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Dalhousie University, Master of Engineering in Internetworking

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Program Overview

The Master of Engineering in Internetworking degree was introduced in 1997 as the first graduate program in the world dedicated to Internetworking. The Internetworking Program (INWK) is a course-based Master's degree that provides the theoretical background to analyze the shortcomings and strengths of network technologies, their continuing evolution, and the challenges that lie ahead for the industry. The program is designed to allow students to apply their knowledge and develop hands-on experience in a unique environment where they can analyze, test and integrate their knowledge, concepts and ideas through interactive learning.


 INWK program developed in association with and supported by industry partners
 Complimentary self-training opportunities available in addition to degree program
 Facilities designed to serve the needs of students and industry
 Program emphasis on interdisciplinary knowledge, practical ability and individual strengths

Admissions & Tuition

  Information For International Students
Admissions Criteria
 Minimum Undergraduate GPA: No Set Minimum
 Minimum GRE Score: No Set Minimum
 Minimum Work Experience: No Set Minimum
 English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
  IELTS: 7.0
  TOEFL (Internet-based): 92.0
  TOEFL (Paper-based): 580.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
 Application:  Continuous
 Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Fees (C$)
 International Application Fee: 70
 Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 23,100
Language Support for International Students
 Language Testing and Placement
 Pre-program Language Classes

Programs/Credentials Offered by Department

Master's in Engineering

Comparison of Selected Graduate Engineering Credentials Offered

  Approx. # Students
(all options)
Campus Based Option Online
Time To Complete
Master's Degree (Non-Thesis) (F/T)
35  Campus Based Option    1 to 2 years 

Buildings & Resources

The Internetworking program has fully equipped facilities, including a classroom and laboratory, equipment room, and program offices. The laboratory is organized to accommodate 35 students at workstations for laboratory work. The classroom is designed for lecture mode. The equipment room features 10 racks; 2 are the head-end and 8 contain the routing and switching equipment. The research lab is the home of the Advanced Internetworking Laboratory, a test be facility that will enable interdisciplinary research into converging communications and computing technologies.

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