Summary: A Joint Option in Software Engineering Page 1/14
A Joint CSE&CE Undergraduate Option in Software Engineering
J.M.Atlee * , P.P.Dasiewicz + , R.N.Kazman * , R.E.Seviora + and A.Singh +
* Department of Computer Science
+ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ont., Canada N2L 3G1
1.1 Institutional Setting
The University of Waterloo is a medium size university with 16,000 fulltime undergraduates,
2,000 graduate students, 800 faculty members and 2,200 staff. The university receives some
75% of its income from the provincial government; tuition fees provide most of the remainder.
Many undergraduate programs operate on a coop bases; students alternate between four month
teaching and four month work terms.
Organizationally, the University is composed of seven Faculties. The Computer Science
department is a part of the Faculty of Mathematics; the Electrical and Computer Engineering
department belongs to the Faculty of Engineering. Even though the two departments are in
different Faculties, they are housed in one building, the W.G.Davis Computer Center.
The CS department has over 40 faculty members and graduates 200+ Bachelors each year. It