Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Software Design – Specialization (Computing) – Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

SODE-P-BCH (Software Design)
SODE-I-BCH (Software Design with Professional Internship)
Subject:  Administered by the School of Computing
Plan:  Consists of 108.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2020-2021 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. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l
and 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
STAT_Options
E. Complete the following:
CISC 203Discrete Mathematics for Computing II3.00
CISC 204Logic for Computing Science3.00
CISC 220System Level Programming3.00
CISC 221Computer Architecture3.00
CISC 223Software Specifications3.00
CISC 235Data Structures3.00
F. Complete the following:
CISC 324Operating Systems3.00
CISC 360Programming Paradigms3.00
CISC 365Algorithms I3.00
G. Complete the following:
CISC 325Human-Computer Interaction3.00
H. Complete the following:
CISC 327Software Quality Assurance3.00
I. Complete the following:
CISC 423Software Requirements3.00
J. Complete the following:
CISC 422Formal Methods in Software Engineering3.00
CISC 497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
2. Option
A. Select 45.00 units from one of the following options:45.00
i. Software Development Option
ii. Game Development Option
Electives
Elective Courses12.00
Total Units120.00

Option List

i. Software Development Option

i. Software Development Option
a. Select 3.00 units from the following:
CISC 322Software Architecture3.00
CISC 326Game Architecture3.00
b. Select 3.00 units from the following:
Linear Data Analysis
Digital Systems
c. Complete the following:
CISC 498Information Technology Project6.00
Applications
d. SOFT_Design at the 400 level3.00
e. SOFT_Design3.00
Complementary
f. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Fundamentals of Academic Essay writing
Effective Writing II
Critical Thinking
Effective Tech Communication
g. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Business Fundamentals
Organizational Behaviour
Economic And Business Practice
h. ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences3.00
i. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, STAT18.00
Total Units45.00

ii. Game Development Option

Game Development Option
a. Complete the following:
CISC 226Game Design3.00
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
b. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
Applications
c. Complete the following:
CISC 454Graphics (A)3.00
CISC 486Game Development3.00
d. Complete the following:
CISC 496Game Development Project3.00
Complementary
e. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Business Fundamentals
COMM 244
Organizational Behaviour
Economic And Business Practice
f. Select 3.00 units from the following:
Fundamentals of Academic Essay writing
Effective Writing II
Critical Thinking
Effective Tech Communication
g. ASC_Humanities_Langauges_Social_Sciences3.00
h. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, STAT18.00
Total Units42.00

3. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 6.0 units from COMP at the 300 level for requirement 2.A.i.c. (CISC 498 Information Technology Project) or 3.0 units from COMP at the 300 level for requirement 2.A.ii.d. (CISC 496 Game Development Project) In addition, the B.Cmp.(Hons.) Program requirements for students doing the Software Development option will be increased by 3.0 units from COMP at the 300 level, for a total of 123.0 units if the student is taking a 12-month internship, or by 6.0 units from COMP at the 300 level for a total of 126.0 units, if the student is taking a 16-month internship.  For students doing the Game Development option, 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. Requirement 2.A.i.f. or 2.A.ii.f.  may be satisfied by any course with a significant writing component. Alternative courses may be selected in consultation with the School of Computing.

E. The following courses are recommended as electives for students following the Game Development Option: CISC 282 Fundamentals of Web Development, CISC 320 Fundamentals of Software Development and COCA 201 Intro Comp & Creative Arts.

F. 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. 

Software Design 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.

SOFT_Design

Software Design Applications Courses
CISC 226Game Design3.00
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 282Fundamentals of Web Development3.00
CISC 332Database Management Systems3.00
CISC 335Computer Networks3.00
CISC 340Digital Systems3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 425Advanced User Interface Design3.00
CISC 426Real-Time Systems3.00
CISC 432Advanced Data Management Systems3.00
CISC 434Distributed Systems3.00
CISC 437Performance Analysis3.00
CISC4483.00
CISC 452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
CISC 453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 454Graphics (A)3.00
CISC 458Programming Language Processors (S)3.00
CISC 486Game Development3.00
ELEC 470Computer System Architecture3.50

STAT_Options

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

ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences

Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences Courses
ARTF; ARTH
BISC
BMED 3733.00
CLST; COCA; CWRI
DEVS; DRAM
ECON; EMPR; ENGL; ENGX; ENIN; ENSC
FILM; FRST
GLPH 271Global and Population Health3.00
GLPH 385Biohacking & Gerontechnology3.00
GLPH 471Advanced Global and Population Health3.00
GLPH 493Global Health Practice3.00
GNDS; GPHY_Human
HIST
HLTH 101Social Determinants of Health3.00
HLTH 102Personal Health and Wellness3.00
HLTH 200Physical Fitness and Wellness3.00
HLTH 205Introduction to Health Promotion3.00
HLTH 235Food Systems3.00
HLTH 237An Introduction to Drugs, Drug Use and Drug Dependence3.00
HLTH 252Introduction to Research Methods3.00
HLTH 270Movement Behaviours and Health3.00
HLTH 300Community-Based Practicum3.00
HLTH 305Fundamentals of Health Policy3.00
HLTH 315Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
HLTH 332Foundations for Understanding Disability: A Health Perspective3.00
HLTH 333Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality3.00
HLTH 334Health, Illness and Society3.00
HLTH 350Topics in Global Health3.00
HLTH 352Research Skills Development Practicum3.00
HLTH 397Special Topics in Health Studies3.00
HLTH 401Interprofessional Collaborative Education3.00
HLTH 402Disability Studies: Issues, Research and Policy3.00
HLTH 403Community Based Rehabilitation3.00
HLTH 404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Illness3.00
HLTH 430Critical Weight Studies3.00
HLTH 434Social Movements in Health3.00
HLTH 435Seminar on HIV/AIDS Prevention3.00
HLTH 445Critical Health Promotion3.00
HLTH 455Health and Built Environments3.00
HLTH 456Survey of Research and Literature in Health Studies3.00
HLTH 491Special Project in Health Studies3.00
HLTH 493Advanced Topics in Health Studies I3.00
HLTH 495Advanced Topics in Health Studies II3.00
HLTH 497Special Topics in Health Studies I3.00
HLTH 595Honours Thesis in Health Studies6.00
IDIS; INTS
JWST
KINE
KNPE 337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
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 463Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion3.00
KNPE 465Sport Participation and Performance3.00
KNPE 473Sport and Culture3.00
LANG; LANG_Languages; LIBS; LING; LLCU
MUSC; MUTH
PACT; PHED; PHIL; POLS; PPEC
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology3.00
PSYC 101Principles of Psychology l3.00
PSYC 102Principles of Psychology ll3.00
PSYC 231The Study of Personality3.00
PSYC 241Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYC 236Introdution to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC_Cluster_B
RELS
SOCY; STSC
WRIT

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