Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (August 22, 2018) — by Wendy Jandrew
Wilfrid Laurier University launched the first fully online Master of Computer Science program in Canada on Aug. 21, 2018, which is being offered to Canadian and international students.
The online Master of Computer Science program is designed for active computer science professionals and those with an undergraduate degree in computer science, applied computing, computer engineering, information systems, mathematics or another related field who aspire to reach their full potential. The program sets itself apart by cultivating a high-level of technical knowledge and the practical real-world skill set required by employers worldwide.
The curriculum includes parallel programming, application development, algorithm design, data mining and analysis, cyber-attack and defence, machine learning and technology entrepreneurship. Students will be trained to turn their technical knowledge into practical leadership skills, real-world development to define the future of programming, development and technology entrepreneurship.
The online program will mirror the on-campus degree and will be taught by the same world-class faculty. It combines exceptional education with the convenience of online learning
“We are excited to launch the online Master of Computer Science program – the first fully online degree program in the Faculty of Science at Laurier and the first of its kind in Canada. The program addresses key areas of importance in computer science and will equip students with knowledge and skills to address some of the current challenges in our increasingly technology-driven society.” – Kenneth Maly, Ph.D, Acting Dean, Faculty of Science.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and is ranked sixth in Maclean’s comprehensive university category. It also ranked first in student satisfaction for the second year in a row. As Laurier’s online program management partner, Keypath is helping the university diversify its enrolment to provinces outside Ontario.
About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. Laurier’s innovative educational model purposefully integrates the academic learning experience with an experiential learning component. The university has more than 19,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and locations in Kitchener and Toronto. A new Laurier campus in Milton, Ont. will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2019. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011.