About

Computer engineering is the design, development and integration of computer programs and technology into devices and systems that improve how we interact with our world every day.


Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

Computer technology is built into almost every new product today. Computer engineering graduates design "smart" devices such as cellular phones, GPS navigators, video entertainment systems, medical imaging, monitoring devices and much more! Through this program you can become part of this rapidly growing, leading-edge field.

The undergraduate program presents a challenging and interesting workload. The first two years of classes are specialized in technical and design-based principles. We offer the advantage of small classes, large lab facilities, superb faculty and excellent support staff. 

A first-year schedule sample

All first year engineering students will take a common set of classes before entering a specialization, such as computer engineering, in their second year.

Course Description

Fall Term
CHEM 114 General Chemistry for Engineers
COMM 102 Introduction to Business Management
GE 101 Introduction to the Engineering Profession
GE 111 Engineering Problem Solving
GE 124 Engineering Mechanics I
MATH 123 Calculus I for Engineers

Winter Term
GE 121 Engineering Design
GE 125 Engineering Mechanics II
MATH 124 Calculus II for Engineers
PHYS 155 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 125* Physics and Technology
INDG 107* Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

* These are elective courses. You'll have a number of courses to choose between.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

Here are just a few of the classes you might take while you complete this degree:

EE 265: Discrete Time Signals and Systems
Introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for the modeling and analysis of discrete-time signals and linear systems. Topics include: sinusoids and complex exponential representation, Fourier series, sampling, reconstruction, discrete-time representation of signals and systems, linear time invariant (LTI) systems, finite impulse response (FIR) filters, frequency response, z-transforms, infinite impulse response (IIR) filters and Fourier analysis. MATLAB is introduced using simulation-based laboratories that explore analysis tools and their applications.

CME 331: Microprocessor Based Embedded Systems
Covers the architecture and operation of microcontrollers used in embedded systems. The course focuses on hardware and software techniques used to program a microcontroller and interface it with external devices. Emphasis is placed on using both assembly language and C to program the microcontrollers. Microcontroller architecture is discussed in general with certain internal peripherals discussed in detail.

CME 435: Verification of Digital Systems
Covers the verification of digital circuits and systems with emphasis on SystemVerilog, a verification language. It starts with the basics, such as functional verification methodologies, and SystemVerilog fundamentals, and gradually builds to more complex examples and advanced topics. At the end of the course, a complete verification system is created using SystemVerilog.

Hands-on learning
You will use state-of-the-art technology in the lab to learn, experiment and test your ideas. From our wind tunnel to our anechoic chamber, our facilities can help you make textbook concepts tangible.

You can work with students from your classes and other disciplines to get the most from your education, whether working on homework, building a space elevator, racecar, remote control plane or art display, or finishing a design project.

Capstone Design Project
You will complete several design projects throughout your degree, but perhaps the most exciting is the fourth-year Capstone Design Project. The Capstone Design Project allows you to apply top-down design principles to a year-long project, starting with a basic description of the product or system and culminating in a presentation of a final working design. You will gain first-hand experience in the application of a formal design process while earning credit toward your degree.

Getting Involved
Our engineering students have a reputation for helping out and supporting our local community, the world’s developing nations and everywhere in between. Our students have accomplished amazing things in the areas of space design, mining competitions and agricultural design, and have been involved in projects where they aim to make a difference in developing nations through providing access to clean water, food and sustainable energies.

Whether you are interested in refining your creativity skills by collaborating with art students, developing a product to help someone with accessibility needs, traveling across the world to help build a well in Africa or designing/building a race car or airplane, we have a student group for you!

Academic support
The Engineering Student Centre works very hard to support students academically through advising and administering facilitated study sessions every week.

Careers

As a computer engineering graduate, you will have many possible job opportunities. Some of those job opportunities could include:

  • creating high-tech products like iPhones, digital TVs and security scanners
  • developing satellite-based communication systems, wireless networks and devices that comprise the Internet
  • designing robotic equipment for everything from medicine to mining
  • working for industry-leading companies like Apple, Electronic Arts, RIM and Google
  • designing and building international products for companies like Cisco networks while living in Saskatchewan

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $8,067 $22,023
Fees $947 $947
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,514 $24,470

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2019-2020 Canadian dollar rates).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is a four-year program offered by the College of Engineering.

While you complete your Bachelor degree, you can also enhance your experience with the following options:

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Spring
May 2020
Apr 1, 2020
Documents due: May 1, 2020
Feb 1, 2020
Documents due: Mar 1, 2020
Summer
July 2020
May 1, 2020
Documents due: Jun 1, 2020
Mar 1, 2020
Documents due: Apr 1, 2020
Fall
September 2020
May 1, 2020
Documents due: Jun 1, 2020
May 1, 2020
Documents due: Jun 1, 2020

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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If you are looking for graduate level programs (Master's and PhDs,) please consult our graduate students' website.

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