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Computer Science

Program details

Faculty
Science

Degree
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DSD

Overview

Student with prof in lab Explore a breadth of computing fundamentals, such as artificial intelligence, data structures and more, in a variety of social, business and scientific contexts.

Pursue your studies in the Honours Computer Science program, or choose to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Data Science

    This specialization is in response to the urgent need for data scientists capable of turning vast quantities of data into insight. You will develop the necessary problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, computational and communication skills to meet employers’ needs. Graduates will be highly sought after in a variety of industries, including health care, finance and business consulting.

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  • Digital Media

    The Digital Media specialization covers topics such as computer graphics, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine vision and mobile development. You will study the underlying technologies used in computer games, educational software, mobile devices and other forms of digital media through the science that informs it. This option is especially suitable for students who are directly interested in digital media or a related field. 

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Science and Management

If you are interested in managerial and leadership roles, consider applying for the five-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in your upper years of study. Graduates gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including finance, accounting, operations, project management and marketing.

There is a wealth of opportunities for science graduates in industry, government, and in areas of applied science. The combination of a science degree and business and management education will give an added advantage to graduates in establishing careers within these practical fields.


My first paid co-op was as an Aviation Operations Administrator with the Department of National Defense. At the end of Year 3, I accepted a 12-month paid co-op with CIBC as an Application Developer. After eleven months into my placement, I applied for a new role with CIBC and was able to extend my 12-month placement into 16 months as a Technological Analyst. I graduated with a full-time job offer from CIBC.  Ajevan Mahadaya Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science, Class of 2020


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), and one of Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Physics (SPH4U) or Computer Science (ICS4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite computer science, math and science courses is required. It is recommended that all three MCV4U, ICS4U and SPH4U be taken.   

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off77 per cent
Expected cut-offHigh 80s

Program details

Faculty
Science

Degree
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DSD

Contact information

Career opportunities

Computer Science opens the door to a variety of lucrative careers, including:

  • Computer consultancy
  • Computer programming
  • Software houses
  • Gaming and media sectors
  • Systems analysis
  • Technical support analysis

An Honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science will also allow you to pursue graduate studies, including the university’s  Master of Science program in Computer Science.


Experiential learning

A five-year Co-operative Education option is available; it satisfies the guidelines of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education. The program combines an Honours Bachelor of Science program with embedded work terms. The co-op option gives you opportunities to apply your classroom and lab concepts to real-world situations and help you gain valuable, relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

Co-op work terms give you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary that will help pay for your university degree, and the work experience to help clarify your career objectives. More importantly, a co-op degree gives you a distinct advantage that will assist your prospects for full-time employment after graduation or for being readily accepted into graduate school to pursue further studies. Studies have shown that university students who graduate with a co-op degree have lower debt loads, are employed faster and have higher starting salaries.

We are committed to providing you with outstanding opportunities to work with today’s highest-quality employers in business and industry. Our university has developed strong partnerships with leading employers in Durham Region and beyond to allow you to connect with experts in the field and gain hands-on, real-world experience.


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companies provide paid internships and Capstone opportunities
Women for STEM scholarships available for eligible female students in STEM-focused degrees
universities and industry partners around the world that we collaborate with
  • Sample courses
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Computer graphics and visualization
    • Data structures
    • Database systems and concepts
    • Digital media
    • Information visualization
    • Machine learning
    • Mobile devices
    • Programming languages
    • Software design and analysis 

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.