Bachelor of Applied Science [B.ASc] (Computer Science)
Field of Study
International Student Tution
- 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.
|Degree Type Offered||Bachelor|
|Fees||$ 136240 for 4 yearsor 120 Credits Program|
|Delivery Type||full time|
|Admission Intake||fall (Deadline - Apr 1)|
Eligibility & Entry Requirement
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.
|fall||Apr 1, 2021|
Supporting Documentation Deadline – April 1st
Fees & Funding
Tution & Application Fees
|Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
|Head||Avg Cost Per Year|
|Room and Food (On-Campus)||$ 9195|
|Housing (Off-Campus)||$ 4860|
Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020
Ranked #101 / 500
Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]
Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids
|Name||Amount||International Students Eligible||Application Deadline|
|Adobe Women in Technology Scholarship||Variable||Yes||N/A|
|BrokerFish International student scholarship||$ 1000||Yes||Dec 21, 2020|
|Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship||Variable||Yes||Aug 30, 2020|
|VueVille Future Technology Scholarship||$ 1000||Yes||Sep 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
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