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The AU Faculty of Science and TechnologySchool of Computing and Information Systems

Relevant, engaging, and up-to-date computing and information systems education

Get the skills you need to be competitive in the demanding and ever-changing field of computing and information systems (CIS). Take a course or two or complete a program at your own pace.

Our online programs include undergraduate certificates and degrees in computing and information systems, as well as a Master of Science in Information Systems. Our offerings are rounded out by graduate certificates in the following areas:

  • data analytics
  • information security
  • information technology management

The graduates of all our programs are self-motivated analytical thinkers with the skills to enrich any team. Their leadership and creative problem-solving skills make them stand out.

Why study computing and information systems at Athabasca University?

Our students and academic staff work together to share ideas and learn. The learning experiences and feedback of our students are as important to course development as industry needs.

Our courses are flexible and supported by tutoring services. If you’re in an undergraduate program, you only need to take one course a year. Graduate programs have a generous deadline. Work around your job or home life to make your education work for you.

Many of our faculty members are world-class researchers in their fields. Interested students can take part in national and international research projects.

Are you ready to take one of our programs or courses?

To succeed in our courses, you need a basic understanding of computers and reasonable skills in math. If you are new to the IT field, take these quizzes to test your computer literacy and math skills:

Once you have completed the quizzes please feel free to contact our academic advisors to discuss your readiness for our programs.

About our programs

Both our undergraduate and graduate programs align with internationally adopted curricula.

Our undergraduate programs use ACM/IEEE Computer Science model curriculum as a reference.

The graduate programs are based on the MSIS 2000 and MSIS 2006 Model Curricula sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association for Information Systems (AIS), with the additional rigour of a technology specialization.

Our programs are reviewed regularly to ensure their currency and relevancy to the advancement of computing and information systems, and the industry needs.

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What it's like to study in School of Computing and Information Systems

Most of our students work full- or part-time and plan their program around work and family commitments. You will have access to the tools and support you need to balance your studies with your life.

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