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
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:
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 27 overall, 4 math, 4 phys.
Course requirements for admission
Cegep students Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
For all BEng programs
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 in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
University transfers and mature students
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
Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
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:
Control energy with a flip of a switch. Design next-generation microchips or flight control systems. As electrical engineers you rein in electrons, guide them through the devices we depend on every day — whether they are very small (like the microchips in our cell phones) or very large (like the power grids or charging stations for electric cars).
Design, code, and test software products – with the big picture in mind. Think financial software, airline ticketing systems or information databases. As a software engineer, your expertise in analog/digital signal processing, microprocessors, microwaves and fibre optics will give you the tools to tackle these challenges everyday.