Cognitive Systems (BSc)

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This Science program provides you with a grounding in the principles and techniques used by intelligent systems, both natural and artificial. It emphasizes the study of existing systems (i.e., linguistics), the design of new ones (i.e., machine intelligence), and the design of interfaces between different forms of intelligent agents. You can choose to specialize in either Cognition and the Brain, or Computational Intelligence and Design.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Cognitive Systems is a multi-disciplinary program involving four departments: Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, and offered as an Arts (BA) or a Science (BSc) program. You can discover how intelligent systems interact with the world around them. You will study existing systems (e.g., perception, linguistics), the design of new systems (i.e., machine vision, machine intelligence), and the design of interfaces between different forms of intelligent agents (i.e., human-computer interfaces). The BSc program offers two streams:

  • Cognition & Brain Stream (Psychology specialization)
  • Computational Intelligence & Design stream (Computer Science Focus)

Three other streams are available through the Cognitive Systems Bachelor of Arts program.

Campus features

ICICS members are drawn from the departments of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. ICICS also has members from the departments of Psychology, Physics, Linguistics, Applied Ethics, Commerce, Forestry, and Medicine.

Program Requirements

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