The goal of MINT is to get you up to speed, then equip you to push Internetworking forward by creating the next generation of devices and network architectures.
— Program Director, Dr. Mike MacGregor
MINT, an accredited graduate degree program at the University of Alberta, is a two-year professional program that focuses on the technical and professional skills required to design, develop, and implement Internetworks, network applications and Internetworking devices.
A Graduate Degree Program for Professionals with a Full-Time Employment Commitment
To best serve our students, the Master of Science in Internetworking degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is primarily directed toward working professionals. Classes are scheduled in intensive weekend format so that you can maintain regular weekday employment. Some MINT students attend our graduate degree program on a part-time basis, while others attend as full-time students to accommodate student loans, visas and / or working while learning. Contact us for more information.
Overview of the MINT Master’s Degree Program
Your graduate education will be gained from experts in all practical and theoretical aspects of Internetworking, and reinforced by exercises in the lab.
Students enroll in MINT’s core courses as a cohort, which provides an opportunity to progress together while meeting peers, future co-workers and sources of specialized information. Within this structure, graduates have access to their own network of experts in the field of Internetworking.
The MINT Master’s degree program begins with the basics of data communication and works up to advanced management and analysis techniques. The curriculum consists of five core courses in the first year, and includes a special two week long hands-on course in the lab. There is also usually a summer “boot camp” for those interested in working on various industry certifications.
In the second year, MINT students select three electives and complete the capstone project course. The electives allow you to choose topics of greatest interest or those most relevant to your education or employment. Experienced professionals who have first-hand industry knowledge teach our elective courses. The capstone project course involves using your new knowledge to address a real-world problem currently faced by the Internetworking industry.
A MINT Graduate Degree from the University of Alberta Will Open Doors
Upon completion of the MINT program, graduates will be armed with the most current technology training and experience within the Internetworking industry. You will be among the most highly-trained IT / ICT professionals and at the top of the networking industry.