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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Computing Science Joint Major

Bachelor of Science

The School of Computing Science and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry offer this joint major program. Student enrolment, appeals, and graduation processing are handled by the School of Computing Science in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Admission Requirements

With the exception of direct entry from high school, approval is necessary and students should fill in a computing science major application form and attach all unofficial transcripts. The student should then book an appointment to see a computing science advisor to review the form and to obtain approval.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 must be obtained for upper division courses used to fulfill the program requirements.

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

Computing science course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course. A minimum 2.40 CGPA is required for 200, 300 and 400 division computing courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete either all of

CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3)

An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language and be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode, data types and control structures, fundamental algorithms, computability and complexity, computer architecture, and history of computing science. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 130 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Liaqat Ali
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 125 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II (3)

A rigorous introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Intended for students who will major in computing science or a related program. Topics include: fundamental algorithms; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. Prerequisite: CMPT 120. Corequisite: CMPT 127. Students with credit for CMPT 126, 129, 135 or CMPT 200 or higher may not take for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
CMPT 127 - Computing Laboratory (3)

Builds on CMPT 120 to give a hands-on introduction to programming in C and C++, the basics of program design, essential algorithms and data structures. Guided labs teach the standard tools and students exploit these ideas to create software that works. To be taken in parallel with CMPT 125. Prerequisite: CMPT 120 or CMPT 128 or CMPT 130. Corequisite: CMPT 125.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anoop Sarkar
Gregory Mori
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D200 Anoop Sarkar
Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D300 Anoop Sarkar
Tu 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby

or both of

CMPT 130 - Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)

An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157). Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

CMPT 135 - Introduction to Computer Programming II (3)

A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming. Prerequisite: CMPT 130. Students with credit for CMPT 125, 126, or 129 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

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CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not complete this course for further credit. Prerequisite: CHEM 281. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D104
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281. Students should not receive credit for both CHEM 282 and 283. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D103
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Yusuf Tuncer
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

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MATH 232 - Applied Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 make not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 JF Williams
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
OP01
TBD
MATH 240 - Algebra I: Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Real and abstract vector spaces, subspaces and linear transformations; basis and change of basis. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. Applications. Subject is presented with an abstract emphasis and includes proofs of the basic theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 232 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nils Bruin
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
OPO1
TBD

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BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D103 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D106 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D108 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rolf Mathewes
Mika Mokkonen
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Mika Mokkonen
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D107
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D108
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Mika Mokkonen
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D105
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D106
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 109 or CHEM 111. Students may not count both CHEM 120 and 121 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D108
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D200 James Zhou
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 5280, Surrey
SUR 5280, Surrey
D201
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D202
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D203
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
LA04 Sessional
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Sessional
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Sessional
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Sessional
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 James Zhou
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or 120. Recommended: MATH 152 (or 155) and PHYS 121 (or 102) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D106
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nabyl Merbouh
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D104
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D105
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D106
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D107
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
LA04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA05 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB05 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
CMPT 225 - Data Structures and Programming (3)

Introduction to a variety of practical and important data structures and methods for implementation and for experimental and analytical evaluation. Topics include: stacks, queues and lists; search trees; hash tables and algorithms; efficient sorting; object-oriented programming; time and space efficiency analysis; and experimental evaluation. Prerequisite: (MACM 101 and ((CMPT 125 and 127), CMPT 129 or CMPT 135)) or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252). Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 276 - Introduction to Software Engineering (3)

An overview of various techniques used for software development and software project management. Major tasks and phases in modern software development, including requirements, analysis, documentation, design, implementation, testing,and maintenance. Project management issues are also introduced. Students complete a team project using an iterative development process. Prerequisite: One W course, CMPT 225, (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)) and (MATH 151 or MATH 150). MATH 154 or MATH 157 with at least a B+ may be substituted for MATH 151 or MATH 150. Students with credit for CMPT 275 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Fraser
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
E100 Herbert Tsang
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
CMPT 295 - Introduction to Computer Systems (3)

The curriculum introduces students to topics in computer architecture that are considered fundamental to an understanding of the digital systems underpinnings of computer systems. Prerequisite: Either (MACM 101 and ((CMPT 125 and CMPT 127) or CMPT 135)) or (MATH 151 and CMPT 102 for students in an Applied Physics program). Students with credits for CMPT 150 or 250 may not take this course for further credit.

MACM 101 - Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Introduction to counting, induction, automata theory, formal reasoning, modular arithmetic. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent), or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, 157. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

MACM 201 - Discrete Mathematics II (3)

A continuation of MACM 101. Topics covered include graph theory, trees, inclusion-exclusion, generating functions, recurrence relations, and optimization and matching. Prerequisite: MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and one of MATH 232 or MATH 240). Quantitative.

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veselin Jungic
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ingrid Northwood
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Boxin Tang
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

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PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Chen
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D108
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D110
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 125 or MATH 151. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

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PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, PHYS 130. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D111
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D112
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
OP01
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Chen
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D105
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D106
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 and permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of

CMPT 307 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3)

Analysis and design of data structures for lists, sets, trees, dictionaries, and priority queues. A selection of topics chosen from sorting, memory management, graphs and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: CMPT 225, MACM 201, MATH 151 (or MATH 150), and MATH 232 or 240.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ramesh Krishnamurti
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
CMPT 354 - Database Systems I (3)

Logical representations of data records. Data models. Studies of some popular file and database systems. Document retrieval. Other related issues such as database administration, data dictionary and security. Prerequisite: CMPT 225, and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
CMPT 405 - Design and Analysis of Computing Algorithms (3)

Models of computation, methods of algorithm design; complexity of algorithms; algorithms on graphs, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms, selected topics. Prerequisite: CMPT 307.

