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Computer Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering)




What will I learn?

Computer Engineers play a big role in how we interact with the world – both at work and at home. From software and gaming to cyber security and simulators, computer engineers help shape our technology-driven world. When you study computer engineering you will be at the intersection of hardware and software design, becoming qualified to work on computer systems and develop computing solutions to engineering problems. Systems blending hardware and software, such as self-driving cars, robotics and mobile devices, form the basis of our world and are all built by Computer Engineers.

Our Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

What You’ll Learn
As a Computer Engineering student, you will learn about hardware and software design and be uniquely qualified to work on computer systems. You?will take courses in computation, system design and?other specialized areas, including robotics and virtual?reality. This theoretical knowledge will be balanced with?hands-on experience. Lassonde Computer Engineering?students have access to our state-of-the-art facilities – Digital Systems Lab and Robotics Lab.

After second year, you can pursue co-op opportunities, gaining professional experience to get a head start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer.

Some Courses You'll Take
Fundamental Data Structures
Electronic Circuits and Devices
Digital Logic Design
Communication Networks
Software Design
Signals and Systems
Computer Architecture and Organization
Mobile Communications

What is the difference between Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Information Technology?

Computer Science deals with the theory and practice of computer hardware and software. Students learn the theory that underlies computation and how to develop effective, efficient and accurate software. This program is intensive in Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

Computer Security focuses on the privacy of personal data, preventing unauthorized access to computer systems, ensuring contingency plans in the event of data loss and protecting systems from malicious activity.

Computer Engineering looks at how fundamental engineering design principles can be used to develop computer software and hardware while teaching you how to keep your knowledge and skills current as technology advances.

Software Engineering focuses on software including design, development, coding, integration and testing.

Information Technology deals with the application of technology within an organization. The program deals with how technology can be applied, rather than the technology itself.

Which department am I in?

Lassonde School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$38,826.00 (US$ 28,958) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 5 September 2023


York University

Keele Campus,

4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Accepted Language Tests and Scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83; IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5; Pearson PTE Academic: 60; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60; Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced; Duolingo: 115.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 88 (no score below 20 in each section)

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5 (no score below 6.0 in each section)

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Duolingo: 120

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)

About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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