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New Master of Applied Computer Science

Posted by Faculty of Computer Science on February 11, 2016 in Students, News

Our new Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program now offers internship, entrepreneurship, and project streams for a September 2016 start date.

This degree prepares students for careers in the software industry. Students develop their technical skills through core courses in systems, communications, data management, and a wide variety of elective courses. The program finishes with a paid industry internship, entrepreneurship work term, or research project, providing valuable real world experience.

MACS is well suited for students coming from a STEM background, or foreign-trained IT professionals looking to gain technical education and experience in Canada. This degree can be completed in as little as 16-months or as a more in-depth 24-month program.

Internship Stream

The internship stream offers students the opportunity to connect their academic training to paid work in Canada. With the help of our placement office, students secure internships at leading Canadian and international companies in software development, systems design, software testing, network management, network engineering, and web and mobile computing.

Entrepreneurship Stream

For students interested in joining the startup ecosystem, the entrepreneurship stream offers a mix of deep technical skills, entrepreneurship training, and the opportunity to interact with local startups and accelerators.

Students in this stream take additional courses in the Starting Lean methodology and New Venture Creation, and then complete a 4-8 month entrepreneurship work term. We provide space and support for student-based startups in our ICT sandbox: ShiftKey Labs. This stream helps students to take their ideas to the next level as a CTO or startup founder.

Research Project Stream

Students in the research project stream have the opportunity to work in research labs at the forefront of technical innovation. They work hand in hand with other Masters students, PhDs, and faculty members to gain technical experience in the context of established research groups.

The MACS Advantage

By offering coursework in-demand by organizations today, connections to industry, and the opportunity to be a part of a vibrant network of students, alumni, and local companies engaged in the start-up world, we’re ensuring our students are graduating with the skills and experience needed to thrive in today’s software industry.

Learn more about our new Master of Applied Computer Science program today: dal.ca/macs

Revised MACS program is subject to final MPHEC approval.