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4 years (8 semesters)
Trafalgar Road Campus
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.
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.
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.
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 Applied AI (formerly known as the Centre for Mobile Innovation) during your academic semesters and co-op work terms. The Centre for Applied AI 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.
You might also be interested in our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree — a separate degree program that offers specializations in areas such as cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering and network engineering. Our Computer Science degree programs share many common core courses, 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.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting May 11, 2021 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).
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|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|
|COWT 10023||Work and Career Term Preparation – Degree||1|
Total credits: 20
|PROG 23372||Internet of Things||3|
|DBAS 26745||Storage Systems||3|
|DBAS 17370||Database Implementations and Management||3|
|TELE 21895||Network Engineering||3|
|TELE 25892||Wireless Network Principles||3|
Enrolment in Professional Electives is subject to availability.
|PROG 49635||3D Graphics and Gamification||3|
|PROG 46122||Computing in Augmented Reality||3|
|SYST 31472||Cloud Infrastructure||3|
|TELE 42000||Virtualization and Software Defined Networks||3|
|INFO 49971||Cloud Economics||3|
|INFO 48874||Simulation and Visualization||3|
|DBAS 40551||Business Intelligence and Data Mining||3|
|TELE 25436||Advanced Wireless Networks||3|
|SYST 44998||Wireless Security||3|
|DBAS 35738||Database Security||4|
Enrolment in Professional Electives is subject to availability.
Students choose either Capstone or Thesis culminating courses based on the successful and approved expression of intent (EOI) developed and submitted in the Semester 6 Capstone & Thesis Proposal Seminar (INFO 36018).
|INFO 49635||CS Capstone Project (Inception)||4|
|INFO 45828||CS Capstone Project (Elaboration)||4|
|INFO 40740||CS Thesis (Inception)||4|
|INFO 43630||CS Thesis (Elaboration)||4|
New Requirements for Sept 2022 and forward:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
*Recommended: Grade 12 Computer Science (ICS4U) or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (U or M)
January 2022 and before:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
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 may be advised individually regarding other related programs.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.
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.
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:
If you've graduated from a 2-year diploma or 3-year advanced diploma in applied computing at Sheridan with a minimum 3.0 program GPA, you may be eligible to seamlessly transfer into Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program and receive significant credit for your academic achievement.
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, submit an application using the appropriate program code (see chart below).
Apply through ontariocolleges.ca: If you completed your studies at Sheridan before Fall 2021, you'll need to apply through ontariocolleges.ca. To apply as a Degree Completion student, submit an application using the appropriate program code (see chart below).
|Prior Eligible Education||Degree Completion Program Code||Program Start||Entry Level|
|Sheridan's Computer Programming 2-year diploma||PBBCP||September||Year 2 (additional summer semester required, which starts in May)|
|Sheridan's Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering 2-year diploma||PBBSC||September||Year 2|
|Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering 3-year advanced diploma||PBBAC||May||Year 3|
|Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Information Systems Engineering 3-year advanced diploma||PBBAC||May||Year 3|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.
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).
To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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 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.
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:
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 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.
Core Computer Science
Mobile Application Development
Professional and Social Conduct, Behaviours and Attitudes
Here are just a few of the things that set Sheridan’s Mobile Computing degree apart:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Applied AI (formerly known as the Centre for Mobile Innovation) during your academic semesters and co-op work terms.
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.
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, TMU, Toronto, Western, Guelph, Lakehead, Carleton, UOIT.
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.
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.
This program has start dates in September and January each year. We recommend that you apply as early as possible to ensure your spot.
Still have questions? We’d be happy to answer them! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:
If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.
This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.
How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.
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.
*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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.
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.
Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:
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!"
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:
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.*
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.
This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.
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.
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBACS
|Jan 2024||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||
|Sep 2024||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||
|Jan 2025||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||
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