• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Applied Computer Science program from University of Winnipeg will help develop analytical thinking and applied skills by blending theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. The Applied Computer Science major is designed to provide an excellent basis for graduate studies in either computer science or applied computing. 
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The Applied Computer Science program from University of Winnipeg is designed to prepare students in the following core areas:  

  • Programming Fundamentals (object-oriented, event driven, algorithms), 
  • Information Management (database systems, data modeling, data warehousing, relational databases, query languages), 
  • Software Engineering (software requirements and design, software process, software project management), 
  • Operating Systems, 
  • Net-Centric Computing (Internet programming, networks, security),
  • Human Computer Interaction (GUI Design and Programming),
  • Intelligent Systems (Machine Learning). 

Our team-oriented courses are meant to strengthen communication skills, experience group dynamics, and foster self-confidence. The 4-year major includes the development of a team-based software project for a local IT organization. 

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in business, industry, and government in the areas of web application development, database application programming, database administration, systems analysis and design, project management, technical support, and quality assurance. Some pursue graduate studies in computer science, information sciences, biostatistics, or MBA programs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 3-Year BA 
      • 4-Year BA
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
    • 3 years: 90 credit hours
    • 4 years: 120 credit hours
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Software Design and Architecture 
  • Senior Systems Development Project
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Discrete Mathematics 
  • Academic Writing: Science or any other section of Academic Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Required High School Course(s): Math
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • English proficiency
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. The admissions office has expanded the requirements to include the Duolingo English Test as an approved form of meeting English proficiency for September 2020 and January 2021. The required score will be a minimum of 115 on the test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17700 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4551 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4551 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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