X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Computing (B.Comp.)

Students graduating from this program obtain a solid foundation in the theory and application of all aspects of computing and information science. Core subjects, combined with in-depth study in an area of application, give students the freedom to combine their interests in computing with other areas of study and application.

There are two majors available in the Bachelor of Computing honours program. The major in Computer Science provides a traditional computing foundation in software, hardware, and theory. The major in Software Engineering contains an emphasis on software development and design and has a greater focus on team work, communication skills, and professional standards.

Course projects are based on real-world software development scenarios and allows students to get the professional experience valued by today's high-tech employers. The focused study in a second discipline (area of application) gives students the background to effectively apply their knowledge.

Both majors require the equivalent of 8 semesters of successful full-time study. The general program requires the equivalent of 6 semesters of successful full-time study are available. Students in the honours program must choose a major in either Computer Science or Software Engineering. The majors are also available with a Co-op option.

Since not all courses are offered in every semester and prerequisite dependencies must be observed, students are encouraged to consult the program B.Comp. counsellor to plan an initial program of study or when considering modifications to the suggested schedule of studies list.

B.Comp. students who wish to change their program major within the Bachelor of Computing Program must submit an application to the School of Computer Science Program Counselling Office by the last day of classes in the winter semester.

To be eligible after first year, applicants must have successfully completed 4.00 credits in a B.Comp. major with an average of 70% or better. Admission to the major will be competitive based on available spaces.

Students wishing to transfer after second year or third year must have an average of 70% or better in their best 4.00 CIS credits. Admission to the major will be competitive based on available space.

All decisions regarding transfers will be made by the end of June.

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