Computer Science BSc

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Computer Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    A BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from an institution like Lakehead University could be the key to a very prosperous future.

    The program can be delivered in 3 different modes:

    • If you opt for a Business Focus, you’ll include content relating to Accounting, Management and similar subjects in addition to the core content listed below.
    • A Science Focus will see you exploring the scientific and technological applications of CS with other subject specific modules.
    • If you opt for the Co-operative Education CS program, you’ll be able to do actual work in the field in summer placements as early as your first year.

    Lakehead University offers you not just the advantage of learning from world class instructors and researchers, but also the advantage of small class sizes. You’ll be able to develop personal relationships with your instructors, and research has shown that personal attention does more for your grades and future career than any other single factor.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years at full time.

    Computer Science Modules Include:

    • Elementary Computing
    • Computer Programming I
    • Computer Programming II
    • Data Structures
    • Mobile Computing Technology
    • Introduction to Computer Architecture
    • Introduction to Assembly Language and Operating Systems
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Co-op Work Term
    • Special Topics
    • Database Management Systems
    • Software Engineering
    • Operating Systems
    • Clinical Decision Support
    • Introduction to Data Science
    • Special Topics
    • Web Health Informatics
    • Big Data
    • Cloud Computing
    • Programming the Internet of Things
    • Programming Languages
    • Programming Language Processors
    • Advanced Project
    • Advanced Game Programming Project
    • Algorithm Design and Analysis
    • Advanced Health Informatics Programming Project
    • Theory of Computing
    • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
    • Computer Graphics
    • Topics in Artificial Intelligence
    • Cryptography and Network Security
    • Game Programming
    • Directed Research in Computer Science

    Business Focus Modules Include:

    • Basics of Management
    • Basics of Accounting
    • Basics of Marketing
    • Basics of Organised Behaviour

    Science Focus Modules Include:

    • Technology, Society and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
    • Other Electives

    Learning And Teaching

    Lakehead University’s Computer Science program is delivered primarily through lectures, interactive seminars and laboratory sessions. These methods will see you absorbing a wide range theoretical principles, and learning to apply them in practical ways.  

    Lakehead is a small institution, and even lecture classes typically only contain a small group of students who will learn to work closely with each other, learning not just academics but also critical teamwork and communication skills.

    Career Possibilities

    What you learn in this degree program will be relevant in many different industries. No matter what path you take, you’ll have the advantage of Lakehead’s reputation behind you.

    Recent graduates of Lakehead University’s Computer Science program have become computer network specialists, game developers, health informatics specialists, information specialists, mobile application developers, security specialists, web developers and webmasters, among many other similar roles and positions.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc (Hons) degree.

     Applicants must typically have received their secondary education from a US or Canadian school, or the international equivalent.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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