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Science and Engineering

Engineering, math, and science have supported some great achievements – from landmark construction projects to digital mapping capabilities. These courses can help you develop and implement practical solutions to arising problems.


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Creating environments that are beautiful and functional is a complex and exciting process. Whether you are interested in interior or exterior spaces, these courses can introduce you to the principles, practices, and skills that contribute to effective design.


Biology is the study of living organisms and systems, including tissues, cells, and the structure and function of macromolecules. These courses introduce you to the basic principles of biology, ecological and environmental issues, human biology, and microbiology. Pre-medicine and professional health career courses are taught.

Biomedical Sciences


These courses are of interest to professionals in the chemical and biological fields as well as those seeking to upgrade their skills and theoretical background in specific topics. Pre-medicine and professional health career courses are taught.

Computer Science

The following courses can develop your computer expertise in two key areas. Some courses focus on language programming and operating systems; these are particularly recommended if your interests lie in technical or system support. Other courses focus on using computers to solve engineering or technical problems. In these, the emphasis is on learning how to translate problems into an appropriate mathematical form. In addition, computer security, digital forensics, and 3-D printing, visualization, and agile product prototyping are taught.

Note: Written approval is required before undergraduate degree program students can register in these courses. See Engineering Students.

Computer Science

CCPS 109 — Computer Science I
CCPS 209 — Computer Science II
CCPS 213 — Computer Organization I
CCPS 270 — Data Access and Management
CCPS 305 — Data Structures
CCPS 310 — Computer Organization II
CCPS 311 — Object Oriented Programming and Design
CCPS 393 — Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CCPS 406 — Introduction to Software Engineering
CCPS 412 — Social Issues, Ethics and Professionalism
CCPS 420 — Discrete Structures
CCPS 506 — Comparative Programming Languages
CCPS 510 — Database Systems I
CCPS 530 — Web Systems Development
CCPS 590 — Operating Systems I
CCPS 607 — Autonomous Mobile Robotics
CCPS 610 — Database Systems II
CCPS 613 — Human-Computer Interaction
CCPS 616 — Algorithms
CCPS 630 — Web Applications
CCPS 633 — Computer Security
CCPS 643 — Virtual Reality
CCPS 706 — Computer Networks I
CCPS 716 — Computer Networks II
CCPS 721 — Artificial Intelligence I
CCPS 731 — Software Engineering I
CCPS 831 — Software Engineering II
CCPS 844 — Data Mining
CCPS 853 — Creating Big Data Systems
CKCS 100 — Computer Science Quick Start
CKCS 102 — MS Word and Excel Quick Start
CKCS 107 — Data Analytics Through Excel
CKCS 113 — Intro to Machine Learning
CKCS 115 — Big Data Location Analyst
CKCS 116 — Crowd-Sourcing Big Data
CKCS 117 — Sharing Economy Big Data
CKCS 118 — Big Data and Virtual Reality
CKCS 122 — VR Developer for Smartphones
CKCS 123 — AR Developer for Smartphones
CKCS 150 — Introduction to Programming in Python
CKCS 155 — Intro to Hadoop and Tableau
CKCS 160 — CEH and CCE Comp Sec Exam Prep
CKCS 170 — C++ and for Game Dev
CKCS 171 — Math for Game Dev Design
CKCS 172 — Game Mechanics for Game Dev
CKCS 175 — Drone/UAV Pilot Ground School
CKCS 176 — Drone/UAV Operations
CKCS 177 — UAV Remote Sensing Apps
CKCS 180 — IoT 360 Connectivity to the World
CKCS 181 — Emerging IoT Technologies
CKCS 182 — IoT Monetization and Value Creation
CKCS 185 — Intro to Android Apps Development
CKCS 186 — Intro to iPhone Apps Development
CKCS 210 — Mathematical Modeling: Introduction to MATLAB
CKCS 220 — Mathematical Modeling: Statistical Analysis Utilizing SPSS
CKCS 230 — Intro to SOLIDWORKS for 3-D Printing
CKCS 231 — Product 3-D Animation/Rendering
CKCS 232 — 3-D Printing: Agile Prototyping
CKCS 233 — Product Design for 3-D Printing
CKCS 234 — Product Drawing for 3-D Printing
CKCS 310 — Mathematical Modeling: Advanced MATLAB
CKCS 612 — Object Oriented Applications Programming
CKCS 613 — Object Oriented Project Development
CKCS 900 — Introduction to C++
CKCS 901 — Introduction to Cloud Computing
CKCS 902 — Digital Speech Processing
CKCS 903 — Fundamentals of Speech Recognition
CKCS 904 — Introduction to Eye Tracking
CKCS 905 — Contracting for Cloud Computing
CKCS 910 — Fast Track in SEO
CKCS 995 — 3-D Printing Fast Track
CKCS 996 — Big Data Tools Fast Track
CKCS 997 — Drone/UAV Ground School Fast Track
CKCS 999 — Computer Programming Fast Track

Computer Security and Digital Forensics
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CKDF 110 — Computer Network Security
CKDF 120 — Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography
CKDF 130 — Digital Forensics Systems
CKDF 140 — Security Architecture and Design
CKDF 145 — Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CKDF 150 — Digital Forensics Investigation
CKDF 999 — Computer Security Fast Track

Disaster Emergency Management

This program is designed for existing and aspiring disaster management and emergency services professionals and first responders who wish to upgrade their education, pursue career opportunities, or perform volunteer work. Courses provide broad knowledge, case studies, and hands-on application within the local, provincial, federal, and international sectors of disaster and emergency response.

