Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Computing – Major (Computing) – Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

COMP-M-BCH (Computing)
COMP-I-BCH (Computing with Professional Internship)

Subject:  Administered by the School of Computing.
Plan:  Consists of 72.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
CISC 121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
CISC 124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability I
Probability I
STAT_Options
C. 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
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
E. Complete the following:
CISC 324Operating Systems3.00
CISC 360Programming Paradigms3.00
CISC 365Algorithms I3.00
F. Complete the following:
CISC 497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
G. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Game Development Project
Advanced Undergraduate Project
Undergraduate Thesis
2. Option
A. Complete 15.00 units from one of the following options:15.00
i. Fundamental Computation
ii. Biomedical Computation
iii. Data Analytics
iv. Artificial Intelligence
v. Game Development
vi. Security
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
CISC, COCA, COGS, or SOFT at the 200-level or above
3. Supporting
A. Complete 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
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
Electives
Elective Courses48.00
Total Units120.00

Option List

i. Fundamental Computation

a. Complete 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. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
CISC
CISC_Subs
SOFT at the 400-level or above
c. Complete 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. Complete 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 Units15.00

ii. Biomedical Computation

a. Complete the following:
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 330Computer-Integrated Surgery3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 472Medical Informatics3.00
b. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Fundamentals of Software Development
Computational Biology
Total Units15.00

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
Total Units15.00

iv. Artificial Intelligence

a. Complete the following:
COGS 100Introduction to Cognitive Science3.00
COGS 201Cognition and Computation3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
b. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
CISC_Artificial_Intelligence
Total Units15.00

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
Total Units15.00

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
b. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Distributed Systems
Software Reliability and Security
Cryptography
Total Units15.00

4. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 3.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for requirement 1.G. (CISC 496 or CISC 499 or CISC 500). In addition, the B.Cmp.(Hons.) Program requirements will be increased by 6.00 units from COMP at the 300-level, for a total of 126.00 units if the student is taking a 12-month internship, or by 9.00 units from COMP at the 300-level, for a total of 129.00 units if the student is taking a 16-month internship.

5. Notes

A. Students with no programming experience should review the Introductory Courses paragraph included on the School of Computing overview page in the Calendar. 

B. 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 3.00 units towards degree requirements in Arts and Science.

C. Students should consider the following courses to complement their option courses. Data Analytics: Students interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence can take CISC 473. Game Development: Students with interests the arts can take COCA 201. Students with interests in analytics or machine learning can take CISC 271. Students with interests in human-computer interaction can take CISC 325.

D. A maximum of 6.00 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 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.

CISC_Artificial _Intelligence

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

CISC_Subs

Courses in other departments usable as CISC Options
COMM 365Advanced Business Decision Modeling3.00
ELEC 470Computer System Architecture3.00
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

STAT_Options

Statistic Course Options
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.00
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 285Introduction 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