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Data Science Collaborative Specialization
School of Computer Science
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This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Data Science must meet the requirements of their respective home units as well as those of the Collaborative Program. The requirements of the Collaborative Program do not, however, add to the number of credits students are required to accumulate by their home unit and the credit value of the degree remains the same. Consult the individual programs for detailed program requirements.

M.Sc. Biology
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in approved coursework0.5
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  4.0 credits in:4.0
BIOL 5909 [4.0]
M.Sc. Thesis (in the specialization)
Total Credits5.0

M.A.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
BIOM 5010 [0.5]
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  1.0 credit in BIOM (BMG) courses1.0
4.  0.5 credit in elective courses taken either at Carleton University or University of Ottawa with the approval of the OCIBME Director or Associate Director0.5
5.  2.5 credits in:2.5
BIOM 5909 [2.5]
M.A.Sc. Thesis (in the specialization)
6.  0.0 credit in:0.0
BIOM 5800 [0.0]
Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Total Credits5.0

Note: for the course work Item 3 and Item 4 above, one 0.5 credit data science elective course must be taken (one of BIOM 5202BIOM 5400, BIOM 5405, COMP 5100, COMP 5101, COMP 5107, COMP 5108, COMP 5111, COMP 5112, COMP 5204, COMP 5209, COMP 5305, COMP 5306, COMP 5307, COMP 5308, COMP 5401, COMP 5703, COMP 5704, PHYS 5002, SYSC 5001, SYSC 5003, SYSC 5004, SYSC 5007, SYSC 5101, SYSC 5102, SYSC 5103, SYSC 5108, SYSC 5201, SYSC 5207, SYSC 5300, SYSC 5303, SYSC 5306, SYSC 5401, SYSC 5404, SYSC 5405, SYSC 5407, SYSC 5500, SYSC 5703, SYSC 5706).

M.Eng. Biomedical Engineering
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - by coursework:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
BIOM 5010 [0.5]
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  2.0 credits in BIOM (BMG) courses2.0
4.  2.0 credits in elective courses at either Carleton University or University of Ottawa with the approval of the OCIBME Director or Associate Director2.0
5.  0.0 credit in:
BIOM 5800 [0.0]
Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Total Credits5.0

Note:  for the course work Item 3 and Item 4 above, three 0.5-credit data science elective courses must be taken (three of BIOM 5400,BIOM 5405, COMP 5100, COMP 5101, COMP 5107, COMP 5108, COMP 5111, COMP 5112, COMP 5204, COMP 5209, COMP 5305,COMP 5306, COMP 5307, COMP 5308, COMP 5401,COMP 5703, COMP 5704, PHYS 5002, SYSC 5001, SYSC 5003,SYSC 5004, SYSC 5007, SYSC 5101, SYSC 5102, SYSC 5103, SYSC 5108, SYSC 5201, SYSC 5207, SYSC 5300, SYSC 5303, SYSC 5306, SYSC 5401,SYSC 5404, SYSC 5405, SYSC 5407, SYSC 5500, SYSC 5703, SYSC 5706)

Requirements - by project:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
BIOM 5010 [0.5]
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  1.5 credits in BIOM (BMG) courses1.5
4.  1.0 credit in elective courses at either Carleton University or University of Ottawa with the approval of the OCIBME Director or Associate Director1.0
5.  0.0 credit in:
BIOM 5800 [0.0]
Biomedical Engineering Seminar
6.  1.5 credit in:1.5
BIOM 5900 [1.5]
Biomedical Engineering Project (in the specialization)
Total Credits5.0

Note:  for the course work Item 3 and Item 4 above, three 0.5-credit data science elective courses must be taken (three of BIOM 5400,BIOM 5405, COMP 5100, COMP 5101, COMP 5107, COMP 5108, COMP 5111, COMP 5112, COMP 5204, COMP 5209, COMP 5305,COMP 5306, COMP 5307, COMP 5308, COMP 5401,COMP 5703, COMP 5704, PHYS 5002, SYSC 5001, SYSC 5003,SYSC 5004, SYSC 5007, SYSC 5101, SYSC 5102, SYSC 5103, SYSC 5108, SYSC 5201, SYSC 5207, SYSC 5300, SYSC 5303, SYSC 5306, SYSC 5401,SYSC 5404, SYSC 5405, SYSC 5407, SYSC 5500, SYSC 5703, SYSC 5706)

