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Computer Systems Technology - Software Development and Network Engineering

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Learn to build computer applications — and build a great career.

Program Overview

A challenging curriculum

In Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program, you'll gain experience with many platforms and environments. Using cutting-edge computer systems technologies (such as Android, iOS and Unity) and industry standards (such as Java, Oracle, C, C# and .NET), you'll learn to create solutions to real-world problems.

Program highlights

  • Software development in Java, Java EE, C, C# and .NET.
  • Web technologies and web application development.
  • Database technologies and database administration.
  • Direct, hands-on instruction.
  • A capstone project in your final year where you'll follow industry best practices to design and develop a real-world software solution from start to finish.

Gain valuable, practical experience

During your time at Sheridan, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a co-op placement where you can get paid workplace experience in software development and network engineering. You may be able to earn a high-paying co-op placement, and many of our students are hired by their co-op employers after graduation. You'll need to fill out a separate co-op application and enrolment is limited.

Industry-recognized students and graduates

Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program gives you the outstanding problem-solving and technological skills you need to excel in the workplace. Our students and alumni have also received industry recognition: One of our students was recently named Co-op Student of the Year by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education, and one of our graduates won Microsoft Canada's extremely competitive "Last Developer Standing" contest.

The Sheridan difference

  • Learn advanced concepts such as Android and iOS application development, security, game development, database administration and advanced web development.
  • Develop skills in creative thinking and entrepreneurial business development.
  • Complete a capstone project in Year 3 that consists of software development and/or network engineering work, either for a real-world business client or your own start-up idea.
  • Have the opportunity to earn a highly paid co-op placement that allows you to combine classroom instruction with workplace experience.
  • Be prepared for your co-op placement with a dedicated co-op preparation course.

Designed to help you succeed

As a graduate of this program, you'll enter the job market with practical, highly marketable software development and network engineering skills, ready to work from day one.

Graduates of Sheridan’s Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program have found employment in many industry sectors, including commercial, financial, scientific, information, cultural, manufacturing, and technical services.

Graduates may also decide to pursue further studies:

Bachelor's degree at Sheridan: After completing your Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma, you can apply to Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) or Honours Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program, with a one-semester bridging program. See the “Degree Completion” tab on the respective program pages for details.

Transfer to university: Graduates of this program who meet the articulation requirements can also transfer into specific computer science programs at Brock University, McMaster University or Algoma University.

Campus locations

Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton and the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG10082 Object Oriented Programming 1 – Java 6
    SYST10049 Web Development 3
    TELE13167Introduction to Data Communications and Networking3
    COMM13729The Art of Technical Communication3
    MATH18584Computer Math Fundamentals4
    CULT10001GThe Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace (mandated General Education course)3
    Total:22
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG24178 Object Oriented Programming 2 – Java 6
    SYST10199   Web Programming 3
    TELE33324Data Network Design and Configuration – Routers & Switches3
    SYST15892Interactive User Interface Design3
    SYST17796Fundamentals of Software Design3
    SYST13416Linux/Unix Operating Systems3
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG32758 Enterprise Java Development 6
    SYST28951Systems Development Methodologies3
    INFO24178 Computer and Network Security 3
    DBAS27198Database Design and Implementation4
    SYST26671  Computer Architecture 3
    COWT10022Cooperative Education Forum1
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:23
    COWT19999Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG32356 .NET Technologies using C# 6
    SYST24444 Mobile Web-based Applications 3
    INFO20172IT Project Management using PMP3
    PROG20799 Data Structures & Algorithm Development – C 6
    DBAS32100Database Management3
    General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:24
    COWT20799Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO34049Capstone Prototype3
    SYST38634 Software Process Management3
    PROG39599Advanced Java Frameworks (Option Electives 1)6
    PROG36944Advanced .NET Server-Side Technologies (Option Electives 1) 6
    PROG30493 3D Game Programming Foundations (Option Electives 2) 3
    PROG33921 Game Engineering Principles (Option Electives 2) 4
    PROG38448Android Application Development (Option Electives 2)3
    PROG31632Mobile iOS Application Development (Option Electives 2)4
    INFO33551GInnovation: From Idea to Execution (Mandated Elective)3
    Total:21–23
    COWT39207Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO39014Capstone Project6
    DBAS31064Big Data Storage Management3
    SYST20261Applied Operating Systems Design 3
    SYST33796 Wireless Systems (Option Electives 3)3
    PROG386343D Game Development (Option Electives 3)3
    PROG37198Game Engineering (Option Electives 3)3
    PROG39402Advanced Android Application Development (Option Electives 3)3
    PROG39856Advanced Mobile iOS Development (Option Electives 3)3
    MATH32668Statistics – Computer Science3
    Total:21

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

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:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • Any Grade 12 Math* (C or U) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) (*Applicants presenting with Math MAP4C require a minimum 70%)

or

Mature student status.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 70% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.

Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.

Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

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.

Admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry)

Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) to Year 2 of this program if they have relevant credits from a university or college. Students may have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology - Software Development and Network Engineering program have enjoyed high job-placement rates and above-average starting salaries.

Here are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Software Application Developer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Software Entrepreneur

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Co-op

Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first 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 and internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

As a graduate of a Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering advanced diploma, you may be eligible to complete one of these Sheridan degrees through our "Degree Completion" program:

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You’ll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code (see charts below).

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering advanced diploma with a minimum 3.0 program GPA
May Year 3  PBBAC

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of a Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering advanced diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 65% in core courses May September entry into Year 3 (after completing a bridging semester from May–August)
 PBSSB

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.
  • Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems.
  • Analyze, plan, design, and implement networking solutions.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks.
  • Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
  • Participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment.
  • Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.
  • Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.
  • Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.
  • Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.
  • Articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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 Canadian students

$4,368.73

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

$17,209.73

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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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Full-time 3 years Program code: PCSSC

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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