Pure and Applied Science
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Pure and Applied Science is a two-year pre-university DEC program that prepares students to pursue university studies in the physical or computer sciences, as well as engineering.
The Pure and Applied Science option, of our Department of Science and Mathematics, provides students with the foundations in biology and chemistry that are necessary to advance to higher education, while also providing them with an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics.
We ensure that students are well-equipped for university studies by training them in the fundamentals of the physical and engineering sciences by using methods such as:
- Differential equations
- Advanced calculus
- Problem-solving in engineering physics using MATLAB
DEC / Pre-university
IS THIS FOR YOU?
The Pure and Applied Science DEC program is for the student who wishes to have a career in engineering, computer science, or the physical sciences. If you are interested in solving problems using mathematics and are curious about the modern world’s evolving physical and technical infrastructures, this program may be for you.
Program-specific admission requirements
- Secondary V Language of Instruction
- Secondary V Second Language
- Secondary IV History
- Mathematics Science and Technology 564-506 OR Mathematics Science 565-506
- Chemistry 551-504
- Physics 553-504 OR academic background judged equivalent to the DES.
For students missing the necessary prerequisites, we offer a Springboard to DEC program.
Equivalent courses may also be considered, especially for foreign students and adults.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- Necessary foundations in mathematics and physics to give you as many options for university studies as possible
- Fundamentals of the physical sciences and engineering
UNIQUE BILINGUAL PROGRAM: DEC 200.FR
At TAV College, we offer students the option of completing their general education courses in French, while completing their program-specific courses in English. For example, if you want to study in the Science program with the bilingual option, you will be able to complete all your science-related courses in English. At the same time, your general education courses – language of instruction and literature, humanities, elective courses, and physical education – will be in French. Of course, the English as a second language course will be in English.
*Note that this option is only available for our pre-university DEC programs.
The College and my teachers taught me how to better think on my own and figure out how to solve problems. The teachers would assist, but also, would encourage us to learn more than just what was taught in class.
In addition to our state-of-the-art physics, biology, and chemistry labs, students in our Science program also have access to our 3D printing room, the opportunity to participate in national-level math and science competitions as well as the opportunity to join the TAV College Robotics Club.
The Department of Science and Mathematics at TAV College is actively engaged in cutting-edge research, in collaboration with McGill University, Polytechnique Montreal, and Concordia University. Our students have the opportunity to participate in research activities and do summer internships at high-profile universities.
ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITY
The Pure and Applied Science program fully prepares graduates to apply to university in any of the following disciplines:
- Fundamental Sciences:
- Computer science
- Engineering and Architecture:
- Aerospace engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Building engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer engineering
- Software engineering
- Industrial engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Many other programs
This is an excellent pre-university option for students who want to pursue a career as an electrical engineer, an architect, a mechanical engineer, a software engineer, a civil engineer, an urban planner, and much more!