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Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1132
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Conestoga's Software Engineering Technology program is recognized as one of the top programs of its kind in the province. This three-year program is ideally suited for someone desiring a dynamic career in the fast-paced, continually growing software industry.

Working with a large variety of computer languages and environments, students will develop skills and knowledge that will qualify them for careers in the software industry. With a strong focus on topics that are modern and relevant, the heavily hands-on approach provides experience that spans many aspects of the software industry. Courses cover areas as diverse as database development, internet development, embedded systems, smartphone/tablet development, computer graphics, computer security, software quality, and game programming. There is also an opportunity to work on real-world projects for industry clients. The optional co-op stream includes four consecutive four-month work terms.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at set@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Delivery Sequence for Co-op Option:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 65

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applying to the Co-op Stream

Co-op Information

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Non Co-op Program Fees

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Software Engineering Technology - Program # 1132

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2163.27 $1971.65
Year Total   $4134.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Software Engineering Technology - Program # 1132


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7161.60 $6836.65
Year Total   $13998.25

Co-op Program Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

This program provides the knowledge and skills to function proficiently as a software developer.

Graduates will have acquired the ability and flexibility to join a large variety of software, technical, or system development teams at an intermediate level position.

On average, 90% of co-op and 79% of non co-op graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Non Co-op Course Details (1132)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1350 Software Engineering Fundamentals

Description: Standard software development methodologies, testing methodologies, and software maintenance topics will be covered to prepare students for real life software development. The course will emphasize proper software design, software development issues, and documentation. The importance of effective software engineering documentation and effective technical communications cannot be stressed enough, especially in today's Rapid Application Development world. Topics include specification writing for system development and testing, code development, testing methodologies (user interface testing, regression testing, etc.), and software maintenance issues.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1595 Operating System Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with exposure to operating system (OS) fundamentals from a technical viewpoint. Topics include setup and configuration of an OS and several services, network fundamentals, file systems, and command line operations. By learning advanced techniques in OS usage and some of the related issues, the student is introduced to many of the functions and features that will be built or interfaced to in subsequent programming courses.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1000 C/C++ Programming

Description: This course introduces software design and implementation, focusing on using the C language. Elements of C++ will also be introduced. Topics include: algorithm design, modular code design, programming style, functions, arrays, pointers, strings, data structures, file I/O and operating system function calls. An emphasis is placed on proper design to produce maintainable software.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1010 User Interface Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with knowledge of the principles involved in creating effective user interfaces. Techniques for proper design, implementation, and evaluation will be explored through the critique of existing applications and websites, and the use of mock-up and wire framing tools to prototype UI design concepts.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
INFO1340 Computer Security

Description: This course covers the practical and ethical aspects of modern computer security. A wide variety of topics will be covered. An emphasis will be placed on examining and analyzing common application security issues. The legal and ethical aspects of computer security and privacy will also be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1150 System Analysis and Design

Description: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to explain the various steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The Analysis and Design phases of the SDLC will be implemented in relevant case studies using both traditional and Unified Modeling Language (UML) approaches. As alternatives to the SDLC, several development methodologies will be examined and compared.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347, PROG1350
CoRequisites:

PROG1385 Object-oriented Programming

Description: This course will expand programming knowledge with C++. Topics include the concept of an object, including information hiding, interfaces, and inheritance, class declarations, member data and functions, interfaces, function and operator overloading, inheritance, templates, etc.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347
CoRequisites:

SENG1040 Computer Architecture and Machine Language

Description: This course introduces the student to principles and techniques of digital systems and design including numbering systems, basic logic functions, Boolean expressions, truth tables, and combination logic circuits. Students will be introduced to programming simple 8-bit microcontrollers. The course serves to provide a basis from which the student can build a working knowledge of digital design and microcomputer and microcontroller based systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1050 Data Structures

Description: This course examines the use and implementation of advanced data structures to improve speed and storage efficiency. Common algorithms are discussed. The C++ Standard Template Library is introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
PROG2000 Web Design and Development

Description: This course will familiarize the student with the use of web servers in the development of applications using dynamic web pages. Several server side technologies will be examined including CGI, PHP and ASP.NET. In addition, the student will be introduced to AJAX as a way of efficiently updating portions of a web page.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: INFO1340, PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

PROG2110 Relational Databases

Description: This course will discuss the fundamentals of relational database management systems (RDBMS). Custom relational database applications will be created, both from first principles and using SQL.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or PROG1385
CoRequisites:

