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1 Faculty of Computer Science Be Creative. Design Solutions. Help People.

2 1980s2010s2020s Technology is Changing Lives

3 Today, there simply arent enough people with the right skills to fill the growing demand for computer scientists and computer engineers. This is a critical problem because technology holds the key to progress, and to addressing many of the worlds most pressing problems, including health care, education, global inequality and climate change. - Bill Gates, February 2008

4 SO YOU WANT A JOB AFTER GRADUATION? In , Canadian employers will need to hire 106,000 ICT workers New Brunswick Information and Communications Technology Council, ctic.ca/Outlook_2011/exec_en. html "I don't believe enough young people realize the opportunity that exists in the ICT sector From If you need a job, IT is the place to be, in The Daily Gleaner, January 29th, David Alward, premier of New Brunswick

5 Computer Science at UNB Combine your interests: Computer Science is used in every field! Graduate debt-free with co-op Career statistics for CS grads Admissions, scholarships, student life

6 What are Computing Careers all about? #1: Problem Solving. Computing professionals use analytical thinking and an understanding of technology to solve problems in all areas of life.

7 What are Computing Careers all about? #2: Creativity. Computing professionals invent brand new ways of using computers, and design graphics and interfaces for electronic devices.

8 What are Computing Careers all about? #3: Teamwork. Computing professionals combine their skills, personality and expertise with others to solve complex problems in creative ways.

9 Women in Computing The worlds first electronic computer calculated ballistics trajectories during WWII. Of the six main programmers, how many were women?

10 You Can Combine Computer Science with Other Interests! What You Need to Know: # 1

11 Combine Your Interests Bachelor of Computer Science Whats next? Graduates work in every industry, from software, gaming and app development to finance, government and healthcare. Some even go on to medical school! The program: Study the fundamentals of Computer Science and learn to design and build innovative computer applications. Choose one of 6 areas of specialization, or minor in another field to combine your interests.

12 Combine Your Interests Bachelor of Information Systems Whats next? Graduates take on crucial roles such as business analyst, application developer or project manager, providing leadership that aligns business with ICT in their industry of choice. The program: Apply information technology to improve business processes and decision making within any kind of organization. You will learn both computing skills and key business skills like finance, marketing, accounting and management.

13 Combine Your Interests Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Whats next? Software engineers are particularly qualified to work on safety-critical applications, such as those found in the aviation, medical and energy industries. The program: Apply engineering concepts to the design and maintenance of reliable, safe and efficient software systems. Considered an Engineering degree, students are eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer upon graduation.

14 Combine Your Interests Concurrent Programs: Graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science and a… Bachelor of Science (5 yrs*) – major in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Bachelor of Arts (5 yrs*) – combine Computer Science with an Arts major of your choice. Bachelor of Science in Geodesy/Geomatics Engineering (6 yrs*) – study the technology behind satellite, mapping and GPS systems * not including co-op

15 Well Change Your World

16 Computer Science at UNB Combine your interests Graduate debt-free with co-op: Use work terms to earn while you learn! Career statistics for CS grads Admissions, scholarships, student life

17 How Does Co-op Work? Alternate study terms and work terms. Step 1: Choose jobs to apply for from the list Step 2: Companies interview on-campus Step 3: Get matched with an employer!

18 Full-time work experience in between school terms Graduate with 16 to 24 months experience Try out various types of jobs (and locations) Attractive salaries Earn $13 to $25 per hour Graduate with little or no debt No need for a part-time job Co-op Benefits

19 Systems AnalystResearch in Motion, Fredericton Help Desk AnalystUNB – Integrated Technology Services, Fredericton Multimedia Programmer for Satellite Program Canadian Space Agency, Montreal Student software developerCanada Revenue Agency, PEI Web applications developerMedavie Blue Cross, Moncton Software EngineerLockheed Martin Canada, Halifax Application DevelopmentExxon Mobile, Calgary, Alberta Software DeveloperMcCain Foods, Florenceville Network Security Research Assistant Communications Research Centre, Ottawa Sample Co-op Jobs

20 One BCS student spent his first summer term working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Montreal. He took raw satellite data and turned it into a visual animation used in museums and during tours of the CSA! The Co-op Experience

21 Our incredible Co-op program can help you graduate debt-free! What You Need to Know: # 2

22 Estimated Co-op Student Budget YEARTUITIONCO-OP FEECO-OP INCOME Year 1: (study, study, work 1 ) $6,700$730$8,400 Year 2: (study, work 2, study) $6,700$730$8,850 Year 3: ( work 3, study, work 4 ) $3,350$1,460$19,650 Year 4: (study, work 5, work 6 ) $3,350$1,460$21,300 Year 5: (study, study, [grad]) $6,700$0 TOTALS$26,800$4,380$58,200 Extra Income: $58,200 – ($26,800 + $4,380) = $27,020 Based on average wages. Many co-op students use extra to pay living expenses and graduate debt-free.

