University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Computer Science (MCS)

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:Students may include courses from both universities in their programs, and may select a supervisor from either university, but they should apply to the university with which their supervisor is associated. Their study program is administered by the university at which they are enrolled and is subject to its regulations. The program operates within the general framework of the "Regulations and Procedures for Joint Graduate Programs" ( and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities.

Students who wish to pursue studies in computer science leading to the degree of Master of Computer Science (MCS) can do so in joint programs offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa and the School of Computer Science at Carleton University under the auspices of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science. The Institute is responsible for supervising these programs and for providing a framework for interaction between the universities in graduate computer science education. In addition to the faculty members from the two computer science programs, the Institute also has members with computer science expertise from other departments. The program includes thesis and non-thesis options. The degree awarded is the Master of Computer Science (MCS). Requests for information and application forms should be sent to the graduate secretaries handling the admission process (Contact OCICS).
URL:Computer Science (MCS) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersComputer ProgrammersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

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

    Admission to the Admission to the program is competitive. Minimum requirements are a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science or equivalent* with a 75% (B+) or higher average. All candidates must demonstrate fluency in either English or French. *NOTE: Equivalent is considered to be an honours university program which includes at least 12 three-credit courses in Computer Science, four of which must be at the fourth-year level, as well as eight three-credit courses in Mathematics, two of which must be at the third- or fourth-year level. These courses must include all the following topics: Computer Science Courses: Data Structures/File Management, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Assembly Language, two High Level Languages; Mathematics Courses: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Algebraic Structures or Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Analysis.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 570] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88-89]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two recommendation letters, letter of intent outlining you career goals and proposed research area and transcripts from all previous universities attended are required.

    * 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 August 18, 2018