Offered by Athabasca University's School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS), the Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems (Post Diploma) program (BSc CIS (PD)) is designed specially for students holding a computing-related diploma and who wish to purse a university degree to further their career and/or academic studies. Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Students holding a Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)-accredited
applied diploma or any approved three-year applied computing diploma,
will be awarded up to 60 credits towards the 120-credit Bachelor
of Science in Computing and Information Systems (Post Diploma) degree
(BSc CIS (PD)).
Athabasca University specifies 60 credits to complete
the degree. Holders of non-CIPS accredited two-year computing related
diplomas and holders of any two- or three-year non-computing related
diplomas will be admitted to the degree*.
*Holders of non-CIPS accredited two-year computing-related diplomas
will be required to complete up to an additional 30 credits in computing
courses as determined by the program director. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you have the option to take courses for the BSc CIS (PD) in a classroom setting at UBridge College (Calgary, Alberta). See Section 9.3 for more information.
Students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL
255 or ADMN
233 and PHIL 252 early in their program. Please review Specific Regulations and Program Notes following the academic regulations.