Software engineering is a CO-OP only program that emphasizes innovation and teamwork to develop practical, solution-driven thinking. During their fourth-year project, students in this program can form teams and leverage their work experience to create real applications; some students even start their own companies. They learn how to apply engineering principles—including rapid prototyping, requirements analysis, system modelling, design, implementation, testing and project management—to develop software.

Software engineers are key professionals in fields such as high tech, finance, telecommunications, government, health care, transportation and entertainment. The French Immersion Stream is available to students who want to continue their French immersion studies during their university career.

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Options with this program

CO-OP (mandatory)

With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree. The CO-OP Program is mandatory in software engineering.

The CO-OP program is mandatory in software engineering.

CO-OP program requirements, employers, salaries, and details


  • This program is offered in English and in French.
  • Some advanced courses are offered in English only.
  • French immersion: the French Immersion Stream is available for this program.

Suggested course sequences

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Careers and graduate studies

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Bijan Samiee
Student testimonial

“Software engineering is at the forefront of many leading industries. You'll learn important elements like design of user interface, cloud and network. The CO-OP option gave me amazing work experience.”

Bijan Samiee

— Fourth year, Software Engineering

Admission requirements

Admission averages vary between English and French programs. See the French page for the French program requirements.

Please note these minimum requirements are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed. See the full undergraduate admission requirements for more information.

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