Academic Calendar 2022-2023

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 108.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, 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 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. 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
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability I
Probability I
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. Complete 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

Options

i. Software Development Option

i. Software Development Option
a. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
b. Complete the following:
CISC 498Information Technology Project6.00
Applications
c. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
SOFT_Design at the 400-level
d. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list: 6.00
SOFT_Design
Complementary
e. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Effective Tech Communication
Critical Thinking
Fundamentals of Academic Essay Writing
Effective Writing II
f. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Economic And Business Practice
Business Fundamentals
Organizational Behaviour
g. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences
h. 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. Complete 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. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Economic And Business Practice
Business Fundamentals
Organizational Behaviour
f. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Effective Tech Communication
Critical Thinking
Fundamentals of Academic Essay Writing
Effective Writing II
g. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
ASC_Humanities_Langauges_Social_Sciences
h. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, STAT18.00
Total Units45.00

3. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 6.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for requirement 2.A.i.c. (CISC 498) or 3.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for requirement 2.A.ii.d. (CISC 496) In addition, the B.Cmp.(Hons.) Program requirements for students doing the Software Development option will be increased by 3.00 units from COMP at the 300-level, for a total of 123.00 units if the student is taking a 12-month internship, or by 6.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for a total of 126.00 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 6.00 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.

4. 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. 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 3.00 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, CISC 320 and COCA 201.

F. With the approval of the Undergraduate Chair, students who take CISC 500 working on a project directly related to Software Design may count 3.00 units towards SOFT_Design.

G. 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. 

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.

ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences

ANIM
ANSH
ARAB
ARTF
ARTH
BISC
BLCK
CHIN
CLST
COCA
CWRI
DEVS
DRAM
ECON 1
EMPR
ENGL
ENGX
ENIN
ENSC 2
FILM
FREN
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 Course List*
GREK
GRMN
HEBR
HIST
HLTH 3
IDIS
INTS
INUK
ITLN
JAPN
JWST
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 254Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement3.00
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 336Community Field Placement in Disability and Physical Activity3.00
KNPE 337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
KNPE 338Field Course in Kinesiology and Health Studies3.00
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
LANG
LING
LLCU
LATN
LIBS
MAPP
MOHK
MUSC
MUTH
PACT
PHED
PHIL
POLS 4
PORT
PPEC
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 101Principles of Psychology l3.00
PSYC 102Principles of Psychology ll3.00
PSYC 331Introduction to Personality3.00
PSYC 241Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology6.00
PSYC 236Introduction to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC_Clinical Course List*
PSYC_Developmental Course List*
QGSP
RELS
SOCY 5
SPAN
STSC
WRIT

SOFT_Design

Software Design Application Courses
CISC 226Game Design3.00
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC 282Fundamentals of Web Development3.00
CISC 320Fundamentals of Software 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
CISC 448Software Reliability and Security3.00
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 Architecture3.00

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