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Duration

4 years

Tuition

$26,025

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 7-Aug 29

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 (2)

Conestoga College

Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.

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