The Computer Applications option gives doubly passionate students the flexibility to combine a traditional computer science degree with a non-traditional field. Students may complete a Major in Computation Arts or in Mathematics and Statistics, or they may declare a Minor in any area outside the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
Our state-of-the-art labs for high-performance computing, networks and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the equipment you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Study programming methodology to design data structures and algorithms.
Receive in-depth instruction in mathematics, probability and statistics.
Learn the principles of programming languages and object-oriented programming.
Concordia’s hands-on approach paves the way for a smooth transition to the workforce after graduation. You will leave with the knowledge, skill and passion to succeed in any number of computing careers this versatile degree prepares you for.
The core provides a basic and broad study of theory, mathematical basics, programming methodology, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, and software engineering.
The Computer Applications option (90 credit program) gives the full flexibility for students to combine a solid grounding of hardware and software with another field of study outside the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are free to declare a Major or Minor in another discipline or to take a minimum of 24 credits in another field of study.
We offer an honours program to computer science students with high academic standing. You may apply to the honours program once you have completed 30 credits.
Cegep Students including Three-Year Technical DEC:
MATH-103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra
Particular attention is paid to grades in mathematics, sciences and courses applicable to the intended program of study. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed holistically.
Students will be required to take and complete all prerequisite program requirements during their first year of study.
Any missing prerequisites will be added onto the program at Concordia.
Applicants from a three-year technical DEC may be eligible for transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
Minimum of 65% for exemptions for Math and Physics. Students with grades of less than 65% in prerequisite courses will be asked to repeat those courses in addition to the program.
Minimum Cut-off Averages (Minimum Cut-Off Averages: Should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool )
Cegep: Overall CRC 24.00
Canadian/U.S. High Schools & International Secondary Schools: 80% or B- equivalent
External Transfers:Minimum 2.5 GPA (Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis or by challenge exams.)
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points and completion of mathematics and sciences at the Higher Level
Bacc. Français: Overall 11/20 – Completion of Série S (Sciences)
Given the range of applications in use today, computer science alumni have established careers in a range of sectors includinghealth care, communications, manufacturing, banking, retail, electronics and entertainment.
The Computer Science Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will assist in projects designed and implemented by professionals and may also:
Develop new or improve existing algorithms
Participate in software quality assurance, programming, debugging and testing
Prepare project proposals, specifications and software testing plans
Co-op students have completed work terms for employers such as McKesson Canada and NeuroRx Research.