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  1. First year courses offered by the School of Computer Science are available to everyone in the University, with the exception of some restrictions on Math Faculty students.

    Courses in second year and above are divided into two distinct streams, one for students registered in a Computer Science major plan and another designed for non-specialists who wish to become sophisticated computer users. CS major courses are designated with course numbers having middle digits 4 through 9 while non-specialist courses have course numbers with middle digits 0 through 3.

    Everyone is welcome to take non-specialist courses, except CS majors, subject to requisite requirements and resource constraints. CS majors courses are normally restricted to CS majors only. However, some are open to all Honours Math students or to all non-specialists, as noted in the requisites for each course.

    Any student not registered in an Honours CS plan may apply to take courses normally restricted to CS majors provided the student would be admissible to Computer Science and has met the stated prerequisites. Students must contact a Computer Science undergraduate advisor to determine the logistics and will normally be admitted provided there is room in the course after giving enrolment priority to CS majors.

    The phrase "Computer Science students", when used in the following course requisites, includes all students in any Honours plan offered wholly or jointly through the School of Computer Science.

  2. The basic sequence (CS 115 and 116) is intended for non-CS majors from any faculty. The core sequence (CS 135 and 136) is intended for CS majors and other interested students. The advanced sequence (CS 145 and 146) is intended for strong students. CS 136 or 146 is required for continuation in CS major courses.

  3. Computer Science relies on student pre-enrolment data to gauge demand for its courses. Every effort will be made to accommodate students who choose classes during the pre-enrolment period. Students who do not may be unable to take their preferred courses.

  4. The terms in which courses are offered may deviate from those indicated below. Students are advised to consult the "Schedule of Classes."

  5. A CS course that has not been excluded (as defined in the notes below Table I) may not be taken for credit if it is the prerequisite of another CS course that has already been passed.

  6. Students who have demonstrated exceptionally strong academic performance will be permitted to enrol in 600- or 700-level CS courses at the discretion of the instructor and Computer Science undergraduate advisors, if there is available capacity.

CS 100s


CS 100 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004360
Introduction to Computing through Applications
Using personal computers as effective problem solving tools for the present and the future. Effective use of spreadsheets to process, manipulate, and visualize numeric and textual information. Introduction to the Internet, World Wide Web, HTML, and XML. Algorithms underlying the functional components of web search engines and their influence on data access. Using wikis to publish, reshape, and organize data collaboratively. [Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: Not open to Mathematics or Electrical and Computer Engineering students.
Antireq: All second, third or fourth year computer science courses or equivalents
Only offered Online

CS 115 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012765
Introduction to Computer Science 1
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer science through the application of elementary programming patterns in the functional style of programming. Function definition and application. Tracing via substitution. Design, testing, and documentation. Recursive data definitions. Lists and trees. Functional and data abstraction.
[Note: See Note 2 above. Offered: F,W,S]
Antireq: CS 121, 122, 123, 125, 131, 132, 133, 135, 137, 138, 145, CHE 121, CIVE 121, ECE 150, GENE 121, PHYS 139, SYDE 121

CS 116 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012766
Introduction to Computer Science 2
This course builds on the techniques and patterns learned in CS 115 while making the transition to use of an imperative language. Generative and structural recursion. Mutation (assignment) and its role in an imperative language. Primitive types and basic I/O. Sequencing, selection, looping. Function definition and use. File and console I/O. Issues in computer science. [Also offered at St. Jerome's University in the Winter term. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 115 or 135.
Antireq: CS 134, 136, 137, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, 146

CS 135 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012040
Designing Functional Programs
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer science through the application of elementary programming patterns in the functional style of programming. Syntax and semantics of a functional programming language. Tracing via substitution. Design, testing, and documentation. Linear and nonlinear data structures. Recursive data definitions. Abstraction and encapsulation. Generative and structural recursion. Historical context.
[Note: See Note 2 above. Offered: F,W]
Antireq: CS 115, 121, 122, 123, 125, 131, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 145, CHE 121, CIVE 121, ECE 150, GENE 121, PHYS 139, SYDE 121

