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Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst
Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst

Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst

  • ID:SC010019
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • ​One English, Grade 12


  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or Grade 11 Functions or Grade 11 Functions and Relations or any Grade 12 Mathematics


Mature student status.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.7

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 58 - Overall Minimum Score  (49L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English First), 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency), 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 70%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.0 – Listening Band 4.0 – Reading Combined Band CLB 7 – Writing  

Other requirements:

  • 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 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.

  • 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.

Course Information

Computer Systems Analysts are always in demand with the increasing role of technology in business.

Learn the latest computing technologies

In this program, you’ll build your skills and knowledge in multiple computing platforms and environments. You’ll learn to apply the latest technologies to solve real-world problems with:

  • iOS and Android application development

  • Java, and Java Frameworks, C#, .NET and .net server development

  • Web technologies and web application development

  • Oracle and SQL server

  • Version control

Get hands-on experience

The third year of our Systems Analyst program features Capstone-Based Learning (CBL), a uniquely Sheridan approach to curriculum delivery. In the Capstone course, you'll build an end-to-end application to solve a real-world problem for a client.

Turn your diploma into a degree

After earning your Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma, you can apply to bridge into Year 3 of one of these Sheridan degree programs: Honours Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing), or Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security).

Get ready for a career as a systems analyst

Graduates of Sheridan’s Systems Analyst program stand out in the job market for their job-ready knowledge and skills and ability to apply them.

The courses in this program will help you develop your skills in the following areas:

  • Mobile hybrid and native application development

  • Operating systems including Windows and Linux/Unix

  • Systems analysis and design

  • Database design and implementation

  • Database administration

  • Data communications

  • Network configuration

  • Systems security

  • Project management

The Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst program is offered at the Davis Campus in Brampton and the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville.

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.

  • Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

  • Articulate, defend and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.

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Semester 1


  • PROG10082, Object Oriented Programming 1 – Java, 6

  • SYST10049, Web Development, 3

  • TELE13167, Introduction to Data Communications and Networking, 3

  • COMM13729, The Art of Technical Communication , 3

  • MATH18584 , Computer Math Fundamentals, 4

  • CULT10001G, The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace (mandated General Education course), 3

  • TOTAL:, 22

Semester 2


  • PROG24178, Object Oriented Programming 2 – Java, 6

  • SYST10199, Web Programming, 3

  • TELE33324, Data Network Design and Configuration – Routers & Switches, 3

  • SYST15892, Interactive User Interface Design, 3

  • SYST17796 , Fundamentals of Software Design, 3

  • SYST13416, Linux/Unix Operating Systems, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 3


  • PROG32758, Enterprise Java Development, 6

  • SYST28951, Systems Development Methodologies, 3

  • INFO24178, Computer & Network Security, 3

  • DBAS27198, Database Design and Implementation, 4

  • SYST28296, Linux/Unix Administration, 3

  • COWT10022, Cooperative Education Forum, 1

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 23

  • COWT19999, Co-op Work Term (Optional), 7

Semester 4


  • PROG32356, .NET Technologies using C#, 6

  • SYST24444 , Mobile Web-based Application, 3

  • INFO20172, IT Project Management using PMP, 3

  • DBAS32100, RDMBS Application Development, 3

  • PROG20799, Data Structures and Algorithm Development - C, 6

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 24

  • COWT20799, Co-op Work Term (Optional), 7

Semester 5


  • SYST36367, Capstone Project – Requirements & Design, 6

  • SYST38634, Software Process Management, 3

  • SYST35300, Hybrid Mobile Application Development, 3

  • PROG38448, Mobile Java Application Development (Option Electives 1), 3

  • PROG31632, Mobile iOS Application Development (Option Electives 1), 4

  • PROG39599, Advanced Java Frameworks (Option Electives 2), 6

  • PROG35142, Advanced .NET Server Development (Option Electives 2), 6

  • TOTAL:, 21 or 22

  • COWT39207, Co-op Work Term (Optional), 7

Semester 6


  • INFO30001, Capstone Project, 6

  • DBAS31064, Big Data Storage Management, 3

  • SYST35144, Cloud Systems, 3

  • INFO39784, IT Process Management, 3

  • PROG39402, Advanced Mobile Application Development (Option Electives 3), 3

  • PROG39856, Advanced Mobile iOS Application Development (Option Electives 3), 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst program find employment as systems analysts in a wide variety of industries, including: health care and pharmaceuticals, finance, manufacturing and aerospace.

Here are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Business Analyst

  • Computer Programmer Analyst

  • IT Specialist/Analyst

  • Network IT Specialist

  • Security Analyst

  • Systems Administrator

  • Technical Analyst

  • Web Application Developer

  • QA Analyst

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