With an influx of technology companies providing a wealth of training opportunities for our students, and good jobs for our graduates, it is an exciting time to be a computer scientist on Prince Edward Island. Both traditional IT industries and the newly (to PEI) emerging industries of video game development and e-health are experiencing rapid growth. With demand from employers outstripping the supply of qualified graduates, computer science is an excellent career choice and on PEI there is an acute shortage of highly skilled workers.
At UPEI we are meeting this challenge by offering our students a top-rate and friendly learning experience. We offer small class sizes and a faculty that is eager to work with you to maximize your potential. There is a co-operative education option that allows you to gain valuable work experience (and money) while you attend school and a new specialization in video game programming that is unique to the region. If you are research-oriented we also offer an honours option to prepare you for graduate school. Students from our department have an excellent record of placement at the country’s top graduate schools, including University of Toronto, Waterloo, British Columbia, and McGill (among others). Whether you are interested in industry, public service, or academia, UPEI is the smart choice for computer science. For more information, email me with your questions and/or to set up a meeting - I will always take time to meet with students.