Computing Science BSc

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Computing Science BSc

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Key Information

  • Study Level:

    Bachelor

  • Duration:

    4 Years

  • Study Mode:

    Full Time

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Course Summary

Computing Science is one of the fastest growing specialties in the world, with employers from virtually every industry demanding more skilled CS graduates than Canada’s universities can produce. That makes it a great way to prepare yourself for a lucrative career.

Saint Mary’s University offers several degrees in CS, ranging from a minor to a BSc with Honours:

  • A Minor in CS
  • A Concentration in CS
  • A Major in CS
  • An Honours Degree in CS
  • A Double Major in CS and one other field
  • A Double Honours Degree in CS and one other field 

Co-operative Education option

Any of the university’s BSc degrees can be taken with co-op content. This will see you doing paid work as you learn. 

Overseas and Exchange options

Saint Mary’s CS students will be able to sign up for a range of academic exchange programs with the university’s partner institutions in Africa, South America, Asia or Europe. 

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

Course Outline

A baccalaureate degree is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study, though Co-op or exchange options can extend that slightly.

Baccalaureate Modules Include:

  • Advanced Computer Programming and Problem Solving
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assembly Level Machine Organization and Language
  • Computational Methods in Graph Theory 
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming and Problem Solving
  • Computer Vision and Digital Image Processing
  • Cryptography
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Data Mining
  • Data Structures and Algorithms I & II
  • Data Structures and Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Database Systems
  • Digital Logic and Computer Architecture
  • File Structures
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet Technologies and Web Programming
  • Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
  • Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
  • Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Mobile App Development
  • Numerical Software
  • Numerical Solution of Boundary Value Ordinary Differential Equations 
  • Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems 
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Research Thesis
  • Selected Topics in Numerical Analysis 
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Topics in Computing Science
  • Systems Security
  • Text Mining and Social Network Analysis
  • Theoretical Foundations of Computing Science 
  • Theory of Computation

Learning And Teaching

Saint Mary’s University relies on a wide range of learning and teaching methods. They seek to blend both traditional and innovative techniques to produce a unique curriculum appropriate to each degree they offer. For example, you’ll attend large lecture classes but also smaller and more interactive seminars and tutorial sessions. Many subjects have experiential or co-operative learning content. The CS program includes many lab work sessions, for example.  

Career Possibilities

A degree in Computing Science from Saint Mary’s University can lead to many different careers in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Many Baccalaureate level students stay on for a Master’s degree, though many others go directly into working in their chosen field. Saint Mary’s CS graduates often find roles as software engineers, software developers, website developers, IT consultants, game developers, computer programmers and systems analysts, among others.

Entry & Credit

St Mary’s offers several different Baccalaureate degrees in Computing Science.

Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school education or the international equivalent. Great weight will be given to the GPA earned by your final year.

All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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