PROG2120 Windows and Mobile Programming

Description: This course introduces the students to various aspects of Microsoft Windows programming, beginning with the Windows Win32 Application Programming Interface (API). The focus of the course quickly shifts to the C# programming language and the .NET Framework. Topics include: the Graphical User Interface (GUI+), application deployment, .NET data structures, threaded solutions, inter-process communication, and Universal Windows Platform application development.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

SENG2010 Microprocessors And Embedded Systems

Description: This course has an emphasis on microprocessor programming and assembly language programming. The student designs and implements embedded applications for dedicated hardware platforms. Topics include CPU concepts (registers, address bus, data bus, RAM/ROM, program counter, stack pointer, interrupts), input/output mechanisms, machine data types, basic assembly language programming, timers and interrupt sources.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, SENG1040
CoRequisites:

SENG2020 Software Quality

Description: This course will extend the knowledge learned in Software Engineering Fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on project management, revision control, and testing. Students combine and apply these fundamentals to a major course project to iteratively measure and improve the quality of their solution.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or SENG1040
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
INFO2230 Advanced Computer Security

Description: This course extends the topics covered in INFO1340 Computer Security which covered the practical and ethical aspects of -modern computer security. Advanced Computer Security emphasizes the hands-on skills and knowledge required to conduct, and thus defend from, a variety of attacks through the framework of penetration testing. Students recreate attack scenarios in an isolated lab, and then study effective countermeasures. Discussion-style seminars throughout the course will reinforce the techniques used in-lab, and will review emerging security issues in the real world.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PROG2000, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

MATH2420 Math for Software Development

Description: This course focuses on the application of mathematical techniques to analyze and solve fundamental engineering problems. Topics covered include: basic algebraic operations, analytic geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, vectors, exponents and radicals, exponential functions, determinants and matrices, sequences and statistics.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG3150 Mobile Application Development

Description: This course exposes the student to the frameworks and architectures used in Mobile Application Development. The student will demonstrate the ability to build both native and web-based software solutions on a current mobile platform that incorporates data management, security and available services. Emphasis will be placed on performance, network reliability, deployment, testing and debugging.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG2030 System Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to the Linux Operating System. Linux Operating System architecture and management is covered. Development of software solutions within Linux is covered. Industry-standard multitasking concepts, inter-process communication, threading and socket-level programming is covered. Students implement solutions using these concepts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1595, PROG1385
CoRequisites:

SENG2040 Network Application Development

Description: This course examines the concepts of full-stack network application development. Students are introduced to multiple server and client side technologies used in the development of complex network applications. Network application architecture is discussed, as are security concerns. The course culminates in the development of an internet accessible full-stack network application.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120, PROG2000, PROG2110, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
SENG3020 Advanced Software Quality

Description: Extended techniques to scope, develop and measure improvements to the quality of software development projects are investigated and applied in this course. Students will learn to enhance their outcomes along these lines through the proper evaluation, selection and use of tool sets such as conformance testing, continuous integration and the selection of a tool-chain that meets the needs of an advanced level software development project.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2030 or SENG2040
CoRequisites:

SENG3030 Internet of Things

Description: This course examines the foundations of the Internet of Things. Communications, security, data aggregation and storage are addressed. Students will extend their understandings of protocols and user interfaces to analyze and design IoT applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG2040, PROG3150
CoRequisites:

SENG3040 Graphics, Animation and Sound

Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of programming object-oriented, state machine style programs that manipulate graphics, conduct procedural animation, and manipulate audio resources to deliver scalable, multimedia applications. Current Windows tecnologies are used to drive basic animation techniques, Windows Media services, and interactive GUI capabilities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2000 or MATH2420, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

PROG3230 Mobile Application Development II

Description: In this course, the student will learn the fundamental skills for creation of apps for Apple mobile devices. Apps will be developed for deployment on iPhone and iPad devices, using common Apple development standards.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG3050 Game Design

Description: Techniques and tools such as conceptualization, level design, and storyboarding are introduced and used through several assignments in this course to complement the students' ability to program games, simulations and related, experiential software applications. Concepts from all aspects of game playing are studied and applied in an effort to design game and game-like experiences that are effective in their goals.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1010, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

MATH3160 Numerical Methods

Description: This course focuses on providing the mathematical knowledge required to apply numerical methods for solving engineering and software application problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2000, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

PROG3070 Advanced SQL

Description: This course extends the basics of the Structured Query Language (SQL) to include examination of stored procedures, triggers, indexes, performance optimization and data synchronization. The student will develop a group-oriented major project demonstrating these concepts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2110
CoRequisites:

