Computer Engineering - Software

Computer Engineering - Software

Why study this program?

This program provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of software engineering and development. You will build on your foundational knowledge in computing by studying areas such as discrete and continuous mathematics, physical science, logic, and engineering design principles through to application and development of software systems of all sizes. As a co-op program, course material is augmented with industry and research experience.

This Option is taken as part of a Computer Engineering degree (Co-op only).


Co-op option

This degree can be taken as a Co-op (co-operative education) program. Through the Co-op program, you will have the opportunity to complete paid, supervised work terms throughout your degree. Co-op programs are great way to challenge yourself, gain relevant work experience, and make connections to industry before you graduate!

Most co-op programs include five work terms lasting four months each, in addition to the usual eight terms (four years) of full-time study. Therefore, co-op programs require five years to complete.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognized as one of the top Engineering schools in Canada, with globally renowned professors, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces, and highly specialized facilities and areas of research.

Throughout your degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in research, and contribute to team projects both inside and out of the classroom.

We are centrally located within the heart of western Canada's energy and resources industries, with strong connections to industry and unmatched work placement opportunities.

Please note: If you are applying directly from high school, you must apply to the qualifying first year of Engineering. After you complete your first year you will have the opportunity to choose a specific degree program.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Back End Engineer
  • Blockchain Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Front End Engineer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Game Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer

As a Computer Engineering student, James was president of the CompE club and completed a co-op term at Microsoft, where he was then hired upon graduation.

Program Requirements

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

Qualifying Year: All students in the Qualifying Year in the Faculty of Engineering follow a common curriculum in their first year. At the end of the first year, students choose among the various specialized Engineering programs offered and between the traditional and cooperative education streams.
See Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Qualifying Year for admissions requirements from high school.

Transfer Students: Students with transferable post-secondary coursework taken outside of the Faculty of Engineering are considered for admission based on GPA and relevant transfer credit.
See Transfer Student Admission Requirements for more details.

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