IFS Transfer information

Please Note that this is a draft document and the information contained here is subject to change!

Interested in the Informatics and Security degree program? Transferring into the program from other programs is simple, fast, and easy.

How to Transfer

To start a transfer, visit a Computer Studies student coordinator to begin the transfer procedure. If you'd like an idea of how many transfer credits you might be eligible for, please see the Transfer Credits section below. We are currently offering the following entry points to the IFS program:

September entry IFS semesters 1, 3, and 5 are available
January entry IFS semesters 1, 2, 4, and 6 are available
May (summer) entry IFS semester 2 is available

Transfer Credits

If you are a graduate of, or a student currently in, another degree or diploma program, this page has information on how to obtain advanced standing in the Informatics and Security program. Locate the section that best describes you from the following list:

Please note that all information is subject to change. Please check with Seneca Admissions or the Computer Studies office to confirm your status.

Seneca CNS/CTY/CTYC student or graduate

Seneca Computer Studies CNS, CTY and CTY/C diploma program students can enter the Informatics and Security degree program (IFS) in semesters 1, 2, 3, or 4 and receive exemption credits for some of their CNS/CTY subjects. Transfer credits granted:

Completed Grades Required IFS Entry Semester Transfer Credits (by semester) Must Take Credits required to graduate**
Semester 1 of CNS/CTY 3.5 GPA cum.
3.5 GPA last sem.
B+ all subjects
IFS 1* OPS110, DCN130   41
Semester 2 of CNS/CTY 3.5 GPA cum.
3.2 GPA last sem.
B all subjects
IFS 2 OPS105, OPS110, DCN130
DCN230
RIS120, BTC140 39
Semester 3 of CNS/CTY 3.0 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
B all subjects
IFS 3 All of IFS semester 1
RIS220, DCN230
DCN330
LSOXXX

SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
34
Semester 4 of CTY, or a CNS graduate 2.8 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 3 All of IFS semester 1
RIS220, DCN230
DCN330
LSOXXX
May be granted SRT210 if passed OPS335
May be granted PROXXX* transfer credit(s).***

SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
29-34
Semester 5 of CTY 2.7 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 4 All of IFS semester 1
RIS220, DCN230, SRT210
DCN330
May be granted SPR300 if passed SEC625 and SEC703
LSOXXX
May be granted PROXXX and CPPXXX transfer credit(s).***

SPR200, BTC240
 SRT311, RIS320, BTC340
27-33
CTY Graduate 2.7 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 4 All of IFS semester 1
RIS220, DCN230, SRT210
DCN330
May be granted SPR300 if passed SEC625 and SEC703
2 LSOXXX credits
May be granted PROXXX and CPPXXX transfer credit(s).***

SPR200, BTC240
 SRT311, RIS320, BTC340
26-32

*Transfers into the IFS program, semester 1, also require the student to meet IFS program semester 1 entry requirements, which include OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma), with 6 U or M-level subjects, including Mathematics and English.

**The IFS has a 43 credit requirement. This requirement includes two co-op courses, CPP600 and CPP700, and a summer research internship course, BTR490. Please see the curriculum for more detail. CTY/C students may receive advanced standing credit for CWT200 and CWT300 if the co-op position was relevant to the IFS program.

***A maximum of 3 PROXXX transfer credits may be granted. A student taking the CTY "Security Specialist" options is most likely to receive the most transfer credits. This specialization includes the option courses INT525, OPS535, SEC625, SEC701, and SEC703. Other courses that may be worth additional transfer credits include OPS435, INT420, IPC144, APL700, NET401, OPS400, WIN700, DCN706, and PHP701. Course credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Courses taken in other programs may also be eligible for transfer credit if they are related to the IFS curriculum. See the IFS program coordinator to check on the eligibility of these courses.

