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What will I learn?

Learn the skills to design manage and deploy complex technologies within organizations. By gaining knowledge on how to lead teams to analyze and tackle problems, you can help organizations overcome challenges and succeed in today’s increasingly connected world.

What will I learn?

Develop solutions to real-world problems using proven technologies. You’ll learn to combine a deep understanding of technology with problem-solving, communications, and management skills. You'll analyze problems, manage and lead teams to tackle those problems, and communicate solutions and opportunities back to the wider organization.

You can follow along with our suggested course schedules or you can tailor your degree and experience by choosing from a range of options including co-op, certificates and minor options, or diving into the world of emerging technologies.

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Designing User Interfaces
  • Multidisciplinary Management I

In our unique project course, you’ll have the chance to apply your skills to tackle problems and opportunities for real non-profit clients from our community. And you can enhance your studies with career-focused co-op work experience.

Careers and future study:

Choosing computer science at Dalhousie opens you up to a world of opportunity. Computer science is key to effective solutions in a range of fields — from business and science to entertainment and medicine. You could join our graduates in work across all industry sectors including:

  • information communications technology
  • oceans
  • healthcare
  • gaming

Future studies may include programs at the graduate level in applied computer science, computer science, electronic commerce or health informatics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$10,996.50 (US$ 8,494) per year
Fall term: CAN $5,815.12; winter term: CAN $5,181.38
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission High School applicants require grade 12 academic English, Math, Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics with no mark below 70% in each of these courses and an overall minimum average of 75%. Post secondary applicants require a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.30 scale), with no grade lower than C in prerequisite courses. English language requirement: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band; Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have,

  • Completion of secondary school (Grade 12)
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses
  • A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 academic English and any other required subject.

English language requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
  • Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill

Deadline: April 1 for September intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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