Dalhousie's Bachelor of Informatics: Rethinking Curriculum and Delivery
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 10:00am - Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 11:00am
Dalhousie University has offered a new Bachelor of Informatics degree (http://informatics.dal.ca) since 2006. This program is a response to changes in the IT workplace and predicted shortages in the IT workforce. The program features integration across disciplines, project teams composed of students from all years of study, attention to communication skills in all student work, project management, explicit professional development, a collegial homeroom environment, and mandatory cooperative education terms. This presentation describes the goals, the structure, the curriculum, and the delivery of the program. Although this is a program based in computer science, the concepts are also applicable to engineering education.