Programme Description The Master’s in Information Systems is mainly addressed to those who aspire to become experts in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by applying and developing these successfully in the private and... Read More | Share it now!
Masters in Information Systems
The Masters in Information Systems provides up-to-date knowledge in a variety of different sectors that make up the field of Information Systems. The core curriculum of each branch emphasizes both skills and knowledge required for effective management, processing, data mining and data protection. Depending on their undergraduate background and their professional experience in the area of ICT, students can acquire a specialization in the areas of IS safety, of the intelligent data management and the electronic services. Additional courses allow students to become familiar with state-of-the-art developments in the field of Information Systems, such as grid and cloud computing.
The Masters in Information Systems combines theory and practice and is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge required for the design, development, maintenance and management of IS. The training includes exposure to the latest technologies used in the development of IS, and core skills needed to cope with the rapidly changing nature of the field.
To this end, the Masters in Information Systems is broad-based and covers a wide range of techniques and skills that an IS professional or user of IS is expected to possess. In particular, the Masters in Information Systems covers a variety of thematic areas, such as, on (a) Software Development and Infrastructure, (b) Electronic Services, (c) Intelligent Data Manipulation, (d) Security of Information Systems, and (e) Management Systems and Services. The structure of the Masters in Information Systems is such that it allows students, if they wish so, and depending on their background in ICT, to specialize in a sector of IS.
In particular, three (3) specializations are offered:
- on Information Systems Security,
- on Intelligent Data Manipulation, and
- on Electronic Services.
These three specializations are of vital importance for the safe and efficient use of Information Systems in every area of their application.
The basic philosophy of the Masters in Information Systems is the empirical approach to the study, development and use of Information Systems, where new knowledge and skills are blended with the students’ experience and applied from the beginning to real-life settings. This approach broadens and deepens students’ understanding of the application of techniques and procedures of ICT. At the same time it enhances the skills of research, analysis, synthesis, creativity while it also encourages innovation and alertness on the role of ICT in innovation.
The Masters in Information Systems provides graduates with the right skills to ensure senior positions as Analysts, Designers, Researchers, Instructors, Programmers and Managers of ICT systems in the private sector (a wide spectrum of companies, banks, health sector, private education at all levels), as well as, in the public and broader public sectors (teaching assistants at Universities, teachers of Informatics in Secondary Education and Information Officers) both in Cyprus and abroad. Successful handling of IS safety problems, Intelligent Data Mining of large data repositories, the development and support of e-government systems, which are considered to be the cornerstones in today’s Information Society and the Web of Citizens, offer to the Masters in Information Systems graduates extremely promising professional perspectives. Of course, the graduates of the Masters in Information Systems can choose to pursue further studies for a PhD degree.
The MSc in Information Systems requires 120 ECTS to completion.
The duration of the Masters in Information Systems is two years.
Language of Instruction
Courses are taught in Greek and English.
Course Allocation: The following Table gives details of the semester schedule for the two tracks of study offered by the programme. The Programme runs for 4 semesters and is for 120 ECTS. The electives are made available according to the selected specialization group. More details can be found in the study guide of the Master in Information Systems
|Advanced IS Track||Applied IS Track||ECTS|
|Analysis and Design of Information Systems||Data Structures, Algorithms & Programming Principles||10|
|Advanced Web Technologies and Programming||Web Programming||10|
|IS Project Management||IS Project Management||10|
|Data Mining||Intelligent Systems||10|
|Communication Networks||Communications and Computer Networks||10|
|Research Methods||Research Methods||10|
|Elective 11||Elective 21||10|
|Elective 12||Elective 22||10|
|Elective 13||Elective 23||10|
The Faculty of the Masters in Information Systems