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Program Details

In addition to core courses in the Bachelor of Computer Science, this stream includes foundational courses on algorithms. These courses will teach you to design, analyze and experiment with algorithms and data structures that arise in modern applications such as search engines, games, social networks, markets, economics, geographical information systems and computer networks. The stream is especially suited for students with strong mathematical ability who wish to pursue an advanced degree or a career in cutting-edge research.

Work Experience

A Co-op option is available. Co-op is the opportunity to get a head start on a career. Co-op work terms allow for the development of key employability skills, exploration of career options and graduation with tangible, workplace experience.

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Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

Take advantage of Ottawa’s vibrant high-tech sector, comprised of established multinational firms and cutting-edge start-ups. Our city also offers a full range of employment opportunities with federal government departments and affiliated agencies.

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Sample Courses

COMP 1405 - Introduction to Computer Science I

Introduction to computer science and programming, for computer science students. Topics include: algorithm design; control structures; variables and types; linear collections; functions; debugging and testing. Special attention is given to procedural programming in a modern language, computational thinking skills, and problem decomposition.

COMP 2406 - Fundamentals of Web Applications

Introduction to Internet application development; emphasis on computer science fundamentals of technologies underlying web applications. Topics include: scripting and functional languages, language-based virtual machines, database query languages, remote procedure calls over the Internet, and performance and security concerns in modern distributed applications.

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