MS in Computer Science

MS in Computer Science

Batch Start Date 31st December 2022

Key Benefits of the Program

  • VND713 Million


    Significant savings of upto VND 713 Million compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • VND2,2 Billion


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Specialisations

  • Full Stack Development

Program Structure and Fees

MS in Computer Science is a 20 months course where in the first 8 months you will be studying online with IIIT Bangalore. Tuition fees for first 8 months is 4000 USD (inclusive of taxes). For the next 12 months, you will be going to the US and studying on-campus at City University of Seattle, US. Tuition fees for City University of Seattle is approximately USD 25,950. You will also have to incur approximately USD 26,600 per annum as living costs in the US. 
  1. Country

    India

    Course Name

    • Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science (CityU)

    Eligibility

    • B.E. or B.Tech or B.Sc. with (IT/Computer Science/Electronics and Communication) or BCA graduates with a minimum of 6.0/10 of marks are eligible to apply. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    4000 USD

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    8 months

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • MS in Computer Science

    Eligibility

    • Applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore with 3 or above GPA on the band of 4.
    • IELTS >= 6.5 or TOEFL >= 87 or Duolingo >= 110 or PTE >= 59.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 25,950

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 23,000 Per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Get a Master's degree from City University of Seattle and ACP Data Science certificate from IIIT Bangalore
  • City University of Seattle is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Alumni status from IIIT Bangalore and City University of Seattle
  • GRE Wavier for IIIT Bangalore Learners
  • One-on-One with Industry Mentors
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • upGrad end to end support for applications and visa
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
About IIIT Bangalore
Known for its practice oriented learning and entrepreneurial support, IIIT Bangalore is an independent institution and a deemed university. Till date, IIIT Bangalore has incubated more than 20 startups and published more than 1000 publications. IIITB’s outstanding faculty, curriculum and pedagogy ensures that their graduate programs are ranked amon the best in the country. Their students have been well received by industry, and have been placed with some of the leading companies in the IT industry. ...Read more
About City University of Seattle
City University of Seattle (CityU) is a private university in Seattle, Washington. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has granted the City University of Seattle its accreditation (NWCCU). The University of Seattle has been relentlessly re-imagining higher education in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide since 1973. With over 60 degre and certificate programs in business, leadership, education, project management, health and human services, and computer and information systems, the university is now ranked among the top 10 institutions in the country for adult education.Close to 200 international students are served by the university each year to complete their bachelor’s degree or earn a graduate degree. City University of Seattle has campuses in the US and Canada, and partnerships in China, Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, and Vietnam ...Read more
About USA
“Why do international students prefer to study in USA?” There are several answers to the question. To start with, the country hosts more than a million international students and is one of the most popular global educational hubs. Universities and colleges in the US offer numerous options in terms of courses and educational programs. The country ishome to some of the world’s best and most reputed universities along with excellent faculty, research prospects, and infrastructure. It is also welcoming and culturally diverse with a higher quality of life. ...Read more

Scholarship(s)

Exclusive Scholarship for upGrad Learners

scholarship

Exclusive Scholarship for upGrad Learners

Award Amount :
25%
Eligibility :
  • The students who are enrolled with upGrad for Fall '23 and Spring '24 Intake will get a flat 25% Scholarship on the CityU tuition fees.

Career Opportunities


Computer Science

  • Software Developer

    USD 84,617 Annually

  • Application Developer

    USD 66,000 Annually

  • Front End Developer

    USD 91,326 Annually

  • Data Scientist

    USD 98,199 Annually

  • Software Engineer

    USD 99,375 Annually

  • Associate Software Engineer

    USD 72,000 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    USD 97,374 Annually

Syllabus

IIIT BangaloreAdvanced Certificate Program in Data Science (CityU)

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City University of SeattleMS in Computer Science

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  • 3

    Tools & Softwares

  • 7+

    Case Study & Projects

  • 20+

    Live Sessions

  • 300+

    Hours of Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the MS in Computer Science with City University of Seattle?

The MS in Computer Science is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12 months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into Computer Science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore, and an MS degree from City University of Seattle, US. 

What should I expect from the MS in Computer Science?

You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled Computer Science professional at par with leading industry standards. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from City University of Seattle Career Services to build a career in the US.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the Program?

You will study subjects ranging from Exploratory Data Analysis, Linear Regression, Deep Learning, Business Analytics, and NLP & Text Mining to name a few.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will be an in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science would be awarded from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Computer Science degree from City University of Seattle, US.

Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to develop/enhance your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

University Partners

Where is the City University of Seattle Located?

City University of Seattle’s campus is located in downtown Seattle, minutes from the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Experience Music Project, award-winning restaurants, and nightlife. Love the outdoors? In Seattle, you’re surrounded by parks and opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring just minutes outside of the city.

Is City University of Seattle accredited?

City University of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the US Department of Education. Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer review and evaluation. 

When will I go to City University of Seattle, US?

City University of Seattle will have 4 quarter-based intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake, the second intake of the year will be the May (Summer), the third intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake, and the fourth intake will be the November (Winter). Though the application process for the City University of Seattle will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to the City University of Seattle in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

Does City University of Seattle offer housing facilities?

Yes, City University of Seattle does provide housing facilities at the campus. For more information, you can check the Checkout Cornish Commons here. 

When will I get an Offer Letter from City University of Seattle?

upGrad will apply for you at City University of Seattle once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter from City University of Seattle, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application for admission to City University of Seattle. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

What is the list of documents which are required to make an application to City University of Seattle for a final offer letter?

The list of documents that are required to make an application to City University of Seattle for a final offer letter are:
• Passport
• Class 10th & 12th marksheet and certificate
• Graduation all mark sheets, Graduation Transcript and Graduation Degree
• Statement of purpose
• Two letters of recommendation
• Resume
• English Proficiency Score Card (IELTS/PTE/TOEFL/Duolingo)
• Personal Statement
• Bank and financial declaration form + Sponsor statement (if applicable)  

Selection Criteria

What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort. 

What is the selection process for this program?

upGrad, IIIT Bangalore,  City University of Seattle, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time to conceptualizing and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in Computer Science. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Computer Science. For entry into City University of Seattle, US, students have to successfully complete the IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 3 GPA or above on the band of 4.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

For IIIT Bangalore:
• B.E. or B.Tech or B.Sc. with (IT/Computer Science/Electronics and Communication) or BCA graduates with a minimum of 6.0/10 of marks are eligible to apply. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

For  City University of Seattle :
• Applicants must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 3 or above GPA on the band of 4.
•  IELTS >= 6.5 or TOEFL >= 87 or Duolingo >= 110 or PTE >= 59.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

Up to 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an Online Program?

Our dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries.
Email us at studentsupport@upgrad.com to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call-Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.
Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, and submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.
 

Visa

Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

Can I do a part-time job while studying in the US?

You may be eligible to work in the US while studying if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off-campus. You must also meet all the other requirements. You can only start working in the US when you start your study program. You can't work before your studies begin.

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 
  • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
  • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of 150 USD/- will be levied. If less than 150 USD/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
  • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
  • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
  • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
  • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

    Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 
  • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
  • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

    Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 
  • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
  • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
  • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
  • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.
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upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more