University of Prince Edward Island

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Computer Science

University of Prince Edward Island

Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer Science
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $14,274
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


The Computer Science Co-operative Education Program is an optional five-year program that complements the Bachelor of Science Program in Computer Science with a minimum of four (4) terms of supervised work experience divided between at least two placements. A placement is the continuous period a student spends with one employer. Each placement can be one work term or two work terms in duration and must start at the beginning of January, May or September. A work term is 14 to 16 weeks in duration but in exceptional circumstances a shorter duration work period may be permitted. Normally, the first work placement commences after the student has completed two years of the BSc degree program.

Students should note that the Co-operative Education Program is not a summer work program. At least one work term will be taken during a regular academic term. A limited number of placements will be available in a given year. Eligibility for a placement will be decided by the Co-op Coordinator and Program Director while hiring decisions for Co-op students are made by the employers.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Science 
Applications to join the Computer Science Co-operative Education Program are made at the end of the first or second academic terms to the Co-operative Education Coordinator. A student must be a full time student majoring in Computer Science at the time of application. In addition to their interest, motivation, and abilities assessed through an interview, students must complete the requirements for the second year of their undergraduate BSc program in Computer Science with a cumulative average of 65% or higher and a Computer Science average of 65% or higher to be admitted to the program. These requirements normally include the completion of 60 credit hours towards the BSc Degree at the time of their first placement including CS 151, CS 152, CS 241, CS 252, CS 261, and CS 282. Applicants who have completed 54 credit hours will be considered provided that the required Computer Science core courses are completed at the time of the first placement. Students not admitted may reapply at the next opportunity.

* 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 28, 2022