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CONESTOGA COLLEGE, KITCHENER, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Kitchener, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  16500Enrollment

Graduate Certificate (Software Quality Assurance and Test Engineering)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus

$ 9,750 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Graduate Certificate in Software Quality Assurance and Test Engineering at Conestoga College allows students to complete this program in 1 Year.
  • Students are required to successfully complete two language electives (in one language) in order to graduate.
  • This program will deepen students' understanding of the testing paradigms, methodologies, and tools utilized throughout the software development process.
  • Software quality assurance requires an awareness of what constitutes quality software from the point of view of an end-user, a developer, and a business, and how to create a process that can lead to quality software.
  • The main concepts covered under the program are:​
    • High-Quality Software Programming
    • System Analysis and Design
    • Software Testing Tools
    • Software Testing Methodologies
    • Software Engineering Principles
  • Software quality control requires an awareness of how to most effectively and efficiently test the results of a software development project.
  • The student to teacher ratio is 20:1 which helps increase in interaction between professors and students.
  • On average, 82% of students from the last three years found employment within six months of graduation.
  • After completing this course, students have career opportunities as
    • Software test specialist
    • Software automated test developer
    • Software test engineer
    • Software quality assurance engineer
    • Computer programmer
    • Software developer, etc with an average salary of 46,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 11,720 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttp://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/software-quality-assurance-and-test-engineering

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. 
  • OR a minimum of three to five (3 to 5) years of related full-time formal work experience.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Indian students need to maintain an overall average of 60% in each year.
  • The minimum GPA required is 3.0/4.0 or students must have B grade in their degree.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

Followings are the required document:

  • Official Transcripts: Students must be required to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Students need to submit two letters of recommendation.
  • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English proficiency from the school or testing authority.
  • Statement of purpose:  Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Financial Documentation: Students must have proof that they have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada
  • Resume: Resume outlining work/volunteer/internship experiences.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01


Scores Required

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

58 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fee$9750
Others$1970
Total fees$11720

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,500
Food$ 2,700
Transportation$ 720

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • They must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their student visa.
  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1500 USD
    • Be registered at Conestoga College as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2250 USD 
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4500 USD

Career and Placement after Course

After completing this program students have job opportunities in:

  • Software test specialist
  • Software automated test developer
  • Software test engineer
  • Software quality assurance engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer


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