2020 - 2021 Course sequence
|Term||Course and Title||Cls||Tut||Lab|
|CS 137 Programming Principles||3||1||2|
|ECE 105 Classical Mechanics||3||1||1.25|
|MATH 115 Linear Algebra for Engineering||3||2||0|
|MATH 117 Calculus 1 for Engineering||3||2||0|
|MATH 135 Algebra for Honours Mathematics||3||1||0|
|SE 101 Introduction to Methods of Software Engineering*||1||0||2|
|SE 102 Seminar||1||0||0|
|CS 138 Introduction to Data Abstraction and Implementation||3||1||2|
|ECE 106 Electricity and Magnetism||3||1||1.25|
|ECE 124 Digital Circuits and Systems||3||1||1.25|
|ECE 140 Linear Circuits||3||2||1.25|
|MATH 119 Calculus 2 for Engineering||3||2||0|
|SE 201 Seminar||1||0||0|
|CHE 102 Chemistry for Engineers (see note 7)||3||2||0|
|CS 241 Foundations of Sequential Programs||3||1||2|
|ECE 222 Digital Computers||3||1||1.25|
|SE 212 Logic and Computation||3||1||0|
|STAT 206 Statistics for Software Engineering (see note 5)||3||1||0|
|Communication Elective (see note 6)||3||+||+|
|SE 202 Seminar||1||0||0|
|CS 240 Data Structures and Data Management||3||0||3|
|CS 247 Software Engineering Principles **||3||1||3|
|CS 348 Introduction to Database Management||3||0||0|
|ECE 192 Engineering Economics and Impact on Society||2||1||0|
|MATH 239 Introduction to Combinatorics||3||1||0|
|Elective (see note 1)||3||+||+|
|WKRPT 200 Work-term Report|
|SE 301 Seminar||1||0||0|
|CS 341 Algorithms||3||0||3|
|CS 349 User Interfaces **||3||0||1|
|MATH 213 Advanced Mathematics for Software Engineers||3||1||0|
|SE 350 Operating Systems||3||1||1.25|
|SE 465 Software Testing and Quality Assurance **||3||1||3|
|Elective (see note 1 and 2)||3||+||+|
|SE 302 Seminar||1||0||0|
|CS 343 Concurrent and Parallel Programming||3||0||3|
|ECE 358 Computer Networks||3||1||1.5|
|SE 380 Introduction to Feedback Control||3||1||1.25|
|SE 390 Design Project Planning **||2||0||2|
|SE 464 Software Design and Architectures **||3||1||3|
|Elective (see note 1 and 2)||3||+||+|
|WKRPT 300 Work-term Report|
|SE 401 Seminar||1||0||0|
|SE 463 Software Requirements Specification and Analysis **||3||1||3|
|SE 490 Design Project 1 **||2||0||9|
|Three Electives (see notes 1 and 3)||3||+||+|
|WKRPT 400 Work-term Report|
|SE 402 Seminar||1||0||0|
|SE 491 Design Project 2 **||2||0||2|
|Four Electives (see notes 1 and 3)||3||+||+|
Advanced technical electives (ATEs)
The advanced technical electives comprise fourth-year course offerings in CS or ECE. Students are advised to plan ahead when selecting ATEs. Most ATEs are not offered every term, and some ATEs have other ATEs as prerequisites. The academic advisors may approve other courses.
One of the following CS courses (CS List):
CS 442 Principles of Programming Languages
CS 444 Compiler Construction
CS 448 Database Systems Implementation
CS 449 Human-Computer Interaction
CS 450 Computer Architecture
CS 451 Data-Intensive Distributed Computing
CS 452 Real-time Programming
CS 454 Distributed Systems
CS 457 System Performance Evaluation
CS 458 Computer Security and Privacy
CS 462 Formal Languages and Parsing
CS 466 Algorithm Design and Analysis
CS 480 Introduction to Machine Learning
CS 484 Computational Vision
CS 485 Statistical and Computational Foundations of Machine Learning
CS 486 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 487 Introduction to Symbolic Computation
CS 488 Introduction to Computer Graphics
One of the following ECE courses (ECE list):
ECE 409 Cryptography and System Security
ECE 416 Advanced Topics in Networking
ECE 417 Image Processing
ECE 423 Embedded Computer Systems
ECE 429 Computer Architecture
ECE 454 Distributed Computing
ECE 455 Embedded Software
ECE 457A Cooperative and Adaptive Algorithms
ECE 457B Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence
ECE 458 Computer Security
ECE 459 Programming for Performance
ECE 481 Digital Control Systems
ECE 486 Robot Dynamics and Control
ECE 488 Multivariable Control Systems
One additional course from the CS and ECE lists above
Normally, these courses are in the natural sciences, chosen from the list below. Alternate courses may be chosen in consultation with the SE academic advisors.
