Academic Programs Committee Reports
To: University Council
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Re: College of Arts and Science - Revisions to the entrance requirements for the Internship program in Computer Science
Summary of proposal:
To revise the entrance requirements for the Computer Science Internship program such that students in the Post-Degree Specialization Certificate program may qualify to enter the program.
All students must have completed at least 3 of CMPT 330, 340, 360, 370, 373, 374, and must have achieved an average of 65 per cent on their CMPT courses.
When the Internship Program in Computer Science was developed, the department assumed that only students in the Four-year program would want to participate. Within the past two years, a number of students in the Post-Degree Specialization Certificate program have also expressed an interest in participating, primarily because of the work experience which the internship program provides. The revision in the entrance requirements for the program, to require completion of 300-level courses, and to require a 65 per cent average in Computer Science, ensures that all students applying to enter the Internship program will have a similar level of competence in computer science.
Impact and Relationships:
There is no impact on students in other programs. The admission of PDSC students into the internship program will not reduce the placements available for B.Sc. Four-year students.
Additional resources required:
Committee Comments and Recommendation
Academic Programs Committee: The Academic Programs Committee recommends approval of this change (Jan. 19, 2000)
Budget Committee: The Budget Committee recommends approval (Feb. 2, 2000)
Planning Committee: The Planning Committee recommends approval (Jan. 25, 2000)
cc: College of Arts and Science