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Software Systems Major (Bachelor of Applied Science) - Transfer to SFU


To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate program.

As part of the University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate students may choose to complete a specific set of courses in order to achieve assured admission into the 2nd year of the SFU Software Systems program.

Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, May 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

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Program Description

Program Description

Assured admission under this pathway requires the completion of the Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate. Students must have an overall average GPA of 3.2 on the courses required for the pathway which are listed below (calculated based on the best attempt for each course) and an overall average of 3.2 (again, calculated based on the best attempt for each course) on all work combined in order to be considered for the 'assured admission' pathway. Students who have been previously required to withdraw from another institution would be considered ineligible for the assured admission pathway as would students who were formerly in a Computing, Engineering or Mechatronics program at SFU. Students must achieve an overall 3.0 CGPA from all post-secondary transfers from the last three years.

The number of students receiving assured admission from VCC to SFU is capped at 10 per year.

International student eligibility for the assured admission pathway is dependent on the availability of international student seats at SFU within the destination program.

The following courses must be completed as part of this pathway:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CMPT 1010 Intro to Comp Programming 1   3.0
CMPT 1020 Intro to Comp Programming 2   3.0
MATH 1100 Calculus 1   3.0
MATH 1120 Discrete Mathematics   3.0
MATH 1200 Calculus 2   3.0
MATH 1221 Applied Linear Algebra   3.0
SCIE 1100 Engineering Tech & Society   3.0
SCIE 1110 Professional Communication   3.0

Select two of the following electives:

SOCI 1100 Sociology 1: Introductory Sociology 3.0
SOCI 1200 Sociology 2: Canadian Society 3.0
ECON 1100 Microeconomics 3.0
ECON 1200 Macroeconomics 3.0
PSYC 1100 Psychology 1 3.0
PSYC 1200 Psychology 2 3.0

 


Of these courses, the following core courses must be taken at VCC:

CMPT 1010 Intro to Comp Programming 1 3.0
CMPT 1020 Intro to Comp Programming 2 3.0
SCIE 1100 Engineering Tech & Society 3.0
SCIE 1110 Professional Communication 3.0

Other (non-core) courses in the certificate that are taken at post-secondary institutions other than VCC may be used towards completion of the VCC/SFU Computing pathway, providing that they transfer independently to SFU and receive the same credit at SFU as does the VCC pathway course. All credits must be obtained within sixteen months. In addition, for at least two of the terms at VCC, students would need to meet a minimum course load of 12 credits.

If students in this Assured Admission Pathway are not able to choose the required courses to fulfil the “12 credits for at least two terms” requirement they can take any other post-secondary transferable course to fulfil the 12-credit criteria.

In order to facilitate completion of the required courses in a 16 month period it is recommended that students start the Software Systems Assured Admission Pathway in either the September or May term.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate program.

International Students please refer to the information on the International page for Computer Science and Software Systems Certificate.

All students must meet the general college entrance requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;
  • English 12 with a ‘C+’ or greater or English Language Proficiency, or equivalent;
  • Precalculus 12 with a B or:
    • VCC Math 0983/0993 with a B, or
    • VCC Math 1020 with a C, or,
    • VCC Math Precalculus Assessment Test (MPT) with a 72%;
  • One of the following:
    • Physics 12 with a C+, or VCC Physics 0983/0993, or equivalent, or
    • Chemistry 12 with a C+, or VCC Chemistry 0983/0993, or equivalent, or
    • Biology 12 with a C+, or VCC Biology 0983/0993, or equivalent;

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Not available


Recommended Characteristics:

  • Motivated and disciplined;
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Some word processing experience.

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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