Level 6
PROG3125 Advanced Technology Topics

Description: This course will introduce students to advanced topics in technology including hot-button topics in the software industry. Parallel processing and algorithm development will be covered in conjunction with virtualization technologies. Students will explore the cloud, and critically analyze cloud based environments such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Hardware as a Service (HaaS).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120, PROG2000
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

PROG3220 Systems Project

Description: The student, as part of a team, will complete a capstone project that demonstrates skills acquired in previous courses. The project must either address a problem for an external client or demonstrate an innovative solution to a problem chosen by the student. The team will develop a complete software system through the planning, programming, testing, and delivery stages. Both technical and project management skills will be emphasized.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: INFO3020
CoRequisites:

SENG3060 Game Development

Description: This course extends students' previous experience in video game programming. Emphasis is placed on proper design processes and advanced programming techniques to provide an authentic, high quality, and interactive environment. Game development concepts and prototypes are developed across a range of platforms including console, PC, and mobile environments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG3040, SENG3050, MATH3160
CoRequisites:

SENG3070 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Description: Augmented and virtual reality experiences are providing new, effective means to deliver targeted ‘mixed reality' experiences in our lives. In addition to the fields of entertainment and gaming, augmented reality is increasingly offering new opportunities in fields such as manufacturing and health care, but require software developers to target the specific differentiators of creating these experiences. Students study the required changes in design and software tools required to produce these experiences by developing a series of targeted assignments throughout the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG3040
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

SENG3080 Advanced Web Frameworks

Description: Trends in web frameworks will be examined, including both historical and emerging technologies. Students will be exposed to a variety of web frameworks, contrasting them from both technical and business perspectives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2000
CoRequisites:

SENG3090 Performance, Instrumentation, and Optimization

Description: Good software engineering implies well-performing computer solutions. The student will use various tools to demonstrate performance monitoring through instrumentation. Topics like data logging, code tracing, advanced debugging, memory cacheing and performance counters will be explored to demonstrate how computer code can be analyzed and optimized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG3120 Business Intelligence

Description: Successful businesses in today's high-tech environment use business intelligence to gain a competitive advantage. This course introduces some of the methodologies and technologies used in the analysis of large amounts of historic data. Topics covered include data visualization, data warehousing, online analytical processing and data mining. Practical use of these technologies are presented in the context of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2110 or PROG2220
CoRequisites:

Optional Co-op Course Details (1132C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1350 Software Engineering Fundamentals

Description: Standard software development methodologies, testing methodologies, and software maintenance topics will be covered to prepare students for real life software development. The course will emphasize proper software design, software development issues, and documentation. The importance of effective software engineering documentation and effective technical communications cannot be stressed enough, especially in today's Rapid Application Development world. Topics include specification writing for system development and testing, code development, testing methodologies (user interface testing, regression testing, etc.), and software maintenance issues.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1595 Operating System Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with exposure to operating system (OS) fundamentals from a technical viewpoint. Topics include setup and configuration of an OS and several services, network fundamentals, file systems, and command line operations. By learning advanced techniques in OS usage and some of the related issues, the student is introduced to many of the functions and features that will be built or interfaced to in subsequent programming courses.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1000 C/C++ Programming

Description: This course introduces software design and implementation, focusing on using the C language. Elements of C++ will also be introduced. Topics include: algorithm design, modular code design, programming style, functions, arrays, pointers, strings, data structures, file I/O and operating system function calls. An emphasis is placed on proper design to produce maintainable software.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1010 User Interface Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with knowledge of the principles involved in creating effective user interfaces. Techniques for proper design, implementation, and evaluation will be explored through the critique of existing applications and websites, and the use of mock-up and wire framing tools to prototype UI design concepts.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
INFO1340 Computer Security

Description: This course covers the practical and ethical aspects of modern computer security. A wide variety of topics will be covered. An emphasis will be placed on examining and analyzing common application security issues. The legal and ethical aspects of computer security and privacy will also be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1150 System Analysis and Design

Description: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to explain the various steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The Analysis and Design phases of the SDLC will be implemented in relevant case studies using both traditional and Unified Modeling Language (UML) approaches. As alternatives to the SDLC, several development methodologies will be examined and compared.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347, PROG1350
CoRequisites:

PROG1385 Object-oriented Programming

Description: This course will expand programming knowledge with C++. Topics include the concept of an object, including information hiding, interfaces, and inheritance, class declarations, member data and functions, interfaces, function and operator overloading, inheritance, templates, etc.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347
CoRequisites:

SENG1040 Computer Architecture and Machine Language

Description: This course introduces the student to principles and techniques of digital systems and design including numbering systems, basic logic functions, Boolean expressions, truth tables, and combination logic circuits. Students will be introduced to programming simple 8-bit microcontrollers. The course serves to provide a basis from which the student can build a working knowledge of digital design and microcomputer and microcontroller based systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1050 Data Structures

Description: This course examines the use and implementation of advanced data structures to improve speed and storage efficiency. Common algorithms are discussed. The C++ Standard Template Library is introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
CEPR1000 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG2000 Web Design and Development

Description: This course will familiarize the student with the use of web servers in the development of applications using dynamic web pages. Several server side technologies will be examined including CGI, PHP and ASP.NET. In addition, the student will be introduced to AJAX as a way of efficiently updating portions of a web page.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: INFO1340, PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

PROG2110 Relational Databases

Description: This course will discuss the fundamentals of relational database management systems (RDBMS). Custom relational database applications will be created, both from first principles and using SQL.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or PROG1385
CoRequisites:

PROG2120 Windows and Mobile Programming

Description: This course introduces the students to various aspects of Microsoft Windows programming, beginning with the Windows Win32 Application Programming Interface (API). The focus of the course quickly shifts to the C# programming language and the .NET Framework. Topics include: the Graphical User Interface (GUI+), application deployment, .NET data structures, threaded solutions, inter-process communication, and Universal Windows Platform application development.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

SENG2010 Microprocessors And Embedded Systems

Description: This course has an emphasis on microprocessor programming and assembly language programming. The student designs and implements embedded applications for dedicated hardware platforms. Topics include CPU concepts (registers, address bus, data bus, RAM/ROM, program counter, stack pointer, interrupts), input/output mechanisms, machine data types, basic assembly language programming, timers and interrupt sources.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, SENG1040
CoRequisites:

SENG2020 Software Quality

Description: This course will extend the knowledge learned in Software Engineering Fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on project management, revision control, and testing. Students combine and apply these fundamentals to a major course project to iteratively measure and improve the quality of their solution.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or SENG1040
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
INFO2230 Advanced Computer Security

Description: This course extends the topics covered in INFO1340 Computer Security which covered the practical and ethical aspects of -modern computer security. Advanced Computer Security emphasizes the hands-on skills and knowledge required to conduct, and thus defend from, a variety of attacks through the framework of penetration testing. Students recreate attack scenarios in an isolated lab, and then study effective countermeasures. Discussion-style seminars throughout the course will reinforce the techniques used in-lab, and will review emerging security issues in the real world.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PROG2000, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

MATH2420 Math for Software Development

Description: This course focuses on the application of mathematical techniques to analyze and solve fundamental engineering problems. Topics covered include: basic algebraic operations, analytic geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, vectors, exponents and radicals, exponential functions, determinants and matrices, sequences and statistics.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG3150 Mobile Application Development

Description: This course exposes the student to the frameworks and architectures used in Mobile Application Development. The student will demonstrate the ability to build both native and web-based software solutions on a current mobile platform that incorporates data management, security and available services. Emphasis will be placed on performance, network reliability, deployment, testing and debugging.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG2030 System Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to the Linux Operating System. Linux Operating System architecture and management is covered. Development of software solutions within Linux is covered. Industry-standard multitasking concepts, inter-process communication, threading and socket-level programming is covered. Students implement solutions using these concepts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1595, PROG1385
CoRequisites:

SENG2040 Network Application Development

Description: This course examines the concepts of full-stack network application development. Students are introduced to multiple server and client side technologies used in the development of complex network applications. Network application architecture is discussed, as are security concerns. The course culminates in the development of an internet accessible full-stack network application.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120, PROG2000, PROG2110, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
COOP2190 Co-op Work Term I (Software Eng Techy)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in one of the following areas: software design, software implementation, software testing, network administration, computer system administration. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer's expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 6
COOP3100 Co-op Work Term II (Software Eng Technology)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in one of the following areas: software design, software implementation, software testing, network administration, computer system administration. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer's expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 7
COOP3110 Co-op Work Term III (Software Eng Techy)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in one of the following areas: software design, software implementation, software testing, network administration, computer system administration. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer's expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 8
COOP3120 Co-op Work Term IV (Software Eng Technology)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in one of the following areas: software design, software implementation, software testing, network administration, computer system administration. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer's expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 9
SENG3020 Advanced Software Quality

