Computer Science takes the theoretical and brings it to life in practical applications.
Honours Computer Science is a direct-entry four-year program where students learn programming, software design, systems and theoretical foundations. In five practice and experience courses, the emphasis at McMaster is on lab-based exploration and discovery, including expanded coverage of practical topics such as profiling and tuning, and foundational topics such as operating systems and compilers.
The first year Computer Science curriculum has been totally redesigned for Fall 2020 to allow students to become immersed in topics faster, and land co-op jobs sooner.
- Strong academics: Comprehensive focus on programming, software design, systems and theory
- Bright future: Our students become skilled systems analysts, database specialists, software developers and system administrators
- Tight-knit community: Small class-sizes ensure one-on-one interaction with professors and instructors
- Experiential learning: Our students take the theoretical and bring it to life in practical applications, while participating in clubs such as McMaster Artificial Intelligence Society, McMaster Start Coding and DeltaHacks