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Computing Systems

Get advanced use of the latest science and digital technologies, with assistance from professors who are experts in their fields.

In only a few short decades, computer technology has influenced nearly every aspect of our lives. Because of this, the ability to create, manipulate and speak the language of computing systems has become some of the most valued skills applicable to almost every industry.  When you study Computing Systems at Trent, you’ll get a chance to develop your skills in designing, implementing, and integrating software applications everything from supercomputers to game boards. This degree will equip you with the necessary skills required for a successful career in the ever-changing technology sector.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Pursue the competitive co-op option: graduate with 12 months of relevant experience through three paid work terms in the information technology industry with companies like TD Bank, Canada Border Services, Freshbooks, Blackberry, and more
  • Work with real-world clients from industry, government, and education through third year internship course and fourth year project course
  • Undertake an undergraduate research thesis and investigate a specific field of interest with the expert guidance of your prof
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"What I love about Software Engineering is that I am able to build things and complete a fourth year capstone project with a group of my peers."

Dexter Fichuk

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Database Administrator
  • Software Systems Developer
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Research Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Data Scientist

Popular Courses:

  • Web Application Development
  • Computer Crime & Forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Programming
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data Mining
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum 80% average for Co-op; Only B.Sc. available for Co-op; Applicant Essay for Co-op due February 1st
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