University of Waterloo

Software Engineering

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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Software Engineering
Description:Whether you want to create a VR training program for surgeons, the next "swipe right" dating app, or an autonomous car, software engineers have endless career options in today’s tech-enabled world.

At Waterloo, you won’t just write code. You’ll also analyze software architecture, apply algorithms, understand digital hardware systems, and design human/ computer interfaces. Plus, you’ll learn how to work in teams and manage projects, all while being taught by one of the best universities on the planet for software engineering (Shanghai World University Rankings 2020).
URL:Software Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,100
International: $61,300
Scholarships:1
Careers:Software Engineer

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*93 to 97
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science and Grade 12 U Computer Science are recommended as helpful background for the program.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* 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 September 03, 2020

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