa holders in Canada may gain work experience by working off-campus while completing their studies.
Career and Placement after Course
The followings are the career/Job opportunities after MSc in computer science: