Certificate in Computing Science
This program provides both part-time and full-time students with an opportunity to understand the fundamentals of computers and programming without necessarily specializing in computing science. Current SFU Computing Science students in Major or Honours programs (or related joint programs) may not apply to this program.
Prerequisite Grade Requirement
Computing science course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course. A minimum 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is required for 200, 300 and 400 division computing courses.
A 2.00 grade point average is required on the CMPT courses that are used for graduation. Only courses completed at Simon Fraser University are used in this calculation.
Students complete at least 18 units of CMPT or MACM courses including:
3 credits of upper division CMPT courses chosen from the following list.
VISUAL AND INTERACTIVE COMPUTING
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SOFTWARE
THEORETICAL COMPUTING SCIENCE
* Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisites for this course: introductory computer science ( (CMPT 125 and 127), CMPT 126 or CMPT 135) and discrete math (MACM 101) or their equivalents. Note that completion of these courses counts towards the 18 units required for the certificate.
Co-operative Education and Work Experience
All computing science students are strongly encouraged to explore the opportunities that Work Integrated Learning (WIL) can offer them. Please contact an applied sciences co-op advisor during your first year of studies to ensure that you have all of the necessary courses and information to help plan for a successful co-op experience.