NOTE: Admission to the Bachelor of Information Systems program has been suspended, effective September 2015. For further information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science. 

Bachelor of Information Systems

Faculty of Computer Science

General Office: Faculty of Computer Science, 
Computer Science Information Technology Centre, Room ITC314 
Mailing Address: Faculty of Computer Science, 
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4566
Fax:  (506) 453-2566
Email:  fcs@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/cs/

General Information

Information Systems was established at UNB as a separate program in 2007. The BISys program is administered by the Faculty of Computer Science. The program educates professionals who apply information technology to solve problems within the business domain.

The BISys program is designed as a four-year program or five years if undertaken in conjunction with the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) or Professional Experience Program (PEP). Students entering the program are strongly encouraged to participate in either Co-op or PEP, as it is widely recognized that the experience gained is a valuable component of an Information Systems background. A description of the Co-op and PEP programs are found in Section G Undergraduate Degrees in the Computer Science section.

The Faculty of Computer Science also offers the following degree programs:

Curriculum

The program consists of 40 courses. The program consists of: required “core” courses from information systems, computer science, business administration, and mathematics, arts electives; and free electives. A minimum of 131 ch is required for the degree. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses used for credit towards the BISys degree.

Core Courses

CS 1073 Introduction to Computer Programming I (in Java)
CS 1083 Introduction to Computer Programming II (in Java)
CS 2043 Software Engineering I
CS 2253 Machine Level Programming
CS 3413 Operating Systems I
CS 3503 Systems Analysis, Design and Project Management
CS 3873 Net-centric Computing
CS 3997 Professional Practice
INFO 1003 Foundations of Information Systems
INFO 1103 Data and Information Management
INFO 2403 Information Security
INFO 3103 e-Business Software Development
INFO 3303 Enterprise Information Systems
INFO 3403 Information Systems Administration
INFO 4900 Information Systems Project
ADM 1113 Administration
ADM 1213 Financial Accounting
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing
ADM 2223 Managerial Accounting
ADM 2413 Principles of Finance
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour
ADM 2623 Business Statistics
ADM 2624 Management Science
ADM 3573 Organizational Design
MATH 1823 Calculus for Management Sciences
MATH 1833 Finite Mathematics for Management Sciences

Electives

Arts Electives
Students must take at least 3 courses offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Free electives
Students must take at least 10 other courses (min 30 ch) selected from a list of approved courses that can be obtained from the Faculty of Computer Science. At least two of these free elective courses (minimum of 6 ch) must be 2nd year or above.

NOTE: For both the 'Arts electives' and 'Free electives' requirements, courses worth 6 credit hours or more will count as two courses.

GENERAL NOTES
1. UNIV 0101 (formerly UNIV 1001), AESL 1011 and AESL 1012 will not be counted for credit toward degree programs offered by the Faculty of Computer Science.
2. Bachelor of Information Systems students should be aware that a Minor in Business may be obtained by selecting relatively few additional Business Administration courses as free electives. Students planning to minor in Business should select courses in consultation, and in advance, with the Faculty of Business Administration.

Minor in Information Systems

Students who are not registered in a degree program in the Faculty of Computer Science may complete a Minor in Information Systems by completing 8 courses as follows:

ADM 1213 Financial Accounting 
CS 1073 Introduction to Computer Programming I (in Java)
CS 3503 Systems Analysis, Design and Project Management
INFO 1003 Foundations of Information Systems
INFO 1103 Data and Information Management
INFO 3303 Enterprise Information Systems
INFO 3403 Information System Administration
One of 
CS 1083 Introduction to Computer Programming II (in Java)
INFO 2403 Information Security
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing
ADM 2223 Managerial Accounting
ADM 2413 Principles of Finance
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour
ADM 2624 Management Science
ADM 2815 Human Resource Management
ADM 3123 Business Law I

A grade of C or better is required in all courses offered for the Minor. Students working toward a Minor in Information Systems must make their intentions known to the Faculty of Computer Science.

Information Systems (BISys) Entrance Program 

  1. High School students who do not meet the admission requirements noted in the Admission Chart for direct entry to the BISys program but have a passing grade in each of the required courses and a minimum admission average of 60% may be considered for full time admission to an Entrance Program to the extent that capacity allows.
  2. Students enrolled in the BISys Entrance program are restricted to a maximum of 28 ch in the first year of studies.  This is a prescribed set of courses as determined by the Faculty, including courses in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, and Business Administration, as well as UNIV 0101.
  3. Students are required to meet with their Faculty Advisor on a semi-annual basis.
  4. Students who successfully complete their first year with a minimum grade of C in at least 20 ch of courses, obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0, regardless of the total number of credit hours completed, successfully complete UNIV 0101 and other conditions as may be outlined by the Faculty, will be approved for admission to the BISys program for the upcoming academic year.
  5. Students who do not succeed in completing the program requirements may not be permitted to continue in the BISys Entrance program nor enter the BISys degree program.
  6. Students can only register in the BISys Entrance program once.