Important Note: Students registered in the Disaster and Emergency Management certificate should be aware that many of the Required Courses are listed under the Science subject area.

Energy Management

In the energy management sector, for every two people retiring from the workforce, there is only one who is qualified in joining. The next leaders in the energy management sector require the knowledge and emerging skill sets vital to dealing with the technical and non-technical demand and response issues, fiscal oversight, project management, regulatory policy, and risk assessment that impacts energy generation, transport, distribution, and consumption.

Important Note: Students registered in the Energy Management and Innovation certificate should be aware that the Required Courses are listed under the Technology Studies subject area.

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Energy Management
Transforming to a green economy has emerged as one of the many management challenges facing society today. Managing the conversion to renewable energy, the reduction of dependence on fossil fuels, and the development of smart grids is seen as the cornerstone of success in achieving economic, environmental, and industrial sustainability. Managing the risks and the opportunities for energy innovation is high on the public agenda in Canada and countries around the world.

CKEI 140 — Current Topics in Energy Management and Innovation

Technology Studies

CTEC 241 — Energy Innovation
CTEC 264 — Trends in Smart Grid
CTEC 269 — Trends in Energy Conservation
CTEC 282 — Public Policy in Energy


These courses and workshops are ideally suited to technicians, technologists, or others working in engineering-related fields who wish to broaden their knowledge of current practices in engineering, upgrade their professional qualifications, or develop new skills that can be usefully applied in their work.

Note: Written approval is required before undergraduate degree students can register in these courses. See Engineering Students for more information.

Aerospace Engineering

CKAE 100 — CATIA Engineering Design I
CKAE 101 — CATIA Engineering Design II
CKAE 102 — CATIA Engineering Design III

Civil Engineering
Civil engineers plan, design, and build the infrastructure which we all use every day. If you're intrigued by technology and fascinated by building, these courses will introduce you to the major areas – structures, environments, transportation, geotechnical elements, and geomatics, that come together to form the field of civil engineering.

CKCV 735 — Highway Design
CKCV 902 — Traffic Operations and Management
CKCV 910 — Transportation Planning

Industrial Engineering
These courses will provide you with an introduction to the field of industrial engineering, where the interactions of people, machines, materials, information technology, and management are like pieces of a puzzle. Finding the best fit takes creativity and a great deal of technical knowledge. Once it all comes together, there's improved productivity, efficiency, quality control, service, and safety. As a result, business saves time and money.

CIND 108 — Data Analytics for Non-Data Analysts
CIND 110 — Data Organization for Data Analysts
CIND 119 — Introduction to Big Data
CIND 123 — Data Analytics: Basic Methods
CIND 719 — Big Data Analytics Tools

Mechanical Engineering

CKME 103 — Machine Shop Practice
CKME 136 — Data Analytics: Capstone Course
CKME 999 — Data Analytics Fast Track

Environmental Sciences

The environment is the natural, social, and built condition in which we live, and it is shaped by the interaction of the elements that surround us. Human impact on the environment requires effective management practices to protect the environment. Environmental sciences and management offer an increasing number of career opportunities in fields as varied as ecology, occupational health and safety, physical science, bioremediation, engineering, law, and management.

Environmental Sciences
This multidisciplinary program provides graduates with the broad knowledge base and wide range of skills they require as professionals. Students receive a grounding in air, water, and soil processes and contamination, biotechnology, instrumentation, and experiment design. Admission into the Environmental Engineering Science Certificate Program is necessary prior to the first registration in one of the following courses. After admission to the program, no further interviews are necessary.

CKES 120 — Environmental and Atmospheric Processes
CKES 160 — Waste Management
CKES 170 — Water Treatment
CKES 180 — Site Assessment
CKES 190 — Renewable Energy and Green Technology
CKES 210 — Applied Environmental Analysis
CKES 220 — Environmental Law and Practice

Facility and Property Management

The facility and property manager is responsible for the integration of the workplace with the people and work of the organization. This program will provide knowledge and analytical skills for those who are being prepared by an organization to assume a role in facility and property management, those who are newly appointed to a facility or property management department, and those who wish to upgrade their credentials within the facility or property management department or to implement a career change. For more information, visit


The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers a wide range of courses on demographic analysis, digital geography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their various applications. These courses give a broad perspective on human/environment interactions in different contexts. For more information, visit

Environment and Urban Sustainability

CEUS 102 — Environment and Sustainability
CEUS 202 — Sustaining the City's Environments


