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Faculty of computer science

Faculty of Computer Science

Be Creative. Design Solutions. Help People.


Faculty of computer science

Technology is Changing Lives

1980s

2010s

2020s

?


Faculty of computer science

Today, there simply aren’t enough people with the right skills to fill the growing demand for computer scientists and computer engineers.

This is a critical problem because technology holds the key to progress, and to addressing many of the world’s most pressing problems,including health care, education, global inequality and climate change.

- Bill Gates, February 2008


Faculty of computer science

SO YOU WANT A JOB AFTER GRADUATION?

"I don't believe enough young people realize the opportunity that exists in the ICT sector“

From “If you need a job, IT is the place to be”, in The Daily Gleaner, January 29th, 2011 - David Alward, premier of New Brunswick

“In 2011-2016, Canadian employers will need to hire

106,000 ICT workers”

New Brunswick Information and Communications Technology Council, http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/Outlook_2011/exec_en.html


Faculty of computer science

Computer Science at UNB

  • Combine your interests: Computer Science is used in every field!

  • Graduate debt-free with co-op

  • Career statistics for CS grads

  • Admissions, scholarships, student life


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What are Computing Careers all about?

#1: Problem Solving. Computing professionals use analytical thinking and an understanding of technology to solve problems in all areas of life.


Faculty of computer science

What are Computing Careers all about?

#2: Creativity. Computing professionals invent brand new ways of using computers, and design graphics and interfaces for electronic devices.


Faculty of computer science

What are Computing Careers all about?

#3: Teamwork. Computing professionals combine their skills, personality and expertise with others to solve complex problems in creative ways.


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Women in Computing

The world’s first electronic computer calculated ballistics trajectories during WWII. Of the six main programmers, how many were women?


You can combine computer science with other interests

You Can Combine Computer Science with Other Interests!

What You Need to Know: #1


Faculty of computer science

Combine Your Interests

  • The program: Study the fundamentals of Computer Science and learn to design and build innovative computer applications.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Choose one of 6 areas of specialization, or minor in another field to combine your interests.

  • What’s next? Graduates work in every industry, from software, gaming and app development to finance, government and healthcare. Some even go on to medical school!


Faculty of computer science

Combine Your Interests

  • The program: Apply information technology to improve business processes and decision making within any kind of organization.

  • Bachelor of Information Systems

You will learn both computing skills and key business skills like finance, marketing, accounting and management.

  • What’s next? Graduates take on crucial roles such as business analyst, application developer or project manager, providing leadership that aligns business with ICT in their industry of choice.


Faculty of computer science

Combine Your Interests

  • The program: Apply engineering concepts to the design and maintenance of reliable, safe and efficient software systems.

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Considered an Engineering degree, students are eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer upon graduation.

  • What’s next? Software engineers are particularly qualified to work on “safety-critical” applications, such as those found in the aviation, medical and energy industries.


Faculty of computer science

Combine Your Interests

  • Bachelor of Science (5 yrs*) – major in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

  • Concurrent Programs: Graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science and a…

  • Bachelor of Arts (5 yrs*) – combine Computer Science with an Arts major of your choice.

  • Bachelor of Science in Geodesy/Geomatics Engineering (6 yrs*) – study the technology behind satellite, mapping and GPS systems* not including co-op


We ll change your world

We’ll Change Your World


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Computer Science at UNB

  • Combine your interests

  • Graduate debt-free with co-op:Use work terms to “earn while you learn!”

  • Career statistics for CS grads

  • Admissions, scholarships, student life


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How Does Co-op Work?

  • Alternate study terms and work terms.

  • Step 1: Choose jobs to apply for from the list

  • Step 2: Companies interview on-campus

  • Step 3: Get matched with an employer!


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Full-time work experience in between school terms

Graduate with 16 to 24 months experience

Try out various types of jobs (and locations)

Co-op Benefits

  • Attractive salaries

    • Earn $13 to $25 per hour

    • Graduate with little or no debt

    • No need for a part-time job


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Sample Co-op Jobs


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The Co-op Experience

One BCS student spent his first summer term working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Montreal.

He took raw satellite data and turned it into a visual animation used in museums and during tours of the CSA!


Our incredible co op program can help you graduate debt free

Our incredible Co-op program can help you graduate debt-free!

What You Need to Know: #2


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Estimated Co-op Student Budget

  • Extra Income: $58,200 – ($26,800 + $4,380) = $27,020

  • Based on average wages. Many co-op students use extra to pay living expenses and graduate debt-free.


Faculty of computer science

Computer Science at UNB

  • Combine your interests

  • Graduate debt-free with co-op

  • Career statistics for CS grads:Your skills will be in high demand!

