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Interactive Arts and Technology and Business Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

This bachelor of arts (BA), or bachelor of business administration (BBA) program produces well-rounded graduates with expertise in the school’s concentrations as well as solid business knowledge. All programs are human-centred and technology oriented. Combining these aspects with business knowledge prepares for industry leadership positions, and provides a strong understanding of how to deploy design processes in larger managerial and technological contexts. As well, students will identify market and funding opportunities. Students can choose either a BA or BBA with these requirements.

Admission Requirements

Beedie School of Business Admission Criteria

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form after completing 30 units, (including lower division requirements, except BUS 201/202, 207, 217W and 254), meeting a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average, and must either already be accepted to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines 

Visit https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/undergraduate/bba-major/how-to-apply for application deadlines. 

School of Interactive Arts and Technology Admission Criteria

Please refer to the admission requirements section.

Minimum Grade Requirement

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student’s program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Students must achieve a minimum C- grade (or higher) in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

Interactive Arts and Technology course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course.

Students must obtain permission from the department if they wish to complete, for further credit, any course that is a prerequisite for a course the student has already completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Continuance Requirements

Students in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology are required to maintain a 2.4 GPA in their IAT courses. Students who fall below this continuance requirement will be placed on academic warning in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology and will have two semesters to bring their IAT GPA to a 2.4 or higher. Failure to do so will result in removal from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program.

Students removed from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program will be placed in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Double Minor Program.  Students wishing to transfer back into the Major or Joint Major will need to meet the admission requirements to obtain re-entry.

Lower Division Requirements Business

Students complete all of

BUS 207 - Managerial Economics (3)

Emphasis is upon the relevance of economic models to business decision-making and, in particular, upon the rational analysis of choice alternatives within the firm. Course will include consideration of optimizing techniques and analysis of risk, demand, production and profit in addition to examination of long-term investment decisions and business forecasting. Prerequisite: Econ 103, 105, MATH 157 and 15 units. Students with credit for ECON 301, ECON 201, or BUS 307 may not take BUS 207 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Allan Matadeen
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Allan Matadeen
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
D200 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D300 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D400 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D500 Robin Elliott
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D600 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Macdonald
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251; 15 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E106 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E107 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Scott
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
E100 Sam Thiara
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E106 We 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E107 We 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Junjie Liu
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D112 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, Surrey
MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one of

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nathaniel Payne
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 TBD
OP01 Tu 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP02 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Mo 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05 TBD
OP06 TBD
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
C900 Tim Swartz
Distance Education
D100 Rachel Altman
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments (3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaboration necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business.

Interactive Arts and Technology

CMPT 166 - An Animated Introduction to Programming (3)

An informal introduction to programming using examples drawn from animation and graphics. Fundamental programming language features are covered, including variables, expressions, statements, loops, functions, and objects. Class design, event-driven programming or other advanced programming techniques may be introduced as needed. No prior programming experience is assumed. Prerequisite: Recommended: BC Math 12 or equivalent. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 130 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.

or an equivalent introductory programming course such as CMPT 102, 120, 125, 126, 128, or 130

IAT 100 - Digital Image Design (3)

This is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. As the introductory course in IAT, this course teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography and vector image creation. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Clements-Vivian
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D101 Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D103 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D104 Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D105 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D106 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
IAT 102 - Graphic Design (3)

Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Zupan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D104 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
IAT 167 - Digital Games: Genre, Structure, Programming and Play (3)

Introduces game genres, structures, and programming methods basic to developing games. Students learn how games are designed and how to program the underlying patterns that facilitate play and engagement. Issues of user interface, skills and competition are discussed as are principles of compelling entertainment for players. Prerequisite: CMPT 166 (or equivalent first year programming course such as CMPT 120, 125, 126, 128, 130 or 135). Students who have obtained credit for, or are currently enrolled in, a CMPT course at the 200 division or higher, or IAT 265 or 267 may not complete this course for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marek Hatala
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 201 - Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition (3)

Introduces topics in human perception, cognition and embodied action as a foundation of design for human use. It explores the practical application of techniques for analyzing diverse interactive situations and designing effective user interfaces. Students will engage in the analysis and design of a simple user interface, gaining detailed knowledge and experience with the standard basic techniques for interface specification, prototyping and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units, including at least one lower division "W" course.

