Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Computer Systems Technology to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Durham College
Science and Engineering Technology
Program Area
Computing and Information Systems/Applications/Technology/Repair and Maintenance
Program Title
Computer Systems Technology

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Science and Technology
Program Area
Computing and Information Science/Systems/Technology
Program Title
Computer Science

Contact Procedures

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Trent University

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed annually, or sooner in the event of major curriculum changes in either partner’s programs. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. In the event of termination of the agreement, every effort will be made to ensure that students currently enrolled in the program will not be affected.

Eligibility for Pathway

To qualify for this agreement, students must have:

  • successfully completed Durham College's Computer Systems Technology Advanced Diploma program;
  • a minimum overall average of 75%.

Credit transfer

Students will be granted 10.0 credits, including:

  • 0.5 COIS 1010H - The Digital World
  • 0.5 COIS 1020H - Programming for Computer Science
  • 0.5 COIS 2300H - Computer Organization
  • 0.5 unassigned Computer Science credit at the 2000 level
  • 2.0 unassigned Computer Science credits at the 3000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Computer Science credit at the 4000 level
  • 2.0 unassigned Science credits at the 1000 level
  • 3.0 unassigned Science credits at the 2000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Science credits at the 3000 level

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

  • 0.5 COIS 2020H - Data Structures and Algorithm
  • 0.5 COIS 2240H - Software Design and Modelling
  • 0.5 COIS 3020H - Data Structures and Algorithm II
  • 0.5 COIS 3380H - Systems Programming in C
  • 0.5 COIS 3400H - Database Management Systems
  • 0.5 additional Computer Science credit at the 3000 level or beyond
  • 1.5 additional Computer Science credits at the 4000 level
  • 1.5 additional Computer Science credit
  • 0.5 MATH 1005H - Applied Calculus; or 1110H - Calculus I: Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals
  • 0.5 MATH 1350H - Linear Algebra I: Matrix Algebra
  • 0.5 MATH 1550H - Probability I: Introduction to Probability
  • 0.5 MATH 2600H - Discrete Structures
  • 2.0 additional credits; including minimum 2.5 science credits, maximum 1.5 1000 level credits, minimum 0.5 credit at the 3000 level or beyond, and minimum 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List

NOTE: Students in the degree completion program will be allowed to enrol concurrently in COIS 2020H, COIS 2240H, and any course for which COIS 2020H, COIS 2240H and/or 2300H is a prerequisite (e.g. COIS 3030H, COIS 3040H, COIS 3320H). See Trent University calendar for course descriptions.
The Computer Science program offers three specializations, including Theoretical Computer Science, Data Analytics and Software Engineering. Students interested in pursuing a specialization are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor, as additional courses will be required. Some specializations will require students to complete more than 10.0 credits at Trent University in order to meet specialization, major and degree requirements. 

Degree requirements are subject to change. Refer to the most recent version of the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and degree requirements, which apply to all undergraduate programs.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Two years.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science

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Don’t forget: You should always review institution transfer information before you finalize your options. Contact a transfer advisor if you have further questions.