Programme Description 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)... Read More | Share it now!
Bachelor in Applied Informatics
The BSc in 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 Bachelor in 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 in Applied Informatics offers students a choice to specialize through compulsory concentration courses and electives.
The BSc in 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 in 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 in Applied Informatics focus on ICT application development and the other two on the Software and Hardware ICT infrastructure required to run applications.
The BSc in 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 in Applied Informatics can of course choose to continue their studies to obtain a Master or a PhD degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Informatics requires the completion of 240 ECTS.
The duration of the BSc in Applied Informatics is four years.
Language of Instruction
Courses are taught in Greek and English.
The semester breakdown below is a typical schedule of the courses. The electives depend on the offered specialization selected by the student. Details are given in the Study guide of the Bachelor of Applied Informatics
|AIINTR||Introduction to Computer Science and networks||6|
|AIK01||Introduction to programming||7|
|AIK03||Management Information Systems||6|
|ECON101||Introduction to Economics||4|
|AIK06||Data Structures and Programming techniques||7|
|AIK07||Computer Architecture I||6|
|BUSN100||Introduction to Business||4|
|AIK09||Probability and Statistics||6|
|PSYS100||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|AIK12||Algorithms and Complexity||7|
|AIK14||Design and usage of Data Bases||6|
|AIK15||Communication networks I||7|
|PEPS100||Language and Communication Skills||4|
|AIK21||Analysis and Design of Information Systems||6|
|AIK19||Implementation of Database Systems||6|
|AIK20||Computer Architecture II||6|
|AIK23||Macroeconomic Models and Policies||6|
|AIK24||Protection and Security of Information Systems||6|
|Orientation A and B|
|AIECP||Orientation A Project AIECP2 or AIECP4||4|
|AIECP||Orientation B Project AIECP1 or AIECP3||4|
|Orientation A and B|
The table below shows the ECTS structure of the Programme and the allowed number of Free and other electives
|Course type||Number of courses||ECTS|
|Core compulsory courses||17||110|
|Compulsory interdisciplinary courses||4||16|
|Compulsory orientation courses (Y)||4||24|
|Basic per specialization electives (Ba)||4||24|
|Electives||4 – 6||24 – 36|
|Free electives||0 – 3||0 – 12|
|Elective Labs||0 – 2||0 – 4|
The Faculty of the Bachelor in Applied Informatics