CMPT 441 - Computational Biology (3)

This course introduces students to the computing science principles underlying computational biology. The emphasis is on the design, analysis and implementation of computational techniques. Possible topics include algorithms for sequence alignment, database searching, gene finding, phylogeny and structure analysis. Prerequisite: CMPT 307. Students with credit for CMPT 341 may not take this course for further credit.

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jiarui Li
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (3)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jiarui Li
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
MBB 342 - Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics (3)

Major topics in genomics and bioinformatics, with integrated discussion of associated ethical/legal/social issues. An overview of laboratory and computer-based methods to study genomes, and their applications. Hands-on computer lab session providing an opportunity to use and experiment with bioinformatics software and databases utilized in genomics and bioinformatics research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, BISC 202 and 3 units of CMPT or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C.

STAT 302 - Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data (3)

The standard techniques of multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance, and their role in experimental research. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Prerequisite: Any STAT course (except STAT 100), or BUEC 232, or ARCH 376. Quantitative.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and one of

CMPT 376W - Technical Writing and Group Dynamics (3)

Covers professional writing in computing science, including format conventions and technical reports. Examines group dynamics, including team leadership, dispute resolution and collaborative writing. Also covers research methods. Prerequisite: CMPT 275 or CMPT 276. Students with credit for CMPT 376 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Milan Tofiloski
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

and at least two of

CMPT 305 - Computer Simulation and Modelling (3)

This course is an introduction to the modelling, analysis, and computer simulation of complex systems. Topics include analytic modelling, discrete event simulation, experimental design, random number generation, and statistical analysis. Prerequisite: CMPT 225, (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)) and STAT 270.

CMPT 310 - Artificial Intelligence Survey (3)

Provides a unified discussion of the fundamental approaches to the problems in artificial intelligence. The topics considered are: representational typology and search methods; game playing, heuristic programming; pattern recognition and classification; theorem-proving; question-answering systems; natural language understanding; computer vision. Prerequisite: CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)). Students with credit for CMPT 410 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Faculty Faculty
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
CMPT 340 - Biomedical Computing (3)

The principles involved in using computers for data acquisition, real-time processing, pattern recognition and experimental control in biology and medicine will be developed. The use of large data bases and simulation will be explored. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units including one of CMPT 125, 126, 128, 135 or (102 with a grade of B or higher).

CMPT 361 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (3)

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer graphics. Topics include graphics display and interaction hardware, basic algorithms for 2D primitives, anti-aliasing, 2D and 3D geometrical transformations, 3D projections/viewing, Polygonal and hierarchical models, hidden-surface removal, basic rendering techniques (color, shading, raytracing, radiosity), and interaction techniques. Prerequisite: CMPT 225 and MATH 232 or 240.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Shermer
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
MACM 316 - Numerical Analysis I (3)

A presentation of the problems commonly arising in numerical analysis and scientific computing and the basic methods for their solutions. Prerequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, and MATH 232 or 240, and computing experience. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steven Ruuth
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D102
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D103
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D106
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D107
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby

and at least three of

CMPT 413 - Computational Linguistics (3)

This course examines the theoretical and applied problems of constructing and modelling systems, which aim to extract and represent the meaning of natural language sentences or of whole discourses, but drawing on contributions from the fields of linguistics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence and computing science. Prerequisite: Completion of nine units in Computing Science upper division courses or, in exceptional cases, permission of the instructor.

CMPT 419 - Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence (3)

Current topics in artificial intelligence depending on faculty and student interest.

CMPT 454 - Database Systems II (3)

An advanced course on database systems which covers crash recovery, concurrency control, transaction processing, distributed database systems as the core material and a set of selected topics based on the new developments and research interests, such as object-oriented data models and systems, extended relational systems, deductive database systems, and security and integrity. Prerequisite: CMPT 300 and 354.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
MBB 438 - Human Molecular Genetics (3)

Recent advances in human molecular genetics including genome analysis, gene therapy, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 441 - Bioinformatics (3)

Examining the use of, and theory behind, bioinformatic software and algorithms for the analysis of macromolecular data. Includes consideration of recent literature and discussion of ethics in method development and analysis. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 461 - Comparative Genomics (3)

Examination of the fundamentals of comparative genomics, identification and activity of functional elements in genomes, inter- and intra-species comparisons, relationship of genomic to phenotypic variation, and personalized genomics are among the topics to be explored. Comparison of genome data has impacts on medicine and many other fields of the life sciences. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students who have completed MBB 440 Comparative Genomics may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 462 - Human Genomics (3)

The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Prerequisite: MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.

MBB 463 - Forensic Genomics (3)

A focus on the molecular and genomic biology associated with forensic science, including genome structure, genotyping, genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints, DNA data bases and CODIS, Y STRs. mtDNA and ethical considerations of DNA typing. Prerequisite: MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Willie Davidson
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby

Students may be required to take an additional elective course to bring their upper division total to 45 units.

Co-operative Education and Work Experience

All computing science students are strongly encouraged to explore the opportunities that Work Integrated Learning (WIL) can offer. Please contact a computing science co-op advisor during the first year of study to ensure that you have all of the necessary courses and information to help plan for a successful co-op experience.

University Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Please see Faculty of Applied Sciences Residency Requirements for further information.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.