Part B Postsecondary Education:Name/ General InfoEntrance RequirementsLength of ProgramSome CoursesCosts*Approximate Computer Science at WaterlooOntario students: 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses includingAdvanced FunctionsCalculus and VectorsAny Grade 12 U EnglishOne other 4U courseRecommended: Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer ScienceAdmission averages: from the low 90s.4 years without co-op4 ? years with co-opCS 135 – Designing Functional ProgramsMATH 135 – Algebra MATH 137 – Calculus 11 communication skills course1 electiveFirst-year tuition:$15,000Books and Supplies:$2,000Residence:$7,000Meal Plan:$5,000Total:Approx $30,000 Seneca Computer ProgrammerOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)2 YearsAPC100 Applied Professional CommunicationsCPR101 Computer Principles for ProgrammersIPC144 Introduction to Programming Using CTuition:$3,750Book & Supply cost:$375Living Expenses:$8,000Total: $12,100Queens School of ComputingOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:English 4UAdvanced Functions 4U Calculus and Vectors 4UAdditional three required courses may be either 4U or 4M.4 YearsCISC-121/3.
0, 124/3.0, MATH-110/6.0plus electives.Tuition: $8000Books & Supplies: $1100Living Expenses:$15,000Total: $24,00University of Toronto Department of Computer ScienceOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:Grade 12 English plus five additional U/M courses. Program prerequisitesGrade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus (MCV4U); Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) 4 years regular5 years with co-opCSC 108H1 – Introduction to Computer ProgrammingCSC 148H1 – Introduction to Computer ScienceCSC 165H – Mathematical Expression and Reasoning for Computer ScienceTuition:$6,600Residence: $7,000Books: $1,500Fees:$1,800Total:$17,000Computer Engineering at WaterlooOntario students: 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses includingAdvanced Functions Calculus and VectorsChemistryPhysics English (ENG4U) 5 years co-op is mandatoryCHE 102 – Chemistry for EngineersECE 150 – Fundamentals of ProgrammingMATH 115 – Linear AlgebraMATH 117 – Calculus 1 for EngineeringTuition and Fees:$17,500Books:$2,000Residence and Meal Plan:$12,000Total:$31,500McMaster University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:ENG4U (English)MCV4U (Calculus and Vectors)Two of: SBI4U (Biology), SCH4U (Chemistry), SPH4U (Physics), SES4U (Earth and Space Science), ICS4U (Computer Science), TEJ4M (Computer Engineering Technology)4 years regularCo-op additionalCHEMISTRY 1E03General Chemistry for Engineering 1ENGINEER 1C03Engineering Design and GraphicsENGINEER 1D04Engineering ComputationMATH 1ZA3Engineering Mathematics ITuition:$10,000Residence and Meal Plan:$11,500Books:$1,200Total:$22,500Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo is the program I am most likely to apply to. Waterloo is not only known for their excellent software development, but also their hardware engineering. The Computer Engineering program combines both of these aspects and gives you the skills to go into either hardware or software engineering.
Having both of these skills is very attractive to future employers, allowing them to hire one person who can apply their knowledge to multiple categories. As well, according to US News & World Report 2016, the University of Waterloo is the number one engineering school in Canada. The reasons listed above are some of the factors that make the Computer Engineering program at Waterloo so attractive.