FAQ
Coop Related
1.
Can we graduate on a coop term?
A.
With special permission from a committee. Asking
Margo will do.
2.
The
coop site (student handbook) says students normally may not
participate in consecutive summer work terms nor three consecutive
coop terms, how come some students are able to do it?
A.
Consecutive summer work terms are fine. Three consecutive work
terms can only be done if two or more of them were for the same
company.
3.
When it comes to coop, how recommended is CMPT212?
A.
Very. In fact, some coop positions require CMPT212.
However, if you know your C++, and can demonstrate your knowledge
upon request, you do not have to take CMPT212 to apply for those
positions.
4.
Is there a big difference between a coop designation (4
coops) and a coop certificate (3 coops)?
A.
With a coop designation, “Cooperative Education” will
appear on the Bachelor’s Parchment. It is not the case with the
coop certificate.
Course Registration
1.
The CMPT upper level constraint for registration is
strictly for CMPT courses? (So MACM316 does not count?)
A.
That’s correct.
2.
With the tuition going up, will the upper level course
constraint (in terms of number of courses taken at once) be lifted?
A. The
constraint has been lifted.
3.
When is the deadline to drop courses without penalty?
A.
A week (7 days) after the last day for someone to start
registration. For example, for the next semester (current semester
is 20022), it will be August 9 (since
the latest registration date for 20023 is August 2).
Graduation Requirements
1.
A CMPT Major needs 45 uppers, and 30 CMPT (strictly CMPT?)
hours cannot count toward any other program. Does that mean
MACM316 can be counted toward a MATH minor?
A.
Yes MACM316 can count toward a MATH minor. And Yes, the 30
hour CMPT is strictly on CMPT courses.
2.
When the calendar says 50 CMPT/MACM credits, does it
include courses like MATH408 and MATH343 as well?
A.
No. But an appeal can be made. I will need to appeal about
MATH308 (or one of the MATH courses from Table III). Margo said it
should be OK.
3.
My AP transfer credits count toward the lower division
requirements, even though some are not associated with SFU
courses?
A.
Yes.
Degrees and Certificates
1.
Which is better, an Honors degree in Computing Science, or
a Majors in Computing Science and a Minor in Math?
A.
Definitely the Major plus the Minor. It weighs more on the
resume and takes less time to complete.
2.
What are the benefits of pursuing an honors degree?
A.
Will POSSIBLY make grad school application easier.
Grad School
1.
Which upper division CMPT and MATH courses are most helpful
to grad school?
A.
Depends on field, but typically cannot go wrong with
algorithmic ones.
2.
Where can we obtain scholarship information for grad
school?
A.
Email the Graduate Advisor,
Dr. Bhattacharya, for more info.
