The MEng in Software Engineering is an advanced program in which students and IT professionals broaden their understanding of software engineering and its applications. Software engineers apply engineering principles and practices to design, test, operate and maintain computer softwares. Students in the program will enhance their analytic and design skills and improve their ability to present technical material in written form. Graduates are trained to work on all aspects of the software product life cycle. They learn how to develop high-capacity computer software in a controlled, systematic and quantifiable manner and to ensure that it is reliable, efficient and financially viable. The normal duration of the program is two years, but it is also open to those interested in part-time study.
Undergraduate degree or a graduate diploma in Software Engineering with very high standing. Applicants holding an undergraduate degree with very high standing in another discipline such as engineering, science, computer science or mathematics must have at least two years of experience in IT or related industry.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
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