Program Information

School: Lakehead University – Thunder Bay
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Computer Software Engineering
Description: Although a relatively young discipline, Software Engineering is a rapidly growing profession thanks to modern technology. As a Software Engineering student you learn to design, develop, implement, test and maintain software, as well as the principles governing hardware. Our graduates are always in demand and apply their knowledge in a broad range of sectors including healthcare, finance, telecommunications and social networking.

Our Faculty of Engineering offers a unique four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in Software Engineering, accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), with an optional co-operative education component. The design of our program courses also grants you a Software Engineering Technology Diploma at the end of second year, which will allow you to enter into the workforce as a Software Engineering Technologist if you don’t wish to pursue the final two years of the degree program.

URL: Engineering – Software at Lakehead University – Thunder Bay
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

The tuition cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

Careers: Software Engineer

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions with a Minimum Grade of 60%, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to satisfy Lakehead University’s English language proficiency requirements. Applicants can complete one of the following recognized language tests with the required minimum scores: TOEFL PBT-550, CBT-213, or iBT-80; IELTS-6.5; MELAB-85; CAEL-60.