M.Sc. Course-Based Timeline

See the following sample schedule to track your progress. (Shift timelines for a Winter start.)

  • Residency requirement: There is no residency requirement for course-based students.
  • Program length: You are encouraged to finish your Master’s program within 2 years; at most, you could take up to 6 years - continuation after this time requires a Program Extension that must be approved by both the department and FGSR
Year Timeframe Tasks

Year 1
Course Work

(Fall - Term 1)

  • CMPUT 603
  • 2 other courses

(Winter - Term 2)

  •  2 – 3 courses


Year 2
Course Work & Capstone

(Fall - Term 3)

  • 2 – 3 courses

(Winter - Term 4)

  • Capstone
  • Remaining courses (if applicable)


for Spring Convocation

*Once the capstone course is complete, the capstone supervisor should send the signed form to  the Graduate Program Administrator who will submit the form to FGSR.