Build compilers, operating systems and communications software that developers use to create applications. In other words, software systems specialists develop the tools that are used by just about everyone else in the computer science or engineering fields. When you study software systems, you’ll learn how to design the software you see (the application) and the software you don’t see (the operating system) and how to get them to work together.
Our state-of-the-art labs for high-performance computing, networks and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the tools you will use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Define the properties and requirements of software systems that cross multiple application domains.
Develop data structures and algorithms that put abstract ideas into practice.
Profile, debug, and optimize large software applications.
After graduation you’ll have 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 Software Systems option aims to prepare the student in the design, development and maintenance of complex programming systems, environments and applications. Compliers, operating systems, database management systems, communication software and expert systems are some of the examples. Graduates of this option will have extensive preparation and experience in developing both system software and application software. They will have worked individually and as member of teams in moderate-to-large software development projects.
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)
Make sure you also meet Concordia's minimum admission requirements.
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:
Analyze and develop computer solutions
Design and create new software, and modify and test existing software used in a broad range of businesses and industries
Plan and implement computer security systems for database access control
Co-op students have completed work terms for employers such as:
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, electrionics and entertainment.