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UTP Stage II: Computing Science
UTP Stage II: Computing Science

UTP Stage II: Computing Science

  • ID:FIC0007
  • Level:Foudation/ Pre-course
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Term:$10,422.00
  • LivingFee/Term:$4,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Term:$166.00
  • OtherFee/Term:$3,719.67
  • TuitionFee/Term:$10,422.00
  • LivingFee/Term:$4,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Term:$166.00
  • OtherFee/Term:$3,719.67

* Academic Literacy Course, Medical insurance, Student Services and Recreation, SFU Student Society (SFSS) Fees (starting January 2019)

Estimated Total/program:
$54,923.01
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

English requirements

Direct entry

  • If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Integrated entry

  • If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take INTG100 and two academic courses in your first term of study. An A grade in INTG100 will exempt students from the academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Cornerstone entry

  • If you meet the cornerstone entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take cornerstone courses in your first term of study. Students who obtain an A in the cornerstone program will progress to direct entry, those with a B will progress to integrated entry. This program is designed to be completed in four terms.

  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0 Overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening , 5.5 Overall with minimum 5.5 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 Overall no band less than 4.5, or 5.0 Overall no band less than 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening

  • TOEFL, 79 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 18, 69 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 15, 59 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 12

  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A

  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in a country in which the principal language of instruction is English**, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required , A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A

  • Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required , N/A

  • GCSE/O Level English Language, C, D, N/A

  • HKDSE, 4, 3, N/A

  • IB English, 5HL, 4 in A1 or A2 English, 3<

  • CAEL CE, 60 overall with Reading and Writing minimum 60, 60 overall with no band below 50, 50 overall with no band below 50<

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE), Overall score of 58, and a minimum score of 58 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Overall score of 42, and a minimum score of 42 in Reading, Writing and 36 in Listening and Speaking, N/A

  • IELTS Indicator, 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 6.0 overall with no band less than 4.5 OR 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening

Other requirements

  • Science Fundamentals Program
  • The Science streams all require the completion of secondary school Biology 12 or Math 12. The Science Fundamentals Program provides students with the opportunity to advance their university studies while upgrading skills to meet UTP Stage II course prerequisites. Students will be admitted into the Science Fundamentals Program when:
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Biology or less than 65% average in Grade 12 Biology
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Math or less than 75% average in Grade 12 Math

Course Information

UTP Stage II: Computing Science is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree program. It provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of computing to help you choose your area of specialization for your undergraduate degree.

Required courses

  • Calculus I

  • Calculus II

  • Discrete Mathematics

  • Introduction to Computer Programming I

  • Introduction to Computer Programming II

  • Literary Classics or Literature and Culture or Literature and Performance

Elective courses

Choose four courses from the following options:

  • Applied Linear Algebra

  • Behavior in Organizations

  • Brain, Mind and Society

  • Canada Since Confederation

  • Communication and Social Change

  • Comparative Politics

  • Contemporary Health Issues

  • Critical Thinking

  • East/West (World Literature)

  • Environmental Economics

  • Global Perspectives on Health

  • Graphic Design

  • Introduction to Biology

  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions

  • Introduction to Communication Studies

  • Introduction to Criminology

  • Introduction to International Politics

  • Introduction to Politics and Government

  • Introduction to Psychology I

  • Introduction to Psychology II

  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology

  • Introduction to the Description of English Grammar

  • Literature across Cultures

  • Pre-calculus

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Studio Physics

  • The Social History of Canada

  • The Wonder of Words

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REQUIRED COURSES

  • CMPT130, -, Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅰ

  • CMPT135, -, Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

  • MACM101, -, Discrete Mathematics I

  • MATH151, -, Calculus I

  • MATH152, -, Calculus II

 Choose one course from the following list:

  • ENGL112, -, Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

  • ENGL113, -, Literature and Performance

  • ENGL115, -, Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

  • PSYC109, -, Brain, Mind and Society

  • WL101, -, Writing in World Literature

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Entry to second year at SFU

Bachelor of Science

Areas of study:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia

  • Computing Science dual degree (with Zhejiang University, China)

  • Computing Systems

  • Geographic Information Science

  • Information Systems

  • Programming Languages and Software

  • Software Systems (major)

  • Theoretical Computing Science

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Potential career paths

  • Bioinformatics

  • Business analysis

  • Cryptography

  • Database administration

  • Game development

  • Information security

  • Programmer

  • Software engineering

  • Web design

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