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
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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
February 1 (all applicants)
April 10 (all applicants)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Expand your knowledge and research skills in the design, testing, operating and maintenance of computer software. The program is ideal for IT professionals who wish to gain a competitive advantage in the field.