Applied Computer Science

Information technology is transforming modern business, accelerating discovery in science, revolutionizing medicine, and expanding the reach of social enterprises. The Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (formerly Informatics) provides students with a deep understanding of how to develop, manage, and deploy technologies and build solutions for organizations. Students are equipped with the knowledge to put their deep understanding of technology with skills to succeed in project management, communications, and management skills to bridge the gap between business and the growing IT job market.

Student skills

  • Organization-wide information
    needs assessment
  • Information-flow modelling
    and issue resolution
  • User interface design for complex
    programs and devices
  • Website design and social network management
  • Database and resource-tracking
    system design
  • Client relations, expectation management, conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Project management


  • Software development
  • Online services
  • Startups and emerging business
  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare
  • Government

Past roles

  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Quality Assurance
  • Database Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Analyst
  • System Administrator

Past employers

  • Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Cisco Systems
  • Bell Canada
  • IBM Canada 
  • SAP Canada 
  • Department of National Defence 
  • STI Technologies
  • INnetwork INC. 

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
2nd year Study Study Work term 1
3rd year Study Work term 2 Study
4th year Work term 3 Study Study
5th year Graduation    


Typical courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Concepts in Computing
  • Applications in Computing
  • Computer Science 1, 2 & 3
  • Software Development
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Information Security
  • Website Creation
  • Server Side Scripting
  • Introduction to Software Projects
  • Introductory Project

Additional courses typically completed prior to work term 2

  • Designing User Interfaces
  • Web Centric Computing
  • Intermediate Project
  • Social Ethics and Professional Issues

Additional courses typically completed prior to work term 3

  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Project
  • Network Computing
  • Advanced Database course
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Management Information Systems
  • Advanced Database course
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Management Information Systems

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 19.00


Faculty of Computer Science: Applied Computer Science.