2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Computing and Solid-State Device Technology  
This program is co-ordinated by the Department of Physics Co-ordinator Edward Sternin, Department of Physics Advisers Edward Sternin, Department of Physics Vladimir Wojcik, Department of Computer Science Director, Co-operative Programs Cindy Dunne  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Fran Meffe 905-688-5550, extension 3412 Mackenzie Chown B210 https://brocku.ca/cast Computing and Solid-State Device Technology (CAST) is a unique Honours undergraduate program combining a thorough training in physics and natural sciences with an extensive education in computing. It offers a four-year Honours program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Solid-State Device Technology degree as well as a Co-op option. The program emphasizes practical aspects of computing; use of computer-based and other solid-state electronic devices in control, manufacturing and research; and the skills needed to interface and use solid-state devices in real-world applications. Students participating in this program should expect a considerable lab load. CAST is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the practical aspects of computing and applications of solid-state device technology. Students who want a deeper theoretical understanding might want to consider a Physics and Computer Science combined major program. First-year CAST students should consult the departmental web page, https://brocku.ca/cast, for additional information before choosing courses for their program of study. Co-op Program The Computing and Solid-State Device Technology Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period. Students spend two years in an academic setting, where they acquire the necessary background prior to taking the first work placement. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Co-op students are assessed an annual administrative fee (see the Schedule of Fees). Students admitted to the Computing and Solid-State Device Technology Co-op program must follow the Co-op program. Failure to adhere to the schedule may result in removal from the Computing and Solid-State Device Technology Co-op program. Eligibility to continue is based on the student's major average and non-major average. A student with a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non major average will be permitted to continue. A student with a major average lower than 70 percent will not be permitted to continue in the Co-op program, but may continue in the Computing and Solid-State Device Technology non-Co-op program. The Computing and Solid-State Device Technology Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience.  
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1.  Computing and Solid-State Device Technology students are recommended to take COSC 2P50 and one of COSC 3P92, 3P93, 3P98, 4P14.  
2.  COSC 2P13 must be taken in Year 3 or Year 4.  
3.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended)
- one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93
- COSC 1P02 and 1P03
- MATH 1P01, 1P02, 1P66 and 1P67
- one Humanities context credit or one Social Science context credit
Year 2
- PHYS 2P31 and 2P32
- CHEM 1P90
- COSC 1P12, 2P03, and 2P32
- MATH 2F05, or MATH 2P03 and 2P08
- the Humanities context credit or Social Science context credit not taken in year 1
Year 3
- PHYS 2P50, 2P51 and 3P92
- COSC 2P90, 2P91, 3F00 and 3P71
- one of COSC 2P13, 3P95 4P78 (see program note 2)
- MATH 1P12
Year 4
- PHYS 3P70, 3P93, 4F90 and 4P92
- one of COSC 2P13 (if not taken in year 3), 3P95, 4P78 (see program note 2)
- one of PHYS 3P35, 3P36, 3P41
- one and one-half elective credits (see program note 1)
 
Computing and Solid-State Device Technology Co-op Go to top of document
Students admitted to the Computing and Solid-state Device Technology Co-op program must follow the program schedule as listed below. Failure to adhere to the schedule may result in removal from the program. Year 1
- PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended)
- one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93
- COSC 1P02, 1P03 and 1P12
- MATH 1P01, 1P02, 1P12, 1P66 and 1P67
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- one Humanities context credit or Social Science context credit
- one-half elective credit
Year 2
- CHEM 1P90
- PHYS 2P31, 2P32, 2P50, and 2P51
- COSC 2P03, 2P13, and 2P32
- MATH 2F05, or MATH 2P03 and 2P08
- SCIE 0N90
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- PHYS 0N01
Year 3
- PHYS 3P35, 3P70 and 3P92
- PHYS 3P36 or 3P41
- COSC 2P90, 2P91, and 3F00
- the Humanities context credit or Social Science context credit not taken in Year 1
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- PHYS 0N02
Year 4 Fall Term:
- PHYS 3P93 and 4P92
- COSC 3P71
- COSC 3P95 or 4P78
- one-half elective credit
Winter Term:
- PHYS 0N03
Year 5 Fall Term
- COSC 4F90 or PHYS 4F90
 
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See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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