University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Computing Science

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:The Computing Science Department offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in a number of fields, including Advanced Man-Machine Interfaces, Algorithmics, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Communication Networks, Computer Games, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Multimedia Communications, Database Systems, Robotics, Software Engineering, Software Systems and Statistical Machine Learning.

The Department owns and operates a network of computers, including several CPU servers and a large number of workstations. All graduate student offices are wired with high speed and/or wireless network. In addition the research laboratories contain specialized equipment. Access to campus-wide and regional computing facilities is provided by computer networks. Further information may be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Computing Science. Ph.D. students are required to select a research area and a supervisor prior to arriving at UAlberta. Browse through our research areas and faculty members to find a professor whose research is of interest to you.
URL:Computing Science at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics; Computer Games; Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Image Processing; Database and Multimedia Systems; Networks and Distributed Systems; Robotics; Software Systems and Software Engineering; Theoretical Computing Science.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Careers:Software EngineerVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Ph.D. candidates are expected to have background in computing science similar to our B.Sc.Honours in Computing Science program. Normally three-year degrees do not meet the university requirements. Deficiencies must be addressed by taking appropriate undergraduate courses. There is no direct admission into the Ph.D. program from a B.Sc.

    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Record Examination
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Application Notes : Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 59 in order to prove their English proficiency.
    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 07, 2019