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Academic Calendar 2024-2025

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

CSCI-P-BCH (Computer Science)
CSCI-I-BCH (Computer Science with Professional Internship)

Subject: Administered by the School of Computing.
Plan: Consists of 99.00 units as described below.
Program:The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Degree.

dzٱ:Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
102Discrete Structures I3.00
121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Linear Algebra
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
or
Differential and Integral Calculus
or
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
STAT_Options
E. Complete the following:
203Discrete Structures II3.00
204Logic for Computing Science3.00
221Computer Architecture3.00
223Software Specifications3.00
235Data Structures3.00
F. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
G. Complete the following:
324Operating Systems3.00
360Programming Paradigms3.00
365Algorithms I3.00
H. Complete the following:
497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
2. Sub-Plans
A. Complete one of the following Sub-Plans:15.00
i. Fundamental Computation (FUNC-O)
ii. Biomedical Computation (BICO-O)
iii. Data Analytics (DAAN-O)
iv. Artificial Intelligence (ARIN-O)
v. Game Development (GADE-O)
vi. Security (SECU-O)
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following: 3.00
CISC, COCA, COGS, or SOFT at the 200-level or above
Complementary Courses:
C. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list: 9.00
ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences
D. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, STAT21.00
Electives
Elective Courses21.00
Total Units120.00

Sub-Plans

i. Fundamental Computation (FUNC-O)

a. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Formal Methods in Software Engineering
Evolutionary Optimization and Learning
Semantics of Programming Languages
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 (BICO-O)

a. Complete the following:
271Linear Data Analysis3.00
330Computer-Integrated Surgery3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
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 (DAAN-O)

a. Complete the following:
271Linear Data Analysis3.00
371Nonlinear Data Analysis3.00
372Advanced Data Analytics3.00
451Topics in Data Analytics3.00
452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
Total Units15.00

iv. Artificial Intelligence (ARIN-O)

a. Complete the following:
䰿ҳ100Introduction to Cognitive Science3.00
䰿ҳ201Cognition and Computation3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
b. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
CISC_Artificial_Intelligence
Total Units15.00

v. Game Development (GADE-O)

a. Complete the following:
226Game Design3.00
320Fundamentals of Software Development3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
454Graphics (A)3.00
486Game Development3.00
Total Units15.00

vi. Security (SECU-O)

a. Complete the following:
220System Level Programming3.00
327Software Quality Assurance3.00
335Computer Networks3.00
447Introduction to Cybersecurity3.00
b. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Reliability and Security
Cryptography
Total Units15.00

3. 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 Smith Engineering. Special permission may be required to register. All such courses will count as 3.00 units towards degree requirements in Arts and Sciences.

D.Students should consider the following courses to complement their option courses. Data Analytics: Students interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence can take CISC473.Game Development: Students with interests the arts can take COCA201. Students with interests in analytics or machine learning can take 271. Students with interests in human-computer interaction can take CISC325.

E. Students completing the internship (CSCI-I-BCH) will be required to complete 117.0 units towards their Bachelor of Computing degree and 9.0 units in COMP internship courses for a total of 126.0 units.

F. 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Computing and Information Science Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6(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
ARTV
BADR (formerly BISC)
BLCK
CHIN
CLST
COCA
CWRI
DEVS
ECON (except ECON250)
EMPR
ENGL
ENIN
ENSC (except ENSC201; ENSC301; ENSC307; ENSC320; ENSC407; ENSC425; ENSC480)
FILM
FREN
FRST
GLPH271; GLPH385; GLPH471; GLPH482; GLPH488; GLPH487; GLPH493
GNDS
GPHY_Human Course List 1
GREK
GRMN
HEBR
HIST
HLTH (except HLTH230; HLTH331)
IDIS
INTS
INUK
ITLN
JAPN
JWST
KNPE167; KNPE237; KNPE254; KNPE265; KNPE300; KNPE303; KNPE331; KNPE335; KNPE336; KNPE337; KNPE338; KNPE345; KNPE346; KNPE363; KNPE365; KNPE367; KNPE397; KNPE400; KNPE430; KNPE433; KNPE436; KNPE446; KNPE463; KNPE465; KNPE473
LANG
LATN
LIBS
LING
LLCU
MAPP
MOHK
MUSC
MUTH
PHIL
POLS (except POLS285)
PORT
PPEC
PSYC100; PSYC101; PSYC102; PSYC236; PSYC241; PSYC251; PSYC331
PSYC_Clinical Course List 1
PSYC_Developmental Course List 1
PSYC_Social Course List 1
QGSP
RELS
SOCY (except SOCY210; SOCY211)
SPAN
WRIT
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The GPHY and PSYC Course Lists noted here may be found in the Departments/Schools and Degree Plans section of this Calendar.

CISC_Artificial_Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Option Courses
CISC351Advanced Data Analytics3.00
371Nonlinear Data Analysis3.00
372Advanced Data Analytics3.00
451Topics in Data Analytics3.00
452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
CISC453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
455Evolutionary Optimization and Learning3.00
467Fuzzy Logic3.00
CISC473Deep Learning3.00
CISC474Reinforcement Learning3.00

CISC_Subs

Courses in other departments usable as CISC Options
ELEC470Computer System Architecture 23.50
ELEC474Machine Vision 23.50
MATH272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
MATH337Stochastic Models in Operations Research3.00
MATH401Graph Theory3.00
MATH402Enumerative Combinatorics3.00
MATH434Optimization Theory with Applications to Machine Learning3.00
MATH474Information Theory3.00
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Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.

STAT_Options

Statistic Course Options
BIOL243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE209Analysis of Process Data 33.50
COMM162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON250Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY247Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE251Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS323Introduction to Statistics3.00
POLS285Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC202Statistics in Psychology3.00
SOCY211Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAM200Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ263Introduction to Statistics3.00
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Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.