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School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Waterloo
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (BCS) degree is a four year program, including three co-op work terms, which will prepare graduates for a number of progressive job opportunities as high quality software developers.

Building upon the recognized foundations of computer science, students will obtain applied and integrated knowledge and skills in software quality, reliability and security, emphasizing: testing methodologies, software project management techniques and a strong awareness of security/privacy issues. Readiness for practice will be developed in a multidisciplinary curriculum focused around experiential learning activities that will encompass knowledge of computer science theory and its application. The program will be innovative in its use of technology to investigate issues, organize and manage inquiry, aid collaboration, and communicate information. Students will be challenged to examine multiple techniques in software design, development and testing; mastering professional practices that positively impact the quality of the software under development.
URL:Computer Science at Conestoga College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,159
International: $17,950
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersComputer ProgrammersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR 19 years of age or older, and a minimum of six 4U/M courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65% with the following required courses: ENG4U, any 4U math, any four additional 4U/M courses. The minimum cumulative average required for consideration is 65%. Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
Application Notes : Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

* 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 July 21, 2022

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