Hi, I am 22 years and an Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate. I graduated in August 2021 and had been doing a job in Accenture. I have 7.7 CGPA. I am yet to take IELTS but aiming for bands above 7. I want to pursue Masters in Computer Science specializations. I am aiming for good universities. Will I be able to get an admission in good universities as I'm changing my stream from Electronics to Computer Science?
Asked by Priya almost 2 years ago
Hi Priya, hope all’s well!
Yes, of course you would be able to get admission in good universities regardless of your specialisation switch. The basic eligibility criteria set by abroad universities like MIT, Stanford, Oxford etc., for pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science is that you must have done your bachelors in engineering. There is no specific specialisation requirement.
Although, you must check out other requirements like the IELTS/TOEFL score and bachelor’s GPA, as it varies for each university.
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Switching from Electronics and Communication Engineering to Computer Science for my master's, I totally get where you're coming from. When I applied, I had a similar background – a decent GPA and work experience, though in a different engineering field.
The transition isn't as stressful as it seems. Universities often value diverse academic backgrounds, especially if you can demonstrate your passion and aptitude for Computer Science. Your experience at Accenture can actually be a big plus – it shows you have practical skills and a professional mindset.
Aiming for a 7+ in IELTS is a good target. It will definitely boost your application. In my companions, there were several students who made a similar shift in their specialisation, and they prospered. So, yes, with your credentials, getting into a good university for a Master's in Computer Science is definitely within reach!
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