What will I learn?

A challenging curriculum

In Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program, you'll gain experience with many platforms and environments. Using cutting-edge computer systems technologies (such as Android, iOS and Unity) and industry standards (such as Java, Oracle, C, C# and .NET), you'll learn to create solutions to real-world problems.

Program highlights

  • Software development in Java, Java EE, C, C# and .NET.
  • Web technologies and web application development.
  • Database technologies and database administration.
  • Direct, hands-on instruction.
  • A capstone project in your final year where you'll follow industry best practices to design and develop a real-world software solution from start to finish.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology - Software Development and Network Engineering program have enjoyed high job-placement rates and above-average starting salaries.

Here are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Software Application Developer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Software Entrepreneur

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.
  • Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems.
  • Analyze, plan, design, and implement networking solutions.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks.
  • Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
  • Participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment.
  • Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.
  • Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.
  • Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.
  • Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.
  • Articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,692.00 (US$ 13,393) per year
Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,

OAKVILLE,

Ontario (ON),

L6H 2L1, Canada

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,692.00 (US$ 13,393) per year
Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

Sheridan College (Ontario)

Davis Campus,

7899 McLaughlin Road,

BRAMPTON,

Ontario (ON),

L6Y 5H9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must hold Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U); plus
  • Any Grade 12 Math* (C or U) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) (*Applicants presenting with Math MAP4C require a minimum 70%);

English-language proficiency testing:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 58 - Overall Minimum Score (49L,W,S,R)

FCE (Cambridge English First): 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency): 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 70%

Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.0 – Listening Band, 4.0 – Reading Combined Band, CLB 7 – Writing

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