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 Computing degree program at Queen's, this course cannot be counted toward the graduate degree.

All Computing concentrations start with CISC-121. If you take CISC-101 before taking CISC-121, CISC-101 will count as an elective for you. With the exception of CISC-498/6.0, all CISC-courses are 3-unit courses.

Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in Software Design (SODE-P-BCH)

Software Design is a 120-unit plan. Full year courses (indicated by /6.0) count as 6.0 units and half-year courses count as 3.0 units. See the Faculty of 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:
   • 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
CISC-324 Operating Systems
CISC-325 Human-Computer Interaction
CISC-327 Software Quality Assurance
CISC-365 Algorithms I
CISC-422 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
CISC/SOFT-423 Software Requirements
NOTE: This course is offered every other year.
CISC-497 Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing
One of
 • WRIT-125 Effective Writing I
 • WRIT-175 Effective Writing II
 • PHIL-259 Critical Thinking
   or any course with a significant amount of graded writing.
One of
 • COMM-200 Introduction to Business
 • COMM-244 Project Management and Economics
 • APSC-221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering
12.0 elective units.
One of the following two Options:
(i) Software Development
One of
 • CISC-271 Scientific Computing
 • CISC-340 Digital Systems
One of
 • CISC-322 Software Architecture
 • CISC-326 Game Architecture
CISC-498/6.0 Information Technology Project
Two of the following Applications courses:
  • CISC-226 Game Design
  • CISC-271 Scientific Computing
  • CISC-332 Database Management Systems
  • CISC-333 Data Mining
  • CISC-340 Digital Systems
  • CISC-352 Artificial Intelligence
  • CISC-425 Advanced User Interface Design
  • CISC-426 Real-Time Systems
  • CISC-432 Advanced Database Systems
  • CISC-434 Distributed Systems
  • CISC-435 Computer Communications and Networks
  • CISC-437 Performance Analysis
  • CISC-441 Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CISC-452 Neural and Genetic Computing
  • CISC-453 Topics in Artificial Intelligence
  • CISC-454 Computer Graphics
  • CISC-458 Programming Language Processors
  • CISC-486 Game Engine Development
  • ELEC-470 Computer System Architecture
  • ELEC-471 Computer Networks I
  • ELEC-476 System Simulation
  • ELEC-478 Computer Networks II
with at least one at the 400 level or above
21.0 additional units in areas other than computing or math/statistics,
including 3.0 units from the humanities, languages, or social sciences.
OR (ii) Game Development
CISC-226 Game Design
CISC-271 Scientific Computing
CISC-326 Game Architecture
CISC-454 Computer Graphics
CISC-486 Game Engine Development
CISC-496 Game Development Project
15.0 additional units in areas other than computing or math/statistics,
including 3.0 units from the humanities, languages, or social sciences.