IAT 235 - Information Design (3)

Introduces theory and practice of designing visual representations of information. Students will learn to visually translate textual, numerical and evidentiary information so that it can be communicated to diverse user communities and contexts. An emphasis will be on understanding how the meaning of images can change over time and across contexts and cultures. Beginning with photographic images, interactive charts, graphs, and maps, projects progress to more complex information in media forms ranging from advanced aspects of the web to interactive 3D visualizations. The relationship between visual display is explored in relation to its technology of creation, including code and information architecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 102.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
IAT 265 - Multimedia Programming for Art and Design (3)

Using cases from topics such as animation, cinema, music and design, this course introduces a variety of programming tools and techniques. Practical use of multimedia scripting languages and authoring environments is covered in the context of a series of composition and design projects. Code libraries and programming techniques for specific media will be introduced. Assessment will be based on both programming and the expressive use of programs in their case context. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yingchen Yang
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey

SIAT Concentrations

In addition, students are required to choose one concentration. Students will take one of the courses listed below that corresponds with their desired concentration.

Media Arts

IAT 202 - New Media Images (3)

Explores the computational nature of technology as applied to contemporary art and design. It is a studio-based, media production course that explores new forms of art and design that are mediated by or modeled after computing processes as opposed to transforming or digitizing existing forms. Prerequisite: IAT 100 and a minimum of 21 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Design

IAT 233 - Spatial Design (3)

Designing and understanding spaces used by people. The iterative process of making and criticizing, experiencing and analyzing spatial form. Compositional ideas for form-making. Critical thinking applied to design. Computers are the principal medium used in this course for form-making and visualization. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units, IAT 102, and IAT 106.

Interactive Systems

IAT 267 - Introduction to Technological Systems (3)

Introduction to the core technologies and systems used in media-rich interactive environments, including computer hardware, operating systems, input and output technologies, networking and media. The concepts will be examined by working in a high-level media programming environment. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157. Recommended: IAT 265.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yingchen Yang
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
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Upper Division Business Requirements

Students complete all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Thomas Culham
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 Daniel Hooley
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324); 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behaviour analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D203 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 Robert Adamson
Mo 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

Integration of the various areas of business for the purpose of analysing and recommending strategies for planning and decision-making within the firm and a defined environment. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 312, 343, 360W and either BUS 374 or 381; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Martell
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D200 Pek-Hooi Soh
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D300 Edward Bukszar
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D400 Edward Bukszar
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D500 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
E100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
E200 Matthew Martell
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sara Graves
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372); 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby

and an additional 400 division BUS course, worth a minimum of three units (excluding practicum courses).

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

BUS 360W is highly recommended but not required. BUS 360W will be waived as a prerequisite for 400 division BUS courses for those in approved BUS joint programs. BUS 360W must be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

^ to be completed at Simon Fraser University.

SIAT Concentrations

A concentration is an area of specialization that approved IAT majors may pursue within their Bachelor of Arts. SIAT offers concentrations in Media Arts, Interactive Systems and Design.

Students are required to complete five courses from one concentration listed below and an additional six upper division IAT units (6).

To enroll in 400 level courses, students must complete the IAT lower division requirements as specified above and a required upper division writing course.

Media Arts

This concentration studies the creation, analysis and understanding of new media. New media environments are both computational artifacts and cultural experiences that include historical, social, aesthetic, and economic processes.

Graduates will be skilled in the critical analysis and making of new media forms such as electronic games, digital video, computer animation, and interactive multimedia.

Students complete five of

IAT 313 - Narrative and New Media (3)

Explores the role of narrative in various media and New Media environments, from traditional linear environments and multi-linear and networked media environments. Examines the relationship of narrative elements in the light of the practice and the aesthetics of New Media. It will include an overview of New Media theorists. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
IAT 320 - Body Interface (3)

Explores ideas of embodiment, knowledge, and space within the human relationship to technology. Throughout this course, students will construct and analyze contemporary and historical models of bodily interaction with machines, understand physical practices of embodiment, and apply these concepts to representation, design, and the production of artistic interfaces. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 267 and 222.

