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Overview

The Master of Applied Computer Science is a 16-month graduate degree that prepares students for dynamic careers in the software industry. Student develop their technical skills through core courses in systems, communications, and data management. They then apply what they have learnt in a paid industry internship, entrepreneurship workterm, or research project. The program is also open to students with a STEM undergraduate degree outside of computer science and engineering who complete a two term preparatory program in software development.

Choose between four streams to create the program that is right for you.

Example course schedule*

*The following is an example of courses for fall students. Please check the academic calendar for available courses for this academic year, or speak to an advisor.

  Project Stream Internship Stream Entrepreneurship Stream
Year 1 (Term 1)
Required Courses CSCI 5708.03: Mobile Computing CSCI 5708.03: Mobile Computing CSCI 5708.03: Mobile Computing
BUSI 5902.03: Starting Lean
Other Requirements 2 courses, total 6 credit hours 2 courses, total 6 credit hours 1 course, 3 credit hours
Year 1 (Term 2)
Required Courses CSCI 5408.03: Data management, Warehousing and Analytics CSCI 5408.03: Data management, Warehousing and Analytics CSCI 5408.03: Data management, Warehousing and Analytics
BUS 6002.03: New Venture Creation
Other Requirements 2 courses, total 6 credit hours 2 courses, total 6 credit hours 1 course, 3 credit hours
Year 1 (Term 3)
Required Courses CSCI 5100.03: Written and Oral Communication Skills CSCI 5100.03: Written and Oral Communication Skills CSCI 5100.03: Written and Oral Communication Skills
Other Requirements Start 6 credit hour project; 1 course, 3 credit hours 2 courses, total 6 credit hours 2 courses, total 6 credit hours
Year 2 (Term 1)
Required Courses N/A N/A N/A
Other Requirements Continue Project - Report and Presentation Internship, Internship report and presentation - total 3 credit hours Entrepreneurship work term, Business plan development and presentation - total 3 credit hours