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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Computer Science

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

4 years (8 semesters)

4 years (8 semesters)

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Learn computer science skills that matter in today's workplace.

Program Overview

Specialize in a growing field of computer science

Stand out from the crowd by specializing in cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering or network engineering. You'll be introduced to each of these growing fields of computer science in your first year of studies, then take eight courses in the area of your choice. Each field requires specific skills not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs.

Build a strong foundation in computer science

Not a computer expert? No problem! You'll begin with the basics in your first year, learning about computer programming, networks, mathematics, scripting and database modelling. More than 80% of our Computer Science degree curriculum consists of core courses designed to develop fundamental skills that will prepare you to work in all areas of computer science, both now and in the future.

Internship, co-op and applied research opportunities

At Sheridan, we believe the best way to learn is through hands-on experience. Between your third and fourth year of studies, you can work for our industry partners through a four-month internship or a paid co-op placement that can last up to 16 months. You can also sharpen your research skills by providing computer science support to any of Sheridan's various applied research projects.

Choose between a capstone or thesis

Your education should support your future goals. In your fourth year, you'll have the option of working on either a capstone project or thesis. Capstones involve developing a solution to a significant problem and may include an external client or partner — ideal if you're seeking employment immediately after graduation. The thesis research project option is also offered in case you intend to pursue graduate studies in computer science.

Related program: Computer Science degree specializing in Mobile Computing

It's always good to keep your options open. This program shares many core courses with our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) degree, making it easy to transfer from one to the other. If you want to change specializations after two years, you'll only need to make up two courses.

Opportunities for further education

If you're interested in furthering your studies after graduation, our honours bachelor's degree is accepted for graduate admission at a broad range of institutions in Canada and internationally.

Apply to your specialization of choice

When applying to this program, you’ll identify your specialization of choice using one of the following codes:

  • PBCPCC: Specialty in Cloud Computing
  • PBCPDA: Specialty in Data Analytics
  • PBCPGE: Specialty in Game Engineering
  • PBCPNN: Specialty in Network Engineering

Learn more about our computer science specializations.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG 10004 Programming Principles 4
    INFO 15514 Computer Science as a Field of Work and Study 3
    MATH 10025 Mathematics for Computing 3
    TELE 10025 Edge to Core: Network Foundations 3
    ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3
    Total: 16
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO 16206Scripting and Web Languages3
    PROG 10065 Interactive Application Development4
    DBAS 20146Database Modeling3
    MATH 11044Linear Algebra3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    INFO 23875 Operating Systems and Network Services 3
    PROG 24310 Programming Languages 3
    MATH 29599 Calculus 3
    SYST 19207 Computer Systems Architecture 3
    Specialization 1  3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG 27545Web Application Design & Implementation3
    PROG 23672Data Structures and Algorithms4
    MATH 37198Statistics for Data Science3
    Specialization 23
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:16
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO 23431Intro to Information Systems Security3
    PROG 30000Enterprise Software Systems3
    SYST 30049 Software Design 3
    Specialization 33
    Specialization 4 3
    COWT 10023 Co-operative Education Internship Forum0
     Breadth Elective
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    SYST 30102OS Analysis & Design3
    SYST 30025 Software Engineering4
    Specialization 53
    Specialization 63
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:16
     Internship (4 summer months) or Co-op (16 months)   
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO 47546 Theory of Computation3
    Professional Elective3
     Capstone/Applied Research Proposal OR Thesis Proposal3
     Specialization 7 3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Professional Elective3
    Professional Elective3
     Capstone/Applied Research Project OR Thesis 6
    Specialization 83
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:18
  • Cloud computing

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG23372 Specialization 1: Internet of Things 3
    DBAS26745 Specialization 2: Storage Systems 3
    TELE31890 Specialization 3: Virtualization 3
    SYST31472 Specialization 4: Cloud Infrastructure 3
    PROG38518 Specialization 5: Distributed & Parallel Computing 3
    INFO32297 Specialization 6: Security & Privacy in the Cloud 3
    Specialization 7: Cloud Economics 3
    Specialization 8: Cloud Monitoring & Governance 3

