Computing Science

Knowledge & Skills Developed: 

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Aptitude for computer languages & programming styles
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Conceptualizing complex information & systems
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Patience & persistence when testing & debugging programs

Potential Careers:

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Animator
  • Application Analyst/Developer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Communications Control Technician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Database Design & Management
  • Graphic Artist
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Interface Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research and Development
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Video Game Designe
  • Webmaster

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations.

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Potential Employers:

  • 5D Information Management*
  • Alberta Energy & Utilities Board*
  • ATCO Group*
  • Bio Tools Inc.*
  • Bioware Corp.*
  • Celestica*
  • EDS Canada & EDS Innovations*
  • Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc.*
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.*
  • EPCOR*
  • Health Canada*
  • IBM Canada Ltd.*
  • Intuit Canada*
  • ISM Alberta*
  • MegaSys Computer Technologies*
  • Netron Inc.*
  • Nortel Networks*
  • University of Alberta

*These companies have partnered with our Industrial Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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