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Creating tomorrow's leaders in the new age of mobility.
The new computer science: mobile computing
Throughout your educational career, you'll be presented with many opportunities to develop software, design next-generation mobile applications, implement pervasive information systems and analyze and plan wireless networks. This program fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that embraces the mobile movement and is poised to prepare tomorrow's leaders in the new age of mobility.
Prepare for your career
Industry collaboration through internships and undergraduate research provides you with a variety of exciting job opportunities in this rapidly growing field. This program offers eight academic semesters with three co-op semesters for up to 12 months of industry experience upon graduation. You'll be well prepared to start your career or continue your studies in graduate programs.
Combine theory with practice
Balancing theory and practice, this program offers an exceptional education in mobile computing, app development, software engineering and wireless technologies. With a degree in mobile computing you'll receive preparation to become a well-rounded, job-ready graduate. Pursue a Capstone Project or a Thesis for maximum flexibility and future career options.
What you'll learn
Sheridan’s Mobile Computing degree program offers diverse courses in computer science, software engineering, mobile development and wireless networking. You’ll cover fundamental areas of computer science such as operating systems and computer architecture as well as advanced topics like artificial intelligence and theory of computation.
You’ll take dedicated courses in software design and software engineering that inform the software development process. Specialized courses in mobile computing and wireless networking make this program unique, and ensure that you’ll be able to create advanced mobile applications that leverage cognitive computing, the cloud and the Internet of Things.
You'll also have the opportunity to engage in applied research at Sheridan's Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) during your academic semesters and co-op work terms. CMI is one of our cornerstone research centres. It uses leading mobile and related technologies to create innovative solutions to health-care problems.
Upon graduation, you may also be able to further your studies in graduate programs at any of the 18 universities (eight in Ontario) with which this program has agreements.
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 6 SYST 10082 Operating Systems Fundamentals 3 MATH 10025 Mathematics for Computing 3 TELE 10025 Edge to Core: Network Foundations 3 ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS INFO 10229 Mobile Computing 3 PROG 10065 Interactive Application Development 4 DBAS 20146 Database Modeling 3 MATH 11044 Linear Algebra 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 16
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 20082 Mobile Device Application Principles 4 PROG 24310 Programming Languages 3 INFO 16206 Scripting and Web Languages 3 SYST 19207 Computer Architecture 3 TELE 21895 Network Engineering 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 20261 Mobile Web Application Development 3 PROG 23672 Data Structures and Algorithms 4 PROG 27545 Web Application Design and Implementation 3 INFO 23431 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3 TELE 25892 Wireless Network Principles 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 31975 Advanced Mobile Application Development 4 SYST 30102 Operating Systems Analysis & Design 3 PROG 30000 Enterprise Software Systems 3 SYST 30049 Software Design 3 MATH 37198 Statistics for Data Science 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 34104 Distributed Mobility 3 INFO 47546 Theory of Computation 3 INFO 31179 Human Computer Interaction 3 SYST 30025 Software Engineering 4 Breadth Elective 3 Professional Electives TELE 25436 Advanced Wireless Networks 3 MATH 29599 Calculus 3 INFO 47035 Entrepreneurship 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 48031 Cognitive Computing 3 INFO 40975 Artificial Intelligence 3 Breadth Elective 3 Project Stream INFO 49635 CS Capstone Research Inception 4 Thesis Stream INFO 40740 CS Thesis Inception 4 Professional Electives SYST 44998 Wireless Security 3 INFO 48874 Simulation and Visualization 3 PROG 49635 3D Graphics and Gamification 3 Total: 16
CODE TITLE CREDITS PROG 49332 Ubiquitous Computing 3 SYST 48557 Quality Assurance and Software Testing 3 Breadth Electives 3 Project Stream INFO 45828 CS Capstone Project 4 Thesis Stream INFO 43630 CS Thesis 4 Professional Electives TELE 42000 Virtualization and Software Defined Networking 3 INFO 49535 The Business and Culture of Wireless 3 DBAS 40551 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3 PROG 46122 Computing in Augmented Reality 3 Total: 19
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U).
- Math, Grade 12 (U) (Any Grade 12 mathematics (U)).
- Any grade 12 science (U or M), or Grade 12 Computer Science (ICS4U) or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (U or M) and
- Three other Grade 12 subjects (U or M); and
- Minimum 65% overall average.
- Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% overall average.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of 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 will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll 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 in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting June 11, 2013 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Graduates may find employment in the following areas: software engineering, advanced mobile application development, web development, quality assurance, system analysis and Networking.
Here are some jobs you might find:
- Mobile Application Developer
- AR/VR Developer
- Web Application Developer
- Software Developer
- Computer System Analyst
- Database Analyst
- Software Engineering Developer
- Wireless Network Design Specialist
- Software/Application Architect
- System Engineering Developer
- Software Designer
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Software Tester
- Network Administrator
- Network Security Officer
- Wireless Network Security Consultant
- Information Systems Manager
- Information Technology consultant
Students who have graduated with a minimum 3.0 program GPA from some Sheridan Applied Computing programs are now able to complete their degree at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville.
Graduates of Sheridan's two-year diplomas and three-year advanced diplomas have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program and receive significant credit for their academic achievement.
To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code:
|PRIOR ELIGIBLE EDUCATION
||DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
||PROGRAM START DATE
|PCOMP Computer Programming||PBBCP
||September||Year 2 (additional summer semester required in May)|
|PCSSN Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering||PBBSC
|PCSSC/PCSTS Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering||PBBAC
|PCSAC/PCSTA Computer Systems Technology – Information Systems Engineering||PBBAC
Core Computer Science
- Determine solutions using problem solving principles, logic and systematic methodologies.
- Evaluate the architecture and principles of operation of computer systems and networks.
- Synthesize principles and theories of computer science and software engineering for application to different computing paradigms.
- Design and develop software systems for various application domains.
- Design and develop secure enterprise-grade information systems.
- Manage the development of software systems through a variety of development processes and methodologies.
- Design effective user interfaces using human computer interaction principles.
- Synthesize new knowledge in the field of computer science by using appropriate research methodologies.
Mobile Application Development
- Apply the fundamental design paradigms and technologies to mobile computing applications.
- Develop consumer and enterprise mobile applications using representative mobile devices and platforms using modern development methodologies.
- Design effective mobile interfaces using human computer interaction principles.
- Evaluate the role of mobile applications in software intensive systems.
- Evaluate the usability of representative mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
- Appraise the quality and performance of mobile applications.
- Assess and implement security principles in mobile applications.
- Synthesize new knowledge in the area of mobile computing by using appropriate research methodologies and techniques.
- Assess the capabilities of next-generation networks and the role of wireless technologies in network design and operation.
- Evaluate network protocols, routing algorithms, connectivity methods and characteristics.
- Evaluate wireless network topologies, wireless connectivity and characteristics, and the impact of wireless networks on security and Internet communications.
- Select appropriate wireless technologies in commercial and enterprise applications.
Professional and Social Conduct, Behaviours and Attitudes
- Identify the skills and business practices of successful entrepreneurs needed to assess and seize business opportunities, set up a business, and manage its growth.
- Exhibit effective collaboration when working in multidisciplinary teams.
- Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices.
- Apply project planning principles and processes in order to enhance business competitiveness.
- Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviours including meeting project due dates and meeting client needs.
What is an internship?
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that link classroom learning with employment experiences within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates more than 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
What types of jobs can I expect in the Mobile Computing internships?
You might intern as a software designer, software developer, software engineer, systems developer, mobile app designer, mobile app developer, enterprise developer, mobile device tester, or in a similar role.
How much will I get paid during my internships?
Since the Mobile Computing degree is a relatively new program (just launched in September 2014), we don’t have many statistics yet. Statistics do exist for similar programs, though. (Take a look at Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Networking Engineering, for example.)
Are the internships mandatory?
There are three work terms included in this program, and two of them are mandatory. These are paid work terms where you work at a company for the duration of the internship. While only two of the three internships in the program are mandatory, we hope that you will take all three of the internships offered.
What happens if I decide not to do the third internship?
If you decide not to take the third internship, you’ll need to wait until the next academic semester before continuing your studies. (Since the majority of students will be carrying out internships that semester, there are no core courses available for you to take during that time.)
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 2021–2022 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 this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
For Canadian Students
The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.
For International Students
The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.
Fees for Canadian students$7,875.00
Fees for International students$19,556.00
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law
The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!
Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between this program and a regular Computer Science degree at a university?
