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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


The full-time Master of Applied Computing (MAC) program can be completed in four to five terms, depending on whether or not you pursue the co-op or thesis option. The part-time program allows you to take one to two courses per term and complete your degree in five to six terms.

Full-time, Thesis Option

  • CP600: Practical Algorithm Design (required).
  • CP601: Seminar in Technology Entrepreneurship (required).
  • Two additional courses.
  • CP699: Master’s Thesis.

Students in the full-time, thesis option can take five terms (20 months) to complete their degree.

Full-Time, Co-op Option

  • CP600: Practical Algorithm Design (required).
  • CP601: Seminar in Technology Entrepreneurship (required).
  • Four additional courses.
  • An eight-month paid co-op.
  • CP680: Capstone Project.

Students who select the Cooperative Education Option will complete a total of six courses plus an eight-month paid cooperative education component in terms 3 and 4.

Students will complete two terms of coursework prior to the co-op component. Following placement, students will return for one final academic term in which they will take CP680: Capstone Project, designed to help them connect their work and academic experiences.

Students in the full-time, co-op option can take five terms (20 months) to complete their degree.

Part-time, Coursework Option

  • CP600: Practical Algorithm Design.
  • CP601: Seminar in Technology Entrepreneurship.
  • Six additional courses.

Contact Us:

Hongbing Fan, Graduate Officer

E: MACadvising@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2823
Office Location: Science Building, N2081


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