Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Computer Engineering, General
Description: What distinguishes a computer engineer from a computer scientist, is that the computer engineer has a detailed knowledge of circuits, electronics, digital logic, and hardware design in addition to mastery of software design and implementation. Furthermore, a computer engineer can have expertise in signal processing and communication systems for the broader application of computer hardware and software design, ranging from standalone embedded computers for intelligent sensing and control of physical systems such as those in automobiles to the protocols and complex software that manage the operation of the highly-interconnected global Internet.

Computer Engineers deal with the architecture, design, implementation, and verification of the hardware and software for computing systems that are increasingly being used in embedded or networked environments. Our Computer Engineering program offers a broad range of supporting course material to prepare you for your chosen profession. In the hardware area, courses cover digital logic and digital systems engineering, computer organization and system architecture, microprocessors, and integrated circuit engineering. Software courses include programming languages, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, real-time software design, databases, compilers, software requirements analysis, formal methods in software engineering, and techniques for human-computer interaction. Computer communication network courses include material on reliable and secure information transfer protocols, switching and routing through multipath networks, and wireless networking.

URL: Computer Engineering at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,197

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Scholarships: 1
Careers: Computer Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 84

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Data Management  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer Science is also an acceptable prerequisite.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]