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Computer Science (MSc)


Admission Requirements

Graduates of the University of Windsor or of other recognized colleges or universities may be admitted to programs leading to the Master's degree. A student with an honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent with adequate specialization in Computer Science and with at least B standing in the major subject may be admitted to a minimum one-year Master's program (II Master's Candidate). A student with an honours Bachelor's degree in a related subject and with at least B standing in the major subject may be admitted to a minimum two-year Master's program (I Master's Qualifying followed by II Master's Candidate) or to a minimum two-year II Master's Candidate program depending upon prior qualifications.

Students with deficiencies in some areas of Computer Science may be required to make up those deficiencies by registering in undergraduate courses prior to or as part of their graduate program or by following a program of supervised reading.

Program Requirements

1) The requirements for the degree of Master of Science will be satisfied by pursuing a program of studies consisting of five approved courses and a thesis. (A thesis is a major research project which must involve substantial innovative work generally culminating in original results.)

2) In addition to the above course work, students must attend regular departmental seminars throughout their M.Sc. studies, as a fulfilment of this requirement.

3) With prior approval of the graduate coordinator, candidates may be permitted to include graduate courses offered by other departments in their program.

4) No student will be allowed to include in his or her program a course which substantially overlaps a course previously taken.

5) All candidates' programs are subject to approval by the Computer Science program graduate committee.

A student who fails to achieve satisfactory performance in all aspects of the program (course work, thesis or major paper) may be required to withdraw.

The Master's thesis committee is chosen in the manner described under the section titled, The Program Requirements for the Master's Degree. The final examination will take the form of an open seminar in the presence of the Master's committee. The examination will be open to the public.

Each student must obtain approval of his or her program, in writing, from the graduate coordinator within three weeks of registration. Subsequent changes require written approval from the graduate coordinator.