BSc in Applied Informatics

The BSc in Applied Informatics aims 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 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and for applying these technologies successfully in private and public sectors. It is the only Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Informatics in Cyprus concerned with IT in Management, Economics, Finance, and Business. The BSc Applied Informatics content 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 both skills and knowledge required for the effective management and development of ICT infrastructure and resources and 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 several different areas that compose Informatics, such as Algorithm Design, Software Development, Information Systems, and basic knowledge in the areas of Management, Finance, Economics, and Business where Informatics is applied.

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 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. 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. Simultaneously, the BSc Applied Informatics enhances the skills of research, analysis, synthesis, and 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 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’s or a Ph.D. 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 critical aspects of IT and interdisciplinary subjects through a carefully designed set of compulsory courses together with a wide range of elective courses. Also, 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 offers the student the opportunity to choose and obtain either specialized knowledge in one or two areas or a horizontal view of the entire scope of Applied Informatics. The BSc Applied Informatics offers four (4) specializations that relate to:

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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FACULTY & STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME

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...

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and the Head of the Department of Economics and Business...

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...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration & Bachelor in Digital Business

Dr Andreas Masouras is Assistant Professor at Neapolis University in the fields of Marketing and Communication. He holds a PhD (Honors) from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese...

Christos Papademetriou

Assistant Professor in Management - Human Resources Management

Coordinator of the Distance Master in Business Administration (DMBA)

Christos Papademetriou holds a doctorate (PhD) in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK. The title of his thesis is “Investigating the Impact of Sequential Cross-Cultural Training on the Level of Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustment of Expatriate Mangers”...

Michailina Siakalli

Lecturer in Statistics

Coordinator for Internship, Student Affairs

Dr Michailina Siakalli was awarded a scholarship from the University of Sheffield and in 2008 she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) in the field of Stochastic Differential Equations driven by Lévy Process...

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...

Panagiotis Stylianidis

Lecturer in Computational Mechanics

Panagiotis Stylianidis is a Lecturer in Computational Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at Neapolis University Pafos. After graduating from the National Technical University of Athens with a Diploma in Civil Engineering...

Lina Efthyvoulou

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Dr Lina Efthyvoulou is a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Supervisor at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Neapolis University Pafos.
Chrystalla Neofytou

Chrystalla Neofytou

Visiting Lecturer in Educational Technology

Dr. Chrystalla Neofytou received her PhD in Information and Communication Systems specializing in the field of Educational Technology at the Department of Information and Communication Systems of the Open University of Cyprus in 2017....

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...
Stelios Charalambides

Stelios Charalambides

Visiting Lecturer

Stelios Charalambides has a B.Sc. in Mathematics with courses in both pure, applied and discrete mathematics as well as several courses in Physics. He also has an M.Sc. in the area of Algebra and a Ph.D in the area of Rings and Modules....
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