CS 136 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012041
Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
This course builds on the techniques and patterns learned in CS 135 while making the transition to use of an imperative language. It introduces the design and analysis of algorithms, the management of information, and the programming mechanisms and methodologies required in implementations. Topics discussed include iterative and recursive sorting algorithms; lists, stacks, queues, trees, and their application; abstract data types and their implementations.
[Note: See Note 2 above. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 116 or at least 60% in CS 135 or CS 145 taken fall 2011 or later.
Antireq: CS 134, 137, 138, CS 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier

CS 137 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012886
Programming Principles
Review of fundamental programming concepts and their application. Procedures and parameter passing. Arrays and structures. Recursion. Sorting. Pointers and simple dynamic structures. Space and time analysis of designs. Design methodologies. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Software Engineering students only

CS 138 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012887
Introduction to Data Abstraction and Implementation
Software abstractions via elementary data structures and their implementation; encapsulation and modularity; class and interface definitions; object instantiation; recursion; elementary abstract data types, including sequences, stacks, queues, and trees; implementation using linked structures and arrays; vectors and strings; memory models; automatic vs. dynamic memory management.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 137

CS 145 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012767
Designing Functional Programs (Advanced Level)
CS 145 is an advanced-level version of CS 135.
[Note: See Note 2 above. This course may be substituted for CS 135 in any degree plan or for prerequisite purposes. Offered: F]
Department Consent Required
Antireq: CS 115, 135, 137, 138

CS 146 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013657
Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction (Advanced Level)
CS 146 is an advanced-level version of CS 136.
[Note: See Note 2 above. This course may be substituted for CS 136 in any degree plan or for prerequisite purposes. Students who receive a good grade in CS 135 may contact the instructor of CS 146 to seek admission without the formal prerequisites. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 145 with a grade of at least 75%.
Antireq: CS 116, 136, 137, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier

CS 200s


CS 200 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004372
Concepts for Advanced Computer Usage
Important concepts underlying major personal computer application categories; methodologies for learning and evaluating software; operating system and hardware design from the user's point of view, with implications for maintaining a personal computer. Students are encouraged to use their own personal computer for assignments. A substantial project is required involving the integrated use of several applications.
[Note: Students with computing experience equivalent to CS 100 may also enrol in this course. Offered: F,S]
Prereq: CS 100 or Grade 11 or 12 or OAC Computer Science or 4M Computer and Information Science.
Antireq: All second, third or fourth year computer science courses

CS 230 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004374
Introduction to Computers and Computer Systems
Basic computer architecture, organization, system services, and software. Typology of processors, memory, I/O devices and their performance.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: One of CS 116, 136, 138, 146; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: CS 241, 251

CS 234 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004375
Data Types and Structures
Top-down design of data structures. Using representation-independent data types. Introduction to commonly used data types, including lists, sets, mappings, and trees. Selection of data representation.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,S]
Prereq: One of CS 116, 126/124, 134, 136, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, CS 146; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: CS 240

CS 240 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004377
Data Structures and Data Management
Introduction to widely used and effective methods of data organization, focusing on data structures, their algorithms, and the performance of these algorithms. Specific topics include priority queues, sorting, dictionaries, data structures for text processing.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: (CS 245 or SE 212), (CS 246 or 247), (one of STAT 206, 230, 240); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 234, ECE 250, SE 240

CS 241 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004378
Foundations of Sequential Programs
The relationship between high-level languages and the computer architecture that underlies their implementation, including basic machine architecture, assemblers, specification and translation of programming languages, linkers and loaders, block-structured languages, parameter passing mechanisms, and comparison of programming languages.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. CS 251 is a recommended corequisite. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 246 or (CS 138 and enrolled in Software Engineering); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 230, GENE 344

