Computer Science (Faculty of Engineering)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
91.50% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
91.50% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 Math (Precalculus or Calculus)
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; Chemistry and Physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and one of Chemistry or Physics)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

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Overview

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?


Careers

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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