Concordia University

Science and Technology (Cert)

Certificate (Cert)
Offered by:
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Why choose the Certificate in Science and Technology?

This is a non-degree program that caters to students who wish to prepare for admission to a degree program in engineering or computer science. It is not intended for students who wish to prepare for admission towards a science program.

Students enrolled in the certificate program may request a transfer into a degree program in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science after the completion of at least 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the certificate program.

Program Details

  • Certificate in Science and Technology (30 credits)

The certificate requires the successful completion of 30 credits. The grade in each course must be C or better for the course to count towards the certificate. A GPA of 2.00 must be maintained to remain in the certificate program.


Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math CRC and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.

  • Math 536 or equivalent

Students who have a DEC or satisfy out-of-province or international admissions criteria may be considered for admission, based on their academic profile, age, experience and potential.

Independent Students wishing to enter the Certificate program must be in good standing.

Students may transfer up to 12 credits into the Certificate program. The credits that may be so transferred are determined by the University at the point of entry into the program.

Programs for individual students can be designed in consultation with an academic advisor at Student Academic Services.

Minimum cut-off averages

Applicants who meet the minimum cut-off averages are not guaranteed admission. Missing prerequisites will be added to the program.

  • Quebec Cegep (CRC): 23 overall, 23 Math*
    *Applicants who complete the prerequisite mathematics courses must have a minimum CRC of 23.0 for admission.
  • Canadian High Schools: 80% overall, 80% Math, 80% Physics
  • U.S. High Schools: B- overall, B- Math, B- Physics
  • University Transfers (internal/external): B- overall, B- Math, B- Physics
  • International Bacc. (IB): 27 overall, 4 Math, 4 Physics
  • Bacc. Français: 12 overall, 12 Math, 12 Physics
    (excluding diplôme professionnelle)

Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Programming for Mechanical and Industrial Engineers
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design
  • Engineering Management Principles and Economics

Students may wish to consult an academic advisor at Student Academic Services prior to choosing courses.


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