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

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For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

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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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 Entrance Scholarship Available

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

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

Courses subject to change.

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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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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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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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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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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

Co-op

Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their third academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place during second year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op 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 work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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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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Degree Completion

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4.5 years

Start Date

September

Location

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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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4.5 years

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September

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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 2022–2023 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.

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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 excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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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 one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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4.5 years

Start Date

September

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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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4.5 years

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