Computing Systems & Physics

Benefit from small-group lab work and develop a strong foundation for further education through graduate studies at the masters and Ph.D. level and beyond.

Combine your love of deciphering how the offline world works using the laws of physics, with a desire to pursue a career in computer science. Computing Systems & Physics gives you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of subjects, including hardware and software interfaces, electronics, software design, networks, distributed operating systems, and the underlying principles of physics and mathematics. An understanding of leading-edge technology combined with a foundation in physics will help you answer questions about the particles and forces composing our universe, along with the rich complexities that arise through their interactions.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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"What I love about Software Engineering is that I am able to build things and complete a fourth year capstone project with a group of my peers."

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Career Opportunities

  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Network Specialist
  • Research Scientist
  • Software Systems Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer

Popular Courses:

  • Computer Organization
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • High Performance Computing
  • Introductory Quantum Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Statistical and Thermal Physics
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • MHF4U or MCV4U
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