Hamilton, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1887established year

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

    4 years
    120 Credits
    full time
    honours, co-op & on-campus

    $ 33,407 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science at McMaster University is a 4-year, co-op (optional) program.
    • It is an honours degree program offered on a full-time basis.
    • This program offers courses designed to develop students into highly knowledgeable and skilled systems analysts, database specialists, software developers, and system administrators. 
    • The Computer Science program is built on 4 columns:
      • Theoretical foundations of Computer Science
      • Programming courses
      • Software Design courses
      • Systems oriented courses
    • Computer science offers a unique combination of scientific and interdisciplinary study and prepares students for an accelerated master's degree.
    • The program is built around 3 core areas: computing fundamentals, software design, and systems.
    • Students are trained in modern systems-oriented topics such as distributed networks, secure, high-performance, and web-based systems.
    • The admissions criteria are very flexible and allow students from other programs to transfer into the Computer Science program. 
    • The Engineering Co-op Program is an optional program that will enhance student's academic experience through paid employment, and give them a competitive edge for the workforce.
    • The faculty of the department helps students to find employment in a wide variety of industries, from large companies in banking, insurance, retail, and software, through to medium-sized firms, and also in start-ups. 
    • Placements/Job opportunities after BASc Computer Science are App development, Software analysis, Computer system development, etc.
    • The average salary goes up to 60,000 USD after completing this program.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Total Credits120
    Fees$ 136240 for 4 yearsor 120 Credits Program
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Apr 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    Students should meet  the following requirements to apply for the program:

    • Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with acceptable standing.
    • They should have completed Grade 12 U and/or M courses to meet the minimum set by the specific program.
    • Students have 6 appropriate midterm/interim Grade 12 U and/or M grades.
    • At least 3 final Grade 12 U and/or M grades plus enrollment in the appropriate additional 3 Grade 12 U and/or M courses.
    • In some cases, Grade 11 marks may also be considered for admission.

    Indian Student Eligibility

    • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII  including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
    • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
    • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

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

    Required Document List

    Following are the required document:

    • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Documents that must be sent by letter mail or courier include SAT/ACT results, AP test results, IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language proficiency test results.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Apr 1, 2021

    Supporting Documentation Deadline – April 1st

    Scores Required

    86 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    60 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fees$33407$33407$33407$33407
    Health insurance$174$174$174$174
    Other Fees$479$479$479$479
    Total Fees$34060$34060$34060$34060

    Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Food (On-Campus)$ 9195
    Housing (Off-Campus)$ 4860


    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #101 / 500

    Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Adobe Women in Technology ScholarshipVariableYesN/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$ 1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship$ 1000YesSep 30, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
    • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
    • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Application form and Study Plan
      • Valid Passport
      • Official Acceptance Letter
      • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

    • on-campus employment
    • co-ops employment
    • working off-campus
    • post-graduation work visa

    The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

    • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
    • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
    • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
    • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

    Career and Placement after Course

    The career opportunities are:

    • Software Engineer
    • Computer Programmers
    • Video Game Programmers
    • App development
    • Software analysis
    • Computer system development

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