CS 245 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011405
Logic and Computation
Propositional and predicate logic. Soundness and completeness and theirimplications. Unprovability of formulae in certain systems. Undecidability of problems in computation, including the halting problem. Reasoning about programs. Correctness proofs for both recursive and iterative program constructions.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: (CS 136, 145 taken in fall 2010 or earlier or CS 146), MATH 135; Honours Mathematics students only.
Antireq: PMATH 330, SE 112/212

CS 246 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004380
Object-Oriented Software Development
Introduction to object-oriented programming and to tools and techniques for software development. Designing, coding, debugging, testing, and documenting medium-sized programs: reading specifications and designing software to implement them; selecting appropriate data structures and control structures; writing reusable code; reusing existing code; basic performance issues; debuggers; test suites.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier or CS 146 or a grade of 60% or higher in CS 136 or 138; Honours Mathematics or Software Engineering students only.
Antireq: GENE 342, SYDE 322/221

CS 247 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013805
Software Engineering Principles
Systematic methods for designing, coding, testing, and documenting medium-sized programs. Major topics include abstraction, modularity, software modeling, object-oriented programming and design, generic programming, testing and debugging.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: S]
Prereq: CS 241; Software Engineering students only.
Antireq: CS 246, SYDE 322

CS 251 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004382
Computer Organization and Design
Overview of computer organization and performance. Basics of digital logic design. Combinational and sequential elements. Data representation and manipulation. Basics of processor design. Pipelining. Memory hierarchies. Multiprocessors.
[Note: Students enrolled in CS/DHW should enrol in ECE 222. Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 134 or 136 or 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, CS 146; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: ECE 222, PHYS 353/392, SE 141

CS 300s


CS 330 LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004385
Management Information Systems
An introduction to information systems and their strategic role in business. Topics include types of information systems, organizational requirements, systems development strategies, decision support systems, data and information management, and information systems management, control and implementation. [Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: One of CS 116, 126/124, 134, 136, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, CS 146; Level at least 2B; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: AFM 241, CS 480/490, MSCI 441

CS 335 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013658
Computational Methods in Business and Finance
An introduction to numerical methods for business and finance. Floating-point arithmetic, interpolation. Methods for portfolio optimization and contingent-claims valuation. Solution of nonlinear equations. Monte Carlo methods, lattice methods, simulation of hedging strategies.
Prereq: (one of CS 116, 136, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, CS 146); MATH 136 or 146, MATH 237 or 247, STAT 231 or 241; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: AMATH 242/CM 271/CS 371, CS 370, ECE 204

CS 338 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004390
Computer Applications in Business: Databases
A user-oriented approach to the management of large collections of data. Methods used for the storage, selection and presentation of data. Common database management systems.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: One of CS 230, 234, 246, 330; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: CS 348, 448, ECE 456

CS 341 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004392
Algorithms
The study of efficient algorithms and effective algorithm design techniques. Program design with emphasis on pragmatic and mathematical aspects of program efficiency. Topics include divide and conquer algorithms, recurrences, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming, graph search and backtrack, problems without algorithms, NP-completeness and its implications.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 240 and (MATH 239 or 249); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: SE 240, SYDE 243

CS 343 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 011417
Concurrent and Parallel Programming
An introduction to concurrent and parallel programming, with an emphasis on language constructs. Major topics include: exceptions, coroutines, atomic operations, critical sections, mutual exclusion, semaphores, high-level concurrency, deadlock, interprocess communication, process structuring, shared memory and distributed architectures. Students will learn how to structure, implement and debug concurrent programs.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350; Computer Science students only

CS 348 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004417
Introduction to Database Management
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to fundamentals of database technology by studying databases from three viewpoints: those of the database user, the database designer, and the database administrator. It teaches the use of a database management system (DBMS) by treating it as a black box, focusing only on its functionality and its interfaces. Topics include: introduction to database systems, relational database systems, database design methodology, SQL and interfaces, database application development, concept of transactions, ODBC, JDBC, database tuning, database Administration, and current topics (distributed databases, data warehouses, data mining).
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 240; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 338, ECE 456

