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
- 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 Information Systems (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 28, 2013
COMP 444 - Embedded/Robotic Programming is a new undergraduate course is designed to introduce you to robotic programming using the Arduino. The course progresses from first principles to advanced topics in robotic control.
COMP 649 - Affective Computing is a new graduate course that shows students how affective computing works, methods of detecting a user’s emotional states, how affective computing can build a computer’s emotional states, and how computers interact with users based on emotional state detection and changes.
The School of Computing and Information Systems is pleased to introduce the new Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Management (PBCITM). This unique and specialized professional development program is intended for IT professionals who can benefit from management-oriented curriculum to broaden their understanding of the IT context.
Individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in computing science, information systems or related degrees will benefit from this program.
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COMP658 - Computational Intelligence is a new course designed for those who are interested in designing and developing intelligent systems and/or are about to start research in computational intelligence. The course will focus on the main CI approaches and methodologies, namely artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, swarm optimization, and fuzzy systems.
Computer Science 382 - 3D Programming in Java is a new course that introduced Java programming techniques for writing a broad range of 3D programs using Java 3D.
COMP494 - Research Methods is a new course designed to introduce research—the systematic investigation that attempts to establish facts on a scientific basis.
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