The doctoral student, in consultation with their Thesis Supervisor(s), should select graduate courses related to research interests but taking into consideration the “area” requirements of the Ph.D. program and the requirements on their “Statement of Standing on Admission”.
Typically, a minimum of 1.5 credits in courses at the graduate level in at least three of the following areas is required: Theory (T), Software Engineering (E), Computer Applications (A), and Computer Systems (S). See the Graduate Calendar Entry for the listing of all the OCICS courses with respect to research areas.
The three required course credits of a Ph.D. student must be taken from the schedule of 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 course not on the OCICS schedule. Support from the student’s supervisor is required for such requests. 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: 1 course counts for only 1 area.
Graduate courses are very demanding and typically consist of several time-critical deadlines (Assignments, Projects, Seminars, Exams, Presentations, etc.). Plan carefully.