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

The Degree of PhD (Computing Science) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


Students are required to complete ★12 in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework (★12)


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

  • Three ★3 graduate-level courses. This may include one ★3 Special Topics course (CMPUT 605 )
  • CMPUT 603  (★3)- Teaching and Research Methods

Thesis


  • Registration required in 900-level THES. The major part of the student's program will consist of original research that will culminate in a doctoral dissertation.

Candidacy Exam


Students are required to write a candidacy document and take a candidacy oral examination. Students must demonstrate that they have adequate knowledge of the discipline and subject matter relevant to the thesis topic and the ability to pursue and complete original research at an advanced level.

Seminar


PhD students are required to present three publicly-announced Departmental seminars.

Academic Standing Requirement


PhD students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 in three graduate courses (excluding CMPUT 603) with no grade lower than B-.

Residence Requirement


The minimum period of residence is two academic years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program


Students are encourage to finish their PhD program within 5 years.

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