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Athabasca University

Elective Graduate Course List

Up to three Athabasca University graduate-level computing courses can be taken to fulfill senior-level COMP electives. The courses are paced and have specific start dates. Please refer to the Graduate Academic Schedule for registration deadlines. Some graduate courses are excluded and priority is given to graduate students. If the graduate-level credit is used to fulfill a Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems requirement, it cannot be applied to another undergraduate or graduate degree. Please note that the fees for graduate-level courses differ from that of an undergraduate course. To register in a graduate-level course, please complete the printable undergraduate course registration form, and email it to

Courses excluded from this list include: COMP 601, COMP 695, COMP 692, COMP 693, COMP 696, COMP 697, COMP 698, COMP 699, COMP 676, COMP 677, COMP 678, COMP 679, and COMP 680.

For other courses you will need either to have the required prerequisite or have professor approval.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to access their courses until about two weeks prior to the course opening.

SCIS - Graduate Direct Course Access

Graduate Course List

Course NameCoordinator Information
COMP 501 - Systems Development With Emerging Technology Dr. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin
COMP 503 - Information Technology Hardware and Software Dr. Dunwei (Grant) Wen
COMP 504 - Object Structure and Programming Dr. Maiga Chang
COMP 505 - Operations Management in Information Systems Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 506 - Organizational Behavior in Information Systems Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 601 - Survey of Computing and Information Systems Richard Huntrods
COMP 602 - Enterprise Information Management Dr. Jon Dron
COMP 604 - Enterprise Computer Networks Dr. Qing (Ching) Tan
COMP 605 - Project Management for Information Systems Dr. Stella George
COMP 607 - Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology Terry Taylor
COMP 610 - Selected Topics in Software Engineering Dr. Xiaokun Zhang
COMP 617 - Designing Real-Time Software Dr. Xiaokun Zhang
COMP 635 - Green ICT Strategies Dr. Stella George
COMP 637 - Mobile Computing Dr. Maiga Chang
COMP 638 - Enterprise Modeling Dr. Qing (Ching) Tan
COMP 648 - Advanced Topics in Human-Computer Interaction Dr. Xiaokun Zhang
COMP 649 - Affective Computing Dr. Maiga Chang
COMP 650 - Social Computing Dr. Jon Dron
COMP 656 - Cloud Computing Dr. Qing (Ching) Tan
COMP 657 - Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques Dr. Dunwei (Grant) Wen
COMP 658 - Computational Intelligence Dr. Sabine Graf
COMP 659 - Statistical Language Processing for Text Analytics Dr. Dunwei (Grant) Wen
COMP 660 - Enterprise Information Security Dr. Hongxue (Harris) Wang
COMP 667 - Multiagent Systems Dr. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin
COMP 674 - Theory of Computation Dr. Dunwei (Grant) Wen
COMP 682 - Data Mining Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 683 - Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics Dr. Sabine Graf
COMP 684 - Business Intelligence Dr. M. Ali Akber Dewan
COMP 689 - Advanced Distributed Computing Dr. M. Ali Akber Dewan
COMP 692 - 693 - Independent Study Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 695 - Research Methods in Information Systems Dr. Vive Kumar
COMP 696 - Master's Essay Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 697-699 - Integration Project Dr. Larbi Esmahi
COMP 676-680 - Integration Thesis Dr. Larbi Esmahi


Updated July 17 2017 by FST Technical Staff

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