University of Waterloo

Computer Science

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:Study computer science in one of North America's leading technology centres. Waterloo professors and graduates have created 300 spin-off companies and the surrounding region is home to more than 600 technology companies that have $18 billion in annual revenue. Companies with offices in the region include BlackBerry, Google, OpenText, Dalsa, Certicom, Waterloo Maple, and iAnywhere Solutions.

Learn from 70 professors with various research interests to help you explore this vast field. Tailor your studies by choosing courses, options, or electives specific to your interests. You can also gain 20 months of paid work experience through our co-op program, the largest of its kind in the world, or fast track your degree by choosing the regular system of study. Waterloo graduates are found in leading technology companies and as professors at other top universities around the world, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley.
URL:Computer Science at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $16,176
International: $32,538
Scholarships:11
Careers:Software EngineerComputer ProgrammersVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*90
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

One other Grade 12 U course is required. Recommended: Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Medical College Admission Test [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Admission Information Form including teacher reference; you're strongly encouraged to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest; the Canadian Computing Competition is recommended

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 03, 2017

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