M.Sc. in Chemistry
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CHEM 5810 [0.5]
Seminar I
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CHEM 5804 [0.5]
Modern Scientific Communication
4.  0.5 credit in CHEM at the graduate level, which may include up to 0.5 credit in another discipline, with permission of the department.0.5
5.  3.0 credits in:3.0
CHEM 5909 [3.0]
M.Sc. Thesis (in the specialization)
Total Credits5.0

Master of Cognitive Science
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 5100 [0.5]
Issues in Cognitive Science
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 5101 [0.5]
Experimental Methods and Statistics
4.  1.0 credit in CGSC or other approved courses, from two different cognitive disciplines, selected in consultation with the graduate supervisor.1.0
5.  2.5 credits in:2.5
CGSC 5909 [2.5]
M. Cog. Thesis (The thesis must be approved as fulfilling the data science requirement and be supervised by a faculty member working in a data science related field.)
6. Preparation of research for presentation at the Carleton Cognitive Science Spring Conference.
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Project Option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 5100 [0.5]
Issues in Cognitive Science
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 5101 [0.5]
Experimental Methods and Statistics
4.  1.5 credits from:1.5
CGSC 5001 [0.5]
Cognition and Artificial Cognitive Systems
CGSC 5002 [0.5]
Experimental Research in Cognition
CGSC 5003 [0.5]
Language and Cognition
CGSC 5004 [0.5]
Cognition and Conceptual Issues
CGSC 5005 [0.5]
Cognition and Neuroscience
5.  1.0 credit in CGSC or other approved courses selected in consultation with the graduate supervisor.1.0
6.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 5908 [1.0]
Research Project (Project must be approved as fulfilling the data science requirement and be supervised by a faculty member working in a data science related field.)
7. Preparation of research for presentation at the Cogntive Science Spring Conference.
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Communication
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework pathway (5.0 credits)
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5101 [1.0]
Foundations of Communication Studies
3. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5605 [0.5]
Approaches to Communication Research
4. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5225 [0.5]
Critical Data Studies
5. 0.5 credit from:0.5
COMS 5203 [0.5]
Communication, Technology, Society
COMS 5221 [0.5]
Science and the Making of Knowledge
COMS 5224 [0.5]
Internet, Infrastructure, Materialities
6. 2.0 credits in electives2.0
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay pathway (5.0 credits)
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5101 [1.0]
Foundations of Communication Studies
3. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5605 [0.5]
Approaches to Communication Research
4. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5225 [0.5]
Critical Data Studies
5. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
Research Essay on a Data Science topic approved by the Advisory Board representative from Communication in consultation with the graduate Committee of the Institute of Data Science.
6. 1.5 credits in electives.1.5
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Thesis pathway (5.0 credits)
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5101 [1.0]
Foundations of Communication Studies
3. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5605 [0.5]
Approaches to Communication Research
4. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5225 [0.5]
Critical Data Studies
5. 2.0 credits in:2.0
COMS 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
M.A. Thesis on a Data Science topic approved by the Advisory Board representative from Communication in consultation with the Graduate Committee of the Institute of Data Science.
6. 0.5 credit in electives0.5
Total Credits5.0

M.C.S. Computer Science
with Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  2.0 credits in course work. Course work must include a minimum of 1.5 credits of OCICS courses in at least three different research areas. See OCICS course listing by research areas.2.0
3.  2.5 credits in:2.5
COMP 5905 [2.5]
M.C.S. Thesis (M.C.S. Thesis must be in an area of Data Science and requires approval from the Institute of Data Science. Each candidate submitting a thesis will be required to undertake an oral defence of the thesis.)
Total Credits5.0
 

M.A. Economics
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (4.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework pathway (4.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
ECON 5020 [0.5]
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 5021 [0.5]
Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 5027 [0.5]
Econometrics I
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ECON 5029 [0.5]
Methods of Economic Research
including a research paper on a data science related topic
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ECON 5055 [0.5]
Financial Econometrics
ECON 5361 [0.5]
Labour Economics I
ECON 5362 [0.5]
Labour Economics II
ECON 5700 [0.5]
Social and Economic Measurement
ECON 5712 [0.5]
Micro-Econometrics
ECON 5713 [0.5]
Time-Series Econometrics
5.  0.5 credit in ECON approved by the M.A. Supervisor of the Department of Economics0.5
6.  0.5 credit in Data Science elective (which may be an additional course from the preceding list) approved by the M.A. Supervisor of the Department of Economics0.5
Total Credits4.0
Requirements - Thesis option (4.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
ECON 5020 [0.5]
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 5021 [0.5]
Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 5027 [0.5]
Econometrics I
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  1.5 credit in:1.5
ECON 5909 [1.5]
M.A. Thesis
on a data science topic approved by the Data Science governance committee
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ECON 5055 [0.5]
Financial Econometrics
ECON 5361 [0.5]
Labour Economics I
ECON 5362 [0.5]
Labour Economics II
ECON 5700 [0.5]
Social and Economic Measurement
ECON 5712 [0.5]
Micro-Econometrics
ECON 5713 [0.5]
Time-Series Econometrics
Total Credits4.0

