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bachelor

Degree

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

bachelor

Degree

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $19,568 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    65 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-August 01-May-2023 2023-05-01

Overview

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

Computer systems technologists solve computer-related issues for businesses, government agencies, utilities, law enforcement agencies, health services providers, educational institutions and more. 

This program lets you specialize in areas that interest you the most, including programming, software design, mobile application programming, data communications and web design.

The two-year Computer Systems Technology diploma is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and Regina Campus, with a number of courses also available through distance and/or continuing education.

Comprehensive technical training gives you a solid foundation of theory and hands-on lab practice in:

  • designing, installing and managing local area networks
  • developing computer programs in various programming languages
  • developing interactive web pages with multimedia components
  • developing proficiency in several common computer application packages
  • installing and configuring computer hardware and software
  • performing systems analysis and design
  • programming apps for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
  • providing end-user technical support services
  • troubleshooting and repairing hardware problems

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,168

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,032
Accommodation 1 bed room $2,600
Tuition 1 person $19,568

Hourly wage

Min wage

13 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
5
listening
5
writing
5
speaking
5
reading

TOEFL

81
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: 105

Applicants may be conditionally waitlisted and/or conditionally accepted where proof of registration in an English language Centre program is provided. 

Proof must include a specified date by which the individual is anticipated to meet the ELP requirement.

Successful completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic-recognized ESL program from a Canadian college or university, if it is considered equivalent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s required TOEFL iBT or IELTS admission requirements. 

Proficiency equivalents will be reviewed by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s International Admissions Representative in consultation with the relevant program head. Registrar approval will be required.

Pre-EAP

If you are just starting to learn English with an IELTS score of less than 5.5, you can take Pre-EAP courses to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
Pre-EAP (CW L1)
Below 4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L2)
4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L3)
4.5
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L4)
5.0 (no band <4.5)
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online

EAP 

Advance your social and academic English skills with these courses to achieve the IELTS level needed to begin your program study at Sask Polytech.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
EAP 1
5.5
15 weeks
$4,500
January and May
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon
EAP 2
6.0
15 weeks
$4,500
May and September
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon

Find your level

 IELTSTOEFL iBTPTEDuolingo
Pre-EAP (CW L2)4.0282460
Pre-EAP (CW L3)4.5323070
(no band <50)
Pre-EAP (CW L4)5.0354080
(no band <60)
EAP 15.5464590
(no band <70)
EAP 26.0
(no band <5.5;
at least one band >6.0)
6250100 
(no band <80)

Academic background and requirement

  • Grade 12
  • Minimum 60% in Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Minimum 70% in one of the following sciences: Physics 30, Chemistry 30 or Computer Science 30
  • Minimum overall average of 65%

 
*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Minimum of 70% in Math B30

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. 

Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

Career opportunities

  • Mobile Application Programmer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Computer Network Technician

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