This program is available to international students only for 2019/20.

This two-year (four semesters) program is designed for international college or university graduates with a strong academic background, who require additional knowledge in information technology and computer systems technologies.

The first year will focus on the practices and skills currently being used in support of the IT infrastructure. The second-year will expand upon the skills in networking operating systems and security learned in the first year by adding systems and solutions architecture components as a senior application of those courses.

This program will be offered at Fanshawe's new London South Campus starting in September 2019.

Admission Requirements

  • A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
    An acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above*

*Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.


Business and Information Systems Architecture-2019/2020
Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6084 Practical Applications of ITIL 2
MGMT-6135 Essential Skills for Mgmt Professionals 4
INFO-6085 End-User Operations 3
ACAD-6002 Graduate Success Strategies 1
DEVL-6024 Career Planning 1
INFO-6087 Networking & Security 1 4
INFO-6086 Operating Systems 1 4
INFO-6088 Databases 1 3
Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6089 Databases 2 & Programming 4
INFO-6090 Networking & Security 2 4
INFO-6091 Operating Systems 2 3
INFO-6092 Data Management 3
INFO-6093 Cloud Services 3
MGMT-6148 Applied Project Management 4
Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6094 Programming 2 3
INFO-6095 IT Architecture 4
INFO-6096 Storage Systems 4
INFO-6097 Business Solutions Architecture 4
INFO-6098 Web & Mobile Systems Programming 3
INFO-6099 Software Design & Programming 3
Level 4
INFO-6100 Software Development & Maintenance 3
INFO-6101 Integrated Systems & Micro Controllers 4
BUSI-6010 Business Intelligence & Big Data 4
INFO-6102 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
INFO-6103 Enterprise Application Modelling 3
MGMT-6134 Capstone Project 6

Program Residency

Students Must Complete a Minimum of 22 credits in the Program at Fanshawe to meet the Program Residency requirement and Graduate from this Program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Business and Information Systems Architecture program could be employed in the computer support field as a Computer Network Technician, Information Systems Analyst or Computer Engineer. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
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May 2020
Sep 2020
2 years
8,313 CAD
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