M.A.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - by Thesis (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit from data science elective courses:0.5
SYSC 5001 [0.5]
Simulation and Modeling
SYSC 5003 [0.5]
Discrete Stochastic Models
SYSC 5004 [0.5]
Optimization for Engineering Applications
SYSC 5101 [0.5]
Design of High Performance Software
SYSC 5103 [0.5]
Software Agents
SYSC 5104 [0.5]
Methodologies For Discrete-Event Modeling And Simulation
SYSC 5201 [0.5]
Computer Communication
SYSC 5207 [0.5]
Distributed Systems Engineering
SYSC 5300 [0.5]
Advanced Health Care Engineering
SYSC 5303 [0.5]
Interactive Networked Systems and Telemedicine
SYSC 5306 [0.5]
Mobile Computing Systems
SYSC 5401 [0.5]
Adaptive and Learning Systems
SYSC 5404 [0.5]
Multimedia Compression, Scalability, and Adaptation
SYSC 5405 [0.5]
Pattern Classification and Experiment Design
SYSC 5407 [0.5]
Planning and Design of Computer Networks
SYSC 5500 [0.5]
Designing Secure Networking and Computer Systems
SYSC 5703 [0.5]
Integrated Database and Cloud Systems
SYSC 5706 [0.5]
Analytical Performance Models of Computer Systems
3.  1.5 credits in courses1.5
4.  2.5 credits in:2.5
SYSC 5909 [2.5]
M.A.Sc. Thesis
in the area of data science (each candidate submitting a thesis will be required to undertake an oral defence of the thesis)
Total Credits5.0

M.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (4.5 credits)

Requirements - by Project (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  1.0 credit from data science elective courses:1.0
SYSC 5001 [0.5]
Simulation and Modeling
SYSC 5003 [0.5]
Discrete Stochastic Models
SYSC 5004 [0.5]
Optimization for Engineering Applications
SYSC 5101 [0.5]
Design of High Performance Software
SYSC 5103 [0.5]
Software Agents
SYSC 5104 [0.5]
Methodologies For Discrete-Event Modeling And Simulation
SYSC 5201 [0.5]
Computer Communication
SYSC 5207 [0.5]
Distributed Systems Engineering
SYSC 5300 [0.5]
Advanced Health Care Engineering
SYSC 5303 [0.5]
Interactive Networked Systems and Telemedicine
SYSC 5306 [0.5]
Mobile Computing Systems
SYSC 5401 [0.5]
Adaptive and Learning Systems
SYSC 5404 [0.5]
Multimedia Compression, Scalability, and Adaptation
SYSC 5405 [0.5]
Pattern Classification and Experiment Design
SYSC 5407 [0.5]
Planning and Design of Computer Networks
SYSC 5500 [0.5]
Designing Secure Networking and Computer Systems
SYSC 5703 [0.5]
Integrated Database and Cloud Systems
SYSC 5706 [0.5]
Analytical Performance Models of Computer Systems
3.  2.5 credits in courses, which may include up to an additional 0.5 credit in project2.5
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
SYSC 5900 [0.5]
Systems Engineering Project
in the area of data science
Total Credits4.5
Requirements - by Coursework (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  1.5 credits from data science elective courses:1.5
SYSC 5001 [0.5]
Simulation and Modeling
SYSC 5003 [0.5]
Discrete Stochastic Models
SYSC 5004 [0.5]
Optimization for Engineering Applications
SYSC 5101 [0.5]
Design of High Performance Software
SYSC 5103 [0.5]
Software Agents
SYSC 5104 [0.5]
Methodologies For Discrete-Event Modeling And Simulation
SYSC 5201 [0.5]
Computer Communication
SYSC 5207 [0.5]
Distributed Systems Engineering
SYSC 5300 [0.5]
Advanced Health Care Engineering
SYSC 5303 [0.5]
Interactive Networked Systems and Telemedicine
SYSC 5306 [0.5]
Mobile Computing Systems
SYSC 5401 [0.5]
Adaptive and Learning Systems
SYSC 5404 [0.5]
Multimedia Compression, Scalability, and Adaptation
SYSC 5405 [0.5]
Pattern Classification and Experiment Design
SYSC 5407 [0.5]
Planning and Design of Computer Networks
SYSC 5500 [0.5]
Designing Secure Networking and Computer Systems
SYSC 5703 [0.5]
Integrated Database and Cloud Systems
SYSC 5706 [0.5]
Analytical Performance Models of Computer Systems
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
SYSC 5902 [0.5]
Research Methods for Engineers
4.  2.0 credits in courses2.0
Total Credits4.5

