Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2009/2010)
20.11 Computer Science
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • W. Banzhaf

The degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in Computer Science.

20.11.1 Master of Science
  1. Admission into a Master’s program in Computer Science is restricted to candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (major in Computer Science or closely related discipline) with a minimum average of 75% overall. When circumstances warrant, this requirement may be waived on the recommendation of the Head of the Department. Applicants should also refer to the Qualifications for Admission given under the Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Science within the School of Graduate Studies section of the current Calendar. International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit results of the (general) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test.

  2. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in graduate program courses, 9 of which must be in computer science.

  3. Each candidate is required to submit an acceptable thesis. The thesis project may involve a theoretical investigation and/or the development of an original, practical system. Each candidate is required to present a tentative outline of his/her proposed research to the Supervisor, with a copy to the Department Committee on Graduate Studies, by the end of his/her third semester in the program (sixth semester for part-time students). A fifteen minute oral presentation of the proposal is to be scheduled and given within four weeks of the submission date.

  4. Prior to submission of a thesis, normally in the last semester of the program, candidates are required to present a seminar on the thesis topic, methods employed and research results.

  5. All candidates are expected to take an active part in seminars and other aspects of the academic life of the Department of Computer Science.


A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

  • Programming Languages
  • 6711 Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages
  • 6712 Compiling Techniques
  • 6713 Software Engineering
  • 6714 Functional Programming
  • 6715 Logic Programming
  • 6716 Concurrent Programming
  • 6718-6719 Special Topics in Programming Languages
  • Computer Systems
  • 6720 Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • 6721 Operating Systems Design
  • 6722 Advanced Computer Architectures
  • 6723 Microprocessor Systems
  • 6724 VLSI Design (same as Engineering 9863)
  • 6725 Computational Aspects of VLSI (same as Engineering 9864)
  • 6726 Modelling and Analysis of Computing Systems
  • 6727 Introduction to High Performance Computer Systems
  • 6728-6729 Special Topics in Computer Systems - Computer Networks
  • Numerical Computations
  • 6731 Topics in Numerical Methods
  • 6732 Matrix Computations
  • 6738-6739 Special Topics in Numerical Methods
  • Theoretical Aspects
  • 6741 Advanced Automata Theory
  • 6742 Theory of Databases
  • 6743 Complexity of Computational Problems
  • 6745 Special Topics - Advanced Computational Geometry
  • 6748-6749 Special Topics in Theoretical Computer Science
  • Applications
  • 6751 Database Technology and Information Retrieval
  • 6752 Applications of Computer Graphics
  • 6753 Artificial Intelligence
  • 6754 Post-Genomic Computational Biology
  • 6755 Knowledge-Based Systems
  • 6756 Digital Image Processing
  • 6758-6769 Special Topics in Computer Applications
  • 6770-6790 Special Topics in Computer Science