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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:

  • computer science
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • physical sciences
  • mathematics.

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 (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.)
  • having studied Fourier Analysis
  • programming skills required
  • and a course in data structures (if this is not evident, students may be required to take our bridging course in data structures and programming in their first term of studies).

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.