Design, code, and test software products – with the big picture in mind. You'll learn a range of skills that will allow you build Apps that capture a new market to large scale system like financial software and information databases. As a software engineer, your expertise in software architectures and refactoring, continuous integration and DevOps, and microprocessors will give you the tools to tackle these challenges everyday.
Concordia was one of the first universities in Canada to introduce an undergraduate program in Software Engineering. Our state-of-the-art labs for software analytics, big data, networks, 3D graphics, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the tools you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Study the life cycle of software products from specification through analysis and design, to testing maintenance and evaluation
Study the range of paradigms practised by software developers
Create professional-quality software systems with professional techniques and tools
Learn to balance large-scale product development, with safety, reliability, cost and scheduling
The Co-op program gives you the chance to complete three paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will be involved in the development and testing of real-world software and will work alongside experienced developers and engineers. You may also:
Develop, program, design, and test new or existing software products
Develop real-time control and data acquisition systems
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: 33 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math, 5 HL or SL physics
University transfer (internal/external): A- overall, B+ math, B+ physics
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.
Baccalauréat français Première : Spécialité mathématiques AND Spécialité physique-chimie Terminale : Spécialité mathématiques (also accepted, Mathématiques complémentaires AND Spécialité physique-chimie)
International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants Science HL or SL acceptable.
University transfers and mature students
Internal transfers must complete either COMP 218 or 248 with a grade of B- or higher. 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
Software Engineering alumni have established careers in a range of sectors, including telecommunications, finance, health care, manufacturing, aeronautics and the entertainment industry, notably video game and animation. Some have been hired by:
The Computer Applications option gives doubly passionate students the flexibility to combine a traditional computer science degree and with a non-traditional field. Though many students complete a Major in Computation Arts or a Major in Mathematics and Statistics, students may declare a major or minor in any area outside the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.