BSc in Applied Informatics

The BSc in Applied Informatics is aimed at those who aspire to become experts in the field of ICT, applying these technologies effectively in both the public and the private sector. The programme’s curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of Applied Computer Science and to prepare graduates for increasingly complex technical responsibilities and professional duties in the public or the private sector, local government and business organizations.

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The programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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4 YEARS

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240 ECTS

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ENGLISH & GREEK

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY AND MIDDLESEX AWARD

OBJECTIVE OF THE BACHELOR (BSc) IN APPLIED INFORMATICS

The purpose of the Undergraduate Programme in Applied Informatics is to offer a curriculum for those aspiring to acquire the knowledge and skills to become experts in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and for applying successfully these technologies in private and public sectors. It is the only Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Informatics in Cyprus concerned with the application of IT in Management, Economics, Finance and Business.The content of the BSc Applied Informatics is designed to cover all the basics of Applied Informatics and prepare graduates for the increasingly complex technical and administrative responsibilities of ICT systems in the private and public sectors, local government, organizations and businesses. The core of the BSc Applied Informatics emphasizes on both skills and knowledge required for the effective management and development of ICT infrastructure and resources, as well as on the broader academic, industrial and business environment in which ICT is deployed, developed and evaluated in practice.

The BSc Applied Informatics provides available knowledge in a number of different areas that compose the field of Informatics, such as Algorithm Design, Software Development, Information Systems, as well as basic knowledge in the areas of Management, Finance, Economics and Business where Informatics is applied.

In addition, the BSc Applied Informatics provides graduates with technical, analytical and leadership skills, with the required ethics and responsibility to strengthen their ability to make decisions and to achieve organizational improvements in a competitive and fast-changing technological and economic environment.

The basic philosophy of the BSc Applied Informatics is an empirical approach to the study of Applied Informatics, where new knowledge and skills are mingled with the students’ abilities and are implemented from the very beginning on real cases.

This approach broadens and deepens students’ understanding of the application of techniques and procedures of ICT. At the same time, the BSc Applied Informatics enhances the skills of research, analysis, synthesis, creativity while it also encourages innovation and alertness on the role of ICT in innovation.

The BSc Applied Informatics consists of 240 ECTS.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The BSc Applied Informatics provides graduates with the right skills to secure positions as Instructors, Developers, System Analysts, Designers, Researchers, Manufacturers, Repairers and Managers of ICT systems in the private sector (a wide variety of companies, banks, health sector, private education at all levels) as well as in the public and broader public sector (such as teachers of Informatics in Secondary Education and Informatics Officers) both in Cyprus and abroad. The graduates of the BSc Applied Informatics can of course choose to continue their studies to obtain a Master or a PhD degree.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

The BSc Applied Informatics is designed based on the latest recommendations given jointly by two leading international scientific organizations; the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (CS), and it has been enriched with interdisciplinary courses in the areas of Management, Economics, Finance and Business. The BSc Applied Informatics aims to provide a broad knowledge on all key aspects of IT and interdisciplinary subjects through a carefully designed set of compulsory courses together with a wide range of elective courses. In addition, the BSc  Applied Informatics offers students a choice to specialize through compulsory concentration courses and electives. The BSc Applied Informatics is divided into two 2-year cycles: the basic cycle and the focused cycle. The basic cycle includes the classic core courses of Informatics and interdisciplinary courses in Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship. The focused cycle is one that offers the student the opportunity to choose and obtain either a specialized knowledge in one or two areas or a horizontal view of the entire area of Applied Informatics. The BSc Applied Informatics offers four (4) specializations that relate to:

  • Operational Informatics,
  • Information Systems,
  • Software Development, and
  • Computer Systems and Networks.

The first two specifications of the BSc Applied Informatics focus on ICT application development and the other two on the Software and Hardware ICT infrastructure required to run applications.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
AIINTRIntroduction to Computer Science and networksCompulsory6
AIK01Introduction to programmingCompulsory7
AIK02Linear AlgebraCompulsory7
AIK03Management Information SystemsCompulsory6
ECON101Introduction to EconomicsCompulsory4

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
AIK04Discrete mathematicsCompulsory6
AIK05CalculusCompulsory7
AIK06Data Structures and Programming techniquesCompulsory7
AIK07Computer Architecture ICompulsory6
BUSN100Introduction to BusinessCompulsory4

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
AIK08FinanceCompulsory7
AIK09Probability and StatisticsCompulsory6
AIK10Object-oriented programmingCompulsory7
AIK11Graphics ICompulsory6
PSYS100Introduction to PsychologyCompulsory4

SEMESTER 4

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
AIK12Algorithms and ComplexityCompulsory6
AIK13Operations ResearchCompulsory6
AIK14Design and usage of Data BasesCompulsory6
AIK15Communication networks ICompulsory6
PEPS100Language and Communication SkillsCompulsory6

SEMESTER 5

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
ORIENTATION A
AIK16Operating SystemsCompulsory6
AIK18Numerical AnalysisCompulsory6
AIK21Analysis and Design of Information SystemsCompulsory6
Elective CoursesElective12
ORIENTATION B
AIK16Operating SystemsCompulsory6
AIK19Implementation of Database SystemsCompulsory6
AIK20Computer Architecture IICompulsory6
Elective CoursesElective12

SEMESTER 6

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
ORIENTATION A
AIK17Software EngineeringCompulsory6
AIK23Macroeconomic Models and PoliciesCompulsory6
AIK24Protection and Security of Information SystemsCompulsory6
Elective CoursesElective12
ORIENTATION B
AIK17Software EngineeringCompulsory6
AIK22Artificial IntelligenceCompulsory6
AIK24Network ManagementCompulsory6
Elective CoursesElective12

SEMESTER 7

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
Orientation A and B
AIECPOrientation A Project AIECP2 or AIECP4Compulsory4
AIECPOrientation B Project AIECP1 or AIECP3Compulsory4
Elective coursesElective14
AITHE1ThesisCompulsory8

SEMESTER 8

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
AITHE2ThesisCompulsory8
Elective coursesElective22

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Savvas Chatzichristofis

Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Head of the Department of Computer Science

Coordinator of the Bachelor in Applied Informatics

Savvas A. Chatzichristofis pursued the Diploma and the Ph.D. degree (with honors) both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece...

Zinon Zinonos

Assistant Professor in Internet of Things

Deputy Head of the Department of Computer Science

Coordinator of the MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation (conventional and Distance)

Dr. Zinon Zinonos received the diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2005, and the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus...

Konstantinos Zagoris

Lecturer in Databases and Distributed Systems

Coordinator of ERASMUS, InternshipInternship, Student Affairs

Dr Konstantinos Zagoris received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and his PhD on Content and Metadata Based Image Document Retrieval from the same university in 2010...

Panayiotis Christodoulou

Lecturer of Computer Science

Panayiotis Christodoulou holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Manchester University, UK (MEng) and the Frederick University...

Elena Kakoulli

Visiting Professor in Computer Architecture

Dr Elena Kakoulli acquired a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics of the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus...

Ioulita Angelopoulou

Instructional Designer

Ioulita Angelopoulou holds an MSc in Educational Psychology and an MA in Visual Communication and Interactive Media. She has worked as an accredited lecturer of the University of Derby at the Vakalo College in Athens...

Kyriakoula Georgiou

Educational Technologist

Dr Kyriakoula Georgiou acquired a Ph.D. degree in Educational Technology, Department of Education, University of Cyprus specialized in Educational Robotics. She holds a Master’s degree in Computational Mathematics and Informatics in Education...
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