School of Computing and Information Systems
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As a student in Athabasca University's School of Computing and Information Systems Programs, you will tap into the knowledge and experience of faculty members who are dedicated to creating online courses that bring relevant and up-to-date computing and information systems education to the student in highly flexible and convenient ways. Students and academics work together to share ideas and learn both individually and collaboratively. Our faculty's wide range of academic and research expertise continuously drives the development of new curriculum and ensures that your experience is both highly relevant and engaging.
SCIS offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in online mode:
- 1-year University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems (UCCIS)
- University Certificate in Game Development and Programming (UCGDP)
- 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems (B.Sc. CIS)
- 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems Post-Diploma program (B.Sc. CIS (PD))
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics (PBC DA)
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security (PBC IS)
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Management (PBC ITM)
- Master of Science (specialization in Information Systems) (MSc IS)
These programs offer you the opportunity to learn in a flexible way as well as, the skills to be competitive in the demanding and ever-changing field of Information Technology. Our graduates are self-motivated, analytical thinkers who possess a vast knowledge in IT and the skills to enrich any team. These students standout in a crowd for their leadership and creative problem solving skills.
Last Updated May 20, 2015
New Courses and Programs
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security (PBC-IS) is offered by Athabasca University's School of Computing and Information Systems.This certificate is intended for students who already possess an undergraduate degree, are normally working in the IT sector, and are seeking work specifically in the information security sector. Once the certificate is completed students will be qualified for positions in the following areas: Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, Security Analyst, and System Analyst.The program is designed for individuals looking for a highly relevant and immediately applicable, short-term learning project. It is a comparatively low-cost and low-risk alternative for individuals who have been away from formal learning for some time. The program also provides opportunity to ladder directly into the Master of Science - Information Systems (MSc IS) program.
Computer Science 372 (Design and Analysis of Algorithms) introduces students to the knowledge and important techniques for designing and analyzing algorithms, including asymptotic analysis. Having these techniques is one characteristic that separates the truly skilled programmers from the novices.
The School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) is pleased to announce the new Post-Baccalaureate in Data Analytics (PBC DA). The certificate program is intended to provide professional development for those already working in the IT field. It focuses on the data analytic teams as well as on the technical skills and tools required to analyze data. The program is designed to attract individuals looking for a highly relevant and immediately applicable, short-term learning project.
SCIS also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Management (PBC ITM).
For further enquiries on the Post-Baccalaureate programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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