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Collaborative/Joint degree

Bachelor of Computing and Network Communications (Honours) – Internet Communications Technology

Duration

This program is offered in partnership with Brock University. Application for admission to the program must be made to Brock University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre.

Design and build the communication networks of tomorrow.

Program Overview

2 great institutions, 1 great education

Offered jointly by Sheridan and Brock University, this four-and-a-half-year program combines academic instruction in computer science with hands-on technical work in network communications — plus the chance to get paid co-op work experience. By combining theory and practice into a single package, this program offers unmatched preparation for a career in network technology, computer science and communications.

A program with job market growth

With few programs like this in Canada, there's high demand for professionals with software development skills and expertise in communications technology and network analysis, security and administration. The Bachelor of Computing and Network Communications degree from Sheridan and Brock University is tailor-made for the growing role of software-defined networking in the job market.

Practical work experience

Co-op work placements begin during Year 2 and are facilitated through Brock and Sheridan. You must meet academic performance standards to qualify. In addition to providing valuable work experience and professional contacts, co-op placements allow you to earn money that can help offset the cost of your education.

Additional information

You'll attend classes at both institutions, experiencing the stimulating university environment at Brock, as well as the personal attention and hands-on approach that distinguishes Sheridan as Canada's pre-eminent polytechnic.

Students spend one-and-a-half years in the classroom, studying the fundamentals of computer programming, algorithms and data structures. Beginning in Year 2 the curriculum places increasing emphasis on communications technology and network communications, including advanced subject matter such as:

  • Internet protocol engineering (IPE)
  • Public carrier systems
  • Enterprise networking
  • Applied security
  • Database modeling and implementation

Computing and Network Communications courses are taught at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, and at Brock University in St. Catharines.

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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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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.

  • All courses taken at Brock University.

  • All courses taken at Brock University.

  • All courses taken at Sheridan.

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE28648 IP Engineering 1 3
    TELE20049 Network Service Applications 3
    TELE20102 Wi-Fi Networks 6
      Breadth Elective 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 18
  • Co-op Work Term facilitated by Sheridan.

  • All courses taken at Sheridan.

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE31831 IP Engineering 2 6
    TELE38525 Network Operations with Active Directory 6
    TELE35376 Public Carrier Systems 3
    INFO34049 Capstone Research 3
    DBAS14444 Structured Database Modeling 3
    Total: 21
  • Co-op Work Term facilitated by Sheridan

  • All courses taken at Sheridan.

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    SYST44288 Operating Systems Design & Unix Systems Programming 4
    INFO39014 Capstone Project 6
    DBAS17370 Database Implementation and Management 3
    SYST28515 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    Total: 16
  • All courses taken at Brock University.

  • All courses taken at Sheridan.

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE31063 IP Engineering 3 6
    TELE33776 Applied Security Principles 6
    TELE34660 Internet Core Technologies 6
    Total: 18

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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of Brock University. There is no separate application to Sheridan. Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of Brock's assessment of their academic achievement.

Copies of the Brock University Calendar are available through:

Brock University

Office of the Registrar
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
905-688-5550

Email: admissns@brocku.ca

Application for admission to the program must be made to Brock University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).

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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for graduates of the Computing and Network Communications program.

These are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • (Software Defined) Network Architect
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network Security Officer
  • DevOps Programmer
  • Virtual Networks Specialist

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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Program Summary

Co-op

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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Degree Completion

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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Learning Outcomes

CNET Learning Outcomes (Brock)

A CNET Graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of foundational Computer Science concepts

  • Graduates understand and are able to apply knowledge of algorithms, data structures, organization and architecture, databases, mathematics, operating systems, networking, programming languages, social and professional issues, software engineering, and their theoretical foundations.

Analyze and solve problems

  • Applying foundational knowledge, graduates analyze and solve problems of both practical and theoretic nature.

Develop software systems for open-ended problems

  • Applying foundational knowledge and self-directed inquiry, graduates analyze, design, implement, test and maintain software systems with evaluation based on predefined criteria and with consideration of safety, economic, cultural and societal issues.

Identify and apply appropriate resources: 

  • Graduates identify—both from past experience and through new inquiry—computing techniques, technologies and tools appropriate to the development or maintenance of software systems.

Work individually and on a team

  • With the ability to work individually or in any role in a team, graduates work cohesively with team members and the user community in project development.

Communicate effectively

  • Graduates prepare and deliver reports, documentation, presentations and give and receive instructions using a variety of technologies with the computing community, user community and society-at-large.

Act professionally

  • In their professional and personal life, graduates adhere to the spirit of professional codes of conduct—such as those of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)—with respect to ethical, social, environmental, health, safety and cultural issues.

Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning

  • Graduates continually investigate new technologies, tools, practices and standards, applying them to their profession and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the discipline.

Demonstrate breadth of knowledge

  • Since Computer Science is commonly applied in some domain, graduates demonstrate an understanding of the application domain sufficient to communicate effectively with professionals from that domain.

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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Faculty

Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Program Summary

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 2020–2021 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.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Fees For Canadian Students
Fees for International Students

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:

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.

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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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September

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4.5 years

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September

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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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Applied Science & Technology

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and Brock University (St. Catharines)


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