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Engineering Systems and Computing

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Engineering Systems and Computing

Develop computer-based systems that are crucial to everything from aircraft to the human body. Explore a unique mix of software development, computing hardware design, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, control and modelling. In third and fourth year, specialize in one or more streams: mechatronics, robotics, embedded systems, biomedical, or computing, then pursue a career to match.

Engineering Systems and Computing is a multi-disciplinary field that combines the base fundamentals of general engineering with the strength of computer hardware and software knowledge.

Engineering Systems and Computing is the only program of its kind in Canada that focuses on designing integrated computer based engineering systems. It includes a mix of courses that cover software development, computer hardware design, mechanics and energy transfer, signal processing and optimization control.

You will understand the strengths and limitations of hardware, software and their controls in order to develop efficient and reliable systems in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. This unique mix will empower you to tackle the design of modern systems that requires multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge.

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Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

Fall Semsester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Calculus I
  • Programming
  • Engineering and Design I
  • Physics with Applications

Winter Semester

  • Intermediate Programming
  • Calculus II
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Mechanics I
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

Beyond First Year

In your first two years of Engineering Systems and Computing, you will develop a solid background in software, hardware and engineering systems. In addition to the foundation courses, below are a few courses students will encounter. For an overview of all courses available in Engineering Systems and Computing, please consult the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.


International fees - $30,500- $42,200CAD

Career paths

As a graduate of Engineering Systems and Computing, you can work in a variety of fields and applications including business, science and industry. Our graduates work with software development, hardware design, signal processing, and control and modelling within a systems perspective in private and public sectors, both locally and internationally.

  • Embedded Software Developer
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Applications Developer
  • Wireless Solutions Engineer

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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...

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Why study at University of Guelph

The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

There are so many ways for prospective international students to reach out to the university. Check out all our social media handles, as well as our university website and admission pages for up to date news. We also offer international students the ability to chat with current international students through our UniBuddy platform. Go onto our international admission webpages to find more details on how to get in touch with a student or staff UniBuddy and start chatting!

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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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