Seneca CPD/CPA/CPAC student or graduate

 Seneca Computer Studies CPD, CPA or CPA/C diploma program students can enter the Informatics and Security degree program (IFS) in semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4, and receive exemption credits for some of their CPA/CPD subjects. Transfer credits granted:

Completed Grades Required IFS Entry Semester Transfer Credits (by semester) Must Take Credits required to graduate**
Semester 1 of CPD/CPA 3.5 GPA cum.
3.5 GPA last sem.
B+ all subjects
IFS 1* OPS110

 

42
Semester 2 of CPD/CPA 3.5 GPA cum.
3.2 GPA last sem.
B all subjects
IFS 2 OPS110, RIS120
RIS220
OPS105, DCN130, BTC140 40
Semester 3 of CPD/CPA 3.0 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
B all subjects
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120
RIS220, RIS320
LSOXXX
OPS105, DCN130, BTC140
SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
38
Semester 4 of CPA, or a CPD graduate 2.8 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230
RIS320
2 LSOXXX
May be granted PROXXX* transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
34-35
Semester 5 of CPA 2.7 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230
RIS320
2 LSOXXX credits
PRJ505
May be granted PROXXX and CPPXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
31-34
CPA Graduate 2.7 GPA cum.
3.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230
RIS320
2 LSOXXX credits
PRJ505
May be granted PROXXX and CPPXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210, BTC240
29-34

*Transfers into the IFS program, semester 1, also require the student met IFS program semester 1 entry requirements, which include OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma), with 6 U or M-level subjects, including Mathematics and English.

**The IFS has a 43 credit requirement. This requirement includes two co-op courses, CPP600 and CPP700, and a summer research internship course, BTR490. Please see the curriculum for more detail. CPA/C students may receive advanced standing credit for CPP100 and CPP200 if the co-op position was relevant to the IFS program.

***A maximum of 3 PROXXX transfer credits may be granted. Other courses that may be worth additional transfer credits include INT322, INT422, DBA625, NET605, OSD600, OSD700, UNX510, WSA500 and NET605. Other option courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program. Courses taken in other programs may also be eligible for transfer credit if they are related to the IFS curriculum. See the IFS program coordinator to check on the eligibility of these courses.

 

Seneca BSD Program

Seneca Computer Studies BSD degree program students can enter the Informatics and Security degree program (IFS) in semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4, and receive exemption credits for some of their BSD subjects. Transfer credits granted:

Completed Grades Required IFS Entry Semester Transfer Credits (by semester) Must Take Credits required to graduate**
Semester 1 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum.
2.0 GPA last sem.
C all subjects
IFS 1 OPS110, BTC140

 

41
Semester 2 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum.
2.0 GPA last sem.
C all subjects
IFS 2 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, BTC240
LSOXXX
OPS105, DCN130 37
Semester 3 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum.
2.0 GPA last sem.
C all subjects
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, BTC240
RIS320, BTC340
2 LSOXXX credits
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210, DCN230
34
Semester 4 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum.
2.0 GPA last sem.
IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230, BTC240
RIS320, BTC340
2 LSOXXX credits
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210
33
Semester 5 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum. IFS 3 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230 BTC240
RIS320, RIS320, BTC340
2 LSOXXX credits
BTR490
May be granted PROXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210
30-31
Semester 6 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum. IFS 4 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230, BTC240
RIS320, RIS320, BTC340
2 LSOXXX credits
BTR490
CPP600
SRT710
May be granted PROXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210
 SRT311, SPR300, DCN330
27-29
Semester 7 of BSD 2.0 GPA cum. IFS 5 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230, BTC240
RIS320, RIS320, BTC340, SPR300
2 LSOXXX credits
BTR490
PRJ505
CPP600
CPP700, SRT710
May be granted PROXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210
 SRT311, SPR300, DCN330
All 4th semester core courses
23-26
BSD Graduate 2.0 GPA cum.
IFS 5 OPS110, RIS120, BTC140
RIS220, DCN230, BTC240
RIS320, RIS320, BTC340, SPR300
3 LSOXXX credits
BTR490
PRJ505
CPP600, REA605
CPP700, SRT710
SRT810
May be granted PROXXX transfer credit(s).***
OPS105, DCN130
SPR200, SRT210
 SRT311, DCN330
All 4th semester core courses
20-23

**The IFS has a 43 credit requirement. This requirement includes two co-op courses, CPP600 and CPP700, and a summer research internship course, BTR490. Please see the curriculum for more detail.