Here are just a few of the things that set Sheridan’s Mobile Computing degree apart:
- Small class sizes, which means a more personalized educational experience.
- A highly interactive learning environment. Classes typically include a short lecture followed by a hands-on application of what you’ve learned.
- A balance of theoretical computer science and practical skills.
- Forward-thinking in the areas of mobile computing, Internet of Things and Big Data, with a trend towards Ubiquitous Computing.
- Internship opportunities. The Mobile Computing program includes three paid work terms, during which you’ll work for a company and have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained from your academics.
- Partnerships with other institutions. This degree has been vetted by 80+ leaders in academia and industry across Canada. Currently, 22 Canadian universities have endorsed the degree and will accept graduates from this program. We’ve also established pathways into graduate school, should you wish to continue and earn a master’s degree.
Who are the industry partners for this program?
We have many leading computing companies serving on our Program Advisory Committee. These industry partners helped design the degree and are actively involved in making sure the degree remains leading-edge. Our industry partners include Blackberry, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Telus, IBM, Bell Mobility, Rogers and Encore Market Engagement.
What’s the typical class size for this program?
At Sheridan we generally have much smaller classes than universities. It’s not uncommon for classes to have about 20 students in the later years of the degree. This results in a more supportive and friendly environment in which you get to know your classmates and your professors.
Is there a specific laptop that I need?
The program requires students to have a Mac laptop with Sheridan's Mac Laptop Performance Configuration. A MacBook laptop provides the greatest degree of versatility in your studies. You’ll be able to run various operating systems (MacOSX, Windows, Linux) – and thus software – to allow you to develop apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc. seamlessly. For laptop requirements, please visit the Laptop Requirements page on IT's website.
Will I learn about software engineering in this program?
Yes. There are several courses in this program that are dedicated to the in-depth study of software engineering, such as Software Design, Software Engineering, and Quality Assurance and Software Testing. You'll also take courses such as Programming Principles, Interactive Application Development, and Enterprise Software Systems that provide many opportunities to learn and apply software design and software engineering principles, patterns and theory.
Will I learn about mobile app development (iOS and Android) in this program?
Yes. There are several courses in this program that will teach you about developing apps for mobile devices. You’ll learn a lot about Android, iOS, and cross-platform development (using mobile web technologies).
What programming languages will I learn?
What kinds of projects will I get to work on?
You’ll have the opportunity to build a variety of interesting apps and systems. For example, you may create innovative Android and iOS apps and web-based apps; build enterprise-grade web systems (using Java and .NET frameworks); develop context-aware apps that draw information from their environment; or create exciting games for mobile devices.
You'll also have the opportunity to engage in applied research at the Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) during your academic semesters and co-op work terms.
Are there any courses that lead to making games for mobile?
Yes. There are several mobile application design and development courses in the program that include aspects of game design and game development. Courses include Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Windows Phone, and cross-platform frameworks (e.g., HTML5, jQuery Mobile, etc.). Some of the courses include assignments and/or projects that involve the development of a mobile game that runs as a native app on the device or across a variety of mobile devices using the device’s browser. There's also the opportunity to create your own mobile game in the final year (4th year) of the program through the Capstone Project or Thesis.
After taking this program, will I be eligible for university graduate programs in computer sciences, or will I have to do my graduate studies in mobile computing specifically?
Our Mobile Computing program is sufficiently broad in coverage of core computer science, mobile computing and networking that you'll not be bound to study mobile computing for your grad studies. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be eligible to apply to more than 20 graduate programs at Canadian and international universities – and this list is growing. In Ontario alone, the following universities welcome graduates of this program to apply for graduate studies: Trent, Queen’s, McMaster, Brock, Ryerson, Toronto, Western, Guelph, Lakehead, Carleton, UOIT.
Do I need to have programming experience to be accepted into this program?
You’re not required to have programming experience before entering this program. We start with the basics of programming from the first semester. However, since there’s a significant emphasis on programming in the Mobile Computing degree, it’s important that you have the interest and aptitude to pursue programming.
I’m just finishing a degree in a related field. Could I transfer into this program?
Yes! Your best option would likely be to take the 14-week Degree Completion semester during the summer so that you can bridge into Year 2 (Semester 3) of the degree in the following September. See the Degree Completion page for more information.
When is the best time to apply for this program?
This program has start dates in September and January each year. We recommend that you apply as early as possible to ensure your spot.
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