    Data analytics

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    BUSM10001D Specialization 1: Business Processes 3
    MATH22500 Specialization 2: Data Analysis & Visualization 1 3
    DBAS35248 Specialization 3: Big Data Management & Processing 3
    PROG38063 Specialization 4: Data Analysis & Visualization 2 3
    DBAS30634 Specialization 5: Data Warehouse Design & Implementation 3
    PROG39051 Specialization 6: Machine Learning Techniques 3
    Specialization 7: Data Mining 3
    Specialization 8: Business Communication 3

    Game engineering

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG21308 Specialization 1: Gameplay Programming 1 3
    PROG26357 Specialization 2: Game Engine Architecture 3
    PROG35954 Specialization 3: Gameplay Programming 2 3
    PROG31068 Specialization 4: Computer Graphics & Animation 3
    PROG34107 Specialization 5: Artificial Intelligence for Games 3
    PROG31549 Specialization 6: Game Tools and Data-Driven Design 3
    Specialization 7: Multiplayer Games 3
    Specialization 8: Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware 3

    Network engineering

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE28065 Specialization 1: IP Engineering 1 3
    TELE22501 Specialization 2: Network Access Technologies 3
    Specialization 3: Network Service Applications 3
    Specialization 4: IP Engineering 2 3
    Specialization 5: Enterprise Network Operations 3
    Specialization 6: IP Engineering 3 3
    Specialization 7: Emerging Topics in Networking 3
    Specialization 8: Internet Core Technologies 3

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • Mathematics, Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U or equivalent)
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% overall average

Recommended: Any Grade 12 science (U or M), Computer Science or Computer Engineering Technology

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the assessment of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Career Opportunities

In addition to preparing you for all types of work in the industry, Sheridan’s Computer Science degree is designed to make you job-ready in the specialized field of your choice. View additional career opportunities specific to each specialization.

Roles you may be qualified for upon graduation include:

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer engineers
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Computer network technicians

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Degree Completion

Get your degree in less time

Have you previously studied in a different applied computing program? You may be able to go directly into the second year of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree, where you can specialize in cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering or network engineering.

Our Degree Completion program allows you to apply credits you’ve already earned towards a Sheridan degree, providing a quicker path towards upgrading your credential and opening more career and educational opportunities.

This Degree Completion program begins in September only.

How to apply

Sheridan students and recent graduates

Apply through myStudentCentre: If you've recently been enrolled in a Sheridan program (since Fall 2021), you can apply directly to Sheridan through our internal application process on myStudentCentre. (Under Academics, select "Apply to a new Program" to get started.) To apply as a Degree Completion student, select the "Honours Bachelor of Computer Science Degree Completion" program name that matches your specialization of choice (cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering or network engineering).

Graduates from other institutions

Apply through ontariocolleges.ca: If you're new to Sheridan, you'll need to apply through ontariocolleges.ca. To apply as a Degree Completion student, submit an application using the Degree Completion Program Code for your specialization of choice. Select "Advanced Entry" and then "Degree Completion." Admission will be based on GPA and space available in your requested specialization.

Apply using the Degree Completion Program Code for your specialization of choice:
  • PBCCB: Specialty in Cloud Computing
  • PBDAB: Specialty in Data Analytics
  • PBGEB: Specialty in Game Engineering
  • PBNNB: Specialty in Network Engineering (Year 3 available in 2024)

Learn more about our computer science specializations.

Direct entry into second year

Admission requirements for direct entry into the second year of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree are determined by your previous program of study and the institution you previously attended.

Depending on your previous program and institution, you’ll need to complete certain reach-back courses before entering the degree program (required courses from Year 1 of the degree that were not taught in your previous program). The number of block transfer credits that you’ll be granted also depends on your previous program and institution.

Please note that you will still be required to meet all liberal arts breadth course requirements of a bachelor’s degree. Visit myPathways for more details on reach-back courses and pathways.

Admission requirements for graduates of Sheridan's applied computing diploma programs

Program name and MTCU code
Minimum GPA
Reach-back courses required Block transfer credits granted
Computer Programming (PCPRG, PCOMP), MTCU 50503 3.0 (B/70%)
2 12 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses
Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering (PCSSN), MTCU 50505 3.0 (B/70%)
2 14 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses
Computer Systems Technology – Information Systems Engineering (PSISC) (Previously called Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst), MTCU 60505 3.0 (B/70%)
3 8 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses

Admission requirements for graduates of an applied computing program at another Ontario postsecondary institution

Program name and MTCU code Minimum GPA Reach-back courses required Block transfer credits granted
Computer Programming, MTCU 50503 3.0 (B/70%)
2 9 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses
Computer Systems Technology – Information Systems Engineering, MTCU 60505 3.0 (B/70%)
3 8 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses

Non-Sheridan graduates from Computer Systems Technician – Software engineering, MTCU 50505 can apply to Year 1 of the degree program and apply for advanced standing. You will be considered on an individual basis for block transfer core and breadth courses. Year 1 admission requirements must be met.

