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The Masters is directed, although not exclusively, to people who have studied an Engineering in Computer Systems, an Engineering in Communications and Electronics, a Degree in Computer science, a Degree in Sciences of the Computation, Degree in Physics and Mathematics, or areas compatible to these.
The approach of the Masters depends on the student, and can be of investigation or application in some of the areas of the Computation that are mentioned more ahead.
The process of admission to the masters program initiates normally in the month of June of every year. The candidate will have to cover them following requirements:
The candidate accepted must submit the following documents:
The Computer Science Department does not offer nor require preparatory courses to enter the Masters Program. The only entrance requirements are pass the entrance exam and, based on interviews with professors of the Computer Science Department, meet other criteria needed to complete their graduate studies. For the entrance examination is given a study guide that includes sample questions exam.
The curricula is divided into two phases each school year. During the first year they take a total of 12 courses, 4 per semester. During the second year develops a thesis by registering for it in thesis topics and research seminars.
First year: courses
The courses during the first year are selected by each student and research advisor (a professor of Computer assigned the student to enter). The selection of courses for students seeking training with the essential knowledge of computing, to the extent possible in different areas of computing, and as deep as possible in areas related to the student's thesis topic and their professional development interests.
The courses are grouped under a nucleus and five areas of specialty. The courses of the nucleus offer all at least once a year, not necessarily in the same fourth month period. The courses in the specialty areas are offered taking into account the demand and the plant of professors. The courses of each area of specialty are divided in formative and of specialization. The formative ones provide amplitude of knowledge, and those of specialization provide depth in some line of research.
Nucleus. The nucleus includes the basic knowledge that any graduate of the masters program in computation must know. The courses of the nucleus are 7:
Table I: Curricular map of the formative courses and specialization by line of research.
Note: Each student must choose 8 courses according to their area of specialization, not necessarily the 8 courses must be of the same research. Not all courses are offered in the same school year, the courses are open depending on the availability of professors and student demand.
Second year: Thesis and seminars
During its second year, students select a thesis topic proposed by a professor in the department of Computer Science, or propose one to a professor in the department, who will serve as thesis advisor. You can exisit a thesis co-advisor of the department or another institution, but their participation must be approved by the college of professors in the department. The topic is put under evaluation by an council of professors for its approval.
During the second year, the student will be dedicated to seminars on research and development in laboratories, which are 12 thesis work that are credited with the same rating scale that is credited with the first-year courses (this scale is described below). The student will be able to make industrial stay or in another research institute.
Also during the second year, students attend 3 research seminars, one per fourth month period, to present the advances of their project of thesis to the community for his evaluation and critique.
Only full-time students are admitted. It is the responsibility of the student request for his inscription at the beginning of each fourth month period, and may only be registered for up to 1 additional year to two years master's program base.
Computer Science Department provides facilities for each student to fulfill its educational and research activities properly and in full time in the CINVESTAV. The Department:
During the first year the student will have to approve 12 courses of the Masters with a minimum average of 8. The scale of qualifications is 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5, being the two last disapprovingly. When a student obtains an disapprovingly qualification will result in permanent expulsion from CINVESTAV.
When finishing the development of its thesis, the student will give a document written for its revision by a Graduation Committee integrated by professors in its majority members of the graduate program of the Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV. The Graduation Committee is designated by the Academic Coordination at the request of the supervisor of the thesis.
Once the Graduation Committee reaches a consensus on the quality of the work, the student shall defend the same through a public review before the Committee of Graduation and thesis advisor. To make the defense is necessary to have a professional degree and meet all the above requirements. Furthermore, in accordance with the policies of the Computer Science Department on the diffusion of the culture and knowledge, the Computer Science Department does not accept confidential or classified thesis, these are of the public domain and are found in libraries open to any interested person.
If the defense is successful according to the criteria of the Graduation Committee, the CINVESTAV will give to the student the degree of Master of Computer Science.