Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
Students may include courses from both universities in their programs, and may select a supervisor from either university, but they should apply to the university with which their supervisor is associated. Their study program is administered by the university at which they are enrolled and is subject to its regulations.
Students who wish to pursue studies in computer science leading to the degree of Master of Computer Science (MCS) or Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD) can do so in joint programs offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa and the School of Computer Science at Carleton University under the auspices of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science. The Institute is responsible for supervising these programs and for providing a framework for interaction between the universities in graduate computer science education. In addition to the faculty members from the two computer science programs, the Institute also has members with computer science expertise from other departments. The program includes a co-op option. The degree awarded is the Master of Computer Science (MCS). Requests for information and application forms should be sent to the graduate secretaries handling the admission process (Contact OCICS).
The MCS program includes several options:
- Master's with thesis option
- Master's with thesis option, Accelerated Stream
- Master's with thesis option, co-op
- Master’s, non-thesis option
- Master’s, non-thesis option, co-op
The degree awarded is the Master of Computer Science (MCS). Requests for information and application forms should be sent to the graduate secretaries handling the admission process (contact OCICS).
The Department of Computer Science is a participating unit in the collaborative program in bioinformatics at the master’s level.
The program operates within the general framework of the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the FGPS website.