Waterloo, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1957established year

    Bachelor of Applied Science [B.ASc] (Computer Engineering)

    4 years
    full time
    co-op & on-campus

    $ 48,427 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • The Bachelor of Applied Science(B.ASc) in Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo(U Waterloo) is 4 years.
    • This program ranks 2nd in Canada for engineering according to US News & World Report 2019.
    • Between labs and lectures, the student will gain experience with all aspects of computers, from chips and wiring to software, networks, and communications.
    • The Co-op terms will give the student 2 years of paid work experience.
    • Waterloo Region is home to more than 1,000 technology companies, including Google and Blackberry, providing lots of co-op and career opportunities which helps students to get hired easily in computer engineering programs.
    • The students can bring their computer engineering ideas to life at Hack the North - Canada’s biggest hackathon – which attracts more than 1,000 students from around the world each year.
    • Many Scholarships are provided to the students who enroll in this program.
    • Some of the recent graduates are working as -
      • Engineer - Slack Technologies
      • Software Engineer - Microsoft
      • Firmware Engineer - Tesla Motors
      • Network Administrator - OpenText
      • Engineer, Software - Zynga
      • Innovation Technical Lead - Sun Life Financial 
      • Chief Technology Officer - Rave Media
    • Students will earn 13,300 CAD on an average per co-op term.
    • The student will graduate ready for a career as a
      • Software developer
      • Hardware engineer
      • IT specialist 
      • Systems designer, and more.
    • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed through a computer engineering program is 114,600 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Fees$ 215540 for 4 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Feb 1)
    Admission IntakeDocument Submission (Deadline - Feb 19)
    Admission IntakeFees Due (Fall) (Deadline - Aug 24)
    Admission IntakeFees Due (Winter) (Deadline - Dec 14)
    Admission IntakeFees Due (Summer) (Deadline - Apr 25)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • The students must have completed six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
      • Advanced Functions
      • Calculus and Vectors
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
      • English (ENG4U)
    • A minimum final grade of 70% is required in all the above subjects mentioned during admission.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    • First or Second Division standing in one of the following:
      • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE.
      • Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE.
      • other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies.
    • Standard XII Mathematics, Standard XII Physics, Standard XII Chemistry, Standard XII English, and one other Standard XII course, a minimum final grade of 70% in each.
    • Overall 85% in the above 5 required courses.

    Required Document List

    Followings are the required documents:

    • Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.
    • Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.
    • Reference Letter:  Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
    • CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest and other relevant application material.
    • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Feb 1, 2022
    Document Submission Feb 19, 2022
    Fees Due (Fall) Aug 24, 2021
    Fees Due (Winter) Dec 14, 2021
    Fees Due (Summer) Apr 25, 2022

    Closed for application

    Scores Required

    90 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    63 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fee$48427$48427$48427$48427
    Books and Supplies$1809$1809$1809$1809
    Other Fees$3649$3649$3649$3649
    Total Fees$53885$53885$53885$53885

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 7200
    Food$ 2118


    Times Higher Education

    Times Higher Education 2021

    Ranked #82 / 1001

    Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Sandford Fleming Foundation Award for Academic ExcellenceVariableYesN/A
    Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship$ 7496YesN/A
    Brian Le Lievre Scholarship$ 1779YesN/A
    Accenture Award-University of Waterloo$ 2000YesMar 15, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • Application for Study Permit
      • Letter of acceptance.
      • Proof of financial support.
      • Passport photos.
      • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
      • Visa to study or work in the country.
      • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

    Work Study

    • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
    • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    • The student will graduate ready for a career as a
      • Software developer
      • Hardware engineer
      • IT specialist 
      • Systems designer, and more.
    • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed through computer engineering program is 114,600 USD.


    7.5 /10

    There were many reasons behind why I opted for this university among all in which I had applied to. The most amazing thing about this university that I found was its location and surrounding atmosphere. The application charges was $118 for three options only. Beyond that there were some extra charges but I only chose one subject.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course what I liked most was its diversity in terms of technology. It was a perfect combination of both lab and lectures. I had gathered immense knowledge in all aspects of computers, from chips and wiring to software, networks, and communications.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    6.8 /10

    I chose this university for its co-op program. The fact that we got work experience along with the study is very helpful, especially given how famous their co-op experience is we would get experience working at big companies. Also, their programs were comparatively much cheaper than the UofT courses.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course content is currently being updated as we go, but 3 years ago when I joined, the content is pretty outdated and through the course content itself there was no industrial exposure or research experience. But the co-op program that the university offers provided the industrial exposure.

    7 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8.3 /10

    The Best Engineering University in Canada, the best co-op program, very well respiration and education system.

    Course Curriculum :

    Yes, it is very updated and gives the opportunity to participate in several engineering activities- coop, research, competition.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement

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