University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Computing Science

Program Information

School:University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:The Computing Science program at UOIT was developed in collaboration with leading representatives from both academia and industry, and is designed to meet the increasing need for graduates with the knowledge and skills in this important field. The first year of the program is similar to all UOIT science programs and provides a strong foundation in science. Two specialized computing science courses are taken in first year, (Fundamentals of Programming and Discrete Structures in Computing Science).

In the second year, students begin to study core computing science courses such as software systems development and integration, principles of computer science (datastructures, object-oriented programming), and computer architecture. The third and fourth years of the program are spent developing skills and knowledge in software engineering, information management (databases), operating systems, and the theoretical basis of computing (algorithms, theory of computation), as well as advanced topics such as compilers, graphics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, high-performance computing, and distributed systems. Each student is required to take a capstone course in fourth year, entitled Thesis Project. This course enables students to demonstrate the maturity of their discipline knowledge and skills.
URL:Computing Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers:3

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status with a minimum overall average of 70 per cent on six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and two of Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U), as well as a combined minimum average of 70 per cent in math and science courses. It is recommended that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U be taken.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 19, 2013

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