AU's School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) offers the following innovative programs that will build your analytical skills while allowing you to design and develop computer-based information systems. If the field of computer applications interests you, then you may want to pursue a degree or university certificate in Computing and Information systems and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and use computer-based information systems in business, education, and other sectors that require processing, utilization and management of information.
Graduates work in this diverse field as computer and network engineers, system and network administrators, database analysts, skilled programmers, and software developers, web-based information systems managers, and a variety of other satisfying careers.
Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems
The Computing and Information Systems degree is designed for students who would like to further their career or academic interests and do not want to be constrained by attending classes or standard years of study and want to possess knowledge and skills in analysis, design and implementation of computer-based systems.
Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems (Post Diploma)
The Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems (Post Diploma) program is designed especially for students holding a computing-related diploma who wish to pursue a university degree to further their career or academic interests.
University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems
If you want to advance your career faster but do not have the time to commit to a 4 year degree, the University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems may be the answer for you. It is a one year program that allows students the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the general principles of computer information systems and their applications.
Diploma to Degree
Wondering how many credits you may receive for your diploma?
Is the Post Diploma route different from the regular route? Is it a degree? You are still obtaining the same degree; the Post Diploma route is just a way of recognizing your diploma for credit. Your degree parchment does not reflect the Post Diploma route. You are obtaining the same degree as those in the regular route.
For further information on the transfer credit process please review the Transfer Credit Evaluations web page.
Prior Learning and Assessment
At AU, Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) is a process designed to recognize credit for your previous life experience, job training and other experience through portfolio assessment.
The maximum credit that can be awarded through PLAR is 30 credits for the BSc IS, BSc CIS (post diploma) degrees and 6 credits for the UC CIS certificate.
How to apply
Athabasca University offers flexible, focused courses to help you achieve your educational goals. Undergraduate program admission and course registration is offered year-round so that you can start and finish your education in a way that fits with your lifestyle. Apply today!
Note: If you are unsure that you have the basic skills or understanding of computers, before beginning your program you may want to view 'Are You Ready To Start A SCIS Program Or Course?'.Undergraduate Student Advising
If you have questions regarding any of our undergraduate programs, please contact the SCIS program advisor by phone at 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6789, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated February 28, 2013