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Science and Technology (Cert)

1 year
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Start term
Fall, Winter

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.

Program highlights

  • Build your confidence and academic experience before applying to an engineering degree program

Program structure

Program option

  • 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.


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

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.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements for admission

  • Quebec CEGEP: 22 overall, 22 math*, 22 science
  • High School: C+ overall, B- math, B- physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26 overall, 4 HL or SL math, 4 HL or SL physics
    • Math or physics course must be HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 11 overall, 12 math, 12 physics
    • Première: Mathématiques Spécialité
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD, CD in math, CD in science or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without a math A-level may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C+ overall, B- math, B- phys.

Course requirements for admission

In some cases, an offer of admission may be offered if a Physics grade is not available.

CEGEP students: Math 536 or TS/SN 5
*Applicants who complete the prerequisite mathematics courses must have a minimum CRC of 22 for admission.

Additional requirements for admission

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 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.

Application deadlines

Fall term


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.

Winter term


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

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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