|Faculty:||Faculty of Engineering|
|Field of Study:||Computer Software Engineering
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
|Description:||Software engineers (SEs) are engineers who specialise in designing, building, testing, and “maintaining” the software in computer systems. Such systems include, systems that control electrical and mechanical devices, computerised communication systems, computer systems used to design other engineering products, financial systems, and information systems. Since software is now used in every type of organisation, and in designing every type of device, career opportunities are essentially unlimited.
Software Engineers are ultimately responsible for the usability, safety, and reliability of their products. For example, the SE must make sure that the system and its documentation are consistent, that the hardware configuration is appropriate to the task, that programs will behave as required, and that the system will meet all real-time deadlines and other performance requirements. Because they must understand what is going on outside the computer, not just the software, the McMaster programme includes much more than software design.
|URL:||Software Engineering and Society at McMaster University|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 34 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||85 to 89|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, and SPH4U. Note: Students are expected to have completed Advanced Functions (MHF4U).
Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86