O que eu aprenderei?

ABOUT COMPUTER SCIENCE

In Computer Science (CS), students are offered a well-rounded education in the scientific foundations of information and computation together with practical techniques for the implementation of these foundations, applicable to almost every facet of life, through an intensive, hands-on approach.

There are many sub areas (e.g., artificial intelligence, databases, game development, cyber security, graphics, high performance computing, big data, networking, programming languages, robotics, etc.) within the broader discipline of CS, with new areas such as health informatics and the internet of things being created as the discipline evolves.

WHY STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE AT STFX?

Here, you learn directly from professors, not teaching assistants, who are accomplished scholars -- many that hold National Sciences and Engineering Research Council grants and are very active in research. Together, they provide an education that prepares students well for the opportunities and challenges of the information age whether they wish to go directly into a career, go on to further studies at the graduate level, or go into an education program.

FIRST YEAR COMPUTER SCIENCE:

In first year, you will be introduced to Programming and Data Structures, which focuses on problem analysis, algorithm development, data representation and control structures. A common misconception is that Computer Science is equivalent to programming. Programming is a necessary tool, but it is not the focus. Thus, after completing 100-level studies, the transformation from a programmer to a Computer Scientist begins.

In first year, you will take Introduction to Computing and Programming and Data Structures, focusing on problem solving, algorithm development, and data representation and preparing you for all second year courses in Computer Science. The department also offers other first year courses in Computer Science suitable for students in a broad range of disciplines.

REWARDING CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE:

Job opportunities are virtually endless. They include work in software engineering, technology development such as robotics, computer vision and artificial intelligence and forensic research. Computer Science jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. Most analysts predict that the number of people trained for jobs in the computing industry will fall far short of the employment demand. As a result of this shortfall, job prospects for graduates in Computer Science are expected to remain excellent.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

Valores
International Student Fee: CAN $8,570
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro, Setembro 2021

Localização

Faculty of Arts

2329 Notre Dame Avenue,

ANTIGONISH,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B2G 2W5, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

For high school students, the minimum requirements include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12, with no marks below 65% in each of the required subjects. English language proficiency tests: IELTS 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band, TOEFL 90 iBT and no lower than 20 in each band, MELAB 81, CAEL 71, CAE 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

Para estudantes internacionais

  • English and four university preparatory courses in grade 12.
  • Applicants from other countries must have requirements equivalent to Canada.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English competence.

The IELTS test is preferred and strongly recommended.

  • Students with an IELTS score of 6.5 and no band below 6.0

Other language tests and scores that are acceptable include:

  • TOEFL (minimum score required is 92)
  • CAEL (minimum score required is 70)
  • MELAB (minimum score required is 90)

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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