***A maximum of 3 PROXXX transfer credits may be granted. Other courses that may be worth additional transfer credits include BTB720, BTH740, BTB520, BTI320, BTI420, DPS907, DPS909, and DPS911. These courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program - in some case, it depends on the nature of projects undertaken in the course. Courses taken in other programs may also be eligible for transfer credit if they are related to the IFS curriculum. See the IFS program coordinator to check on the eligibility of these courses.

Seneca ECT student or graduate

Students in the Seneca Computer Engineering Technology diploma program are eligible to enter semester 1* of the Informatics and Security degree program (IFS) and can receive up to 5 credits if they meet the requirements below:

Completed

Grades Required

Transfer Credits**

MIR335 + MCO455

Minimum of B in both

DCN130

EAC150

Minimum of B+

BTC140

NAT109 + SES285

Minimum of B+ in both

LSO199

TPJ655

Minimum of B

PRJ505

OLS655

Minimum of B

RIS220

Co-op courses and work placement.

 

Students who participated in the co-op program may receive additional transfer credits, especially if the co-op position was relevant to the IFS program.

Other option courses, courses taken in other programs and/or at other institutions.

Option courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program.

Courses taken in other programs may also be eligible for transfer credit if they are related to the IFS curriculum. See the IFS program coordinator to check on the eligibility of these courses.

*Transfers into the IFS program, semester 1, also require the student meet IFS program semester 1 entry requirements, which include OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma), with 6 U or M-level subjects, including Mathematics and English.

**The IFS has a 43 credit requirement. This requirement includes two co-op courses, CPP600 and CPP700, and a summer research internship course, BTR490. Please see the curriculum for more detail.

Seneca other degree program

If you are a graduate of another degree program at Seneca College, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or the equivalent. You will receive transfer credits for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

BTC and LSO courses

BTC and LSO courses

You will be granted credit for BTC courses with the same course code as those required in the IFS program. Only 3 BTC transfer credits in total may be obtained.

You will be granted credit for LSO courses. Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

You must have passed these courses with a C.

Other degree level courses

 

You will be granted credit on a course-by-course basis for courses that are relevant to the IFS program. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security courses. For example, if you took a data communications course, you would likely be granted a credit for that course.

You must have passed with a C.

 

Seneca other diploma program

If you are a graduate of another diploma program at Seneca, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in your professional subjects, with a GPA of 3.0 in the professional subjects in your last semester. You will receive transfer credits for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

EAC150 + EACXXX

BTC140

You must have passed with a B.

Three LIBXXX

Two LSOXXX

Two LSO credits may be granted for every three LIBXXX courses. Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

You must have passed with a B.

Other credits

 

Other credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program. You must have passed relevant technical subjects with a B+. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security. For example, if you took a data communications course, you would likely be granted a credit for that course.

You must have passed with a B+.

 

IT-related degree program from another Canadian college or university

If you are in, or a recent graduate of, a computer science, networking or information technology degree program, you will be eligible for transfer credits for degree-level courses relevant to the IFS program. Typically a transfer credit for a relevant course will be granted if the course has

  • an overlap of at least 70% content;
  • the same or more lecture/lab hours per semester (42 hours);
  • you received a C+ (measured by Seneca grade equivalence) or better.

In addition, if you are a graduate of an IT-related degree program from another Canadian college or university, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

You will receive transfer credits for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

English and Liberal Studies

BTCXXX and LSOXXX

You will be granted credit for English and Liberal Studies (history, culture, sociology, etc) courses on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credits will be evaluated by their relevance to the IFS program.

