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Computing Science


Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)


Faculty of Science


UOIT, North Oshawa

Start dates:



Four or five years

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OUAC code:


General information:

Computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. Our program explores concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, innovative problem-solving skills, and practical applications.

You can choose to specialize in Digital Media or follow the comprehensive program.

Digital Media

Interactive computer applications such as sound, images, graphics and video are an area of explosive growth in computing science. You will study the underlying technologies used in computer games, educational software, mobile devices and other forms of digital media through the science that informs it.

Science and Management

If you are interested in managerial and leadership roles, consider applying for the five-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in your upper years of study. Graduates gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including finance, accounting, operations, project management and marketing.

Learning environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including:

  • Computer Science Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality
  • Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory

Additional information:

Admission requirements:

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), and two of Biology (SBI4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required. It is recommended that all four MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U be taken. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions website.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Last year's cut-off:

70 per cent

Expected cut-off:

Low 70s

Program Curriculum:

Courses common to all Computing Science programs beyond first-year level include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics Image Processing
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Databases
  • Digital Evidence
  • Digital Media Production
  • Information Visualization
  • Mobile Devices
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Design and Analysis 
A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning:

A five-year Co-operative Education option is available in all of our Science programs (except for Forensic Science, which already has an embedded experiential component), all of which satisfy the guidelines of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education. These five-year programs combine an Honours Bachelor of Science program with embedded work terms. The co-op option gives you opportunities to apply your classroom and lab concepts to real-world situations and help you gain valuable, relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

Co-op work terms give you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary that will help pay for your university degree and the work experience to help clarify your career objectives. More importantly, a co-op degree gives you a distinct advantage that will assist your prospects for full-time employment after graduation or for being readily accepted into graduate school to pursue further studies. Studies have shown that university students who graduate with a co-op degree have lower debt loads, are employed faster and have higher starting salaries.

We are committed to providing you with outstanding opportunities to work with today’s highest-quality employers in business and industry. UOIT has developed strong partnerships with leading employers in Durham Region and beyond to allow you to connect with experts in the field and gain hands-on, real-world experience.

Career opportunities:

  • computer consultancy
  • computer programming
  • gaming and media sectors
  • systems analysis
  • technical support analysis

There is a wealth of opportunities for graduates in the sciences in industry, government and in fields of applied science. The combination of a science degree and business and management education will give an added advantage to graduates of these programs to establish careers in practical areas.

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