How to select Graduate Courses?

  • Graduate students (and if they already have a Thesis Supervisor(s)) should select graduate courses related to research interests but take into consideration the “area” requirements of the graduate program and the requirements on their “Statement of Standing on Admission”.
  • Typically, a minimum of 2.5 credits in courses at the graduate level in at least three of the following areas is required: Theory (T), Software Engineering (E), one of Computer Applications (A) or Computer Systems (S). Consult the Graduate Calendar Entry to see the listing of all the OCICS courses with respect to the areas.
  • The three required course credits to satisfy the area requirements must be taken from the schedule of OCICS courses. Students can register directly through Carleton Central for all OCICS courses from SCS and EECS.
  • At least half of the course credits must be taken from the schedule of the OCICS courses. Students can register directly through Carleton Central for all OCICS courses from SCS and EECS.
  • A Permission for Credit form must be completed and approved by the Graduate Director to obtain degree credit for any courses not on the OCICS schedule or Statement of Standing on Admission.
  • An Exchange Form (see Graduate Administrator) must be filled out in the exceptional case when a student is allowed to take a course from University of Ottawa, but outside of OCICS.
  • A course cannot be taken to satisfy simultaneously two areas. One course counts for only one area.
  • At most, two Fourth Year undergraduate courses may be taken with the permission of the Thesis Supervisor and the Graduate Director. Such permission is not common and must be strongly supported.
  • Graduate courses are very demanding and typically consists of many time critical deadlines (Assignments, Projects, Seminars, Exams, Presentations, etc.). Plan carefully.