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UTP Stage II: Computing Science, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
UTP Stage II: Computing Science at Simon Fraser University is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree program. It provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of computing to help you choose your area of specialization for your undergraduate degree.
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Areas of study:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Computing Science dual degree (with Zhejiang University, China)
  • Computing Systems
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • Programming Languages and Software
  • Software Systems (major)
  • Theoretical Computing Science


Potential career paths
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Database administration
  • Game development
  • Information security
  • Programmer
  • Software engineering
  • Web design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Computer Programming I
  • Introduction to Computer Programming II
  • Literary Classics or Literature and Culture
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Behavior in Organizations
  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Canada Since Confederation
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Critical Thinking
  • East/West (World Literature)
  • Environmental Economics
  • Global Perspectives on Health
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Introduction to Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Introduction to the Description of English Grammar
  • Literature across Cultures
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Studio Physics
  • The Social History of Canada
  • The Wonder of Words

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27576 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27571 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27576 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27571 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The bursary is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study within one program only with a Navitas member institution. The bursary does not apply to additional units or repeat units that may also be undertaken and excludes mixed English options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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