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Computing Science

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

This program is for students who already possess a university degree. It includes studies in computing science at an advanced level.

Program Requirements

Students complete an approved program consisting of at least 30 units which include the following or equivalent.

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 Ryan Shea
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, 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 Binay Bhattacharya
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D200 Joseph Peters
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3003, 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 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
E100 Evgenia Ternovska
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver

Students complete additional upper division courses to total at least 30 units. At least 24 units must be CMPT courses. Graduate courses may be included with permission of the school.

Courses must be selected in consultation with a program advisor to achieve a coherent program of study.

The student is responsible for satisfying the prerequisites of program courses. This may entail completing more or all courses listed in the lower division requirements of the major in computing science, depending upon the student’s prior transcript.

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 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.

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.