M.A. Geography
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
GEOG 5000 [0.5]
Approaches to Geographical Inquiry
3.  2.5 credits in:2.5
GEOG 5909 [2.5]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization and including oral examination of the thesis)
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
GEOG 5905 [0.5]
Masters Research Workshop
5.  1.0 credit in approved graduate-level electives1.0
6. In addition to the formal requirements, M.A. students are required to attend the Departmental Seminar series, and the Graduate Field Camp.
Total Credits5.0

M.Sc. Geography
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
GEOG 5001 [0.5]
Modeling Environmental Systems
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
GEOG 5905 [0.5]
Masters Research Workshop
4.  0.5 credit in Physical Geography selected from:0.5
GEOG 5002 [0.5]
Quantitative Analysis for Geographical Research
GEOG 5103 [0.5]
Hydrologic Principles and Methods
GEOG 5104 [0.5]
Advanced Biogeography
GEOG 5107 [0.5]
Field Study and Methodological Research
GEOG 5303 [0.5]
Geocryology
GEOG 5307 [0.5]
Soil Resources
GEOG 5803 [0.5]
Seminar in Geomatics
GEOG 5804 [0.5]
Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 5900 [0.5]
Graduate Tutorial
up to 0.5 credit in GEOG or GEOM at the 4000 level, with departmental approval
5.  3.0 credits in:3.0
GEOG 5906 [3.0]
M.Sc. Thesis (in the specialization and including oral examination of the thesis)
6. In addition to the formal requirements, M.Sc. students are required to attend the DGES Departmental Seminar series, and the Graduate Field Camp.
Total Credits5.0
 

M.Sc. Health Sciences
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.5 credits)

Requirements (5.5 credits):
1.  1.0 credits in:1.0
HLTH 5901 [0.5]
Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
HLTH 5902 [0.5]
Seminars in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences for MSc
2.  0.5 credits in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3. Completion of:
HLTH 5905 [0.0]
Final Research Seminar Presentation for MSc (must be completed within one month of the thesis defence)
4.  4.0 credits in:4.0
HLTH 5909 [4.0]
MSc Thesis
5. Twice-yearly meetings with the thesis Graduate Advisory Committee, with students meeting a level of progress as determined by the Committee.
Total Credits5.5

M.A. History
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (4.5 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5003 [0.5]
Historical Theory and Method
2.  1.5 credits in HIST at the graduate level of which only 0.5 credit may be taken in a designated public history course; with departmental permission, up to 0.5 credit of courses with historical content may be taken from another unit at Carleton University, at the University of Ottawa, or at another accredited institution.1.5
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5706 [0.5]
Digital History
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5900 [0.5]
Directed Research
6.  1.0 credit in:1.0
HIST 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay (in the specialization)
Total Credits4.5

M.A. International Affairs
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in Economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term from: (see Note 1, below)0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
INAF 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization)
5.  1.0 credit in Field or Elective courses1.0
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (See Note 4, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in Economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term, from: (See Note 1, below)0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (in the specialization)
5.  2.0 credits in Field or Elective Courses (See Note 3, below)2.0
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (See Note 4, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in specialization: (see Note 1, below)0.5
INAF 5904 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods
INAF 6002 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods
4.  0.5 credit in Economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term, from: (see Note 2, below)0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
5.  2.5 credits in Field or Elective courses (See Note 3, below)2.5
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 4, below)
Total Credits5.0

Notes:

  1. The course must include at least one major assignment with a significant data science component. The selected course must be approved by the School and Institute for Data Science. An accepted data science specialization course from outside the School can be used for this requirement with approval.
  2. All students must complete the 0.5 credit economics course for their designated field, or an approved alternate economics course.  For students in the IEP field both INAF 5308 and INAF 5309 , or approved equivalent, must be completed.
  3. For elective courses, 1.5 credits of the total required 5.0 credits may be selected from courses offered in other departments, with a maximum of 1.0 credit from a single department and a maximum of 1.0 credit selected from fourth year undergraduate courses. Any course not identified as an INAF 5000-level course must be approved by the M.A. Program Supervisor.
  4. Students must successfully complete an examination in second language proficiency administered by Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies, or meet the equivalent standard as determined by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. Details of the language requirement are provided on the School website.

