Aug 15, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021

The Degree of MSc (Computing Science) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


Two routes to the MSc degree are available, a thesis-based route and a course-based route.

Course-based Route:


Students are required to complete ★30 in graduate-level courses, including a ★6 capstone course.

Coursework (★24)


Courses are to be chosen in consultation with an advisor and approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate).

Thesis-based Route:


Students are required to complete ★15 in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework (★15)


Courses are to be chosen in consultation with an advisor/supervisor and approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate)

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES. Students must complete and successfully defend a thesis. The thesis topic is to be approved by the supervisor.

Seminar


  • Thesis-based Master's students are required to present a technical seminar based on their research, prior to their final defense.

Residence Requirement


The minimum period of residence for the thesis-based MSc is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta. There is no full-time residence requirement for a course-based MSc.

Length of Program


Master's students are expected to complete their program in less than two years.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.