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Duration

4 years

Tuition

$26,025

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 6-Aug 28

Plus 1 other start dates

Jan 3 - Dec 18 2026

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Degree

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

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.

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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science techniques to create, test and evaluate computing solutions.
  • Apply knowledge of software / hardware to refine software designs and enhance software quality.
  • Creatively design and develop robust software systems that meet the specified functional and non-functional design requirements in accordance with industry best practices and standards as well as economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.
  • Apply research and critical thinking skills to evaluate current techniques, skills, tools, strategies, and methodologies used in the management, testing and design of computing systems to adapt and improve development outcomes.
  • Evaluate risk using software quality management principles and project risk management practices to support decisions in computing systems development processes.
  • Apply concepts of human relations and organizational behaviour when leading diverse teams in support of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Apply principles and practices of financial, entrepreneurial, risk and business management in the process of high quality computing systems development.
  • Communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences using written, oral, and graphical methods producing effective reports, presentations, design documentation, and instructions.
  • Interpret professional, ethical, and legal codes of practice required to be in compliance with legislation and professional standards, and to protect the public and public interest.
  • Apply professional ethics, accountability and equity to demonstrate, value, and respect diversity across global and societal contexts.
  • Address individual needs for continuing education and professional development to maintain technical and professional competence, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
  • Analyze and/or create high-quality complex computing solutions within leading-edge areas of specialization in computer science.

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Student Reviews (7)

Conestoga College

Great applied program

Tyler M.

Kitchener-Waterloo • January 13, 2022

Graduated From

Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-Op)

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over comp...

I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over computer science in the end.

Conestoga College

Conestoga Women in the skilled trades

Gillian Deanne

Kitchener-Waterloo • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Electrical Technician - Industrial (Optional Co-Op)

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always intere...

I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always interested in engineering, but I loved to take things apart and study them, which is why working as an electrical technician made so much sense. I didn't realize it then, but that day is when I decided to be an electrician. I couldn't have done it without the WIST program and Conestoga. I hope more girls and women will consider taking the leap.

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