in January 2016, the MSS program is superseded by the Master in Dependable
Software Systems (DSS).
We will not take further application for the MSS program.
The MSS is a graduate level degree program administered through UBC's Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science (Faculty of Science) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science). It is one of many graduate degrees offered through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
In 16 demanding months, MSS students complete a masters degree consisting of three terms of coursework (30 credits) and a mandatory four-month industry internship. At the end of the program, you will have gained a broad understanding of software systems development and implementation; not just from a programmerís of software engineerís viewpoint, but from a managerís perspective as well.
The MSS program was designed specifically for people who hold a science or engineering degree in a field other than computer science or computer engineering. The program is an opportunity to expand your existing skills and develop them for a career in a software systems environment.
UBCís internationally known faculty and its top-notch facilities provide the expertise and atmosphere Ė our students provide the desire and focus. We seek applicants that are mature, bright, and motivated individuals, and able to give full priority to their studies. The rigorous nature of the MSS program requires that students eliminate, as much as possible, all other studies and professional work during the course of the degree.