Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Bachelor of Computing, Honours (BCmpH)
OUAC code: QD


Computing and the Creative Arts:
Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH)

OUAC code: QA

Work with and be inspired by award-winning researchers during your undergraduate studies

Work in one of our many research labs on cutting-edge projects, such as wearable or drone technology

Participate in the annual Hackathon and work with fellow out-of-the-box thinkers, creators, and innovators

Why Study Computing at Queen's?

The field of computing is pervasive – it touches almost every industry. There is a greater demand for technical skills in today’s job market; which is why we offer a computing major that allows you to combine a minor in any subject and choose from 5 cutting-edge disciplinary subjects in computing: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Computation
  • Data Analytics
  • Fundamental Computation
  • Game Development 

Students also have the opportunity to present their course projects to the public at our annual Creative Computing Showcase.

[Creative Computing Showcase]

 

Learn by Doing

Students interested in Computing have the opportunity, both through the school year and in the summer, to work in one of the many research labs in the School on cutting-edge projects. Students working in labs, can choose to publish papers from their work and present their findings at conferences or the annual Creative Computing Showcase. Internships are also a great way to learn by doing. Students can complete a 12-16 month, paid, professional internship with a top employer. Enhance your resume and gain academic credit while doing so, with employers such as IBM or E.A. Sports

Careers

  • 3D animator
  • Biomedical computing
  • Biotechnician communications
  • Computer programmer
  • Cryptographer data analyst
  • Data mining and processing
  • Database administrator
  • Educator
  • Game development/design
  • Graphic artist
  • Human/computer interface designer
  • Information architect
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • Marketing
  • Medical applications technician
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Project manager
  • Research
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Social and digital media specialist/advisor
  • Software architect
  • Software developer
  • Software tester
  • Sound designer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer

Computing Programs

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Biomedical Computing

Queen’s was the pioneer in undergraduate Biomedical Computing, one of today’s most promising fields in health research. Biomedical Computing goes far beyond simply bringing computers into the lab. The ways in which computers can improve health care are almost limitless. Computers are used to plan surgeries, simulate patient behaviour, and visualize complex biological models. They shorten the cycles for medical research, just as they extend its boundaries. Courses in this multidisciplinary program include Computer-Integrated Surgery, Genetics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development. Students looking for more flexibility in their degree may want to consider the Biomedical Computation option of the Computing major. 

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Cognitive Science

Computers can play chess – could they one day diagnose illnesses or write symphonies? These are questions explored in our Cognitive Science program. Cognitive scientists are probing the concept of intelligence in humans and animals – trying, indeed, to define it – in order to program intelligent computers that are not only capable of performing complex tasks, but of thinking complex thoughts. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and computing, this ambitious, far-ranging program explores the science of the mind and thought. Students looking for more flexibility in their degree may want to consider the Artificial Intelligence option of the Computing major.

More about the Cognitive Science program…

Computer Science

Computer science explores the science and principles that underlie computing. The program offered at Queen’s provides broad training in the field, along with the opportunity to focus on specific areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computing theory, and programming languages.

Students looking for more flexibility in their degree may want to consider the Fundamental Computation option of the Computing major.

This program has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), which lets you apply for accelerated accreditation as an Information Systems Professional. 

More about the Computer Science program…

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Computing and Mathematics

The specialization in Computing and Mathematics is for students aiming to do graduate work in the theory of computing or in an applied area of Computing that requires significant mathematical expertise, such as communications, optimization, security, or biomedical computing. This program gives students a potent combination of skills in computer science as well as mathematics, preparing them well to pursue advanced degrees or take up careers in a variety of areas in the industry.

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Software Design

The School of Computing’s Software Design program is for those destined to push the capabilities of computer systems beyond their current limits. Mentored in the art and science of computer software architecture, analysis, and evolution by experts in Ultra-Large Scale Software Systems and Gaming research, our graduates become the software architects, graphics and game developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who drive the software revolution.

The program has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), which lets you apply for accelerated accreditation as an Information Systems Professional. 

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​Computing and the Creative Arts

Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH)
OUAC code: QA

This innovative degree is aimed at students with interests and abilities in both computing and the creative arts. Students who enrol in this program take courses offered by Art History, Drama, Film and Media, or Music, while maintaining a solid concentration in Computer Science. Learn how to use cutting-edge computer software programs for artistic production, develop new approaches to artistic expression, and acquire the technical expertise to develop new applications and take full advantage of future trends in digital technology. Imagine interactive fashion, multiscreen performance, or digital art galleries of the future. 

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