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Computer Science

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Construct new applications for the Internet. Design software for hand-held devices. Explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Boost your career options as an IT professional.


Program Options

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science

  • B.Sc. Four-year
  • B.Sc. Three-year
  • B.Sc. Honours
  • B.Sc. Honours SE - Software Engineering
  • B.Sc. Double Honours
  • Professional Internship Option
  • Minor

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What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study and application of cutting-edge digital information technology. This technology is essential in fields as diverse as aeronautics, genetics, business and music. The tremendous growth of the computer industry has made it a dynamic and exciting field of study.  Information technology inhabits almost every corner of human activity today, and our graduates are highly sought after by unique and wide-ranging technology companies around the world. Computer Science is the theoretical study and practical application of computation, and our comprehensive program covers everything from artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction to computational modelling and computer graphics. The transformative influences of digital communications are widely recognized in the many professions students will eventually pursue — whether business, publishing, the arts, journalism, education, the government or academia.

Computer Science: Is it for you?

  • The Department of Computer Science is a community of individuals who are excited about the dynamic discipline of Computer Science.  They explore new ways in which computing can change the lives of people everywhere.
  • The Department offers a well-rounded curriculum that delivers solid classroom instruction by excellent and approachable professors, offering laboratory experience in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • The Computer Science Professional Internship Program allows undergraduate students to obtain 12 or 16 months of practical, "on-the-job" experience with a sponsoring company such as ESTI, IBM, SED Systems and zu just to name a few!  This takes place prior to completing the final year of the undergraduate degree program. 

Sample Classes

  • CMPT 317: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    A survey of Artificial Intelligence techniques and underlying theory. Topics include problem solving and planning, knowledge representation techniques, reasoning engines and expert systems, and a tour of various application areas of Artificial Intelligence including machine learning, natural language processing and high-level computer vision.
  • CMPT 350: Web Programming
    Focuses on the concepts, technologies and tools needed for the development of web-centric applications. Special emphasis will be given to client-server programming, scripting, integration of existing application and high-level networking issues, e.g., use of SOAP.
  • CMPT 485.3: Computer Graphics and Animation
    Advanced topics in computer graphics, concentrating on image formation and modelling issues. The implications of the data-driven approach to computer graphics. Simulation and non-parametric methods contrasted. The course will involve a project investigating and implementing some current algorithms from the literature.

Career Opportunities

  • Software Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Web Design
  • Game Design
  • Business Systems Analyst

Skill Sets Gained

  • Computer skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Organizational/Planning skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork/Interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills

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