Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Computing

Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018

Want to learn how to push the limits of technology and explore new ways of thinking and creating? Our Bachelor of Computing degree program could be a great fit for you!

We don’t need to tell you why technology is important. What we WILL tell you is why you should study Computing at U of G.

Fact #1: We offer TWO unique majors

  1. In Computer Science, students explore program-related problems and build solutions to contribute to the evolution of technology.
  2. Software Engineering students focus on the design, development, implementation and evolution of software systems.

Graduates from both majors can go on to careers in software development, game programming, mobile app development and more!

Fact #2: Gain work experience in co-op

Both Computing majors offer the chance for experiential learning, networking, skill development and hands-on experience through co-op.

In the past, students have completed paid co-ops at companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google! Visit the Recruit Guelph website for more information on co-operative education at Guelph.

Fact #3: Learn to apply computing principles in an Area of Application

This is where you’ll learn to apply the concepts learned in your Computing major to a secondary area of interest. You will take 8 courses from your area of application throughout your degree.

For example:

Combine Computing + Psychology to explore human-computer interaction and build more user-friendly hardware and software

Combine Computing + Biology and explore bioinformatics and support cutting-edge biological research

Combine Computing + Business to explore e-commerce and develop inventory management systems or create electronic business applications

Fact #4: Your Classmates are Your Support System

Because Computing is smaller than other degree programs at Guelph, students, professors and faculty typically form a very supportive family.

We even have a community of female computer scientists and software engineers called CISters!

Check out our Youtube channel to meet Aysu and learn about her experiences in the program.

Fact #5: Computer Science has a new home at Guelph

In 2016, U of G received $30million from the federal and provincial governments to enhance research and innovation facilities.

Renovations on Reynolds building are officially complete leaving the School of Computer Science with a state-of-the-art space for student collaboration and research!

If you want to improve life with technology, we highly recommend you visit us on Sunday, November 4th at Fall Preview Day. This is your chance to meet current Computing students and instructors, explore our updated facilities, and ask any questions you may have, so register today!

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