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Computing Science (Diploma)

Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Computing Science
Credits: 60.0
Length: Four semesters
Credential: Diploma
curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits
  • 50% (30 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

(Game Development Stream will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential.)

Course Requirements:

Required Courses for the General Stream or the Game Development Stream
Course Number Course Title Credits Comments

CMPT 1105
or
CMPT 1109

Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
or
Computer Programming I
 

3.00
  • Select one course from these two CMPT options
  • CMPT 1109 is preferred
CMPT 1209 Computer Programming II 3.00  
CMPT 2395 Intro to Computer Architecture 3.00  
CMPT 2300 Data Structures & Algorithms 3.00  
CMPT 2276 Introduction to Software Engineering 3.00  
CMPT 2363 User Interface Design 3.00  
MATH 1120 Calculus I 3.00  
MATH 1130 Discrete Mathematics I 3.00  
MATH 1220 Calculus II 3.00  
MATH 2232 Linear Algebra 3.00  

ENGL 1102
or
ENGL 1106
or
ENGL 1109
or
ENGL 1114
or
ENGL 1115
or
ENGL 1130

Reading Literature and Culture
or
Reading Fiction
or
Studies in Fiction, Poetry and Drama
or
Reading Poetry
or
Reading Plays
or
Academic Writing

3.00
  • Select one course from these six ENGL options
UT Lab Science   3.00
Elective Courses for the General Stream*
Course Number Course Title Credits Comments
UT Electives   24.00
  • A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.
  • Recommended focus areas of electives should be within: BUSN; CMNS; CMPT; CRIM; CSIS; ECON; ENGL; ENGR; MARK; MATH; PHIL; PHYS; PSYC
Additional Required Courses for the Game Development Stream
Course Number Course Title Credits Comments
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00  
BUSN 3253 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3.00  
CMPT 1267 Game Development I 3.00  
CMPT 2167 Game Development II 3.00  
CMPT 2367 Applied Project 3.00  
CMPT 2361 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3.00  
Elective Courses for the Game Development Stream*
Course Number Course Title Credits Comments
UT Electives   6.00
  • A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.
  • Recommended focus areas of electives should be within: BUSN; CMNS; CMPT; CRIM; CSIS; ECON; ENGL; ENGR; MARK; MATH; PHIL; PHYS; PSYC

Total Credits

60.00

* Please contact the Computing Science Coordinator for information on choosing electives.

admission requirements

Applicants to the Computing Science Diploma Program must meet the following criteria in order to receive admission to the program and priority registration:

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.