Program description - September 2024
The Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) degree is a three-year program, including one paid co-op work term, which prepares graduates for many 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 development emphasizing: testing methodologies; software project management techniques; and a strong awareness of cybersecurity/privacy issues. Readiness for practice will be developed in a multidisciplinary curriculum focused on experiential learning activities that will encompass knowledge of computer science theory and its application. The program is 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. Featuring a multidisciplinary curriculum founded on computer science theory and its application, this degree offers experiential learning activities designed to produce career-ready graduates, including project-based learning courses in every semester of the program.
Tuition & fees
Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2024 and later will be available Spring 2024.
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- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
- In order to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Delivery sequence - September 2024 - Waterloo