Queen's School of Computing

The precise requirements for Computing degree plans are listed in the Arts and Science Calendar. In case of discrepancies, the calendar should be considered as the official definition of the Computing degree plans.

Electives can be any course in the Arts and Science Calendar, including CISC courses. That is, you can take more CISC courses than the minimum required number. Special permission is needed for an Arts and Science student to take courses from other faculties (Applied Science, Business, etc) as electives, unless those courses are already listed in the Arts and Science Calendar. A student in fourth year with a first class average may apply to take a CISC graduate course in place of a 400 level CISC course. The student must obtain approval from the department and from the course instructor. If the student later enters a graduate CISC program at Queen's, this course can not count toward the graduate degree.

All Computing plans start with CISC-121. Students without any programming experience should take either CISC-101 (Elements of Computing Science) or CISC-110 (Elementary Computer Animation) as an elective half-credit before CISC-121. With the exception of CISC-498/6.0, all CISC-courses are 3-unit (half) courses.

Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in Computer Science (CSCI-P-BCH)

This is a 120 unit (4 year) program. A full year course (indicated by /6.0) is worth 6 units and a half-course counts as 3.0 units. Consult the Arts and Science calendar for complete details.

CISC-121 Introduction to Computing Science I
CISC-124 Introduction to Computing Science II
CISC-102 Discrete Math I
  One of the following 2 courses:
     • MATH-111/6.0 Linear Algebra
     • MATH-112 Linear Algebra
MATH-121/6.0 Differential and Integral Calculus
CISC-203 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science
CISC-204 Logic for Computing Science
CISC-220 System-Level Programming
CISC-221 Computer Architecture
CISC-223 Software Specifications
CISC-235 Information Structures
CISC-260 Programming Paradigms
STAT-263 Introduction to Statistics
  One of the following 2 courses:
     • CISC-322 Software Architecture
     • CISC-326 Game Architecture
CISC-324 Operating Systems
CISC-340 Digital Systems
CISC-365 Algorithms I
CISC-497 Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing
CISC-499 Advanced Undergraduate Project
 
One of the following courses:
 • CISC-422 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
 • CISC-462 Computability and Complexity
 • CISC-465 Foundations of Programming Languages
 • CISC-466 Algorithms II
12.0 additional units in CISC, in one of two possible combinations:
Option i: 9.0 units in CISC at the 400 level, plus one of:
 • CISC-332 Database Management Systems
 • CISC-333 Introduction to Data Mining
 • CISC-352 Artificial Intelligence
Option ii: 3.0 units at the 200 level or above, 6.0 at the 400 level, plus one of:
 • CISC-454 Computer Graphics
 • CISC-457 Image Processing and Computer Vision
 
30.0 units in disciplines other than Computing or Mathematics/Statistics with at least 9.0 credits in the humanities, languages or social sciences.
15.0 elective units.

Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Major (COMP-M-BCH)

This plan is identical to the CSCI plan described above except that CISC-340 (Digital Systems) is not required and the 30 unit complementary-courses requirement is replaced by 30 elective units (making 48 elective units in total). This program cannot be accredited by CIPS but has been retained primarily to allow students to do Major-Minor combination degrees if they wish.

Bachelor of Computing (General) (COMP-G-BCP)

This is a 90 unit (3 year) program. A full year course is worth 6.0 units (indicated with /6.0) and a half-course counts as 3.0 units. Consult the Arts and Science calendar for complete details.

CISC-121 Introduction to Computing Science I
CISC-124 Introduction to Computing Science II
CISC-102 Discrete Math I
  One of the following 2 courses:
     • MATH-111/6.0 Linear Algebra
     • MATH-112 Linear Algebra
MATH-121/6.0 Differential and Integral Calculus
CISC-203 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science
CISC-204 Logic for Computing Science
CISC-220 System-Level Programming
CISC-221 Computer Architecture
CISC-223 Software Specifications
CISC-235 Information Structures
CISC-260 Programming Paradigms
 
9.0 additional units in CISC or SOFT at the 200 level or above, including at least 3.0 units at the 300 level.
42.0 elective units.
 

In 2008, a requirement of 1st-year Calculus (MATH-121/6.0 or 122/6.0 or 120/6.0) replaced a requirement of 6 units in any Math or Science subject. If you were registered in this program before 2008, you will be allowed to use the earlier requirement.