Bachelor of Computer Information Systems

About the program

The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) program prepares students for successful employment in today's information technology industry by combining an emphasis on learning and understanding business processes with a solid technical foundation.

Students extend their learning and apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting by completing a mandatory four-month work term. Or, students can opt to complete up to three Co-operative Education work terms. By partnering with Mount Royal, you receive access to talented young professionals that add real value to any organization.

What our students can do for you

The curriculum in both programs emphasizes the following skills and capabilities:

Software design and development

  • Experience with the software development life cycle
  • Use appropriate data structures in programs
  • Test methodologies

Web design and development

  • Apply modern practices and standards to design and construct websites
  • Develop Internet applications
  • Integrate websites and web applications with server-side databases

Networks and system infrastructures

  • Network administration and security
  • Manage system administration with respect to architecture, configuration and maintenance
  • Hardware architecture
  • Operating system components and management

Systems analysis and integration

  • Capture user requirements, translate requirements to specifications and perform analyses
  • Generate quality system proposals
  • Facilitate project planning and management
  • Adopt quality assurance principles

Database design and development

  • Operational fundamentals of databases
  • Design, develop and implement database applications to solve business problems

Business fundamentals

  • Competencies in business-related areas such as marketing, accounting and management

Student availability

Typically, mandatory work terms occur in the summer (May to August) after the second year. Co-op students, however, may be available for employment during the fall (September to December), winter (January to April), or summer semesters after their second year for four or eight months.

How to hire a student

Our recruiting process is convenient and cost-free.

Post Online

You can post a job online or provide a detailed job description which will be verified by a work experience coordinator.

Note: New postings are subject to approval by Career Services and program faculty.

For more information contact:

Career Services
Phone: 403.440.6307
Email: studentjobs@mtroyal.ca