GradCert Computer Application Security (Optional Co-op) (Waterloo)

Due to the increasing complexity of computer transactions and society’s increasing dependence on eCommerce, as well as the proliferation of computing devices, the computer security field has become a high profile and rapidly growing, industry. Work in this field is constantly evolving and leads to a range of career options, from positions that require a high level of technological sophistication to higher-level management positions. This graduate certificate program will be attractive to graduates of software development programs, who will then learn the application security and networking skills needed to access entry level positions offered by a wide range of software development companies. Students will learn to secure software applications, including networked, web and mobile applications, against threats by malware and hackers. These skills will be augmented with management skills so that graduates will also be able to access careers as corporate security analysts and managers. Students benefit from specialized courses taught by highly qualified industry experts and as a result, should expect to have classes scheduled up until 8 p.m.

The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.

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CA$15,382 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


May 2024

Start Month

Apr 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025
  • May 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time