Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - January 2024

Do you have a passion for programming? Do you want to work with cutting edge technologies? Would you like a career in Mobile Applications? Embedded Systems? Internet of Things? Simulations? Big Data? If so, Software Engineering Technology at Conestoga is the ideal program for you.

As one of the strongest programs of its type in Ontario, its focused, hands-on approach will let you learn a broad base of languages and technologies, including web development, databases, business intelligence, and cybersecurity. The optional sixteen-month co-op (apply after Year 1) provides valuable work experience. The flexible third year provides you with the ability to select program options to enhance your skills.

Software Engineering Technology at Conestoga takes you well beyond learning to code - it prepares you for a successful career in software development.

Program details

Code: 1132
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 years
Start: January 2024
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Saturday, April 6, 2024
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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2023-2024 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2024 and later will be available Spring 2024.

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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 for a student to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-opStream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 78% weighted average in Year 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
  • International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-opafter the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - January 2024 - Waterloo

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

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