In the first and second term of the program (24 weeks in total) there are officially approximately 9 in class hours per week (though students have often stayed longer). These are generally between 1 – 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Modular courses and electives are in addition to this but they are scheduled separately.
In the second year, students are expected to have regular monthly meetings with their capstone advisor and other student teams. Though official class time is 9 hours a week, students are also expected to fully participate in group work outside of class time, as well a co-curricular activities that are organized by the program and students. The co-curricular component of the program (for example: industry site visits, speaker series, and networking events) are key aspects of the program and provide vital non-structured learning opportunities. These are scheduled throughout the 2 years with advanced notice.
As with other Graduate level programs please note that it is generally expected that for every one (1) hour of contact, you can expect to do 2.5 hours of reading and preparation work on your own.