Master of Information Technology: Digital Media
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ITEC 5002 [0.5]
Fundamentals of Information Technology Research
3.  1.0 credit from core courses:1.0
ITEC 5010 [0.5]
Applied Programming I
ITEC 5200 [0.5]
Entertainment Technologies
ITEC 5201 [0.5]
Computer Animation Technologies
ITEC 5202 [0.5]
Visual Effects Technologies
ITEC 5203 [0.5]
Game Design and Development Technologies
ITEC 5204 [0.5]
Emerging Interaction Techniques
ITEC 5205 [0.5]
Design and Development of Data-Intensive Applications
ITEC 5206 [0.5]
Data Protection and Rights Management
ITEC 5207 [0.5]
Data Interaction Techniques
ITEC 5208 [0.5]
Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology
ITEC 5920 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Digital Media
4.  0.5 credit in electives, which may include up to 0.5 credit from a 4000-level course, or a 0.5 credit graduate course from another discipline, with permission from their graduate supervisor or the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the School.0.5
5.  2.5 credits in:2.5
ITEC 5909 [2.5]
Master's Thesis (in the specialization)
Total Credits5.0

Note:  No additional IT seminar requirements for this stream.

M.A. Psychology
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (5.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSYC 5410 [0.5]
Advanced Analysis of Variance
PSYC 5411 [0.5]
Advanced Regression
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
3.  0.5 credit in PSYC at the 5000 level, excluding the professional development courses listed in Item 4 and excluding the elective statistics courses listed below.0.5
4.  0.5 credit from the following professional development courses:0.5
PSYC 5000 [0.5]
Introduction to Program Evaluation
PSYC 5002 [0.5]
Ethics in Psychology
PSYC 5003 [0.5]
Open Science and Methodological Improvements
PSYC 5004 [0.5]
Knowledge Mobilization
PSYC 5802 [0.5]
Special Topics: Professional Development
PSYC 5903 [0.5]
Practicum in Psychology
5. Completion of:0.0
PSYC 5906 [0.0]
Pro-Seminar in Psychology
6.  2.5 credits in:2.5
PSYC 5909 [2.5]
M.A. Thesis (in the area of Data Science, which must be defended at an oral examination)
Total Credits5.0

Notes:

  1. Students must receive a minimum grade of A in each of the courses included in the Specialization.
  2. Courses for each research area are listed on the departmental website: carleton.ca/psychology.

Master of Public Policy and Administration
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (7.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework pathway:
1.  4.5 credits in core courses:4.5
PADM 5120 [0.5]
Modern Challenges to Governance
PADM 5121 [0.5]
Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
PADM 5122 [0.5]
Public Management: Principles and Approaches
PADM 5123 [0.5]
Public Management in Practice
PADM 5124 [0.5]
Law and Ethics
PADM 5125 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5127 [0.5]
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5128 [0.5]
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5129 [0.5]
Capstone Course
2.  1.5 credits in data science core courses:1.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
PADM 5126 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5218 [0.5]
Analysis of Socio-economic Data
3.  0.5 credit from data science electives:0.5
COMP 5111 [0.5]
Data Management for Business Intelligence
COMP 5209 [0.5]
Visual Analytics
COMP 5305 [0.5]
Advanced Database Systems
COMP 5306 [0.5]
Data Integration
PADM 5219 [0.5]
Advanced Statistical Policy Analysis
PADM 5372 [0.5]
Policy Seminar (Data Science Specialization)
PADM 5391 [0.5]
Directed Studies (Data Science Specialization)
4.  0.5 credit in approved elective0.5
Total Credits7.0
Requirements - Research essay pathway:
1.  4.5 credits in core courses:4.5
PADM 5120 [0.5]
Modern Challenges to Governance
PADM 5121 [0.5]
Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
PADM 5122 [0.5]
Public Management: Principles and Approaches
PADM 5123 [0.5]
Public Management in Practice
PADM 5124 [0.5]
Law and Ethics
PADM 5125 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5127 [0.5]
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5128 [0.5]
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5129 [0.5]
Capstone Course
2.  1.5 credits in data science core courses:1.5
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
PADM 5126 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5218 [0.5]
Analysis of Socio-economic Data
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PADM 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (on a Data Science topic approved by the MPPA Graduate Supervisor and the Data Science governance committee)
Total Credits7.0

