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Combinatorics and Optimization

University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Applied Mathematics, Other
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,000
International: $53,000
Scholarships:20

Description:

Hone the skills you need to solve problems in computer science, business, communications, and more. Combinatorics looks at permutations and combinations. Optimization explores ways to make any operation work more efficiently within given constraints. Together, they provide powerful methods for modelling and solving large management problems, from optimizing flight schedules to making a factory's layout as efficient as possible. Through Waterloo's co-op program, you'll earn money, have access to North America's largest selection of co-op jobs, and graduate with up to 2 years of valuable work experience.

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*87 to 89
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 4U course is required. Recommended course: Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science or equivalent.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Not an Ontario high school student?

    We'll accept equivalent courses from other provinces and systems of study. Visit Waterloo's website to view the specific requirements for your province or country.

    If your first language is not English, please refer to our English language requirements and eligible tests.

    * 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.

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