The Diploma in Computer Science is designed to provide students with science or engineering backgrounds the opportunity to acquire the specific skills and experience necessary to begin a career in information technology or to apply for enrolment in the MSc degree program in Computer Science at Western.
Students will be required to have completed an Honors Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in the science and/or engineering fields and admission will be limited, competitive, and determined on a case-by-case basis. Students in the program will be required to maintain a minimum average of 70% in all courses in the Diploma in Computer Science program, with no single mark below 60%. The diploma can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and must be completed within three calendar years.
Note for prospective applicants who wish to pursue an MSc in Computer Science at Western:
A four-year, honors-level bachelor's degree with high standing from a recognized university, college or institute as determined by the Department of Computer Science is required for entry into graduate school at Western. Applicants must achieve an average of at least 70% in Computer Science 2212, Computer Science 3340, and their selection of 3000 and 4000-level Computer Science courses to be admissible to the MSc program. Please refer to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for more information regarding admission process and requirements. Students planning to pursue an MSc degree after completing the Diploma must consult with the Department of Computer Science before starting the diploma program.
All students will be admitted to the Diploma in Computer Science according to the policies and guidelines for admission to the University. Non-Western students must first apply through the Welcome to Western website. In addition, prospective students must complete the application form for the Diploma in Computer Science provided by Western Continuing Studies. Students who are currently enrolled at Western are required to complete only the Western Continuing Studies application form. Visit the website at www.uwo.ca/cstudies for full program information.
Application deadline: March 1 (non-Western applicants), March 31 (Western applicants) to be considered for admission for the Fall Term.
Computer Science 1026A/B Computer Science Fundamentals I
Computer Science 1027A/B Computer Science Fundamentals II
Note: Typically, Computer Science 1026A/B and Computer Science 1027A/B are offered in the summer as a six-week double-speed back-to-back set of courses as well as in the Fall and Spring of the normal academic year. Should applicants require one or both prerequisites, a conditional offer for admission will be made.
It is recommended that students entering the program have a 1.0 university credit (or equivalent) in mathematics at the first-year level. Students should check with Computer Science academic counselling and/or the online university calendar to ensure they have the necessary mathematical sophistication.
3.5 courses: Computer Science 2208A/B, 2209A/B, 2210A/B, 2211A/B, 2214A/B, 2212A/B/Y, 3340A/B
1.5 courses: Computer Science at the 3000- or 4000- level