Bachelor of science computer science

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70 Specialisations
  • 1 Master of Engineering Program (5 years)
  • 28 International Programs
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

    Computer science has insinuated itself at many levels of our daily life. It is manifest in manifold ways, from the private sphere to industrial applications: email, video games, bank cards, office systems, database management, internet and telecommunications, embedded control systems, avionics, etc. Professions in the field reflect this variety.

    However, the diversity of IT applications and tools are simply the product of a few basic principles: data structures and algorithms, programming languages and models, representation formats and communication protocols, organization of hardware and software systems, etc. The Bachelor of Computer Science aims to provide its students with the intellectual and technical skills and knowledge of the tools which will allow them to be involved in the development of the complex and multifaceted field of Computer Science.

    Depending on the course, you will acquire all these skills to various degrees, enabling you either to enter the workforce with your bachelor’s degree or to continue your studies.


    Assistant engineers in the fields of development, administration and management of software systems in large companies (industry, banking, insurance), civil services, service firms or SMEs.


    The program is covered in 4 semesters, separated into 2 levels (L1 and L2).

    To obtain a Bachelor of Computer Science you must pass a total of 180 ECTS, including 24 ECTS from the Bachelor of Mathematics department and 6 language ECTS.

    Qualifying for a degree with an computer science major also requires validation of 15 IT papers (6 ECTS each) with an average grade of at

    least 10 for each one. Of these 15 papers, at least 7 must be at L3 level.

    The Computer Science department offers a rich catalogue of papers – 13 at L2 level and 35 at L3 level – from which you may constitute your program according to your plans for continuing study or entry into the workforce.

    The Bachelor of Computer Science department organizes a counselling service during the teaching enrolment period (enrolment for papers) to help you with your choice.

    Specific courses:

    Vocational course:

    The vocational course takes two years (L2 and L3) and includes tutored projects as well as traditional classes. The first year finishes with a long in-company internship. The second year alternates between training in-company and at university, within an apprenticeship or continuing education framework.

    Bi-disciplinary course in computer science and applied mathematics:

    The course content is equally split between computer science and mathematics. Therefore, it offers the possibility to continue studying in either computer science or applied mathematics.

    International course:

    This course is offered in partnership with the université de Montréal. It is possible to validate ECTS completed over one or two semesters in the partner establishment for the Bachelor of Computer Science program.

    Well-targeted public
    • UPMC students who have completed the first year of the MIME program (mathematics-IT-mechanics-electronics);
    • Students from other UPMC first-year programs who have completed computer science or mathematics papers;
    • Students from other universities who have completed either their first or second year of a Bachelor of Computer Science, or any other equivalent degree, upon examination of their file;
    • Students from preparatory classes, upon examination of their file.


    Category: Computer Science

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