Earn your MINT Graduate Degree while Maintaining your Employment
The schedule for the University of Alberta Master of Science in Internetworking (MINT) is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals both from Canada and abroad. With each course delivered over three alternate weekends (one weekend in class followed by one weekend off), this graduate education program allows for commuting to and from the MINT facilities at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – and minimal interruption of full or part-time employment.
Lectures for each individual course are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 AM to 5 PM, every second weekend. This schedule provides adequate time to complete assignments, as well as attend to family, work, and other responsibilities.
The lab course, MINT 708, requires attendance three days a week, one hour daily during fall term. This course is also offered again in May for two weeks (pre-requisites apply).
Attend the MINT Master’s Degree Program in a Part-Time Format
- Term 1 (Fall) – MINT 700 and 702
- Term 2 (Winter) – MINT 704 and 706
- Term 3 (Spring) – MINT 708
- Term 4 (Fall) – Two MINT options
- Term 5 (Winter) – MINT 709 plus final MINT option
Please note that MINT 709 is a project course, and requires the completion of a significant implementation or experimental study under the direction of a faculty member.
Master of Science in Internetworking – Full-Time Format
Students often inquire about the possibility of full-time status at the University of Alberta, either for employment, student loan or visa purposes.
To qualify for full-time attendance, students must be enrolled in three courses per term. For MINT students, this means you must take one additional regular weekday course in Terms 1, 2, and 3. This additional course is chosen from regular undergraduate or graduate listings in the University of Alberta calendar.
The extra course per term provides an opportunity to strengthen your background in mathematics or programming, both of which are fundamental to the MINT program, enhance your knowledge in a particular area of Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or simply pursue a personal interest such as a second or third language. The course schedule for full-time study would be:
- Term 1 (Fall) – MINT 700, MINT 702, and either MINT 708 or one course from outside the MINT program
- Term 2 (Winter) – MINT 704, MINT 706, and either MINT 719 or one course from outside the MINT program
- Term 3 (Fall) – Two MINT options, plus MINT 709 (capstone project)
Please note that any extra courses taken (outside MINT) to qualify for full-time status will be included in the calculation of your GPA and will appear on your final transcript. Please also note that MINT 709 has the weight of two regular courses. Approval of the project proposal is required before you are allowed to register in this course.
Whether part-time or full-time suits your situation and interests, attending the MINT accredited graduate degree program at the University of Alberta, a top-ranked Canadian university, will take your career to a new level and allow you to reap professional and financial rewards.