  • Admissions, scholarships, student life


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A Great Time for A Career in Computing

= Masters/PhD = Bachelors = Projected job openings

Canada Degree Production and Annual Employment Projections

Physical and Life Science

Business, management and public administration

Mathematics, Computer

and Information Science

Engineering (including

Architecture)

From: Statistics Canada, 2008 degree production and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Projected Average Annual Job Openings (2005-2015)


Faculty of computer science

A Great Time for A Career in Computing

= Masters/PhD = Bachelors = Projected job openings

United States Degree Production and Annual Employment Projections

Physical and Biological Sciences

Business, management and marketing

Computer and

Information Sciences

Engineering

From: National Center for Education Statistics, 2010 degree production and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projected Average Annual Job Openings (2010-2020)


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High Demand Means: Job Availability


Faculty of computer science

High Demand Means: Job Security

  • The unemployment rate in the tech sector in Canada is extremely low – around 2 – 3%

  • The ICT industry was less affected by the recent recession than other sectors

  • Computing professionals are needed in jobs all over Canada.


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High Demand Means: Higher Wages

A: Around $35K is a reasonable expectation in NB.$35K per year = about $17.50/hr

  • Q: In NB, what starting salary can an average University graduate expect?

  • Q: What salary offers do new Faculty of Computer Science graduates receive?

A: CS graduates commonly make $45K to $55K in their first year after graduation. Some earn $70K or more.

$50K per year = about $25.00/hr

$70K per year = about $35.00/hr


Faculty of computer science

High Demand Means: Entrepreneurship

  • The Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) for innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Network with local tech entrepreneurs, learn to develop mobile apps, join a team or even start your own company!


Computer science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies

Computer Science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies!

What You Need to Know: #3


Computer science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies1

Computer Science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies!

Computing professionals work at…


Faculty of computer science

Computer Science at UNB

  • Combine your interests

  • Graduate debt-free with co-op

  • Career statistics for CS grads

  • Admissions, scholarships, student life:Small classes and a friendly atmosphere


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WHAT’S NEXT?

The Future Student Newsletter

A monthly email about how Computer Science is used in the real world and what life is like for our students.

Come for a Tour!

Meet our co-op coordinator, sit in on a class, and tour our classrooms, labs and student spaces. Lunch is on us!


Faculty of computer science

N.B. Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline – March 31st

  • Scholarship Deadline – March 1st

  • Required Courses: English and Math

  • English 122

  • Pre-Calculus 12A

  • Pre-Calculus 12B

  • Required Courses: Science

  • Bachelor of Computer Science:Physics 122 or Chemistry 122 or Biology 122

  • Bachelor of Information Systems:No Science Requirement

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering:Both Physics 122 and Chemistry 122

  • Required Grade Average: 75%


Faculty of computer science

N.S. Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline – March 31st

  • Scholarship Deadline – March 1st

  • Required Courses: English and Math

  • English 12

  • Advanced Math 12 or Academic Math 12

  • Pre-Calculus Math 12

  • Required Courses: Science

  • Bachelor of Computer Science:Physics 12 or Chemistry 12 or Biology 12

  • Bachelor of Information Systems:No Science Requirement

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering:Both Physics 12 and Chemistry 12

  • Required Grade Average: 75%


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P.E.I. Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline – March 31st

  • Scholarship Deadline – March 1st

  • Required Courses: English and Math

  • English 621

  • Math 521A or Math 521B

  • One of: Math 621A, 621B, 611A or 611B

$200 Travel Voucher

for P.E.I. Students!

  • Required Courses: Science

  • Bachelor of Computer Science:Physics 621 or Chemistry 621 or Biology 621

  • Bachelor of Information Systems:No Science Requirement

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering:Both Physics 621 and Chemistry 621

  • Required Grade Average: 75%


Absolutely no programming experience required to apply

Absolutely No Programming Experience Required to Apply!

What You Need to Know: #4


Scholarship deadline march 1st

This year, incoming Faculty of Computer Science students received $269,000 in scholarships!

Visit http://www.cs.unb.ca/scholarships

STEM Scholarship - $60,000

RIM Scholarship - $3,000

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Deadline – March 1st

  • Entrance scholarships at UNB for high achieving high schoolers.

    • Visit http://www.unb.ca/scholarships

  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars in external scholarships!

    • Visit http://www.studentawards.com


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Life @ UNB FCS!

  • Class sizes < 40 students

  • One-on-one attention and support

  • Tutoring for first-year courses through Student Success Centre

  • Friendly student body

  • House Cup competition

  • Monthly board game nights and other social events


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  • A Career In Computing?

  • So Many Options!

#1: Identify personality, interests, skills and strengths

#2: Consider options

#3: Combine your interests

#4: Specialize over time

Now

Later


After graduation

After Graduation

The experience I gained in the co-op program at UNB was invaluable in landing me a middle-level software development position directly after graduating.

I work and live in Toronto, writing iPhone and iPad apps for a tech startup named Keek.”

~Ash Furrow BCS’11


Now is the time

Now Is The Time!

  • Combine Computer Science with other interests!

  • Get a great job when you’re done!

  • Gain valuable work experience and potentially graduate debt-free with our Co-op program!


Typical first year of bcs program 5 courses each term

Typical First Year of BCS Program(5 courses each term)


Typical first year of bisys program 5 courses each term

Typical First Year of BISys Program(5 courses each term)


Typical first year of bscswe program 5 courses each term

Typical First Year of BScSwE Program(5 courses each term)


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