You must have passed with a C+.

Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Only 3 BTC transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Other credits

Professional technical courses

You will receive transfer credit for technical courses that are relevant to the IFS program. Credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security. For example, if you took a data communications course, you would likely be granted a credit for that course.

You must have passed relevant technical subjects with a C+.

 

Other degree program from another Canadian college or university

If you are in, or a recent graduate of, a degree program from another Canadian college of university, you will be eligible for transfer credits for degree-level courses relevant to the IFS program. Typically a transfer credit for a relevant course will be granted if the course has

  • an overlap of at least 70% content;
  • the same or more lecture/lab hours per semester (42 hours);
  • you received a C+ (measured by Seneca grade equivalence) or better

In addition, if you are a graduate of a degree program from another Canadian college or university, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

You will receive transfer credits for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

English and Liberal Studies courses

BTCXXX and LSOXXX

You will be granted credit for English and Liberal Studies (history, culture, sociology, etc) courses on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credits will be evaluated by their relevance to the IFS program.

You must have passed with a C+.

Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Only 3 BTC transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Other credits

 

Other credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security. For example, if you took a data communications course, you would likely be granted a credit for that course.

You must have passed relevant technical subjects with a C+.

 

Diploma program from another Canadian college or university

If you are in, or a recent graduate of, a diploma program from another Canadian college of university, you may be eligible for transfer credits for degree-level courses relevant to the IFS program. Typically a transfer credit for a relevant course will be granted if the course has

  • an overlap of at least 70% content;
  • the same or more lecture/lab hours per semester (42 hours);
  • you received a B+ (measured by Seneca grade equivalence) or better

In addition, if you are a graduate of a diploma program from another Canadian college or university, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in your professional subjects, with a GPA of 3.0 in the professional subjects in your last semester.

You may receive credit for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

English and Liberal Studies courses

BTCXXX and LSOXXX

You will be granted credit for English and Liberal Studies (history, culture, sociology, etc) courses on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credits will be evaluated by their relevance to the IFS program. Typically transfer credits will be granted on blocks of courses (i.e. two English courses may be eligible for one BTCXXX transfer credit, or three liberal studies courses might be eligible for two LSOXXX credits).

You must have passed with a B.

Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Only 3 BTC transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Other credits

 

Other credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security. For example, if you took a data communications course at the appropriate level, you would likely be granted a credit for that course. Typically transfer credits will be granted on blocks of courses (i.e. two technical diploma credits for one IFS technical credit, or three diploma credits for two IFS credits).

You must have passed with a B+.

 

Post-secondary program from outside Canada

If you are in, or a recent graduate of, a post-secondary program from outside Canada, you may be eligible for transfer credits for degree-level courses relevant to the IFS program. Typically a transfer credit for a relevant course will be granted if the course has

  • an overlap of at least 70% content;
  • the same or more lecture/lab hours per semester (42 hours);
  • you received a B+ (measured by Seneca grade equivalence) or better

In addition, if you are a graduate of another post-secondary program from outside Canada, you must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in your professional subjects, with a GPA of 3.0 in the professional subjects in your last semester.

You may receive credit for the following courses:

Course Credit granted for Condition for transfer credit

English and Liberal Studies courses

BTCXXX and LSOXXX

You will be granted credit for English and Liberal Studies (history, culture, sociology, etc) courses on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credits will be evaluated by their relevance to the IFS program.

You must have passed with a B.

Only 5 LSO transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Only 3 BTC transfer credits in total may be obtained.

Other credits

 

Other credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for relevance to the IFS program. Courses most likely to receive credit will be technical courses in the following areas: Linux or Windows system administration; database administration; data communications; networking; informatics; scripting; IT security. For example, if you took a data communications course at the appropriate level, you would likely be granted a credit for that course.

You must have passed with a B+.