CGEO 106 — Geographies of Everyday Life
CGEO 108 — Geography of the Global Village
CGEO 110 — The Physical Environment
CGEO 131 — Energy, Earth and Ecosystems
CGEO 151 — Location, Location, Location
CGEO 206 — Regions, Nations and the Global Community
CGEO 301 — Marketing Geography
CGEO 419 — Retailing, GIS and Geodemographics
CGEO 505 — Regional Analysis of Canada
CGEO 581 — GIS, Geographic Data and Mapping
CGEO 605 — The Geography of the Canadian North
CGEO 609 —
CGEO 642 — Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS
CGEO 644 — Spatial Databases
CGEO 691 — Canadian Immigration: Patterns and Place
CGEO 702 — Technology and the Contemporary Environment
CGEO 703 — Perspectives on Environmental Management
CGEO 719 — GIS in Business: Strategic Mgmt Decisions
CGEO 720 — The Inner Landscape of Culture
CGEO 793 — The Geography of Toronto
CGEO 802 — The Geography of Recreation and Leisure
CGEO 803 — Recreation and Tourism Analysis
CGEO 820 — The Outer Landscape of Culture
CGEO 911 — GIS and Fire Services Management
CODA 100 — Principles of Demographic Analysis
CODA 110 — GIS Applications in Demography
CODA 120 — Advanced Demographic Applications
CODG 101 — Spatial Databases and Digital Cartography
CODG 102 — Digital Geography and Spatial Analysis
CODG 123 — Digital Geography Applications in Utilities Planning
CODG 124 — Digital Geography Applications in Business Decision-Making
CODG 125 — Digital Geography Applications for the Municipal Professional
CODG 126 — Digital Geography Applications in Environmental Management
CODG 127 — Digital Geography Applications in Community and Social Services
CODG 130 — Legal and Ethical Issues in GIS and Digital Data
CODG 131 — Issues and Innovations
CODG 132 — Customizing GIS Software: Applications Programming
CODG 133 — Map Algebra: Topology and Overlay
CODG 135 — Digital Image Processing and Applications
CODG 136 — Web Mapping
CODG 150 — Digital Geography Applications
CODG 210 — Spatial Database Management Systems
CODG 211 — Advanced GIS Programming
CODG 212 — Spatial Statistical Methods
CODG 213 — Internet GIS
CODG 220 — GIS Implementation
CODG 221 — GIS Project

Infrastructure Asset Management

Infrastructure asset management is a field in high demand, as much of our infrastructure is in need of renewal. Good infrastructure asset managers are required to achieve sustainable outcomes by applying holistic, systematic, and risk-based analyses and processes to decisions concerning an organization's or government's physical assets, including fixed plant and mobile equipment along with infrastructure. For more information, visit

Infrastructure Asset Management
Infrastructure asset management is geared toward the strategic knowledge and hands-on skills required for analyzing problems and providing long-range solutions associated with evaluation, preservation, rehabilitation and renewal of existing structures, together with repair materials, strategies, and risk, fiscal and asset management oversight. Infrastructures needing management during their repair, renewal, and maintenance cycles include roads, airports, railroads, transit systems, tunnels, water systems, levees, canals, dames, solid waste, broadband, and public spaces.

CKAM 160 — Infrastructure Repair
CKAM 170 — Sustainable Building Design
CKAM 180 — Preservation and Future Assets

Landscape Design

Landscape Design combines the fields of art, science, and humanities. The certificate program offers an excellent education in the fundamental components that comprise the field of landscape design. Through course offerings, you will learn how to analyze, plan, design, manage, and sustain the built and natural environment. For more information, visit


The mathematics courses outlined here will introduce you to new concepts and problem-solving skills that are relevant to a variety of personal and professional interests.


These introductory courses in physics have applications across a wide variety of professional fields. A basic understanding of the principles of physics is an important step in your understanding of science.

Program and Portfolio Management

These courses cover the distinct body of knowledge, skills, and strategies relevant to managing multiple projects and programs.

Project Management

These courses in project management provide you with an opportunity to acquire a level of knowledge and expertise that will permit you to contribute effectively to the management and the control of costs within any project environment.

Important Note: Students registered in the Project Management certificate should be aware that the Introductory Required Course (CTEC 210) is listed under the Technology Studies subject area.

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Robotics and Embedded Systems

These components – mobile, miniature, or standard – are utlized in different types of applications, including telecommunications, power distribution, electrical and electronic products, transport, and factory, medical, or commercial automation systems. Embedded systems are present in a wide range of manufactured products and system components. The infusion of this technology is expected to grow at a phenomenal pace and has increased the demand for professionals who are technologists with simultaneous expertise in both software and hardware.

Important Note: Students registered in the Robotics and Embedded Systems certificate should be aware that the introductory course (CSCI 130) is listed under the Science subject area.

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Sustainability Management

Sustainability is regarded as a global issue that will impact society and the world we live in. These courses provide you with an opportunity to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge of sustainability-related issues. For more information, visit

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