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Systems One

Systems One is the core curriculum for first year students in the Software Systems (School of Computing Science) and Mechatronic Systems Engineering degree programs.

Core Requirements

The curriculum consists of required common courses, together with additional requirements that are specific to either Software Systems major program or Mechatronic Systems Engineering major or honours programs.

Within the Systems One common core, students complete a total of 12 units, including 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, with a minimum grade of C-). 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Fraser
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
D101 Brian Fraser
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D103 Brian Fraser
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D105 Brian Fraser
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYE 4013, Surrey
D106 Brian Fraser
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYE 4024, Surrey
D107 Brian Fraser
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYE 4013, Surrey
MSE 110 - Mechatronics Design I (3)

First year project course designed to provide students with a first exposure to the challenges of project organization. Students are responsible for designing and constructing a mechanical robot optimized to solve a particular chosen task. The engineering challenges of the project are expected to focus half on mechanical design and half on control algorithm design and implementation. Students with credit for ENSC 182 may not take MSE 110 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amr Marzouk
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
SRYC 3170, Surrey
LAB1 Amr Marzouk
Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 4270, Surrey
LAB2 Amr Marzouk
Tu 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 4270, Surrey

and one of

CMPT 105W - Social Issues and Communication Strategies in Computing Science (3)

This course teaches the fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists. A principal goal of this course is to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Students with credit for ENSC 102, ENSC 105W, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take CMPT 105W for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jacqueline Nelsen
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D200 Milan Tofiloski
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
ENSC 105W - Process, Form, and Convention in Professional Genres (3)

The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Corequisite: CMPT 106, ENSC 100 or ENSC 106. Students with credit for CMPT 105W, ENSC 102, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take ENSC 105W for further credit. Writing.

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CMPT 106 - Applied Science, Technology and Society (3)

Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work. Students with credit for ENSC 100, ENSC 106 or MSE 102 cannot take this course for further credit.

MSE 102 - Applied Science, Technology and Society (3)

Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work. Students with credit for CMPT 106, ENSC 100 or ENSC 106 may not take MSE 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruce Fingarson
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D101 Bruce Fingarson
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5240, Surrey