About Us

The Department of Computer Science offers programs of study related to computing, information technology and software design and application. Our programs involve interdepartmental, multi-institutional and inter-institutional collaboration and have attracted faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. Students may pursue full-time or part-time study leading to a Diploma in Computer Science or to B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. degrees.

Department Programs

The Department currently offers B.Sc., B.Sc. Honours, B.Sc. Computer Science/Mathematics, B.Sc. Honours Computer Science/Mathematics, B.Sc. in Software System Development degrees in its undergraduate program, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in its graduate program. It also offers a two-year diploma program in computer science, for training or continuing education.

The Department operates a program in cooperative University education in the four-year undergraduate programs. Following the first two semesters of University courses, students spend alternate four-month periods taking courses and working in fully salaried computer science related jobs with participating employers. Such a program may improve the student's motivation and performance, and the practical experience gained may aid the student in choosing future areas of interest. A cooperative education option is also available to eligible students in our M.Sc. programs.

Research Programs & Facilities

Software and applications are the primary fields of active research within the Department. Ongoing faculty research includes areas such as artificial intelligence, computer audio, computer games, databases, data mining, distributed computing, graphics, image processing, software engineering, rough sets and theory of computation.

In the last few years, new equipment, or the upgrading of old equipment, has resulted in state of the art research environments within the department. Department members also have access to supercomputers via the Laboratory for Computational Discovery at the University of Regina.

History and Development

An undergraduate program in Computer Science was first offered in 1971. The Computer Science B.Sc. Honours Program was accredited by CIPSAC in 1983. An M.Sc. program was established in 1981 and a Ph.D. program was established in 1992.

Department Contacts

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