8 months – Full time – September through April
Admission requirements: Engineering or Science background with 70% in CS 1026 & 1027
Each course is equivalent to year 4 half-credit tuition
OSAP application pending
Application deadline: March 1
Western's Department of Computer Science and Western Continuing Studies offer a Diploma program for qualified university graduates with a background in Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering. Students who complete the Diploma will have the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for designing and developing software. Upon completion of the Diploma, those with superior academic records who wish to pursue further studies may apply for admission to the MSc in Computer Science.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited university, preferably in science or engineering, plus CS 1026 and 1027 with a minimum grade of 70%.
Once accepted, a student is required to maintain an overall average of 70%, with no single grade below 60%.
Please Note: This is a competitive program with limited enrollment. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.
The application deadline is March 1. Applicants who must apply for admission to Western University first are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Application forms are typically available by November.
Classes begin in September for the duration of eight months.
4. When will I know if my application has been accepted?
All decisions regarding admission to the program are communicated in writing. Admission decisions may take approximately 6-8 weeks after receipt of all application documents. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure all pieces of both the supplemental application, as well as the OUAC application (where applicable), arrive well before the application deadline. Decisions will not be relayed over the telephone.
The Diploma in Computer Science is structured to be completed in eight months.
The application for OSAP is currently pending.
Students who have completed required courses prior to being admitted to the Diploma program may apply for equivalency for up to two (2) courses.
Yes, an undergraduate degree is a prerequisite to apply.
9. Who should I contact if I need more information?
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Continuing Studies office at 519 661 3658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org