Why choose Master of Applied Computer Science at Dal?
Fast track your way to industry: In a hurry, all program streams can be completed in as little as 16 months. Alternatively, take a deeper dive with a program lasting 24 months which may include an 8-month internship, entrepreneurial work term, or research project.
Experiential based learning: Complete one of three streams:
Internship: Build on your classroom knowledge and gain industry work experience for your resume during a 4 or even 8 month paid internship. Internships in Canada and abroad allow you to gain valuable on-the-job technical experience and provide networking opportunities with IT professionals and potential employers.
Entrepreneurship: Take courses in the technical and entrepreneurial skills it takes to get create your own software-based business. Develop your ideas in ShiftKey labs, our start-up incubation space, that offers a broad mix of technical resources, workshops, and entrepreneurial mentoring. Meet potential co-founders, gain practical experience, be inspired, and ultimately, explore what is involved in creating a software start-up in a casual, risk-free environment.
Project: Complete a research project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Gain technical experience in the context of an established research group by completing an in-depth research project.
Technical strength: Get a head start for a career in the information technology industry. The Master of Applied Computer Science program is designed give you the technical skills needed for rapid advancement in the software industry.
In-demand coursework: Our required courses are in high demand by industry and include mobile computing, data management, warehousing and analytics, and communications.
Learn in person: Share ideas and insights among experienced faculty members and classmates with range a of diverse backgrounds and professional experiences.
Wide range of backgrounds: Whether you are an IT professional working in Canada, a student coming direct from a bachelor degree, or a foreign-trained professional, this degree is right for you.
A growing network: Because computer science permeates nearly all human endeavors from business and science to entertainment and medecine, our grads have found work across all industry sectors.