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School of Computing and Information Systems


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

News and Events

Faculty Member's Paper Accepted by Top Journal in Computing Science

August 12, 2015

Dr. Ali Dewan's paper entitled "Adaptive Appearance Model Tracking for Still-to-Video Face Recognition" has been accepted in the Journal of Pattern Recognition. The co-authors are Eric Granger, G ...

Students Receive Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Award

June 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the following Master of Science in Information Systems students have been awarded $10,000/year for two years.  Nathan Laan,  MSc(IS) studentSupervisor: Dr. Dunwei Wen ...

Dr. Kinshuk Recognized by IEEE Computer Society

February 10, 2015

Dr. Kinshuk, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, has been named recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award which recognizes members for their long-standing ...

Faculty of Science and Technology Facebook and Twitter Presence

February 5, 2014

Faculty of Science and Technology now has Facebook presence: We aim to provide updates on new initiatives, achievements, research outcomes and o ...

New WHMIS Course Online!

January 29, 2014

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers WHMIS, a new online course in workplace health and safety. This would not be possible without our partnership with Gemini Performance Soluti ...