NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.
We list the requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.
† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.
* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in Year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers. The Year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus 5 COMP5XX half papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.
Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.
Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.
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Each of these specialisations are carefully designed sets of papers that will ensure that you have a good mastery of that area of Computer Science. If you successfully complete one of these specialisations, it will be printed on your academic transcript.
If you follow the above requirements, you will get a standard BCMS major in Computer Science. However, there are also several specialised forms of this degree that may interest you:
For a double major, students must complete:
- 120 points at 100 level
- 120 points at 200 level – 60 points in each major
- 120 points at 300 level – 60 points in each major
- 120 points at 400/500 level – 60 points in each major