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School of Computing Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Multimedia Computing Specialist Major

Bachelor of Science

Normal admission to the Multimedia Computing Specialist Major has been suspended effective September 1,2013. Students are still able to take the same classes, but no special certification will be available.

The school offers a specialist major program in multimedia computing leading to a bachelor of science (BSc) degree. Students must consult an advisor before commencing a specialist program, preferably early in their second year.

Admission Requirements

Entry into computing science programs is possible via

  • direct admission from high school
  • direct transfer from a recognized post-secondary institution, or combined transfer units from more than one post-secondary institution
  • internal transfer from within Simon Fraser University

Admission is competitive. A separate admission average for each entry route is established each term, depending on spaces available and subject to the approval of the Dean of Applied Sciences. Admission averages are calculated over a set of courses satisfying particular breadth constraints.

Internal Transfer

Internal transfer allows students to transfer, within Simon Fraser University, from one faculty to another. Once you have completed our 3 qualifying courses (see below) you can apply for internal transfer into the School of Computing Science. Simon Fraser University students applying for School of Computing Science admission are selected on the basis of an admission Computing Related Grade Point Average. The CRGPA is calculated over the best three courses chosen as follows.

  • one mathematics course chosen from MACM 101, 201, MATH 150 (or 151), 152 and 240 (or 232)
  • one computing course chosen from CMPT 125 (or 126 or 128), 150, (or ENSC 150), 225, 250 and 275
  • one additional mathematics or computing science course chosen from the above lists

No course may be included in the average if it is a duplicate of any previous course completed at Simon Fraser University or elsewhere. All three courses must be completed prior to application.

Continuation Requirements

Students who do not maintain at least a 2.40 CGPA, will be placed on the school’s probation. Courses available to probationary students may be limited. Each term, these students must consult an advisor prior to enrolment and must achieve either a term 2.40 term GPA or an improved CGPA. Reinstatement from probationary standing occurs when the CGPA improves to 2.40 or better and is maintained.

Graduation Requirements

A GPA of 2.00 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 CMPT courses. For complete information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor.

Program Requirements

Special Topics Courses

Relevant FPA and CMNS lower and upper division special topics courses may be applied to the following requirements with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies in the School of Computing Science.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all lower division requirements for the computing science major as shown below and some additional lower division requirements.

Students complete either

CMPT 126 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming (3)

A rigorous introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students who already have substantial programming background. Topics include: fundamental algorithms and problem solving; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. Prerequisite: CMPT 120. Students with credit for CMPT 125, 128, 130, 135 or higher may not take CMPT 126 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

or both 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 Angelica Lim
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Angelica Lim
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 Angelica Lim
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 Angelica Lim
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 Angelica Lim
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 Angelica Lim
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 Angelica Lim
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107 Angelica Lim
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108 Angelica Lim
Th 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 Bobby Chan
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby

and all of

CMPT 150 - Introduction to Computer Design (3)

Digital design concepts are presented in such a way that students will learn how basic logic blocks of a simple computer are designed. Topics covered include: basic Von Neumann computer architecture; an introduction to assembly language programming; combinational logic design; and sequential logic design. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: MACM 101 and either CMPT 120 or equivalent programming. Students with credit for ENSC 150 or CMPT 290 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

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 David Mitchell
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 David Mitchell
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 David Mitchell
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 David Mitchell
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 David Mitchell
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 David Mitchell
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 David Mitchell
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107 David Mitchell
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108 David Mitchell
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
E100 Leonid Chindelevitch
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
CMPT 250 - Introduction to Computer Architecture (3)

This course deals with the main concepts embodied in computer hardware architecture. In particular, the organization, design and limitations of the major building blocks in modern computers is covered in detail. Topics will include: processor organization; control logic design; memory systems; and architectural support for operating systems and programming languages. A hardware description language will be used as a tool to express and work with design concepts. Prerequisite: CMPT/ENSC 150. Students with credit for ENSC 250 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CMPT 275 - Software Engineering I (4)