CS 349 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 011727
User Interfaces
An introduction to contemporary user interfaces, including the basics of human-computer interaction, the user interface design/evaluation process, the event abstraction, user interface components, specification of user interfaces, and the architectures within which user interfaces are developed. Implementation and evaluation of a typical user interface is considered.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W,S]
Prereq: CS 241 and one of MATH 115, 136, 146; Computer Science students only

CS 350 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 011416
Operating Systems
An introduction to the fundamentals of operating system function, design, and implementation. Topics include concurrency, synchronization, processes, threads, scheduling, memory management, file systems, device management, and security.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 240, 241, 246, (CS 251 or ECE 222); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: ECE 354, GENE/MTE 241, SE 350

CS 360 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004398
Introduction to the Theory of Computing
Models of computers including finite automata and Turing machines. Basics of formal languages with applications to the syntax of programming languages. Alternate characterizations of language classes. Proving unrecognizability. Unsolvable problems and their relevance to the semantics of programming.
[Note: Enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 240, 241 and (MATH 239 or 249); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 365

CS 365 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011347
Models of Computation
Finite automata and regular expressions. Pushdown automata and context-free grammars. Turing machines and undecidability. Time and space complexity. Diagonalization and hierarchies. CS 365 covers the material in CS 360 at an accelerated pace plus additional topics in computational complexity.
[Note: CS 365 may be substituted for CS 360 in any degree plan or for prerequisite purposes; enrolment is restricted; see Note 1 above. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 240, 241 and (MATH 239 or 249); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 360

CS 370 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004400
Numerical Computation
Principles and practices of basic numerical computation as a key aspect of scientific computation. Visualization of results. Approximation by splines, fast Fourier transforms, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, differential equations, floating point number systems, error, stability. Presented in the context of specific applications to image processing, analysis of data, scientific modeling.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: (One of MATH 118, 119, 128, 138, 148), (One of MATH 114, 115, 106/125, 136, 146), (One of CS 234, 241, 246); Not open to General Mathematics students.
Antireq: AMATH 242/341/CM 271/CS 371, CS 335, 337, ECE 204, 304

CS 371 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011363
Introduction to Computational Mathematics
A rigorous introduction to the field of computational mathematics. The focus is on the interplay between continuous models and their solution via discrete processes. Topics include: pitfalls in computation, solution of linear systems, interpolation, discrete Fourier transforms and numerical integration. Applications are used as motivation.
[Note: This course may be substituted for CS 370 in any degree plan or for prerequisite purposes; lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W,S]
Prereq: (One of CS 116, 134, 136, 138, 145 taken fall 2010 or earlier, CS 146), MATH 235 or 245, 237 or 247; Not open to General Mathematics students.
Antireq: CS 335, 337, 370, ECE 204
(Cross-listed with AMATH 242)

CS 398 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011409
Topics in Computer Science
See the Course Offerings List for topics available.
Prereq: CS 240 and (CS 246 or 247); Computer Science students only

CS 399 RDG 0.50Course ID: 011410
Readings in Computer Science
Prereq: CS 240 and (CS 246 or 247); Computer Science students only

CS 400s


CS 430 LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004404
Applications Software Engineering
An investigation into the role and function of software engineering practice in the construction of computer based systems. Topics include: requirements and specification; documentation techniques; analysis and design; implementation; testing and maintenance; management issues. [Offered: F,W]
Prereq: CS 330; Level at least 3A; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: CS 446/ECE 452, SE 464

CS 432 LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004405
Business Systems Analysis
Survey of organization and management theory. Systems theory and the systems approach. Systems design. Database concepts. Implementation and evaluation of computer based information systems. [Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 330; Level at least 3A; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: AFM 341/ACC 442, CS 445/ECE 451, MSCI 444, SE 463

CS 436 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004407
Networks and Distributed Computer Systems
An introduction to networks, protocols, and distributed systems. Layered models, resource management, naming, addressing and routing, reliable communication, security, and higher-level services.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: One of CS 230, 241, 246, 251; Not open to Computer Science students.
Antireq: CS 454, 456, ECE 428, 454

