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Software Engineering, B.A.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
Whether you want to create a VR training program for surgeons, the next "swipe right" dating app, or an autonomous car, Software Engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo have endless career options in today’s tech-enabled world.
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Overview

At the Software Engineering program offered by the University of Waterloo, you won’t just write code. You’ll also analyze software architecture, apply algorithms, understand digital hardware systems, and design human/ computer interfaces. Plus, you’ll learn how to work in teams and manage projects, all while being taught by one of the best universities on the planet for software engineering (Shanghai World University Rankings 2020).

Then, during your co-op, you’ll put those skills to work at leading companies like Snapchat or Facebook or hot new startups. When graduate, you’ll be ready to create reliable, affordable, and faster software for all kinds of different purposes.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Tools and automation engineering intern
  • Data scientist
  • Mobile developer
  • Software developer
  • iOS developer
  • Production engineering
  • Algorithims engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Logic and Computation
  • Software Design and Architectures
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Introduction to Data Abstraction and Implementation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied (online). You will be asked to explain your programming experience.
  • Experience in developing well-structured, modular programs is required.
  • Strong performance in a programming contest, such as the Canadian Computing Competition, is helpful. You're also strongly encouraged to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest.

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54600 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54600 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16120 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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