Undergraduate courses

What to take in your first year

If you are thinking about completing a degree in Computer Science, consider registering in the following courses in your first year.  You do not have to be in the Faculty of Engineering to register for these courses.  However, you must meet the prerequisites.

First term on campus:

  • CSC 110 – 1.5 units (requires Math 12)
  • MATH 100 or 1091 – 1.5 units (requires Math 12)
  • CSC 1062 – 1.5 units
  • ENGL 135, 146 or 147 – 1.5 units
  • Electives3 – 1.5 units  

 Second term on campus:

  • CSC 115 – 1.5 units (requires CSC 110)
  • MATH 101 – 1.5 units (requires MATH 100 or 109)
  • MATH 122 – 1.5 units (requires MATH 100 or 109)
  • Electives3 – 3.0 units
What to take in 1st year (PDF)

Suggested senior electives

If you are pursuing a major in Computer Science, you will need 4 electives at the 300 or 400 level in addition to the 15 units of required Computer Science and Software Engineering courses at the 300 and 400 level. Students pursuing a major with an option require 3 electives at the 300/400 level.

We have some suggested courses, however you can take any 300 or 400 level course as long as you have the stated pre-requisite.

Descriptions and outlines of CSC courses

Links to both descriptions and outlines of computer science (CSC) and software engineering (SENG) courses offered by the department appear in the tables below. 

Not all courses are offered every term.  Please note:  additional SENG courses may be offered by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE).

Academic terms are referred to by their year and when they occur in the year.

  • Fall (September to December)
  • Spring (January to April)
  • Summer (May to August)

Topics courses have content that can greatly vary from offering to offering.