Introduction to software engineering techniques used in analysis/design and in software project management. The course centres on a team project involving requirements gathering, object analysis and simple data normalization, use-case-driven user documentation and design followed by implementation and testing. Additionally, there is an introduction to project planning, metrics, quality assurance, configuration management, and people issues. 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 276 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Binay Bhattacharya
Mo, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D102 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D104 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D105 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D106 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D107 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Binay Bhattacharya
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D200 Steve Pearce
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D201 Steve Pearce
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D202 Steve Pearce
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D203 Steve Pearce
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D204 Steve Pearce
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D205 Steve Pearce
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D206 Steve Pearce
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D207 Steve Pearce
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D208 Steve Pearce
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D300 Toby Donaldson
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D301 Toby Donaldson
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D302 Toby Donaldson
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D303 Toby Donaldson
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D304 Toby Donaldson
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bojan Mohar
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D200 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 5280, Surrey
OPO1
TBD
OP02
TBD

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
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
SUR 2750, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
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.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. 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 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ladislav Stacho
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
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; functions of several variables. 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 Luis Goddyn
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD

and one of

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 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D300
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2810, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Petr Lisonek
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 5280, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 158 - Calculus II for the Social Sciences (3)

Theory of integration and its applications; introduction to multivariable calculus with emphasis on partial derivatives and their applications; introduction to differential equations with emphasis on some special first-order equations and their applications to economics and social sciences; continuous probability models; sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 155 may not take MATH 158 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Michael Monagan
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

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
D100 Cedric Chauve
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
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
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

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
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D900 Maryam DehghaniEstarki
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP09
TBD
BUEC 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 BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP06
Tu 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP08
Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby

and at least two of

CMNS 259 - Sound Studies I: Listening, Culture and Society (3)

An introduction to sound as a communications medium and listening as a cultural as well as perpetual practice. Designed to develop the student's perception and understanding of sound and its behaviour in the interpersonal, social, environmental, media and creative fields. Explores a variety of cultural themes related to sound and listening with special reference to acoustic design and sonic environments. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CA 247 - Electroacoustic Music I (3)

The theory and practice of electroacoustic music technology and composition. The course will examine through lecture and studio work the following topics: analog and digital synthesis, microcomputer use, the multi-track studio, signal processing, communication protocols such as MIDI and sampling techniques. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 149. Students with credit for FPA 247 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CA 289 - Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts (3)

A specific topic in fine and performing arts which is not otherwise covered in depth in regular courses and which is not appropriately placed within a single arts discipline. The work will be practical, theoretical, or a combination of the two, depending on the particular topic in a given term. May be of particular interest to students in other departments. May repeat for credit. Prerequisite: 15 CA (or FPA) units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicole Lewis
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
GCA 4270, GOLDCORP

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 39 units of computing science upper division courses, which should include CMPT courses in the following required and elective courses. Students must consult an advisor before commencing upper division requirements.

Students complete all of

CMPT 300 - Operating Systems I (3)

This course aims to give the student an understanding of what a modern operating system is, and the services it provides. It also discusses some basic issues in operating systems and provides solutions. Topics include multiprogramming, process management, memory management, and file systems. Prerequisite: CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Keval Vora
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D200 Harinder Khangura
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
E100
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
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 Valentine Kabanets
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D300 Valentine Kabanets
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
CMPT 320 - Social Implications - Computerized Society (3)

An examination of social processes that are being automated and implications for good and evil, that may be entailed in the automation of procedures by which goods and services are allocated. Examination of what are dehumanizing and humanizing parts of systems and how systems can be designed to have a humanizing effect. Prerequisite: A CMPT course and 45 units. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Herbert Tsang
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
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 Richard Zhang
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
SWH 10041, Burnaby
CMPT 363 - User Interface Design (3)

This course provides a comprehensive study of user interface design. Topics include: goals and principles of UI design (systems engineering and human factors), historical perspective, current paradigms (widget-based, mental model, graphic design, ergonomics, metaphor, constructivist/iterative approach, and visual languages) and their evaluation, existing tools and packages (dialogue models, event-based systems, prototyping), future paradigms, and the social impact of UI. Prerequisite: CMPT 225.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Parmit Kaur Chilana
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BLU 10021, Burnaby
CMPT 365 - Multimedia Systems (3)

Multimedia systems design, multimedia hardware and software, issues in effectively representing, processing, and retrieving multimedia data such as text, graphics, sound and music, image and video. Prerequisite: CMPT 225.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Drew
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3159, 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 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D103
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D104
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D107
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby

At least six of the following are required, three of which must be 400 division, three must be designated CMPT and two must be non-CMPT courses.

