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Popular universities in Canada to study Computer Science

This article will guide you to know where & why you should study Computer Science in Canada!

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Canadians give huge importance to education and majority of degrees offered are equivalent to that offered in the USA and other Commonwealth countries.

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Canada is known for its serene atmosphere and friendly communities. The country is famous for its sparsely populated provinces (ten) and territories (three) and never fails to amaze people with its bitter, cold winters. In addition to that, the country acknowledges the needs of not only its countrymen but also immigrants from across the globe.

Studying in Canada opens up a wealth of opportunities for students to inculcate experience and knowledge from various disciplines.

We are here to talk about the popular universities in Canada offering Computer Science.

First, let the stats talk:

Macleans, founded in 1905, is a Canadian weekly news magazine which shows the current 2016 data (below) regarding the top Computer Science universities in Canada. The data has been compiled based on five parameters: programme reputation, research reputation, fractional publications and field-weighted citation impact.

Where to study Computer Science in Canada?

The most popular study destinations in Canada include Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, which are homes to some of the top academic institutions in the world. According to the QS rankings, two highest-ranking Canadian universities include the University of Toronto and McGill University. Also included in the global top 200 are the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary and Western University. 

Canadian universities offering masters degrees in Computer Science:

1. Western University, Ontario

Western University offers a number of masters programmes in the field of Computer Science. One such programme is a 1.4 years MSc programme in Computer Science which will cost nearly INR 10,47,955 per year. 

2. University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba offers 2-year, full-time masters programme in Computer Science, which will cost you around INR 5,06,915 per year.

3. University of Guelph

University of Guelph offers masters in Computer Science – a 2-year, full-time programme which will cost nearly INR 6,31,103 per year.

4. Concordia University

Concordia University offers masters in Applied Computer Science – a full-time postgraduate programme which will cost you nearly INR 8,75,665 per year.

5. Lakehead university

Lakehead University offers 2-year, full-time masters in Computer Science. The next programme starts in Jan-2017.

View all popular universities in Canada offering masters in Computer Science.

Canadian universities offering bachelors degrees in Computer Science: 

1. Carleton University

Carleton University offers bachelors in Computer Science, with honours in Mobile Computing, Network Computing, Geomatics, Biomedical Computing and Information Systems. Majority of the programmes will cost you from INR13,41,866 to 14,58,283 per year.  

2. University of Calgary

University of Calgary offers BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Both are full-time, 4-year undergraduate programmes.

3. Western University, Ontario

Western University offers BEsc in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. Both are full-time, 4-year undergraduate programmes. It will cost nearly INR 14,76,998 per year.

4. Mount Allison University

Mount Allison offers both BA and BSc in Computer Science, which are full-time 120 credits programmes and will cost nearly INR 8,33,289 per year.

View all popular universities in Canada offering bachelors in Computer Science.

Why study in Canada?

Because Canada is beyond its maple sugar regions and scenic beauties. Here are the reasons why you should study in Canada:

  1. Canadians give huge importance to education and majority of degrees offered are equivalent to that offered in the USA and other Commonwealth countries.
  2. Canada is one of the safest countries to live and study in. The global peace index ranks Canada among the top safest countries.
  3. Canada has excelled in fields like Computer Science, Telecommunications, Transportation and Engineering
  4. Canada represents almost all ethnic groups in the world. People come and settle in Canada because they are never asked to assimilate other values or pressurised to support any propaganda.
  5. Migration is quite easier compared to that in other countries. You need to produce relevant documents, apply for IELTS or TOEFL and make sure your idea behind migrating sounds trustworthy enough to the visa officers.
  6. Most importantly, the cost of studying in Canada is quite economical compared to that in other countries.

So, want to know about the cost now?

  1. For full-time undergraduate degree: The average cost of studying for an international student will be nearly CA$12,618 per year.
  2. For full-time postgraduate degree: The average cost of studying for an international student will be nearly CA$20,699.

Note: Tuition fees may vary based on the programme of your choice. Learn about the study cost in Canada.

Admission requirements to study Computer Science in Canada:

1. Undergraduate degrees may last three or four years in Canada. The requirements to apply are as follows:

  • 12 years of formal school education.
  • A good IELTS/TOEFL score.
  • Important documents (as suggested by the institution and mentioned in the brochure).

2. Postgraduate degrees may last one or three years in Canada. The requirements to apply are as follows:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Work experience (if required).
  • Computer Science or a related field as a mother subject.
  • A good IELTS/TOEFL score.

Want to know about notable computer scientists in Canada?

  • Brian Kernighan – a Canadian computer scientist who worked at the Bell Labs and is the co-designer of the C programming language.
  • Rob Pike – a Canadian programmer and author who is best known for his works at the Bell labs. He currently works at the Google, working on Go (programming language).
  • William Kahan – notable Canadian mathematician and computer scientist who is an ACM Turing Award winner for designing floating-point computation.
  • Ken Iverson – Turing Award winner who is also the designer of the APL language.
  • David Cheriton – a Stanford CS professor, entrepreneur and early Google investor. He is also a mathematician, computer scientist and philanthropist.
  • Tim Bray – a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur who was the co-author of the original XML specifications.
  • Stephen Cook – an American-Canadian computer scientist who is a Turing Award winner too.
  • Steve Mann – is a Canadian researcher who is best known for his works on Computational Photography.

To know more about Canadian universities offering Computer Science or related degrees, you can always get in touch with our elite team of dedicated advisors who have years of experience about overseas education. Let us know what your queries are and we’ll be happy to answer you.

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