Computer Science (Faculty of Engineering)


Computer science is a stimulating, broad field of study that encompasses everything from theory to application. You can study diverse topics like software engineering, programming languages, robotics, compilers, databases, game design and development, operating systems, artificial intelligence, computational biology, computer vision, and the analysis of algorithms.

Pursuing a Minor in Computer Science as an Engineering student will complement your degree and strengthen your analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Computer science is a field teeming with innovation. It plays a pivotal role in our economy, culture and personal lives. Did you know that the first internet search engine was created at McGill’s School of Computer Science in 1987 by Alan Emtage, a McGill alumnus?


An undergraduate background in Computer Science holds excellent job prospects. Computers and specialized software play a crucial role in business, science, and our personal lives. Many graduates choose to work in software development, consulting, research, and project management. Computer scientists are in demand across a wide range of fields, including engineering, making it the perfect addition to your degree.

You can become a professional: 

  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Game developer 
  • Texture artist
  • AI developer
  • User experience designer

Student experience

The School of Computer Science is an exceptional place to develop your passions and prepare for a fulfilling career after your degree. You can test out professional paths through paid internship years and industrial practicums, and network with industry experts at our annual Techfair. With hands-on experiences and guidance from seasoned professionals, you can craft the ideal curriculum to secure your dream job or prepare for specialized studies.

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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