Master of Public Policy and Administration
with Collaborative Specialization in Data Science (Advanced completion, 5.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework pathway (Advanced completion, 5.0 credits - see Note, below):
1.  3.0 credits from core courses:3.0
PADM 5120 [0.5]
Modern Challenges to Governance
PADM 5121 [0.5]
Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
PADM 5122 [0.5]
Public Management: Principles and Approaches
PADM 5123 [0.5]
Public Management in Practice
PADM 5124 [0.5]
Law and Ethics
PADM 5125 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5127 [0.5]
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5128 [0.5]
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5129 [0.5]
Capstone Course
2.  1.0 credit from data science core courses:1.0
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
PADM 5126 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5218 [0.5]
Analysis of Socio-economic Data
3.  0.5 credit from data science electives:0.5
COMP 5111 [0.5]
Data Management for Business Intelligence
COMP 5209 [0.5]
Visual Analytics
COMP 5305 [0.5]
Advanced Database Systems
COMP 5306 [0.5]
Data Integration
PADM 5219 [0.5]
Advanced Statistical Policy Analysis
PADM 5372 [0.5]
Policy Seminar (Data Science Specialization)
PADM 5391 [0.5]
Directed Studies (Data Science Specialization)
4.  0.5 credit in approved elective0.5
Note:
Additional credits may be required, as specified on offer of admission.
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay pathway (Advanced completion, 5.0 credits - See Note, below):
1.  3.0 credits from core courses:3.0
PADM 5120 [0.5]
Modern Challenges to Governance
PADM 5121 [0.5]
Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
PADM 5122 [0.5]
Public Management: Principles and Approaches
PADM 5123 [0.5]
Public Management in Practice
PADM 5124 [0.5]
Law and Ethics
PADM 5125 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5127 [0.5]
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5128 [0.5]
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PADM 5129 [0.5]
Capstone Course
2.  1.0 credit from data science core courses:1.0
DATA 5000 [0.5]
Data Science Seminar
PADM 5126 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
PADM 5218 [0.5]
Analysis of Socio-economic Data
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PADM 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (on a Data Science topic approved by the MPPA Graduate Supervisor and the Data Science governance committee)
Note:
Additional credits may be required, as specified on offer of admission.
Total Credits5.0

Data Science (DATA) Courses

DATA 5000 [0.5 credit]
Data Science Seminar

Cloud based distributed systems, statistics, machine learning, use of complex ecosystems of tools and platforms, data ethics, and communication skills to explain advanced analytics. Students choose a project in Big Data management and/or analysis, deliver a paper and give a class presentation on their findings.

DATA 5001 [0.5 credit] (MAT 5818)
Fundamentals in Data Science and Analytics

Ethics in Data Science and Analytics, visualization and knowledge discovery in massive datasets; unsupervised learning: clustering algorithms; dimension reduction; supervised learning: pattern recognition, smoothing techniques, classification.
Precludes additional credit for STAT 5703.

DATA 5908 [1.0 credit]
Project - MSc


DATA 5909 [2.5 credits]
Thesis - MSc


DATA 5918 [1.0 credit]
Project - MIT


DATA 5919 [2.5 credits]
Thesis - MIT


DATA 5928 [1.0 credit]
Project - MEng


DATA 5929 [2.5 credits]
Thesis - MASc


DATA 5939 [2.5 credits]
Thesis - MCS


DATA 6909 [9.0 credits]
Thesis - PhD


Note: Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar, as well as regulations pertaining to the specific collaborative programs offering the data science specialization.

Admission

Students who are enrolled in a master's program in one of the participating units may apply to the Data Science governance committee for admission to the Collaborative Program. Admission to the program is determined by the governance committee and will normally take place before the end of October the year of admittance in one of the participating master's programs.

Admission requirements to the Collaborative Master's with Specialization in Data Science are:

  • Registration in the master's program of one of the participating units
  • Approval of a student's program of study by the Data Science governance committee and the student's home department. Students in a thesis program will be expected to choose a thesis topic that is directly related to Data Science. Students in an approved course work program will be required to take some elective courses in designated or approved courses with significant Data Science content.