NetSoft CREATE

PROGRAM

The NSERC CREATE program prepares graduates using four components:
chevron_right Core graduate courses covering fundamental concepts and practice in network softwarization. These courses are open to all graduate students at the participating universities that meet the appropriate pre-requisites;
chevron_right Internships in industry provide practical and in-depth experience;
chevron_right Professional Development short courses prepare the student for practice in business and industry;
chevron_right Graduate students in research-oriented program can participate in research projects at the participating universities and are eligible for NetSoft CREATE fellowships.
To access all of the above components of the program, graduate students must apply for admission to the NetSoft CREATE program, below
Application for Admission to the Program

Core Courses on Network Softwarization

Network Softwarization: Principles and Foundations (Theory & Design)

This course introduces concepts and principles of Network Softwarization. The course is offered simultaneously at four universities: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Université Laval and École de technologie supérieure.
Students must successfully complete this course in order to qualify for CREATE industry internships in the area of Network Softwarization.

Technologies and Enablers (Software skills)

This course provides an opportunity to develop software skills in SDN and NFV through lab exercises and design challenges. The course is offered simultaneously at four universities: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Université Laval and École de technologie supérieure.
Students must successfully complete this course in order to qualify for CREATE industry internships in the area of Network Softwarization.

Internships

Internships in Industry to address Network Softwarization challenges

chevron_right Our industry partners are actively involved in the development and deployment of SDN and NFV.
chevron_right Each graduate student in the NetSoft CREATE program has an internship with an industry partner.
chevron_right The typical internship project is in collaboration with the partner, and with prior agreement may be related to the student’s academic research.

Professional Development

Professional Development to prepare for career in industry

Soft skills are essential for graduates to function successfully in industry and business environments.
NetSoft CREATE organizes workshops to develop competencies in:
chevron_right Career professionalism
chevron_right Communication skills
chevron_right Presentation skills
chevron_right Teamwork
chevron_right Project Management
chevron_right Entrepreneurship

Research

Research on SDN, NFV, Network Management

chevron_right The NetSoft faculty are involved in a rich set of research activities that are advancing SDN, NFV, and emerging Network management technologies.
chevron_right Research-oriented graduate students have an opportunity to complement their preparation with the practical training offered by NetSoft.
chevron_right Practice-oriented graduate students gain an excellent exposure to leading-edge research that will impact future industry designs and practices.