CS 442 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004410
Principles of Programming Languages
An exposure to important concepts and issues in contemporary programming languages. Data types, abstraction, and polymorphism. Program structure. Lambda calculus and functional programming, logic programming, object-oriented programming. Semantics of programming languages. Critical comparison of language features and programming methodologies using examples drawn from a variety of programming languages including Lisp, Prolog, ML, Ada, Smalltalk, Icon, APL, and Lucid. Programming assignments involve the use of some of these languages.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 240; Computer Science students only

CS 444 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004412
Compiler Construction
Phases of compilation. Lexical analysis and a review of parsing. Compiler-compilers and translator writing systems. LEX and YACC. Scope rules, block structure, and symbol tables. Runtime stack management. Parameter passage mechanisms. Stack storage organization and templates. Heap storage management. Intermediate code. Code generation. Macros.
[Note: This course involves project work. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350; Computer Science students only

CS 445 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004413
Software Requirements Specification and Analysis
Introduces students to the requirements definition phase of software development. Models, notations, and processes for software requirements identification, representation, analysis, and validation. Cost estimation from early documents and specifications.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W]
Prereq: CS 350; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: SE 463
(Cross-listed with ECE 451)

CS 446 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004414
Software Design and Architectures
Introduces students to the design, implementation, and evolution phases of software development. Software design processes, methods, and notation. Implementation of designs. Evolution of designs and implementations. Management of design activities.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,S]
Prereq: CS 350; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 430, SE 464
(Cross-listed with ECE 452)

CS 447 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004416
Software Testing, Quality Assurance and Maintenance
Introduces students to systematic testing of software systems. Software verification, reviews, metrics, quality assurance, and prediction of software reliability and availability. Related management issues.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 350; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: SE 465
(Cross-listed with ECE 453)

CS 448 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012300
Database Systems Implementation
The objective of this course is to introduce students to fundamentals of building a relational database management system. The course focuses on the database engine core technology by studying topics such as storage management (data layout, disk-based data structures), indexing, query processing algorithms, query optimization, transactional concurrency control, logging and recovery.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 348 and (CS 350 or SE 350); Computer Science students only

CS 449 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013910
Human-Computer Interaction
An introduction to the fundamental theories, methods, and research in the design and evaluation of novel computational artifacts designed to meet real-world human needs.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work.]
Prereq: CS 240, 241; Level at least 3B; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: SYDE 348

CS 450 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004418
Computer Architecture
The course is intended to provide the student with an appreciation of modern computer design and its relation to system architecture, compiler technology and operating system functionality. The course places an emphasis on design based on the measurement of performance and its dependency on parallelism, efficiency, latency and resource utilization.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work.]
Prereq: (CS 245 or SE 112/212) and (CS 350 or ECE 354 or MTE 241 or SE 350); Computer Science students only.
Antireq: ECE 429

CS 452 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004419
Real-time Programming
Intended to give students experience with tools and techniques of real-time programming, this course includes not only issues of microcomputer architecture and a real-time programming language and operating system, but also hands-on experience programming a microcomputer for applications such as process control, data acquisition and communication.
[Note: This course involves project work. Offered: F,S]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350; Computer Science students only

CS 454 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004420
Distributed Systems
An introduction to distributed systems, emphasizing the multiple levels of software in such systems. Specific topics include fundamentals of data communications, network architecture and protocols, local-area networks, concurrency control in distributed systems, recovery in distributed systems, and clock synchronization.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350; Computer Science students only

CS 456 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 010167
Computer Networks
An introduction to network architectures and protocols, placing emphasis on protocols used in the Internet. Specific topics include application layer protocols, network programming, transport protocols, routing, multicast, data link layer issues, multimedia networking, network security, and network management. [Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CS 350 or ECE 354; Computer Science students only.
Antireq: CS 436, ECE 358, 428