Science Elective Courses:
BIOL 110, BIOL 120, (BIOL 130 and BIOL 130L), BIOL 150, BIOL 165, BIOL 239, BIOL 240, BIOL 273, CHE 161, (CHEM 262 and CHEM 262L), EARTH 121, EARTH 122, PHYS 124, PHYS 175, PHYS 234, PHYS 263, PHYS 275, PHYS 334, PHYS 375, SCI 238, SCI 250
At least one from each of the areas of Societal Issues, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Communications, as specified below. Students should be aware that these courses may have enrolment limits, or may not fit their schedules.
One additional course on Humanities and Social Sciences:
Complementary Studies Elective List C
- There are 10 electives. As detailed above, these electives must include three advanced technical electives, two science electives, and three linkage electives. For their remaining two electives, students may choose to take additional courses from the elective lists above or any other 0.5 credit course(s) for which they meet the requisites. Advanced Technical Electives may not be taken before the 3A term.
- Students must take one elective in third year, but can choose to take it in either 3A or 3B. Students may take electives in both terms if they choose.
- Students may choose to take three electives in 4A and four electives in 4B, instead of two in 4A and five in 4B.
- Students enrolled in Software Engineering will only be permitted to use the WD and WF (see Grades for descriptions) provisions used in the Faculty of Mathematics to withdraw from extra courses taken above the degree requirements.
- Students may replace STAT 206 and one of their unrestricted electives with the combination of STAT 230 and STAT 231.
- The linkage elective on communication is normally taken in the 2A term. It must be completed with a grade of at least 60% prior to enrolling in the 3A term.
- CHE 102 is treated as an elective for the purpose of reduced load; that is, students may take CHE 102 either before or after their 2A term. Students may take CHEM 120 instead of CHE 102.
Communication Skills Requirement
Strong communication skills are essential to academic, professional, and personal success. As such, Software Engineering students must take a course from the Linkage Elective Communication List in the 2A term. This elective list parallels the Mathematics Communication Skills Requirements List 1. Communication skills are further developed and evaluated in three work-term reports (described below) and in SE 101, SE 390, SE 490, and SE 491.
Three Work-term Reports (WKRPT)
Work term reports are listed as part of the Software Engineering curriculum; they are treated as courses that a BSE student must successfully complete to satisfy the plan requirements. They appear on all grade reports and transcripts, but they are not used in calculating term averages.
Each work-term report requirement is satisfied by earning a grade of satisfactory or better on a work-term report related to the previous term's co-op employment. Each work-term report must be submitted at the beginning of the academic term in which it is listed as a course; it is due seven days after the first official day of lectures. Reports submitted after the due date will receive a failing grade and will be evaluated the following academic term.
Failed work-term reports contribute to a student's accumulated failed-course count. They also appear on a student's transcript. Once a failure has cleared, the original grade will still be listed on the transcript but will be annotated with a credit (CR) in the "sup" field.
Five Professional Development (PD) Courses
Five professional development courses are required as described in the BASc and BSE specific degree requirements section on Work Terms. Two core PD courses are specified for all engineering students: PD 19 and PD 20. Due to the importance of understanding the legal and ethical ramifications of software development, Software Engineering students are also required to take PD 10. This course replaces one of the PD electives, such that Software Engineering students have three core PD courses (PD 10, PD 19, and PD 20) and two PD elective courses. Software Engineering students are automatically enrolled in PD 10, PD 19, and PD 20 but must enrol in the elective PD courses using the normal Quest enrolment process.
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