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Degree

Diploma in Computer Information Systems

About the program

  • 22,650 CAD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 2-3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Co-op

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Diploma in Computer Information Systems

This 60-credit diploma program provides graduates with diverse computing knowledge to meet the computer and information system needs of organizations of all sizes. 

The program is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in computer systems and user support, network administration, systems design and foundational programming. 

The Computer Information Systems programs (CISY) offer a unique practitioner-oriented approach to systems support and software development. 

Computer Information Systems courses are offered by the Computer Science and Information Technology department.

The Computer Information Systems diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. 

Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. 

Students can complete two work semesters while completing their diploma. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters. Work semesters alternate with academic study.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration and Entrance Requirements

  • Declaration into the Diploma in Computer Information Systems program.
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Maximum of 30 credits completed

KPU graduates who complete the prescribed courses in the Computer Information Systems (CISY) diploma or certificate program will be able to transition into the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology degree program at KPU.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,246

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$6,744

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career Opportunities

  • Network administrator
  • Systems and user support Technician
  • Database design and manager
  • Systems analysis and designer
  • Software developer
  • Web design and developer
  • C# & Java Programmer

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