Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Computer Science
Description: In 2006, students entered the newly designed Computer Science Undergraduate Program. To meet the demands of employers, the curriculum has been completely modernized and redesigned. The new program is built on three columns: Programming courses, Software Design courses, and Systems oriented courses.

This design philosophy ensures that our students understand the fundamentals and gives them the key advantage in today’s job market.

URL: Computer Science at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,692

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90 to 95

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, MCV4U, and two of: SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, SES4U, ICS4U, TEJ4M.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

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