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BA/BSc in Applied Computer Science

Canada

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What will I learn?

The Applied Computer Science major is designed to prepare students in the following core areas: Programming Fundamentals (object-oriented, event driven, algorithms), Information Management (database systems, data modeling, data warehousing, relational databases, query languages), Software Engineering (software requirements and design, software process, software project management), Operating Systems, Net-Centric Computing (Internet programming, networks, security), Human Computer Interaction (GUI Design and Programming), Intelligent Systems (Machine Learning). Our team-oriented courses are meant to strengthen communication skills, experience group dynamics, and foster self-confidence. The 4-year major includes the development of a team-based software project for a local IT organization. Our program will help develop analytical thinking and applied skills by blending theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. The Applied Computer Science major is designed to provide an excellent basis for graduate studies in either computer science or applied computing.

Applied Computer Science - Information Systems Stream
The Information Systems (IS) stream is aimed at students interested in focusing on information and business needs of IT industry. The new stream is intended to prepare students in information oriented courses, and also in system and Internet based technologies. Sample courses include: Internet programming, database design and development, software requirements and design, telecommunications, business application systems and eCommerce. One advantage of this stream is that students can easily combine this stream as a double major with another department for a Bachelors degree in arts or science.

Applied Computer Science - Health Informatics Stream
The Health Informatics(HI) stream provides students with more focused courses in Health information needs, infrastructure, standards, and jurisdiction. This stream has been designed in close cooperation with Manitoba e-Health. The HI stream includes upper year courses to address specific needs of the Health industry, e.g., Health Care information requirements and standards, regulatory environment, clinical terminologies, standards and professional practice. The HI stream complements offerings of the ACS department, and gives students flexibility of combining all three areas of IT, Business, and Health.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,360.00 (US$ 13,657) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March, June, October 2023

Start date

Expected January, May, September 2023

Venue

Faculty of Science

The University of Winnipeg,

515 Portage Avenue,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3B 2E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent). Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component; International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing, A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL); CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70; Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

For international students

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent).

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component.

International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing*
*A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL).

CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70

Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

Deadlines are:

Fall (September): June 1
Winter (January): October 1
Spring (May): March 1

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About The University of Winnipeg

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  • Choose from 400 undergraduate courses
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