Certificate in Information Technology

Offered by: Physics

Coordinator: Dr. Ian Folkins ifolkins@dal.ca

The goal of this certificate is to recognize students who have completed courses with a substantial Information Technology (IT) component, and to provide these students with a document to present to potential employers who seek graduates with IT skills. Depending on the program of study, students may work with symbolic calculation packages such as MATLAB or MAPLE, statistical packages such as R or S-Plus, numerical computation or programming languages. Others develop proficiency in web design, or use of database, drawing (e.g. CAD) or GIS software. Experience with a variety of hardware and operating systems experience may further round out the set of skills.

The Certificate in IT is a discipline-based program available to students majoring in Physics.

Admission to Certificate

To enrol in the Certificate in Information Technology, students must declare the certificate through Dal Online (https://dalonline.dal.ca > Web for Students > Admissions > Declare Major/Minor/Certificate), and notify the Certificate Coordinator by e-mail.

To graduate with the Certificate, students must apply to graduate with a Certificate at the time they apply to graduate from their degree program. 

Certificate Requirements (Physics):

  • Completion of a 120 credit hour Major or Honours degree program in Physics
  • Two of PHYC 2050.03, PHYC 3250.03, PHYC 4250.03
  • One additional course which may be a CSCI or INFX course, ENGL 1081.03 or MATH 2300.03