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Computer Systems

This minor will give you a deeper understanding of computer systems and software. Learn how hardware and software components interact with each other.

Computer Systems is open to all students except those in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Circuit designer
  • Cyber security officer
  • Systems designer
  • Wireless engineer

Sample courses

  • Design of Digital and VLSI Systems - ECE 441
  • Cyber-System Security - ECE 448
  • Computer Systems and Architecture - ECE 449
  • Artificial Intelligence - ECE 470
  • Computer Vision - ECE 471


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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