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Becoming 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.


Balancing Theory and Practice

Our philosophy is to create a “dream it, build it” environment where you apply theory to real-world projects. Employers note that people with traditional master's degrees in computing or computer science have a high level of technical knowledge but low levels of practical knowledge or experience. We want to equip you with both. Through the use of case studies and project-based courses, our Master of Computer Science (MCS) program will give you practical skills in ways theory-focused degrees cannot.

All students in the MCS program must take Practical Algorithm Design. In this course, you gain an essential background to be able to move towards an area of specialization through additional coursework.

Another required course is Seminar on Technology Entrepreneurship. The course involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth. The course also involves bringing incorporating a new technology idea into an existing business.

Degree Requirements

Contact Us:

Hongbing Fan, Graduate Officer

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

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