The School of Computing at Queen's University offers undergraduate programs of exceptional quality, diversity, innovation and reach. This is my invitation to you to come to the Queen's School of Computing for an undergraduate education that is second to none.
The School's flagship Computer Science program provides the fundamental principles underlying all of Computing. In addition, our students can choose from a variety of specialized and multidisciplinary programs, including:
A student in first or second year may take one or more of the following introductory courses:
Queen's internship option is not a typical co-op program. Instead of interrupting studies with several short work terms, QUIP offers 12-to 16-month placements after second or third year that give students more time to experience the workplace and establish strong contacts. Employers are more willing to invest in training and supervision with a longer work term, and students often have the opportunity to manage significant projects.
Several research projects are being conducted at the School, in which our undergraduates can participate. There are many ways to get involved in such an enriching and stimulating experience, including summer employment in a professor's lab, a summer research fellowship, a fourth year project, and so on. These projects span the spectrum of conventional computer science, while at the same time exploring non-standard areas of computation. For example,
A recent article in the Globe and Mail (January 21, 2008) indicated that computer science graduates are in high demand by the Information Technology industry and that this trend will continue for many years to come. Canada's economy will depend on a steady supply of highly qualified computer scientists. This is but one of the many reasons to consider a career in Information Technology or in any of the many fields where Computing is important.
I invite you to join us here in the School of Computing at Queen's University. You will find a School reputed for its academic excellence and the wonderful atmosphere it enjoys. I look forward to seeing you in Kingston.