If the potential applicant does not have a degree, but believes his or her education and experience is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, then it is the responsibility of the applicant to put forward this position in writing as part of the application process.
Applications for program admissions will be considered only if the applicant has full and unrestricted access to the World Wide Web.
Currency of academic credentials may be an issue if the candidate has not worked in the IT field for more than five years.
Students may be eligible for advanced standing through evaluation of coursework applicable to the MSc IS program completed at other post-secondary institutions. Advanced Standing is implemented primarily through exemptions from IS Foundations courses.
Flexible entrance requirements are designed to recognize the range of academic credentials held by IT professionals applying to the program.
Depending on the upcoming student's credentials, the IS Foundations of the MSc IS program may be completed in as few as 3 credits (one course) or may require a maximum of 12 credits (four courses). That is, to meet the MSc IS Foundation requirements, a student should complete or get exempted from three of the following courses in addition to the mandatory COMP 601:
COMP 501, COMP 503, COMP 504, COMP 505, and COMP 506.
Students can apply for transfer of credits on the basis of appropriate graduate-level coursework completed at other post-secondary institutions. These courses should have been completed before joining the program.
Transfer credit is limited by the MSc IS program residency requirements. The transferred credits cannot be applied towards foundation courses. The coursework should be less than 7 years old at the time of application to the transfer of credits.
Only graduate-level courses that were successfully completed with a final grade of B- (70 per cent) or higher, will be considered for transfer credit.
Requests for transfer credit should be made after the applicant is admitted to the program.
To apply for transfer credit, please complete the following steps:
Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
Updated June 30 2020 by laurab