Edmonton, AlbertaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1908established year

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Computer Engineering)

    4 years
    full time
    co-op & on-campus

    $ 29,625 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • The University of Alberta Bachelor’s in Computer Science program is of 4 years.
    • This course is offered on a full-time basis.
    • Computer Engineering program provides students with a broad background in the theory and application of hardware and software technologies.
    • Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in research, and contribute to team projects both inside and out of the classroom.
    • This course can be taken as a Co-op (co-operative education) program which provides students internship opportunity.
    • Students can select one of the specializations from Software Option (Co-op) or a Nanoscale System Design Option.
    • The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and award-winning professors.
    • Students have career opportunities to work as a Computer Programmer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Web Developer, and Computer Network Architect.
    • The average salary after this degree is 46,000 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Fees$ 122464 for 4 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Mar 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL
    Average Salary (USD)46000

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students will need these five required senior-level subjects English, Physics, Chemistry, Math Calculus to go from high school to Engineering at Alberta.
    • GPA of 3.0/4.0 or it's equivalent in the last two years of study.
    • To apply for this course applicants should have a high school degree and they should complete a pre-professional degree of 1 year.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students must meet the minimum requirements in English and maths subjects up to 60%, after receiving an admission offer.
    • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
    • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

    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.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
    • Two Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
    • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details why the applicant is pursuing graduate studies with this department, their research interests, and why they would be a suitable candidate.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Event Date
    fall Mar 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    90 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    61 / 90

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    Year/HeadYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fees$29625$29625$29625$29625
    Books and Supplies$900$900$900$900
    Health and Wellness$91$91$91$91
    Total Fees$30616$30616$30616$30616

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 10800
    Food$ 2700


    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #51 / 500

    Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship$ 5544YesOct 4, 2020
    Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship$ 378YesAug 1, 2020
    India First Year Excellence Scholarship$ 3795YesN/A
    University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship$ 14165YesDec 12, 2020

    Options Available

    ProgramDelivery TypeDurationProgram TypeTution Fees
    Computer Engineering - Nanoscale System Designfull time4 yearson-campus$29650
    Computer Engineering - Softwarefull time4 yearsco-op, on-campus$29625

    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

    Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible careers after this course are

    • Computer Programmer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Industrial Engineer
    • Computer Systems Analyst
    • Computer User Support Specialist
    • Web Developer
    • Computer Network Architect


    8.3 /10

    I've always wanted to study in Canada for better opportunities and career advancement since I was a child. To gain admission, I completed an online application form and had to pay $100 as an application fee. Despite the fact that they had taken into account my 9.2 GPA in my 12th grade.

    Course Curriculum


    The course assisted me in discussing a wide range of topics in order to highlight critical issues in both software and hardware. I had built my foundation and was taught subjects like computer architecture, operating systems, parallel computing, database, and computer graphics was laid by the curriculum.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    There's a HUGE AI community within the UofA. UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university. You can choose what level of academic pressure you can work with by going through either General Sciences, Specialisation, or Honors. The university is very gracious with transfer credit as well. Edmonton is a beautiful city, with a perfect blend of modernity, space, and natural beauty. It's also the capital of the Oil & Gas Province of Canada, and all major IT companies, Silicon Valley and Canadian, are in Edmonton. There are very nice Co-op programs as well, with very good placements. Furthermore, the age of majority (the age of being considered an adult) is 18 in Alberta, and taxes (GST, income tax, etc.) are lower than that of all other provinces. Lastly, international tuition is essentially 50% cheaper than that offered in other Top 5 universities, and admission-based scholarships given are also comparatively higher in value.

    Course Curriculum


    I'd say it's very practical based. And it's almost certainly been fairly updated, with the exception of some instructors that have just not updated their course outline due to most likely ignorance. But for most of the bit, it's always being updated and changed to better allow students to succeed. There hasn't been much industrial exposure yet, but there have been discussions about products from the industry and how they've been made, and how they work within certain courses.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement

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