Without computer hardware and software, there would be no smart phones, DVD players, digital recorders and critical systems in airplane cockpits, modern cars, or computerized medical devices. As a computer engineer, your knowledge of computer architecture, digital electronics, circuits and digital communication will lead to innovations or bring about another information revolution.
Choose theAvionics and Embedded Systems Option or create your own path based on electives that suit your interests. Our state-of-the-art labs designed for programming in assembly language, digital systems and high-performance computing will give you experience with the tools you will use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Learn programming methodology to design data structures and algorithms
Learn to resolve issues of system interfaces and integration
Integrate engineering solutions into biomedical and biological systems
Design Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems to solve real world problems
Design embedded computing and communication systems for high-performance applications, such as a small, unmanned aircraft
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements or with partial prerequisites are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed holistically. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program.
Admission is based on applicants’ overall CRC indicated in the table plus preferably a minimum of 24 (minimum 26 for Aerospace) in both mathematics and physics (if applicable), and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC. Missing courses will be added to the program.
For all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: CHEM 101 or 202-NYA; MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC; PHYS 101 or 203 NYA and 201 or 203 NYB
STUDENTS COMPLETING A THREE-YEAR TECHNICAL DEC
Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC indicated below and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their Cegep program. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER APPLICANTS AND MATURE STUDENT
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Prerequisites for university transfer applicants
The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.
For all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Engineering students are able to add a minor in another discipline once they have completed at least 21 credits and if they maintain a GPA of 2.70. Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for details.
Minimum cut-off averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The actual cut-off for each program will depend on the applicant pool and may vary from the data listed below. Grades in Math and Physics (Chemistry, if Physics not offered) should normally meet the minimum cut-offs. IB Math and Physics (HL preferred) should be 5 for all programs, except 6 for Aerospace.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
The 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 play a large role in testing software packages designed and implemented by engineers. You may also:
Computer Engineering alumni have established careers in a range of computing fields, including aerospace avionics, real-time embedded systems, communication systems, software systems and computer architecture and hardware. Some graduates have been hired by: