Note that earning an unsatisfactory mark twice may be cited as grounds for requiring that a student withdraw from the Ph. Choosing courses relevant to your research areas is important, but coursework must also satisfy a breadth requirement, exposing students to both theoretical and systems-related aspects of computer science.
For this courses are divided into two broad categories, and students must have course credit for at least two courses from each category.
The School of Computer Science offers a world-class Ph. Students conduct research under close supervision of our highly regarded research faculty, work with cutting-edge technology, attend international conferences and workshops, and build important, life-long contacts and relationships with colleagues and faculty. The main difference is in how many years of full-time residency is required. student must, in consultation with his or her supervisor(s), form a Progress Committee.
The program typically takes 3–4 years, and prepares students for doing advanced research in a wide range of areas relevant to Computer Science.
The review should demonstrate detailed understanding of some of the seminal developments in addition to familiarity with the broader chronological development of research in the area.
The review report should be concise, but clear, and is typically between 12 pages and 15 pages in a single-spaced, 12 point font.Graduates of our program are highly sought after, going on to work as university faculty, industrial or government researchers, or as leaders in business and development in the technology sector. Students may be admitted to either year 1 ("Ph D1"), or directly to year 2 ("Ph D2") if they already hold a completed M. Students admitted to "Ph D1" must complete four years of residency (eight terms), plus one more year as a full-time student, while students admitted to "Ph D2" must complete only three years (six terms) of residency, plus one more year as a full-time student. program is monitored and evaluated on a yearly basis by a Progress Committee. This committee will consist of least three professors---two members of the faculty of School of Computer Science, as well as the student's supervisor(s).Have a look at our many exciting research areas, and check out our faculty and research labs. Once these requirements are met, any further time in the degree program is considered additional-session. For the first year or two after entry into the program, progress is mainly evaluated when the student takes the comprehensive and proposal (area) exams.The comprehensive exam consists of a Progress Report and a subsequent oral exam.First, several months before the exam is conducted, the supervisor (or co-supervisors), in consultation with other Progress Committee members and with approval from the Ph. Program Committee, gives the student a syllabus in an appropriate research area for the student to review.This syllabus is meant to cover significant contributions to a particular research topic, and consists of an organized and motivated list of approximately 15–20 publications, including conference proceedings, journal articles, and theses.Based on the approved syllabus, the student writes a literature review.The actual Evaluation Committee is formed by the Ph. Program Committee and the supervisor (or co-supervisors). 40–45 min), the student meets with the Evaluation Committee to verbally discuss the content of the progress report, and in particular answer questions from the committee pertaining to the literature review.This committee evaluates the review document, and conducts the oral examination. A student's supervisor(s) also participates in this examination.After questions, the exam moves to a closed session consisting of just the committee members, who, based on the student's progress, report, and performance in the exam vote on pass or failure. The actual defense consists of a brief, pre-meeting of just the Ph. Defense Committee members, followed by the public part of the defense. Questions may also be asked by the rest of the defense audience.In the case of a first failure, the student will be given a single chance to retake the examination within six months. This step requires that the completed thesis document has been transmitted to the thesis office, and that both the internal and external examiners have agreed to pass the thesis. The public part includes an initial, twenty minute presentation by the student, summarizing their thesis work, which is then followed by one or more rounds of questioning by the Ph. After questions, the exam again moves to a closed session consisting of just the committee members.