The School of Computing Science offers a full-time professional master's program in computer science allowing students to specialilze in one of three concentrations: big data, visual computing, or cybersecurity. This cohort-based program trains computational specialists who can construct models, develop algorithms, and write software using state-of-the-art graduate-level knowledge and techniques. The program has been running since 2014 and has created tremendous value for its graduates.

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Big data covers the computational treatment of the massive datasets being collected in all areas of our society. This concentration will develop data architects who apply a deep knowledge of computer science to create new tools that find value in these vast amounts of data. Students are well-prepared to become data scientists, programmers, data solutions architects, and chief data officers capable of offering insights that support strategic decision-making.

Visual computing is an emerging discipline that combines computer vision, deep learning, computer graphics and interactive techniques to advance technologies for the acquisition, analysis, manipulation, and creation of 2D or 3D visual content. This concentration prepares students to become software developers and architects in areas including deep learning, computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, AR/VR and 3D games.

Cybersecurity is fundamentally a computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations in the context of adversaries. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. Students in this concentration are trained to excel in positions like cybersecurity engineer, cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity consultant, vulnerability analyst, network architect, and many more.

OUR QUALIFICATIONS

SFU is Canada's top comprehensive university according to Maclean’s magazine. The university has ranked number one for 12 of the past 13 years.

The School of Computing Science is home to 68 top-notch researchers and instructors in computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, database systems, data mining and more. Learn more about our faculty's research excellence and reputation.

SFU's Burnaby campus is located in cosmopolitan Metro-Vancouver, an area known globally for its high quality of life.