CS 457 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004422
System Performance Evaluation
Basic techniques of system performance evaluation. Specific topics include: performance modeling, discrete event simulation, verification and validation of simulation models, analysis of simulation output, analysis of single server queue and queueing networks, modeling of computer systems, networks, and other queueing or non-queueing systems.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work.]
Prereq: (CS 246 or 247) and (one of STAT 206, 231, 241); Computer Science students only

CS 458 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 012980
Computer Security and Privacy
Security and privacy issues in various aspects of computing. Specific topics include: comparing security and privacy, program security, writing secure programs, controls against program threats, operating system security, formal security models, network security, Internet application security and privacy, privacy-enhancing technologies, database security and privacy, inference, data mining, security policies, physical security, economics of security, and legal and ethical issues.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350. Computer Science students only.
Antireq: ECE 458

CS 462 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004424
Formal Languages and Parsing
Languages and their representations. Grammars --Chomsky hierarchy. Regular sets and sequential machines. Context-free grammars -- normal forms, basic properties. Pushdown automata and transducers. Operations on languages. Undecidable problems in language theory. Applications to the design of programming languages and compiler construction.
Prereq: CS 360 or 365; Computer Science students only

CS 466 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004426
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Algorithmic approaches and methods of assessment that reflect a broad spectrum of criteria, including randomized algorithms, amortized analysis, lower bounds, approximation algorithms, and on-line algorithms. Particular examples will be chosen from different areas of active research and application. [Offered: F,S]
Prereq: CM 339/CS 341; Computer Science students only

CS 467 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011497
Introduction to Quantum Information Processing
Basics of computational complexity; basics of quantum information; quantum phenomena; quantum circuits and universality; relationship between quantum and classical complexity classes; simple quantum algorithms; quantum Fourier transform; Shor factoring algorithm; Grover search algorithm; physical realization of quantum computation; error-correction and fault-tolerance; quantum key distribution. [Offered: W]
Prereq: One of MATH 114, 115, 235, 245; Level at least 4A; Not open to General Mathematics students
(Cross-listed with CO 481, PHYS 467)

CS 473 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011446
Medical Image Processing
An introduction to computational problems in medical imaging. Sources of medical images (MRI, CT, ultrasound, PET) as well as reconstruction methods for MRI and CT. Image manipulation and enhancement such as denoising and deblurring. Patient motion correction and optimal image alignment. Tissue classification and organ delineation using image topology.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: AMATH 242/341/CM 271/ CS 371 or CS 370; Not open to General Mathematics students

CS 475 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011444
Computational Linear Algebra
Basic concepts and implementation of numerical linear algebra techniques and their use in solving application problems. Special methods for solving linear systems having special features. Direct methods: symmetric, positive definite, band, general sparse structures, ordering methods. Iterative methods: Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel, SOR, conjugate gradient. Computing and using orthogonal factorizations of matrices. QR and SVD methods for solving least squares problems. Eigenvalue and singular value decompositions. Computation and uses of these decompositions in practice.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F]
Prereq: AMATH 242/341/CM 271/CS 371 or CS 370; Not open to General Mathematics students.
Antireq: CM/CS 372, 472

CS 476 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 003352
Numeric Computation for Financial Modeling
The interaction of financial models, numerical methods, and computing environments. Basic computational aspects of option pricing and hedging. Numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, strong and weak convergence. Generating correlated random numbers. Time-stepping methods. Finite difference methods for the Black-Scholes equation. Discretization, stability, convergence. Methods for portfolio optimization, effect of data errors on portfolio weights.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Students who receive a good grade in CS 335 may contact the instructor of CS 476 to seek admission without the formal prerequisites. Offered: W]
Prereq: (AMATH 242/341/CM 271/CS 371 or CS 370) and STAT 231/241; Not open to General Mathematics students

CS 482 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004434
Computational Techniques in Biological Sequence Analysis
Computer science principles and algorithms in biological sequence analysis. Topics include algorithms for sequence comparison, for large-scale database search in biological databases, for sequence assembly, for evolutionary tree reconstruction, for identifying important features in DNA and RNA sequences, and underlying computational techniques for understanding strings and trees and for making probabilistic inferences. [Offered: S]
Prereq: BIOL 365, CM 339/CS 341, STAT 241 or at least 60% in STAT 231

