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Admission requirements

Students entering this program must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study. Applicants with degrees in the following areas may be considered for admission:

  • communications engineering
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • computer science
  • physical sciences
  • other related engineering disciplines.

An undergraduate grade point average equivalent to a CGPA of at least 3.0 is normally required. (International students can check select international grades to get some indication of grade equivalencies.)

Prior to entry to the program, all prospective students must provide evidence of

  • English language competency (in general, this only applies to students whose medium of instruction in undergraduate studies was not English; if your competency is slightly below our requirement, you may consider attending an ESL program at our College of Continuing Education.)
  • programming languages arerequired
  • data structures are a definite assest.

Prospective students must provide evidence of having satisfactorily completed, within four years prior to their intended date of entry into our program, the undergraduate-level course ENGM: 2032 Applied Probability and Statistics or its equivalent (for example, Stat 301 offered by distance by the University of Idaho). The first morning of INWK 6211 (Prob and Stats) will be dedicated to an initial test on the prerequisite material.

Experience in the Internetworking industry is a definite asset for all applicants. Entry into the program is competitive and we expect to restrict class sizes.

Students are required to have a laptop meeting or exceeding the following system specifications:

Processor A 64-bit processor from Intel or AMD equivalent such as an i3, i5, i7, or Xeon (the processor must support EM64T and VT)
RAM 8GB or better
Operating System Microsoft windows 10, MAC OS X 10.9 or later, Linux (preferred)
Graphics (optional) Nvidia 8600M or better or AMD Radeon equivalent

Through the use of materials provided by the Internetworking Program, students are expected to improve their programming language skills prior to the start of their degree program.