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Software Development

NOTE: Where the 2014 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

Software development concerns the specification, design, implementation, documentation, operation, and maintenance of computer software systems. The Software Development specialisation will help you to take a systematic approach to the development of quality software, have an understanding of the software life cycle, gain an appreciation of the role of formal methods in software development, be familiar with a variety of programming languages and tools, and be able to use a wide selection of algorithms and data structures in your programming.

Requirements

We list the Software Development requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2014 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A/B
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121†
Introduction to Statistical Methods
60 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(30 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended one of:
PHIL102B, PHIL103A/B


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
60 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
(20 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended to also take:
PHIL218S


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP314B
Software Engineering Project
60 points of papers in Computer Science at 300 LEVEL
 
Include at least two of:
COMP301B, COMP313A, COMP317A, COMP340A
200 LEVEL* 200 LEVEL*


YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
COMP477
Report of an Investigation

 
60 points of papers in Computer Science at 400 LEVEL
 
At least three of:
COMP413A, COMP440, COMP448A,
COMP452A, COMP453A, COMP454 (when available)
300 LEVEL* 300 LEVEL*

† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.

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