CS 483 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010043
Computational Techniques in Structural Bioinformatics
Algorithms and techniques used in the identification and functional characterization of cellular proteins. Topics include: protein databases, gene expression analysis, protein structure prediction, protein function prediction, active site detection and ligand docking, protein-protein interaction, HTCS (High Throughput Conformational Search), and QSAR (Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships). [Offered: W]
Prereq: BIOL 365, CM 339/CS 341, STAT 231 or 241

CS 484 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013912
Computational Vision
Introduction to image and vision understanding by computer. Camera-system geometry, image formation and lighting, and image acquisition. Basic visual processes for recognition of edges, regions, lines, and surfaces. Processing of stereo images, and motion in image sequences. Object recognition. Applications of computer-vision systems.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work.]
Prereq: (AMATH 242/341/CM 271/CS 371 or CS 370) and STAT 230 or 240; Computer Science students only

CS 485 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013911
Machine Learning: Statistical and Computational Foundations
Extracting meaningful patterns from random samples of large data sets. Statistical analysis of the resulting problems. Common algorithmic paradigms for such tasks. Central concepts: VC-dimension, margins of a classifier, sparsity and description length. Performance guarantees: generalization bounds, data dependent error bounds and computational complexity of learning algorithms. Common paradigms: neural networks, kernel methods and support-vector machines. Applications to data mining.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work.]
Prereq: CS 341 and (STAT 206 or 230 or 240); Computer Science students only

CS 486 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 004435
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Goals and methods of artificial intelligence. Methods of general problem solving. Knowledge representation and reasoning. Planning. Reasoning about uncertainty. Machine learning. Multi-agent systems. Natural language processing.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: CM 339/CS 341 or SE 240; Computer Science students only.
Coreq: STAT 206 or 231 or 241.

CS 487 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004436
Introduction to Symbolic Computation
An introduction to the use of computers for symbolic mathematical computation, involving traditional mathematical computations such as solving linear equations (exactly), analytic differentiation and integration of functions, and analytic solution of differential equations.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 234 or 240 or SE 240; Honours Mathematics or Software Engineering students only

CS 488 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004437
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Software and hardware for interactive computer graphics. Implementation of device drivers, 3-D transformations, clipping, perspective, and input routines. Data structures, hidden surface removal, colour shading techniques, and some additional topics will be covered.
[Note: This course involves project work. Offered: F,W,S]
Prereq: (CM 339/CS 341 or SE 240) and (CS 350 or SE 350) and (CS 370 or 371); Computer Science students only

CS 489 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010044
Advanced Topics in Computer Science
See the Course Offerings List for topics available.
Prereq: Level at least 3B; Computer Science students only

CS 490 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004433
Information Systems Management
The integration of business and technical considerations in the design, implementation and management of information systems. Topics include: IS planning and development; business, management, executive, and strategic information systems, including case studies of selected large- scale systems; decision support systems; end-user training and development; systems security, disaster planning and recovery. Practical examples of information systems in industry. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 350 or SE 350; Computer Science students only

CS 492 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004438
The Social Implications of Computing
This course is designed to consider the problems encountered by individuals, organizations and society as computer technology is adopted, with a view towards assessing possible courses of action. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CS 240; Computer Science students only

CS 497 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012280
Multidisciplinary Studies in Computer Science
See the Course Offerings list for topics available.
Prereq: Level at least 3B; Computer Science students only

CS 499R RDG 0.50Course ID: 004444
Readings in Computer Science
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3B; Computer Science students only

CS 499T PRJ 0.50Course ID: 012560
Honours Thesis
The student will undertake new analysis, synthesis, measurement, or experimentation to produce a document that demonstrates a depth of understanding of a topic that goes beyond what is obtained in a standard undergraduate education.
[Note: Offered for CR/NCR only. CS 499R is recommended. A detailed thesis proposal and names of a supervisor and reader are required.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Computer Science students only