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Applied Computer Science (Co-op Program)

The University of Winnipeg’s Co-operative Education program offers students a Professional Development Program and the ability to work in their field long before they graduate. It allows students to go beyond the classroom and have a more holistic learning experience.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, February
Tuition Fee: 18,590 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Students applying to Applied Computer Science can participate in The University of Winnipeg’s Co-operative Education program.

The Co-op program:

  • offers professional development and the ability to work in the field long before graduation,
  • allows students to go beyond the classroom and have a more holistic learning experience,
  • provides students with networking opportunities and the potential opportunity to gain full-time, meaningful, and paid employment in their field of study,
  • helps students learn about industries and organizations in the community and beyond,
  • allows students to relate more closely with theoretical classroom knowledge and test-drive their career.

The Applied Computer Science major is designed to prepare students in the following core areas:

  • Programming Fundamentals (object-oriented, event driven, algorithms)
  • Information Management (database systems, data modeling/warehousing, relational databases)
  • Software Engineering (software requirements, design, process and project management)
  • Operating Systems
  • Net-Centric Computing (internet programming, networks, security)
  • Human Computer Interaction (GUI Design and Programming)
  • Intelligent Systems (Machine Learning).

Our team-oriented courses are meant to strengthen communication skills, experience group dynamics, and foster self-confidence. The 4-year major includes the development of a team-based software project for a local IT organization. Our program will help develop analytical thinking and applied skills by blending theoretical and practical aspects of computer science.

Career Possibilities

Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in business, industry, and government in the areas of web application development, database application programming, database administration, systems analysis and design, project management, technical support, and quality assurance. Some pursue graduate studies in computer science, information sciences, biostatistics, or MBA programs.

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What our students say

“I left the University of Winnipeg with strong computer programming and database design skills. As the Application Administrator for a large hospital information system I am able to put these skills into practice on a daily basis.”

Matthew Sodomsky (BSc) Application Administrator, Manitoba e-Health, Winnipeg Regional Health
Authority (WRHA)