Last updated: June 15, 2007 @ 11:37AM

Computing and Network Communications

This program is offered through the Department of Computer Science.

Jon Radue

Gord Dunkley

Director, Co-operative Programs
Cindy Dunne

General Information

Administrative Assistant
Donna Phelps

905-688-5550, extension 3513
Mackenzie Chown, J314

This Co-op program caters to the increasing demand in the Information Technology industry for professionals who have a solid foundation in software development as well as practical technical skills in system security, telecommunications, network analysis and administration. Normally, this involves attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and Sheridan program combines the two in a single integrated pacakage.

The Computing and Network Communications Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period. Admission to this program is on the basis of marks, a review of personal résumés and employer availability. An interview may be required. Students spend one and one-half years in an academic setting studying the fundamentals of computer programming, algorithms, and data-structures prior to their first work placement. Successful completion of courses in the core areas of Computer Science provides the necessary academic background for the work experience.

In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Co-op students are assessed an annual administration fee (see the Schedule of Fees). All fees are to be paid to the institution in which the student is currently enrolled.

Eligibility to continue in the co-op program is based on the student's major average and non-major average. Students with a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average will be permitted to continue in the Computing and Network Communications Co-op program. If a student subsequently raises his/her major average to 70 percent, the student may be readmitted only if approved by the Computing and Network Communications Co-op Admissions Committee.

Upon successful completion of the required courses at Brock University and Sheridan College, students with a minimum 70 percent major average, a minimum 60 percent non-major average and having successfully completed a minimum of twelve months Co-op work experience, will be awarded a BSc (honours) Computing and Network Communications degree and a Telecommunications Technology Ontario three year diploma.

Program Note
  1. 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

Students admitted to the Computing and Network Communications Co-op program must follow an approved program pattern. The most common pattern is listed below. For other approved patterns, consult the Co-op Office.

Year 1
(taken at Brock University)
·   COSC 1P02, 1P03 and 1P50
·   MATH 1P66, 1P67 and 1P97
·   one Science context credit
·   one Social Science context credit
Year 2
Fall Term:
(taken at Brock University)
·   COSC 2P03, 2P12 and 2P90
·   MATH 1P12 and 1P98
·   SCIE 0N90
Winter Term:
·   COSC 0N01 (facilitated by Brock University)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
(taken at Sheridan College)
·   TELE20261 IP Engineering 1
·   DBAS29011 Database Management SQL
·   TELE20049 Legacy Systems
·   TELE20199 Enterprise Networking 2
·   one Humanities context credit
Year 3
Fall Term:
(taken at Sheridan College)
·   Co-op Placement (facilitated by Sheridan College)
Winter Term:
(taken at Sheridan College)
·   TELE31831 - IP Engineering 2
·   TELE38525 - Network Operations
·   TELE35376 - Public Carrier Systems
·   SYST32907 - Operating Systems Design
Spring/Summer Sessions:
·   Co-op Placement (facilitated by Sheridan College)
Year 4
Fall Term:
(taken at Sheridan College)
·   PROG31831 Systems Programming
·   DBAS22117 - Database Programming and Implementation
·   SYST28515 - Systems Analysis and Design
·   CTCH30146 - Advanced Computer Seminars
·   CTCH33314 - Graduation Project
Winter Term:
(taken at Brock University)
·   Two COSC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
·   one-half elective credit
Year 5
Fall Term:
(taken at Sheridan College)
·   TELE31063 - IP Engineering 3
·   TELE34660 - Advanced LAN Topics
·   TELE33776 - Information Interface Technologies
Courses taken at Sheridan College are described in the Sheridan College Calendars.

Description of Courses

See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.