University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Computer Science

University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer and Information Sciences, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,279


The Department of Computer Science offers a graduate program leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science. The Department also participates in the Co-operative Education program at the graduate level. Research areas include strong emphases in software engineering, software systems, human computer interaction (HCI), software requirements engineering, graphics, combinatorial algorithms, graph theory, algorithm design and complexity, music technology, numerical analysis, parallel and distributed computing and digital systems design.

Students of this program has the option to complete the co-operative education program. Co-op offers discipline-related work experience alternating with academic terms.The final result is an extremely valuable degree with intellectual and theoretical depth plus practical experience. The goal is to link relevant paid work experience with the thesis research topic. This may be facilitated by the industrial connections of a supervisor. Recent graduate student co-op employers have included: IBM Labs, Federal Government research labs, Sierra Systems Groups, Microsoft, Business Objects, BC Hydro, Genologics and Macdonald Dettwiler, and more!


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must have a major or honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or its equivalent, or a major or honours degree in Mathematics with an emphasis on Computer Science. A minimum standing of B+ is required.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 575] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 233]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 17, 2022