Program list & descriptions

Computer Science ( Doctorate )

Research areas include strong emphases in software engineering, HCI, software requirements engineering, combinatorial algorithms, graph theory, algorithm design and complexity, music technology, numerical analysis, parallel and distributed computing and digital systems design. The department also participates in the co-operative education program at the graduate level. 

Entrance requirements

Prerequisite Minimum standing
MSc First class standing

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application deadlines

Entry point Domestic students International students
September May 31 December 15
January October 31 April 15
May February 28 September 15 (prior year)

Exams and other requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of intent
  • TOEFL 90 (internet-based test)
  • GRE recommended
  • For details, please consult the Computer Science website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Reception/General Office Jennifer Knapp 250-472-5700 ECS 504
Financial Secretary Nancy M. Chan 250-472-5701 ECS 504
FAX 250-472-5708
Chair Ulrike Stege 250-472-5704 ECS 504a
Acting Department Secretary and Assistant to the Chair Shanel Higham 250-472-5704 ECS 504
Director, Undergraduate Programs Venkatesh Srinivasan 250-472-5731 ECS 624
Director, Outreach, Recruitment and Retention Yvonne Coady 250-472-5715 ECS 632
Director, Opportunities for Funding Research Sue Whitesides 250-472-5841 ECS 610
Undergraduate Advising Officer Susan Butler 250-472-5757 ECS 512
Acting Administrative Officer Erin Robinson 250-472-5854 ECS 514
Graduate Advisor Kui Wu 250-472-5766 ECS 556
Graduate Secretary Wendy Beggs 250-472-5703 ECS 504
Senior Lab Instructor Bette Bultena 250-472-5853 ECS 322
Senior Lab Instructor Victoria Li 250-472-5834 ECS 320
Assistance Centre ECS 251
Senior Systems Administrator Robert Taylor 250-472-5892 ECS 456
Senior Programmer Analyst Paul Stead 250-472-5889 ECS 452
Programmer Analyst Kathryn Wilson 250-472-5896 ECS 460
Programmer Consultant Tomas Bednar 250-472-5898 ECS 462
Electronics Technician Glen McCloskey 250-472-5885 ECS 449

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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