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Computer Science in Canada

Everything you need to know to start your Computer Science degree in Canada

Computer science is a relatively a new field of study that covers a broad range of topics and options.

A professional degree in the field of computer science in Canada prepares students for careers in a host of computer related jobs and provides a solid foundation in related science and mathematical principles.

Computer science programs share a close relation with network administration, telecommunication, Internet, computer engineering, e-commerce, information systems, robotics, and general technology programs. Students can pursue a diploma, post graduate diploma, undergraduate degree and master’s in computer science at the Canadian institutions.

Advantages of pursuing a degree in computer science in Canada

Canada boasts of a seamless education system, and pursuing a degree in computer science at the Canadian institutions offer the following advantages to students:

  • An internationally recognised degree
  • It’s relatively easy to acquire a student visa and admission at the Canadian institutions
  • The Canadian universities offer a wide variety of programs in the field of computer sciences
  • Programs at the Canadian institutions offer a rigorous theoretical background for students to understand the subjects better
  • Close attention is paid to the rapidly changing industrial requirements while teaching the students.
  • Because of its real-world applications, studying computer science is combined with other disciplines as well, such as mathematics, statistics, business, engineering, health sciences, etc.

What are the best universities to study computer science in Canada?

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject computer science, these are the best 10 universities to study your computer science degree in Canada:

How much does it cost to study computer science in Canada?

The tuition costs for a popular discipline like computer science in Canada can reach 1,535 – 55,500 CAD/year for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Technology. On the other hand, the average tuition fees for computer science master’s degree range between 8,000 and 18,000 CAD per year. Your IDP counsellor can provide you with the latest information about the cost of studying computer science in Canada and help you choose the best school for your program.

Career opportunities for computer science graduates

Today, computers have become an integral part of all organizations and sectors of the economy, and hence, the employment opportunities for computer science professionals are high.

Some of the many areas where computer science professionals can make a high-paying career include forensic science, security systems development, technical writing, banking, medical applications such as bioinformatics and tomography, business equipment, game design, computer aided design (CAD) and GIS systems.

Admission requirements for computer science in Canada

The admission requirements vary based on the institution, type of program and degree.  Below are the basic admission requirements asked by most of the Canadian institutions for admission in computer science:

Diploma courses Undergraduate courses Post Graduate Diploma / Master’s courses
  1. Completion of higher secondary school (except institutions in Ontario and Quebec)
  2. School mark sheets and other documents as mentioned by institution on its website/brochure
  3. Good IELTS / TOEFL score
  1. Minimum of 12 years of formal education (except institutions in Ontario and Quebec)
  2. School mark sheets and other documents as mentioned by institution on its website/brochure
  3. Good IELTS / TOEFL score.
  1. Relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised institution equivalent to a Canadian diploma / undergraduate degree
  2. Certificate in the field of computer science
  3. Work experience (as needed by some institutions)
  4. Good IELTS / TOEFL score

 

Speak with IDP Education counsellor today to find the latest information about admission requirements for your computer science program and secure your place at your dream university!

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