Concordia University

Concordia University

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Program Overview

Established in 1970, and with approximately 37 full-time faculty, Concordia University's (CU) Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering offers a three-year bachelor of computer science (BSc Computer Science) degree which is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). With eight options to choose from, all of which are available in a co-op format, the program normally takes three years of full time study after CEGEP. The options are designed to provide an integrated yet specialized training in particular application areas of the discipline in which the students are interested - computer games, web services and applications, computer systems, software systems, information systems, computation arts, and mathematics and statistics.


One of the oldest and largest computer science programs in Canada, with over 1,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students
Bachelor of Computer Science Program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
Eight areas of specialization including: computer games, web services and applications, computer systems, software systems, information systems, computer applications, computation arts, and mathematics and statistics
Extensive, faculty-wide co-op program
Combined, faculty in the department receive over one million dollars in research funding annually

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Québec Ministére de l'éducation

Specialized Program(s) Accreditation

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree
Colleges in Canada Dual Degree
Colleges in Canada Double Major
Colleges in Canada Computer Science Minor for Non-Computer Science Majors
Colleges in Canada Computer Science Minor for Computer Science Majors

Fields of Study

Colleges in Canada Computer Applications
Colleges in Canada Computer Programming
Colleges in Canada Information Systems
Colleges in Canada Operating Systems
Colleges in Canada Video Game Design

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Co-op Education

Buildings & Facilities

Computing facilities for teaching in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering are provided by the centralized IT services (AITS) of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Over 1600 PC's are integrated in a gigabit Network, in addition to a 16 terabyte NAS file server, numerous "services" and "application" servers, and a modern HPC Cluster with 464 compute cores and 128 visualization cores.

For undergraduate teaching, the facilities are located in the Hall Building where the department uses over 21 different computer labs with a total capacity of 484 seats/PCs and over 10 project rooms with 17 seats/PCs to experiment with security, software installation and evaluation, and implementation of device-drivers.

The department also has over 15 research laboratories with specialized hardware and software to support research in different sub-disciplines such as software engineering, mathematical computing, mobile computing, networks, image processing, computer vision, graphics, visualization, human computer interaction, gaming, artificial intelligence, databases, data mining etc. All the equipment is upgraded regularly; computers are usually less than 3 years old and are never more than 5 years old.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  167
% Accepted:  58
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Minimum GPA:  3
Personal Statement: Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Annual Tuition (C$): 3,428 - 6,961
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 10,284 - 27,844

Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Phone:  1-514-848-2424 Ext. 3000
Fax: 1-514-848-2430

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Computer Science
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 3 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: Yes
Teaching Methods:
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Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 50
Colleges in Canada Areas of Concentration Classes: 23
Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 605
Canadian Schools % International Students: 15
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more
Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Computer Science & Software Engineering
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1976
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 5
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 37
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 10,284 - 20,883
Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: Concordia University
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1974
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 4
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 836
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 21,221
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 12,550
Canadian Schools % International Students: 4
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Montreal
Canadian Schools City Population: 3,620,923
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: High
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -15°C to 30°C
Concordia University
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