Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

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Program description - January 2025

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (BCS) degree is a four year program, including three paid 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. Featuring a multidisciplinary curriculum founded on computer science theory and its application, this degree offers experiential learning activities designed to produce career-ready graduates. With an eye to the future, the degree will introduce students to the latest emerging fields: Big Data Analysis, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things.

Program details

Code: 1514C
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 years
Start: January 2025
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$6506.32
$15961.00
Ancillary Fees
$1948.64
$3053.74
Total Fees
$8454.96
$19014.74

Canadian fee details

Description Winter 2025 Spring 2025
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3253.16 $3253.16
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $221.10 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
eText Fee $51.00 $123.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee $215.25 $215.25
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $4347.08 $4107.88
Year Total   $8454.96

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International fee details

Description Winter 2025 Spring 2025
International - Degree Program Tuition $7980.50 $7980.50
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $355.10 -
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $221.10 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
eText Fee $51.00 $123.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee $215.25 $215.25
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $9804.52 $9210.22
Year Total   $19014.74

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • 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.
  • Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 2 hours of coaching and advising time per week and additional project work.
  • If GCM70000 is selected, students cannot transfer back into the co-op stream and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
  • GCM70000 is delivered online with virtual group coaching/advising session of 2 hours per week.
  • GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete at least one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.

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