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Computer Science

Computer Science

  • Computer Science (BCS)
  • Computer Science (BSc) (Applied Computing)
  • Compuer Science (BSc) (Software Engineering Specialization)
  • Computer Science (BSc) (Computer Information Systems)
  • Business Administration and Computer Science (BComm)

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Unlock the code to a bright future in this program that is more hands-on than you’ll find almost anywhere else. We partner with industry to get you career ready and we let you specialize in the area that interests you most. If you choose co-op, you’ll find flexible sequencing of four, eight or 12 months. Our computer science students are employed in their field within two years. We’re tied for first in grad employment rates.


Sample Courses: Principles of Programming Languages, Data Structures and Algorithms, Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms, Introduction to Software Engineering, Web Information Systems Development


Specialization Options: Artificial Intelligence, Game Development, Multimedia, Networks and Security


Career Tracks: Web developer, software developer, computer programmer, IT manager, video game developer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, and MHF4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of math courses is also required. Co-op programs: 75% + 70% average in all attempted Math courses, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 70%* / 75% CO-OP*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Join the real world of artificial intelligence, game development, multimedia, and networks and security from your first day of class. This program is more hands-on than what’s offered elsewhere, and you’ll have lots of opportunities to network with industry leaders. Co-op is available, with flexible scheduling. You’ll find a job in your chosen field within two years of graduation. All our computer science grads do.


Sample Course: Introduction to Algorithms and Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Architecture: Digital Design, Advanced Web Design, Game Design, Artificial Intelligence Concepts


Career Tracks: Software developer, video game developer, systems engineer, web developer, network administrator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, and MHF4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of math courses is also required. Co-op programs: 75% + 70% average in all attempted Math courses, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 70%* / 75% CO-OP*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Develop the hard skills you’ll need for creating, designing and maintaining software in this specialized program. You’ll learn to apply the technologies and practices from computer science, project management, engineering, application domains, interface design, digital asset management and other fields to software engineering. UWindsor is tied for first in graduate employment rates. All our grads find jobs in their chosen field within two years of graduation. Not a professional engineering designation.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Algorithms and Programming, Object Oriented Programming Using Java, Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Development, Game Design, Development and Tools, Advanced Web Design, Artificial Intelligence Concepts


Career Tracks: App developer, computer programmer, software engineer, game developer,computer programming, continued study at the graduate level leading to highlevel positions in industry, education and academia, web developer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, and MHF4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of math courses is also required. Co-op programs: 75% + 70% average in all attempted Math courses, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 75%* / 75% CO-OP*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Consider this — all our grads in this program have found a job in their chosen field within two years of graduation. We are tied for first in graduate employment rate. You’ll have a strong foundation in the application of computer technology in industry and commerce. You’ll gain insight into the latest technologies from our dedicated professors.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Algorithms and Programming, System Programming, Web Information System Development, Database Management Systems


Career Track: Computer and network administration, software engineering, analyst, information systems security officer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, and MHF4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of math courses is also required. Co-op programs: 75% + 70% average in all attempted Math courses, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 70%* / 75% CO-OP*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Bytes and business go hand in hand in this program that puts an emphasis on technology in your business degree. This is a program with lots of hands-on learning and networking opportunities to give you a leg up in the worlds of computer programming, gaming, banking, pensions and more


Sample Courses: Introduction to Algorithms and Programming, Introduction to Business, Principles of Financial Accounting, Business Communications, Objectoriented Programming Using Java, Management Information Systems, System Programming


Specialization Options: Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Career Tracks: Computer programmer, operations manager, computer and network administrator, game developer, software developer


Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U and MHF4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of math courses is also required. A minimum grade of 70% in at least one grade 12 U Math course (or equivalent) is also normally required.
Minimum Average: 73%* / 78% Co-op*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Using existing computer programming languages to create content and solutions to problems
  • Designing, adapting, and modifying computer programming languages, simulations, and systems analyses to address specific needs
  • Thoroughly understanding the complex ways in which modern digital technologies store, transmit, and process information across networks
  • Writing, debugging, and testing software programs
  • Asking carefully selected, probing questions to troubleshoot confusing situations when presented with technical problems
  • Concentrate acutely on detailed, context specific textual information; maintaining focus and identifying discrepancies

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Number of Graduates (2018)

100%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment Skills Match rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Computer Science, 2017)

Bryce St. Pierre

"I made some great friends in my program and had the chance to work on interesting group projects. I also was able to establish some great contacts through my job experiences as part of the co-op program. All in all, you will get out of Computer Science what you put into it."

Bryce St. Pierre
BCS in Applied Computing
with Minor in Mathematics [2018]

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Career Tracks*


  • App developer
  • Budget analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Computing consultant
  • Data base administrator
  • Design specialist
  • Development analyst
  • Development consultant
  • Field service technician
  • Information specialist
  • IT manager
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Network administrator
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Project lead
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Research and development
  • Security technician
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technical analyst
  • Technical support
  • Video game developer
  • Visual technologist
  • Web developer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia
  • Business: Technical sales, analysis
  • Education: Teaching, coaching, training
  • Information technology
  • Research
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Web and eCommerce

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

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Visit UWindsor


Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
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Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
  • UWindsor will offer multiple info session throughout the OUF weekend.

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