CMNS 358 - Sound Recording: Theory and Design (4)

An intermediate level studio workshop to develop the student's skills in sound production with an understanding of the communicational implications of sound design. Audio theory and its applications in both the digital and analog formats will be presented, along with practical studio techniques for stereo and multi-channel sound production. Prerequisite: CMNS 258 (or equivalent) with a grade of B or higher, and approval of instructor.

CMNS 359 - Sound Studies II: Researching with Sound (4)

Building on Sound Studies I (CMNS 259), this seminar and lab course is designed to support intermediate level project work in the field of sound studies using communications approaches as well as reflexive ethnography. Surveys a wide range of theory and research practices associated with orality and oral communication, auditory perception, systems for measurement and evaluation of sound, soundwalking and sound art practice, audio techniques and formats in music production, sound design, soundmapping hearing prostheses, and data sonification. Prerequisite: CMNS 259.

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 James Delgrande
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D200 Oliver Schulte
Mo, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 3159, 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 Martin Ester
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Evgenia Ternovska
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
CMPT 371 - Data Communications and Networking (3)

Data communication fundamentals (data types, rates, and transmission media). Network architectures for local and wide areas. Communications protocols suitable for various architectures. ISO protocols and internetworking. Performance analysis under various loadings and channel error rates. Prerequisite: CMPT 225, (CMPT 150, ENSC 150 or CMPT 295) and MATH 151 (MATH 150). MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B+ may be substituted for MATH 151 (MATH 150).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Shea
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D200 Balbir Gill
Mo, We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
CMPT 412 - Computational Vision (3)

Computational approaches to image understanding will be discussed in relation to theories about the operation of the human visual system and with respect to practical applications in robotics. Topics will include edge detection, shape from shading, stereopsis, optical flow, Fourier methods, gradient space, three-dimensional object representation and constraint satisfaction. Prerequisite: MATH 152, and nine units in Computing upper division courses or permission of the instructor.

CMPT 414 - Model-Based Computer Vision (3)

This course covers various topics in computer vision with the emphasis on the model-based approach. Main subjects include 2-D and 3-D representations, matching, constraint relaxation, model-based vision systems. State-of-the-art robot vision systems will be used extensively as study cases. The solid modelling and CAD aspects of this course should also interest students of computer graphics. Prerequisite: MATH 152 and nine units in CMPT upper division courses, or permission of the instructor.

CMPT 461 - Image Synthesis (3)

Covers advanced topics and techniques in computer graphics with a focus on image synthesis. Topics include photorealistic rendering, advanced ray tracing, Monte Carlo methods, photon maps, radiosity, light fields, participating media, as well as tone reproduction. Prerequisite: CMPT 361, MACM 201 and 316. Students with credit for CMPT 451 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT 466 - Animation (3)

Topics and techniques in animation, including: The history of animation, computers in animation, traditional animation approaches, and computer animation techniques such as geometric modelling, interpolation, camera controls, kinematics, dynamics, constraint-based animation, realistic motion, temporal aliasing, digital effects and post production. Prerequisite: CMPT 361 and MACM 316 or permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 KangKang Yin
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
CMPT 469 - Special Topics in Computer Graphics (3)

Current topics in computer graphics depending on faculty and student interest. Prerequisite: CMPT 361.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yasutaka Furukawa
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
BLU 10011, Burnaby
CA 353 - Playmaking IV (4)

Black Box Theatre. Students continue playmaking research through the creation of an ensemble season in a series of public presentations. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Second year standing in a studio discipline and prior approval from the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicole Lewis
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
GCA 4210, GOLDCORP
CA 390 - Filmmaking IV (4)

This course includes a series of technical workshops, screenings and seminars along with the completion of creative student projects. A laboratory fee is required. Project costs may require personal funding over and above the lab fee. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 231 or approval of instructor. Students with credit for FPA 390 may not take this course for further credit.

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.

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 a computing Science 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.