Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Computer Science – Specialization (Computing) – Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Computer Science Plan after May 1, 2019.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2020-2021 Calendar for the previous requirements.

CSCI-P-BCH (Computer Science)
CSCI-I-BCH (Computer Science with Professional Internship)
Subject:  Administered by the School of Computing.
Plan:  Consists of 102.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
CISC 121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
CISC 124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
B. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l
and Linear Algebra
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
C. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
Differential and Integral Calculus II
D. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
E. Complete the following:
CISC 203Discrete Mathematics for Computing II3.00
CISC 204Logic for Computing Science3.00
CISC 221Computer Architecture3.00
CISC 223Software Specifications3.00
CISC 235Data Structures3.00
F. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
G. Complete the following:
CISC 324Operating Systems3.00
CISC 360Programming Paradigms3.00
CISC 365Algorithms I3.00
H. Complete the following:
CISC 497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
I. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Game Development Project
Advanced Undergraduate Project
Undergraduate Thesis
2. Option
A. Complete 18.00 units from one of the following options:18.00
i. Fundamental Computation
ii. Biomedical Computation
iii. Data Analysis
iv. Artificial Intelligence
v. Game Development
vi. Security
Complimentary Courses:
B. ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences9.00
C. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, STAT21.00
Elective Courses18.00
Total Units120.00

Option List

i. Fundamental Computation

a. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Formal Methods in Software Engineering
Evolutionary Optimization and Learning
Computability and Complexity
Semantics of Programming Languages
Algorithms II
Fuzzy Logic
b. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
CISC at the 400 level or above
CISC_Subs at the 400 level or above
SOFT at the 400 level or above
c. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
CISC at the 300 level or above
CISC_Subs at the 300 level or above
SOFT at the 300 level or above
d. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
CISC at the 200 level or above
CISC_Subs at the 200 level or above
SOFT at the 200 level or above
Total Units18.00

ii. Biomedical Computation

a. Complete the following:
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 320Fundamentals of Software Development3.00
CISC 330Computer-Integrated Surgery3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 471Computational Biology3.00
CISC 472Medical Informatics3.00
Total Units18.00

iii. Data Analytics

a. Complete the following:
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 371Nonlinear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 372Advanced Data Analytics3.00
CISC 451Topics in Data Analytics3.00
CISC 452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
Deep Learning
3 units from CISC or CISC_Subs at the 400 level or above
Total Units18.00

iv. Artificial Intelligence

a. Complete the following:
COGS 100Introduction to Cognitive Science3.00
COGS 201Cognition and Computation3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
b. Select 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Total Units18.00

v. Game Development

a. Complete the following:
CISC 226Game Design3.00
CISC 320Fundamentals of Software Development3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 454Graphics (A)3.00
CISC 486Game Development3.00
b. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Intro Comp & Creative Arts
Linear Data Analysis
Human-Computer Interaction
Total Units18.00

vi. Security

a. Complete the following:
CISC 220System Level Programming3.00
CISC 327Software Quality Assurance3.00
CISC 335Computer Networks3.00
CISC 447Introduction to Cybersecurity3.00
CISC 468Cryptography3.00
b. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Distributed Systems
Software Reliability and Security
Total Units18.00

3. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 3.0 units from COMP at the 300 level for requirement 1.I. (CISC 499 Advanced Undergraduate Project). In addition, the B.Cmp.(Hons.) Program requirements will be increased by 6.0 units from COMP at the 300 level, for a total of 126.0 units if the student is taking a 12-month internship, or by 9.0 units from COMP at the 300 level, for a total of 129.0 units if the student is taking a 16-month internship.

4. Notes

A. Those students with no programming experience should review first-year course choices based on the Section on Introductory Courses at the start of the chapter on Computing.

B. In exceptional circumstances (such as a student who has transferred from another Faculty or institution), the distribution requirements in the complementary courses may be relaxed, at the discretion of the Chair of Undergraduate Studies. Alternative complementary courses may be selected in consultation with the School of Computing.

C. ELEC courses are offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Special permission may be required to register. All such courses will count as 3.0 units towards degree requirements in Arts and Sciences.

D. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Computing and Information Science Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Courses in other departments usable as CISC options
COMM 365Advanced Business Decision Modeling3.00
ELEC 470Computer System Architecture3.50
ELEC 474Machine Vision3.50
MATH 272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
MATH 337Stochastic Models in Operations Research3.00
MATH 401Graph Theory3.00
MATH 402Enumerative Combinatorics3.00
MATH 434Optimization Theory with Applications to Machine Learning3.00
MATH 474Information Theory3.00


Statistic Course Options
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.50
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE 251Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
POLS 385Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 252Introductory Applied Probability3.00
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 367Engineering Data Analysis4.00


Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences Courses
EMPR; ENGL; ENGX; ENIN; ENSC (except those courses listed above in ASC_Science)
GLPH 271Global and Population Health3.00
GLPH 385Biohacking & Gerontechnology3.00
GLPH 471Advanced Global and Population Health3.00
GLPH 493Global Health Practice3.00
KNPE 167Socio-Cult Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity3.00
KNPE 203Coaching and Leadership in Sport3.00
KNPE 237Child and Adolescent Motor Development3.00
KNPE 265Psychology of Sport and Exercise3.00
KNPE 300Community-Based Internship3.00
KNPE 331Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3.00
KNPE 335Healthy Aging3.00
KNPE 337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
KNPE 338Exploring Active Urban Communities3.00
KNPE 345The Science and Methodology of Sport Training Conditioning Programs3.00
KNPE 346Strength and Conditioning Field Placement4.50
KNPE 363Team Dynamics in Sport: Theory and Practice3.00
KNPE 365Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change3.00
KNPE 367Fitness, the Body and Culture3.00
KNPE 397Special Topics in Kinesiology3.00
KNPE 400Professional Issues in Allied Health3.00
KNPE 430Athletic Therapy Internship4.50
KNPE 433Global Sport and Disability3.00
KNPE 436Advanced Placement in Disability and Physical Activity3.00
KNPE 446Strength and Conditioning Internship4.50
KNPE 463Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion6.00
KNPE 465Sport Participation and Performance3.00
KNPE 473Sport and Culture3.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 101Principles of Psychology l3.00
PSYC 102Principles of Psychology ll3.00
PSYC 231The Study of Personality3.00
PSYC 241Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology6.00
PSYC 236Introdution to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00

(Note that the GPHY and PSYC course lists noted here may be found in the Degree Plans and Course Lists section of this Calendar.)


Artificial Intelligence option courses
CISC 452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
CISC 453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 455Evolutionary Optimization and Learning3.00
CISC 467Fuzzy Logic3.00
CISC 473Deep Learning3.00
CISC 474Reinforcement Learning3.00