IAT 343 - Animation (3)

An introduction to techniques for 3D computer animation such as keyframing, performance animation, procedural methods, motion capture, and simulation. The course also includes an overview of story-boarding, scene composition, lighting and sound track generation. The course will explore current research topics in computer animation such as facial animation, behavioral animation, artificial life and interactive systems. Prerequisite: Minimum of 24 units, including MATH 130 or MACM 101 or MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 154 or MATH 157.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Servet Ulas
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
IAT 344 - Moving Images (3)

Reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, lighting, and continuity and montage editing. Students will review and analyze works from traditional cinema and from contemporary digital video. The course will reinforce fundamental skills and extend the student's abilities to use a range of digital production, post-production, and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Minimum of 48 units and IAT 202.

IAT 443 - Interactive Video (3)

An intermediate level investigation of interactivity explored through media, in the context of current display technologies relevant to Interactive Arts and Design. Examines recombinant, computational and compositional structures related to image, sound and video. Students explore video within technologies ranging from cell phones and mobile locative media, and hand held and wearable devices, to 3D immersive virtual and/or networked environments, video art installations, multiple scales of display technology, and responsive spaces. Students will design, produce and critically appraise work. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 344.

IAT 445 - Immersive Environments (3)

Introduces advanced 3D computer animation and virtual world building techniques. Integrates hands-on fundamentals with design praxis and theoretical and research concerns. Fundamentals are complemented with examples from current research and design praxis. The studio aspect of the course will include assignments focusing on specific animation and behaviour modeling techniques and a team-based design project. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 343.

Interactive Systems

Students in this concentration learn how to design and program interactive technology used in work, play and learning.

This concentration emphasizes applying human-computer interaction principles to highly interactive applications, devices and systems. Graduates will be able to conceive, design and program applications in areas such as the web, handheld devices and games.

Students complete five of

IAT 351 - Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (3)

Students will learn about and gain experience with a wide variety of interaction technologies, environments and architectures supporting user interaction with systems in work, learning and play. Applied topics may include, but are not limited to, collaboration and computers; ubiquitous and responsive environments; security, trust and privacy; networking; and distributed and heterogeneous interfaces. Emphasis is on practical experience, involving a group design/analysis project in advanced topics in human computer interaction. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 201 and IAT 265. Strongly recommended: IAT 267.

IAT 352 - Internet Computing Technologies (3)

XML technologies, databases and data mining are reviewed as means of storing and extracting knowledge. Server-client and service oriented architectures are examined from the perspective of building interactive systems. Web 2.0 technologies are reviewed, including peer-to-peer systems, social networking portals, and personalization technologies. Students apply conceptual knowledge by programming a web application using AJAX, servlets and a database. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235 and IAT 265.

IAT 355 - Introduction to Visual Analytics (3)

Focuses on the design and implementation of interactive computer visualization techniques for the analysis, comprehension, and explanation of large collections of abstract information. The application of principles from perception, information visualization, interaction and visual analytics will be covered. Introduces tools for programming geometric information and displaying the results. Emphasizes development of practical skills in using graphics libraries and tools: students will develop programming experience with relevant examples and techniques. Prerequisite: IAT 201 and IAT 267 and either IAT 265 or CMPT 225. Recommended: IAT 235.

IAT 359 - Mobile Computing (3)

An introduction to mobile computing and the development of applications for mobile environments. The three areas that will be covered in the course are mobile technologies, application development and user interaction in a mobile setting. Students will make use of mobile application frameworks and development environments to develop their own application and project, while reinforcing concepts covered in the lectures. Topics covered include mobile development environments, user interfaces, user experience and application development guidelines, gesture recognition, location, sensors, and graphics, and others, as will be outlined in the weekly schedule. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 and IAT 267.

IAT 410 - Advanced Game Design (3)

Students will design and develop a variety of electronic games, culminating in an advanced game project. They will continue to analyze the experience of play within the game, and the connections between the game experience and broader cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and IAT 312.

