Mathematics

Mathematics and statistics are not only powerful problem-solving tools, but also highly creative fields of studies that combine imagination with logic, and precision with intuition. 

Mathematics is much more than numbers! Its basic goal is to reveal and model general patterns to help explain our world, whether they be found in electrical impulses in the human nervous system, the evolution of animal populations in their habitats, fluctuations in stock-market prices, or electronic communications. Mathematics reaches far beyond science and engineering into medicine, business and the social sciences. 

Advances in mathematics and statistics lie behind many discoveries that are now part of our daily lives, such as MRI scanners, digital compression of music and video, secure electronic communications, data mining, genomic algorithms, futures pricing, and many other innovations. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers Honours, majors and minors both in mathematics and in statistics. Our Honours program in statistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada, allowing graduates to earn the A.Stat. professional designation. Moreover, the Department offers a joint honours program in mathematics and economics, a joint honours program in mathematics and computer science, as well as a multidisciplinary program in financial mathematics and economics. All our honours programs also include the co-operative education option.

This program is offered in English and in French.    
 

Computer Science

Computer science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science combines the study of computation and information processing fundamentals with their application in the world around us. Computer scientists build fast, reliable, scalable and secure software systems to organize and analyze information. The honours curriculum comprises advanced topics in databases, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, security, distributed computing and algorithm design, culminating in an honours project. 

This program teaches graduates how to use their creative and innovative talents to conceive, design and implement software systems. The Extended French Stream (EFS) is now available to all students in the Computer Science program. Our degrees are very flexible and include options, minors and a major, which can be used to explore connections between computer science and many other fields of study.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Compulsory courses at the 1000 level:
ENG 1112Technical Report Writing3 Units
ITI 1100Digital Systems I3 Units
ITI 1120Introduction to Computing I3 Units
ITI 1121Introduction to Computing II3 Units
MAT 1320Calculus I3 Units
MAT 1322Calculus II3 Units
MAT 1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 1348Discrete Mathematics for Computing3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level:
CEG 2136Computer Architecture I3 Units
CSI 2101Discrete Structures3 Units
CSI 2110Data Structures and Algorithms3 Units
CSI 2120Programming Paradigms3 Units
CSI 2132Databases I3 Units
CSI 2911Professional Practice in Computing3 Units
MAT 2122Multivariable Calculus3 Units
MAT 2125Elementary Real Analysis3 Units
MAT 2143Introduction to Group Theory3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
MAT 2375Introduction to Statistics3 Units
SEG 2105Introduction to Software Engineering3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level:
CSI 3104Introduction to Formal Languages3 Units
CSI 3105Design and Analysis of Algorithms I3 Units
CSI 3120Programming Language Concepts3 Units
CSI 3131Operating Systems3 Units
MAT 3341Applied Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 3373Methods of Machine Learning3 Units
MAT 3375Regression Analysis3 Units
SDS 3386Data Science Lab3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level:
CSI 4106Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3 Units
CSI 4142Fundamentals of Data Science3 Units
MAT 4374Modern Computational Statistics3 Units
MAT 4376Topics in Statistics3 Units
Optional Courses
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Honours Linear Algebra
Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Machine Learning
Statistical Machine Learning
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Honours Project
Undergraduate Research Project
9 optional course units from:9 Units
Sampling and Surveys
Analysis of Experimental Designs
Introduction to Time Series Analysis
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Multivariate Statistical Methods
Optimization: Theory and Practice
9 optional course units from:9 Units
Introduction to Data Communications and Networking
Databases II
WWW Structures, Techniques and Standards
Information Retrieval and the Internet
Design of Secure Computer Systems
Computer Graphics
6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) or computer science (CSI) at the 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
6 optional course units in computer science (CSI) at the 2000 or 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 2000 or 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
9 elective course units offered by the University of Ottawa excluding courses offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering9 Units
Total: 150 Units