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COMP 3602 - Application Development with C#

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This fourth-level computer programming course follows on from COMP 2601 and assumes prior knowledge of object-oriented programming using Java. Students must provide their own current model PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. COMP 3602 starts with an introduction to C# programming with Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows application development. Labs and assignments are designed to reinforce Microsoft industry standards and best practices. Topics include: Windows Forms and controls, event-driven programming, deploying a web service, asynchronous programming, working with SQL databases and effective application debugging. Students build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and design Windows application software. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are required. Students may have an average total time commitment of 12+ total hours each week; 3 hours of class time, a 1-hour online component and 8+ hours of homework. COMP 3602 is the prerequisite for COMP 3973 Web Application in ASP.NET MVC Core. Both courses are required in the Advanced .NET Development (AND) Associate Certificate and are electives the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon completion, successful students will be able to use C# to build and deploy well designed Console and Windows Form applications with the latest .NET technologies. This course replaces both COMP 2614 and COMP 3618 of September 2021.


COMP 2601





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48314

Tue Sep 28 - Tue Dec 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Dec 14 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 28 - Dec 14 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Due to the substantial time required on labs and assignments, students are advised not to take any other programming language courses simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. The start and end dates have been changed from Thursday September 16 – December 9 to Tuesday September 28 – December 14.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain .Net Core, .Net 5, the Microsoft.NET Framework and understand its' major components: Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Base Class Library (BCL).
  • Use the C# language to build Console and Windows Form applications.
  • Design Windows GUI applications with Forms and Dialogs.
  • Use Windows controls such as Form, TextBox, Button, and Label.
  • Use Visual Studio 2019 and Microsoft Docs for on-line help.
  • Write executable and Class Library Assemblies, using the C# language.
  • Work with multiple projects, using Visual Studio Solutions.
  • Implement exception handling to build robust applications.
  • Work with the Input/Output (I/O) system.
  • Implement the latest .NET features including LINQ, Lambdas, and Extension Methods.
  • Write asynchronous code using asyn/await
  • Work with .NET Collection classes.
  • Interact with SQL databases using Active Data Objects (ADO.NET) and Entity Framework,
  • Test code with unit testing.
  • Deploy a web service to the cloud.
  • Enhance code separation using namespaces and class libraries.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

COMP 3602 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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