Applied Computing

Program Overview

The University of Toronto’s Master of Science  in Applied Computing (MScAC) Program is  committed to educating the next generation of world-class innovators.

With concentrations in Computer Science,  Data Science, Applied Mathematics and Quantum  Computing, our program will provide students with  a truly unparalleled academic experience. Not only will students learn from world-class faculty about the latest developments in cutting edge technologies, they also have the  opportunity to apply that knowledge through a practical  applied-research internship at one of our partner companies.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MScAC:

1-Dec-2021
Fall 2022 entry

 

MScAC:

1-Dec-2021
Fall 2022 entry

 

Supporting documents deadline MScAC:

3-Dec-2021

MScAC:

3-Dec-2021

Minimum admission average MScAC:

B+ in final year of bachelor’s

MScAC:

B+ in final year of bachelor’s

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MScAC:

Before

MScAC:

Before

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MScAC:

Graduate unit

MScAC:

Graduate unit

Program length (full-time only) MScAC:

4 sessions

MScAC:

4 sessions


Master of Science in Applied Computing

Program Description

The MScAC program is offered as a general Computer Science program (i.e., no concentration) or as a concentration in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or Quantum Computing.

The Applied Mathematics concentration is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics. The Data Science concentration is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistical Sciences. The Quantum Computing concentration is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics.

 

MScAC General Program (No Concentration)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Computer Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university in computer science or a related discipline.

  • A standing equivalent to at least B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following minimum scores:

    • Internet-based TOEFL: 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • IELTS: an overall score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 for each component.

  • If students complete a portion of their degree in English, or part of their degree at another university where English is the language of instruction, applicants must still provide proof of English-language proficiency.

  • Three letters of support from faculty and/or employers.

  • A statement of purpose explaining the applicant's interest in computer science and objectives for the program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must successfully complete a total of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 1.0 FCE in required courses: technical communications (CSC2701H) and technical entrepreneurship (CSC2702H).

  • An eight-month industrial internship, CSC2703H (3.5 FCEs). The internship is coordinated by the department and evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

  • There is no thesis requirement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

MScAC Program (Applied Mathematics Concentration)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Computer Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a related area such as applied mathematics, mathematics, physics, computational mathematics, statistics, computer science, or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative and/or mathematical component. The completed bachelor’s degree must include significant exposure to advanced mathematics, statistics, and computer science, including coursework in advanced and multivariate calculus (preferably analysis), linear algebra, probability and statistics, programming languages, and general computational methods.

  • A standing equivalent to at least B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following minimum scores:

    • Internet-based TOEFL: 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • IELTS: an overall score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 for each component.

  • If students complete a portion of their degree in English, or part of their degree at another university where English is the language of instruction, applicants must still provide proof of English-language proficiency.

  • Three letters of reference from faculty and/or employers, with preference for at least one such letter from a faculty member in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

  • A statement of purpose explaining the applicant's interest in applied mathematics and objectives for the program.

  • Applicants must indicate a preference for the concentration in Applied Mathematics in their application. Admission is competitive, and students who are admitted into the MScAc program are not automatically admitted to this concentration upon request.

  • There is no thesis requirement.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the MAT 1000-level courses or higher. This may include courses cross-listed as APM400 level.

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the Computer Science (CSC course designator) graduate course listings.

    • 1.0 FCE in required courses:

      • CSC2701H Communication for Computer Scientists (0.5 FCE) and

      • CSC2702H Technical Entrepreneurship (0.5 FCE).

    • Course selections should be made in consultation with the Program Director.

  • An eight-month industrial internship, CSC2703H (3.5 FCEs). The internship is coordinated by the department and evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

MScAC Program (Data Science Concentration)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Computer Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a related area such as statistics, computer science, mathematics, or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative component. The completed bachelor’s degree must include significant exposure to statistics, computer science, and mathematics, including coursework in advanced calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, programming languages, and computational methods.

  • A standing equivalent to at least B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following minimum scores:

    • Internet-based TOEFL: 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • IELTS: an overall score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 for each component.

  • If students complete a portion of their degree in English, or part of their degree at another university where English is the language of instruction, applicants must still provide proof of English-language proficiency.

  • Three letters of support from faculty and/or employers.

  • A statement of purpose explaining the applicant's interest in data science and objectives for the program.

  • Applicants must indicate a preference for the concentration in Data Science in their application. Admission is competitive, and students who are admitted to the MScAC program are not automatically admitted to this concentration upon request.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the STA 2000-level courses or higher. This may include a maximum of 0.5 FCE chosen from the STA 4500-level of six-week modular courses (0.25 FCE each).

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the Computer Science (CSC course designator) graduate course listings.

    • 1.0 FCE in required courses:

      • CSC2701H Communication for Computer Scientists (0.5 FCE) and

      • CSC2702H Technical Entrepreneurship (0.5 FCE).

    • Course selections should be made in consultation with the Program Director.

  • An eight-month industrial internship, CSC2703H (3.5 FCEs). The internship is coordinated by the department and evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

  • There is no thesis requirement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

MScAC Program (Quantum Computing Concentration)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Computer Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a related area such as physics, computer science, mathematics, or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative component. The completed bachelor’s degree must include significant exposure to physics, computer science, and mathematics, including coursework in advanced quantum mechanics, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, programming languages, and computational methods.

  • A standing equivalent to at least B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following minimum scores:

    • Internet-based TOEFL: 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • IELTS: an overall score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 for each component.

  • If students complete a portion of their degree in English, or part of their degree at another university where English is the language of instruction, applicants must still provide proof of English-language proficiency.

  • Three letters of reference from faculty and/or employers, with preference for at least one such letter from a faculty member in Physics.

  • A statement of purpose explaining the applicant's interest in quantum computing and objectives for the program.

  • Applicants must indicate a preference for the concentration in Quantum Computing in their application. Admission is competitive, and students who are admitted to the MScAC program are not automatically admitted to this concentration upon request.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the Physics (PHY course designator) graduate course listings. Of eligible courses, the following are examples that are particularly relevant to the Quantum Computing concentration:

      • PHY1500H Statistical Mechanics (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY1520H Quantum Mechanics (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY1610H Scientific Computing for Physicists (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY2203H Quantum Optics I (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY2204H Quantum Optics II (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY2211H Quantum Information Theory (0.5 FCE)

      • PHY2212H Entanglement Physics (0.5 FCE)

    • 1.0 FCE chosen from the Computer Science (CSC course designator) graduate course listings. Of eligible courses, the following are examples that are particularly relevant to the Quantum Computing concentration:

      • CSC2305H Numerical Methods for Optimization Problems (0.5 FCE)

      • CSC2414H Topics in Applied Discrete Mathematics (0.5 FCE)

      • CSC2421H Topics in Algorithms (0.5 FCE)

      • CSC2451H Quantum Computing, Foundations to Frontier (0.5 FCE)

    • 1.0 FCE in required courses:

      • CSC2701H Communication for Computer Scientists (0.5 FCE)

      • CSC2702H Technical Entrepreneurship (0.5 FCE)

    • Course selections should be made in consultation with the Program Director. Appropriate substitutions may be possible with approval.

  • An eight-month industrial internship, CSC2703H (3.5 FCEs). The internship is coordinated by the department and evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

  • There is no thesis requirement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years full-time