All students will be expected to meet any missing liberal arts breadth course requirements, at the bachelor degree level. Visit myPathways for more details on reach-back courses and pathways.

Direct entry into third year

Graduates from Sheridan’s advanced diploma program listed below with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B/70%) can apply to the Degree completion programs. Qualified students will be offered direct entry into the third year based on their GPA and seats available in the requested specialization. Students are required to complete reach-back courses and will receive core courses + breadth course block-transfer credits:

Admission requirements for graduates of Sheridan’s applied computing advanced diploma program

Program name and MTCU code Minimum GPA Reach-back courses required Block transfer credits granted
Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering (PCSSC), MTCU 60505 3.0 (B/70%)
3 17–20 core courses plus up to 3 breadth courses

All students will be expected to meet any missing liberal arts breadth course requirements, at the bachelor degree level. Visit myPathways for more details on reach-back courses and pathways.

Students in Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) degree

Qualified students who have successfully completed one or two years of the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) (PBACS) degree program, can apply for Degree completion into the second or third year. Admission will be based on GPA and seats available in your requested specialization.

Mobile Computing year completed Entry into Computer Science Minimum GPA Reach-back courses required Block transfer credits granted
Year 1 Year 2 2.5 (C+/65%) 2 7 core courses plus up to 2 breadth courses
Year 2 Year 3 2.5 (C+/65%) 4 14–18 core courses plus up to 4 breadth courses

Students in computer science or software engineering degrees at other institutions

If you have successfully completed one or more years of a related computer science or software engineering baccalaureate degree program at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may apply for Degree Completion of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree.

Entry into Year 2 will be offered to students who have successfully completed one year of a related Computer Science or Software Engineering baccalaureate program from an accredited postsecondary institution with a GPA of 2.5 (C+/65%) or better.

Entry into Year 3 will be offered to students who have completed two or more years of a related Computer Science or Software Engineering baccalaureate program from an accredited postsecondary institution with a GPA of 2.5 (C+/65%) or better.

You may also be required to complete reach-back courses. The amount of block transfer credits you receive will be determined by the amount of closely related courses you have previously completed.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$8,040.50

Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$21,187.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. A minimum GPA of 80% is required in order to be considered. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for additional eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Interpret the structural and functional characteristics of computer systems in terms of their theoretical foundations, technological implementation and the processes involved in their operation.
  • Apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to the modelling and analysis of computational and real-world systems.
  • Formulate solutions to computational problems using a variety of strategies, including common problem-solving paradigms, ad hoc analysis and critical thinking.
  • Create software systems and reusable software modules in accordance with technical requirements, organizational standards, user-oriented design principles and societal considerations.
  • Manage individual and team-based projects using appropriate project life-cycle methodologies across all phases, including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing and deployment.
  • Employ effective communication strategies to exchange ideas with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Exercise professional conduct, ethical standards, and social responsibility in the context of computing practice.
  • Use self-directed learning to meet unfamiliar, unexpected or emerging challenges in the field of computing.
  • Employ empirical and analytical research methodologies to address open-ended and complex problems in computing.
  • Integrate real-world requirements, constraints and domain knowledge into the design and implementation of computational systems.
  • Create sophisticated and innovative solutions that demonstrate proficiency in a chosen specialization area by integrating domain-specific knowledge, technologies and methodologies.

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in an emerging field that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering and network engineering.

Then you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Program code: PBCPCC

    Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Program code: PBCPDA

    Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Program code: PBCPGE

    Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Program code: PBCPNN

    Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

Related program: Computer Science degree specializing in Mobile Computing

You might also be interested in our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) degree, which shares many core courses with this program. 

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Field Placements

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Program availability

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCPCC

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCPDA

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCPGE

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCPNN

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

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