Description: Extended techniques to scope, develop and measure improvements to the quality of software development projects are investigated and applied in this course. Students will learn to enhance their outcomes along these lines through the proper evaluation, selection and use of tool sets such as conformance testing, continuous integration and the selection of a tool-chain that meets the needs of an advanced level software development project.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2030 or SENG2040
CoRequisites:

SENG3030 Internet of Things

Description: This course examines the foundations of the Internet of Things. Communications, security, data aggregation and storage are addressed. Students will extend their understandings of protocols and user interfaces to analyze and design IoT applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG2040, PROG3150
CoRequisites:

SENG3040 Graphics, Animation and Sound

Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of programming object-oriented, state machine style programs that manipulate graphics, conduct procedural animation, and manipulate audio resources to deliver scalable, multimedia applications. Current Windows tecnologies are used to drive basic animation techniques, Windows Media services, and interactive GUI capabilities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2000 or MATH2420, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

PROG3230 Mobile Application Development II

Description: In this course, the student will learn the fundamental skills for creation of apps for Apple mobile devices. Apps will be developed for deployment on iPhone and iPad devices, using common Apple development standards.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG3050 Game Design

Description: Techniques and tools such as conceptualization, level design, and storyboarding are introduced and used through several assignments in this course to complement the students' ability to program games, simulations and related, experiential software applications. Concepts from all aspects of game playing are studied and applied in an effort to design game and game-like experiences that are effective in their goals.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1010, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

MATH3160 Numerical Methods

Description: This course focuses on providing the mathematical knowledge required to apply numerical methods for solving engineering and software application problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2000, PROG2120
CoRequisites:

PROG3070 Advanced SQL

Description: This course extends the basics of the Structured Query Language (SQL) to include examination of stored procedures, triggers, indexes, performance optimization and data synchronization. The student will develop a group-oriented major project demonstrating these concepts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2110
CoRequisites:

Level 10
PROG3125 Advanced Technology Topics

Description: This course will introduce students to advanced topics in technology including hot-button topics in the software industry. Parallel processing and algorithm development will be covered in conjunction with virtualization technologies. Students will explore the cloud, and critically analyze cloud based environments such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Hardware as a Service (HaaS).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120, PROG2000
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

PROG3220 Systems Project

Description: The student, as part of a team, will complete a capstone project that demonstrates skills acquired in previous courses. The project must either address a problem for an external client or demonstrate an innovative solution to a problem chosen by the student. The team will develop a complete software system through the planning, programming, testing, and delivery stages. Both technical and project management skills will be emphasized.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: INFO3020
CoRequisites:

SENG3060 Game Development

Description: This course extends students' previous experience in video game programming. Emphasis is placed on proper design processes and advanced programming techniques to provide an authentic, high quality, and interactive environment. Game development concepts and prototypes are developed across a range of platforms including console, PC, and mobile environments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG3040, SENG3050, MATH3160
CoRequisites:

SENG3070 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Description: Augmented and virtual reality experiences are providing new, effective means to deliver targeted ‘mixed reality' experiences in our lives. In addition to the fields of entertainment and gaming, augmented reality is increasingly offering new opportunities in fields such as manufacturing and health care, but require software developers to target the specific differentiators of creating these experiences. Students study the required changes in design and software tools required to produce these experiences by developing a series of targeted assignments throughout the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG3040
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

SENG3080 Advanced Web Frameworks

Description: Trends in web frameworks will be examined, including both historical and emerging technologies. Students will be exposed to a variety of web frameworks, contrasting them from both technical and business perspectives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2000
CoRequisites:

SENG3090 Performance, Instrumentation, and Optimization

Description: Good software engineering implies well-performing computer solutions. The student will use various tools to demonstrate performance monitoring through instrumentation. Topics like data logging, code tracing, advanced debugging, memory cacheing and performance counters will be explored to demonstrate how computer code can be analyzed and optimized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG3120 Business Intelligence

Description: Successful businesses in today's high-tech environment use business intelligence to gain a competitive advantage. This course introduces some of the methodologies and technologies used in the analysis of large amounts of historic data. Topics covered include data visualization, data warehousing, online analytical processing and data mining. Practical use of these technologies are presented in the context of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2110 or PROG2220
CoRequisites:

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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SEP, 2018 Doon Open
JAN, 2019 Doon Open
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