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Academic Calendar 2024-2025

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.

Note: 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
220System Level Programming3.00
221Computer Architecture3.00
223Software Specifications3.00
235Data Structures3.00
F. Complete the following:
324Operating Systems3.00
360Programming Paradigms3.00
365Algorithms I3.00
G. Complete the following:
325Human-Computer Interaction3.00
327Software Quality Assurance3.00
422Formal Methods in Software Engineering3.00
423Software Requirements3.00
497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
H. Complete the following:
498Information Technology Project6.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Software Architecture
Game Architecture
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
SOFT_Design at the 400-level or above
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
SOFT_Design
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Critical Thinking
Fundamentals of Academic Essay Writing
Effective Writing II
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 course list:3.00
ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Sciences
G. Any discipline other than APSC, CISC, COCA, COGS, COMP, ELEC, MATH, MTHE, SOFT, STAT18.00
Electives
Elective Courses12.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 3.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for requirement 1.H. (498). 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.

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 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. Option 2.D. may be satisfied by any course with a significant writing component. Alternative courses may be selected in consultation with the School of Computing.

E.With the approval of the Undergraduate Chair, students who takeCISC500 working on a project directly related to Software Design may count 3.00 units towards SOFT_Design.

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.

Software Design 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
LING
LIBS
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.

SOFT_Design

Software Design Application Courses
CISC226Game Design3.00
CISC271Linear Data Analysis3.00
CISC282Fundamentals of Web Development3.00
CISC320Fundamentals of Software Development3.00
CISC332Database Management Systems3.00
CISC335Computer Networks3.00
CISC340Digital Systems3.00
CISC352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC432Advanced Data Management Systems3.00
CISC437Performance Analysis3.00
CISC448Software Reliability and Security3.00
CISC452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
CISC453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC454Graphics (A)3.00
CISC458Programming Language Processors (S)3.00
CISC486Game Development3.00
ELEC470Computer System Architecture 13.50
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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 13.50
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.