Software Engineering (Faculty of Science)

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
29.20 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • 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:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
92.80% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
92.80% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Grade 12 Math (Precalculus or Calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

Other
Average or 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.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Software engineers design, develop and test the software programs that apply computer technology to everyday processes. Things as fundamental to our daily lives as downloading e-mails or scanning barcodes at the grocery store would not be possible without software engineers. The needs and opportunities are endless.

This program offers foundational knowledge in computer and electrical engineering. You will develop the skills needed to design, create and troubleshoot complex software systems.

The Bachelor of Software Engineering is offered through the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Computer Science. You can also pursue this program in the Faculty of Science if you want to learn the principles, techniques and methodology of software engineering while exploring a range of other subjects. Please note, however, that this program does not lead to certification as a professional engineer.


Careers

Though the BA in Software Engineering does not lead to certification as a professional engineer, you will graduate with many marketable skills for careers in areas like programming, web and game development, and technology administration. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies.

You could become a professional:

  • Database administrator
  • Software tester
  • Web developer
  • Game developer
  • Multimedia programmer

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Physical, Earth, Math & Computer Sciences group.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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