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We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
Computer science provides a foundation enabling graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas in an information-driven world. The work of computer scientists falls into three categories: a) designing and building software; b) developing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks, or providing new approaches to security problems; and c) devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in diverse areas such as game development, medical imaging, social and mobile computing, or bioinformatics.
The Department of Computer Science offers degrees in computer science featuring special course sequences in the third and fourth years for the fundamental areas of computer science (databases, operating systems, computer networks and software project management) as well as special topics courses in the emerging areas of the discipline (eg. software law, e-commerce, distributed applications management and DNA computing).
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
A comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in the storage, transmission and transformation of information in the context of modern electronic technology
The ability to present your thoughts clearly and intelligently in written statements
An ability to prepare written presentations and reports using current data and technology
Logical thinking skills and the ability to lead and interact with a variety of people with different approaches and personal and professional backgrounds
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.