23 Computer Science at UNB Combine your interests Graduate debt-free with co-op Career statistics for CS grads: Your skills will be in high demand! Admissions, scholarships, student life

24 From: Statistics Canada, 2008 degree production and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Projected Average Annual Job Openings ( ) = Masters/PhD = Bachelors = Projected job openings Engineering (including Architecture) Mathematics, Computer and Information Science Physical and Life Science Canada Degree Production and Annual Employment Projections A Great Time for A Career in Computing Business, management and public administration

25 From: National Center for Education Statistics, 2010 degree production and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projected Average Annual Job Openings ( ) United States Degree Production and Annual Employment Projections A Great Time for A Career in Computing Engineering Computer and Information Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Business, management and marketing = Masters/PhD = Bachelors = Projected job openings

26 High Demand Means: Job Availability

27 High Demand Means: Job Security The unemployment rate in the tech sector in Canada is extremely low – around 2 – 3% The ICT industry was less affected by the recent recession than other sectors Computing professionals are needed in jobs all over Canada.

28 High Demand Means: Higher Wages Q: In NB, what starting salary can an average University graduate expect? A: Around $35K is a reasonable expectation in NB. $35K per year = about $17.50/hr Q: What salary offers do new Faculty of Computer Science graduates receive? A: CS graduates commonly make $45K to $55K in their first year after graduation. Some earn $70K or more. $50K per year = about $25.00/hr $70K per year = about $35.00/hr

29 High Demand Means: Entrepreneurship The Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) for innovation and entrepreneurship Network with local tech entrepreneurs, learn to develop mobile apps, join a team or even start your own company!

30 Computer Science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies! What You Need to Know: # 3

31 Computer Science prepares you for a career with a number of amazing companies! Computing professionals work at…

32 Computer Science at UNB Combine your interests Graduate debt-free with co-op Career statistics for CS grads Admissions, scholarships, student life: Small classes and a friendly atmosphere

33 WHATS NEXT? The Future Student Newsletter A monthly about how Computer Science is used in the real world and what life is like for our students. Come for a Tour! Meet our co-op coordinator, sit in on a class, and tour our classrooms, labs and student spaces. Lunch is on us!

34 Application Deadline – March 31 st Scholarship Deadline – March 1 st Required Courses: English and Math English 122 Pre-Calculus 12A Pre-Calculus 12B Required Courses: Science Bachelor of Computer Science: Physics 122 or Chemistry 122 or Biology 122 Bachelor of Information Systems: No Science Requirement Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering: Both Physics 122 and Chemistry 122 Required Grade Average: 75% N.B. Admission Requirements

35 Application Deadline – March 31 st Scholarship Deadline – March 1 st Required Courses: English and Math English 12 Advanced Math 12 or Academic Math 12 Pre-Calculus Math 12 Required Courses: Science Bachelor of Computer Science: Physics 12 or Chemistry 12 or Biology 12 Bachelor of Information Systems: No Science Requirement Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering: Both Physics 12 and Chemistry 12 Required Grade Average: 75% N.S. Admission Requirements

36 Application Deadline – March 31 st Scholarship Deadline – March 1 st Required Courses: English and Math English 621 Math 521A or Math 521B One of: Math 621A, 621B, 611A or 611B Required Courses: Science Bachelor of Computer Science: Physics 621 or Chemistry 621 or Biology 621 Bachelor of Information Systems: No Science Requirement Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering: Both Physics 621 and Chemistry 621 Required Grade Average: 75% P.E.I. Admission Requirements $200 Travel Voucher for P.E.I. Students!

37 Absolutely No Programming Experience Required to Apply! What You Need to Know: # 4

38 Scholarship Deadline – March 1st This year, incoming Faculty of Computer Science students received $269,000 in scholarships! Visit STEM Scholarship - $60,000 RIM Scholarship - $3,000 Entrance scholarships at UNB for high achieving high schoolers. Visit Hundreds of thousands of dollars in external scholarships! Visit Scholarship Opportunities

39 UNB FCS! Class sizes < 40 students One-on-one attention and support Tutoring for first-year courses through Student Success Centre Friendly student body House Cup competition Monthly board game nights and other social events

40 #1: Identify personality, interests, skills and strengths #2: Consider options #3: Combine your interests #4: Specialize over time A Career In Computing? So Many Options! Now Later

41 After Graduation The experience I gained in the co-op program at UNB was invaluable in landing me a middle- level software development position directly after graduating. I work and live in Toronto, writing iPhone and iPad apps for a tech startup named Keek. ~Ash Furrow BCS11

42 Now Is The Time! Get a great job when youre done! Gain valuable work experience and potentially graduate debt-free with our Co-op program! Combine Computer Science with other interests!

43 Typical First Year of BCS Program (5 courses each term) Fall Term Sept – Dec Winter Term Jan – Apr Introduction to Computer Programming I (in Java) Introduction to Calculus I Overview of Computer Science Arts/Science/Business Elective x 2 Introduction to Computer Programming II (in Java) Introduction to Calculus II Discrete Structures Data and Information Management Arts/Science/Business Elective

44 Typical First Year of BISys Program (5 courses each term) Fall Term Sept – Dec Winter Term Jan – Apr Introduction to Computer Programming I (in Java) Business Math I Introduction to Business Economics (Micro) Arts/Free Elective Introduction to Computer Programming II (in Java) Business Math II Foundations of Information Systems Economics (Macro) Arts/Free Elective

45 Typical First Year of BScSwE Program (5 courses each term) Fall Term Sept – Dec Winter Term Jan – Apr Introduction to Computer Programming I (in Java) Introduction to Calculus I Intro to Linear Algebra Physics Engineering Design and Communication Introduction to Computer Programming II (in Java) Introduction to Computer Programming (in MATLAB) Introduction to Calculus II Electricity and Magnetism Chemistry


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