IAT 452 - Developing Design Tools (3)

Introduces approaches to customizing and developing software applications as design-support tools to be employed in dynamic design environments comprising people, other tools, and their interactions in relation to the tasks to be performed. Discusses effective strategies for software development to find the best matching solutions for a given situation and applies the select methods in software design, prototyping, and evaluation. Makes use of software development processes, languages, and notations in representing design of the tools being developed. Experiments with contemporary systems such as drafting tools (CAD), authoring applications (for games, Websites, animations), parametric design-modeling systems, etc.; and searches their potentials to enhance design environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 351.

IAT 455 - Computational Media (3)

The representation of media is introduced: specifically one dimensional (sound), two dimensional (images) and three dimensional (moving images). This course focuses on techniques and methods for creating digital video special effects, allowing students to explore their creativity while extending their graphics and programming skills in digital media. Computational techniques based on signal processing are developed that support the creation, manipulation, combination, transformation, compression, storage and display/performance of different media forms. An important aspect is representation in the temporal/spatial vs. the frequency domain and different transformation techniques. Students will be required to generate special effects, critique and analyze effects from movies, develop skills and abilities to manipulate digital video and audio, and implement their own algorithms to express their technical and artistic skills. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and MACM 101. Recommended: MATH 151 or equivalent.

Design

This concentration focuses on the design and use of interactive products and systems. It emphasizes designing and understanding all aspects of successful designs. Graduates will demonstrate ability in contemporary design from requirements through design to critique and evaluation.

Students complete five of

IAT 333 - Interaction Design Methods (3)

Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 credits, including IAT 265. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
IAT 334 - Interface Design (3)

Provides an introduction to the art and design of human-computer interfaces, design methods, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Examines issues of interactivity and its relation to human contexts and technological systems. The role of aesthetic, symbolic, affective and cultural factors will be assessed in concert with scientific and technological issues. The class is primarily focused on visual interfaces on computer monitors and hand-held devices, but culminates with considerations of increasingly physical interactions in ubiquitous environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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IAT 336 - Materials in Design (3)

Introduces material properties and performance in the context of interactive artifacts. Covers criteria for material selection, including durability, environmental effects, tactile properties, manufacturing processes, compatibility and effects of particular forms of use. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: IAT 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Zupan
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
IAT 339 - Web Design and Development (3)

Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support. Prerequisite: IAT 235 and IAT 265.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 431 - Speculative Design (3)

Provides students with the opportunity to experiment with designing in various non-normative frameworks provided by cultural studies, critical theory and phenomenology. Students will examine design's potential for cultural, social and ethical critique of emerging technologies and society. Rather than merely illustrating theoretical positions, this examination involves enacting and embodying differing theoretical positions, thereby rendering criticism productive. Individual design expertise and voice is emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units.

IAT 432 - Design Evaluation (3)

Examines evaluation concepts and methods for designers. Introduces a range of evaluation approaches including informal usability studies, lab experiments, field studies, and analytically-based evaluations. Students will explore techniques for feedback including usability tests, observation, interviews, heuristic reviews, and discursive evaluations. Underlying concepts of evaluation including scientific experimentation, ethnography, phenomenology, and aesthetics will be discussed. Students will learn how to design and implement appropriate evaluation studies for a range of design projects. Prerequisite: IAT 334 and completion of 60 units. Recommended: IAT 201 and 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alissa Antle
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
IAT 437 - Representation and Fabrication (3)

Introduces computer-based tools for representing and fabricating designs. Covers the representation of work within a design process, the use of visualization techniques to communicate with clients, and the use of digital fabrication technology to build prototypes. Projects are chosen to highlight key representational issues in contemporary design practice. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units and IAT 336.

IAT 438 - Interactive Objects and Environments (3)

Develops programming and scripting skills for developing combined software, and hardware prototype versions of interactive objects and environments. Covers the art and design of interactive objects and environments. Methodologies emphasizing embodiment, kinesthetics and haptics are introduced by combining theory and practice. Students develop programming skills for developing working prototypes comprised of software, sensors, and hardware. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 233, 235 and 267.

SFU Degree Requirements

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.

Business Career Passport Requirements

Business Career Passport (BCP) is a mandatory program for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to kick-start their career.

  • Students admitted to the BBA program for the Fall 2017 term onwards are required to complete the program within 12 months of the start of their program.
  • Students admitted to the BBA program from the Fall 2012 term to the Summer 2017 term are required to complete the program prior to graduation.

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Elective Courses

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