UTP Stage II: Computing Science

UTP Stage II: Computing Science
To transfer into the Faculty of Applied Science, Students must complete the requirements listed below, which include one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course; and achieve grade of C- or better in all courses.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

There is a continuance GPA in computing science of 2.40.  By the end of the second semester of study all student must maintain a GPA of 2.40 to remain in the computing science program.  If you are not able to maintain this GPA advising will work with you to find an alternative program. (The continuance GPA was previously 2.0 all current students have until January 1st, 2017 to achieve a 2.4 GPA)

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101/ILSA101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099/ALAC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

For students who began their studies starting September 2016 onwards

A minimum GPA of 2.75, based on the best attempt for each of the 10 identified pathway courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to Faculty of Applied Science for successful transfer students from FIC. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the university.

For students who began their studies before September 2016

A minimum GPA of 2.50, based on the best attempt for each of the 10 identified pathway courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to Faculty of Applied Science for successful transfer students from FIC.

Required Courses

CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅰ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Fall 2012)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems-oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisite

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR MAP test score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

MACM101 - Discrete Mathematics I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Science – This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in computing science.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of Differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

Choose one course from the following list:

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL113 - Literature and Performance

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

PSYC109 - Brain, Mind and Society

Writing
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduces the student to issues in Psychology by surveying the research on brain and behaviour and the implications of this work for individuals and society. Beginning with neurons, this course explores the transition to human experience.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes.

WL101 - Writing in World Literature

Writing
Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes. Students with credit for WL102 may not take this course for further credit.

Available CMPT course substitutions for students prior to September 2015

CMPT130 can be replaced with CMPT120.
CMPT135 can be replaced with CMPT128.

Available writing course substitutions

WL102 will be counted as W designation if student took it between Fall 2016 to Summer 2017.
ENGL105 will be counted as W designation if student took it before Fall 2016.
ENGL101 will be counted as W designation if student took it before Fall 2016.
These course are no longer offered at FIC.

Elective Courses

Students select at least 4 courses within the FIC roster of offerings.

Recommended Course Selection Order

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3

ILS101/ILSA101
ALC099/ALAC099 (if required)
MATH151
Elective
Elective
CMPT130
MATH152
MACM101
Elective
CMPT135
ENGL112/115
Elective

Course Repeat policy

Required courses may only be repeated once. This policy is in effect for students who began in September 2016 or later.

Readmission to the Computing Science pathway

For readmission to the Computing Science pathway, students must take a minimum of three new courses including one new W and one new Q and achieve a semester GPA of 2.7 in the semester immediately following removal from the program. FIC does not guarantee Computing Science required courses during the readmission semester.


* Students with IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all bands), TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all bands), or equivalent are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who began their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101 If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.

 

*Courses and programs are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.