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The Degree of MSc in Computing Science with Specialization in Multimedia (Computing Science) [Graduate]

General Information

The MSc in Computing Science with a specialization in Multimedia program offers a theoretical and practical understanding of multimedia processing, encoding, communications, rendering and visualization, as well as multimedia synchronization, retargeting and data quality assessment. The degree is designed for individuals seeking to develop their knowledge of multimedia and the skills to participate in further studies with industries operating in this area. Program work consists of core courses plus a practical project covering various aspects of multimedia.

Entrance Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for this program are a four-year undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, or the equivalent, in the last two years of previous relevant studies. Where applicable, a TOEFL score in excess of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) is required (see English Language Requirement ). Students must hold a bachelor’s degree in Computing Science, Computer Engineering, or in a related field in Science or Engineering with some relevant experience. Industrial experience may be considered as a factor when considering admission of students close to these boundaries. It should be noted that these are minimum requirements only.

Program Requirements

This is a course-based program that requires the completion of ★36 in graduate-level course work. One of these core courses is a ★18 multimedia project. Core courses are scheduled regularly, and may be conducted in an intensive evening / weekend format. Elective reading courses are scheduled according to instructor availability. Students wishing to maintain full-time status must register in at least ★9 per term. Graduation requires a minimum 2.7 GPA on all Multimedia courses credited towards the degree (see Academic Standing ).

Students must maintain standards acceptable to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to remain in the program.

Length of Program

While there is no full time residency requirement, the program must be completed within four years from admission.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , Course Listings, under the subject heading Master of Multimedia, MM.