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Applied Informatics (Middlesex University)

Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus
Full-time
€6,600.00€5,280.00/year
633 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
Greek, English

Program Description

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.

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

The offer is valid for the first year of study. To continue the special offer, the student must receive an academic grade of 85% or more.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
14
or
IB Diploma
26
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
70
or
IELTS
5
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
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Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Other equivalent secondary education diploma

More requirements:

  • Two passport photos

Information about English qualifications:

  • For those who do not meet language requirements a foundation year or intensive summer English language course can be offered.

Objective of the Bachelor

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.

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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:

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Curriculum

Semester 1

Introduction to Computer Science and networks

Introduction to programming

Linear Algebra

Management Information Systems

Introduction to Economics

Semester 2

Discrete mathematics

Calculus

Data Structures and Programming techniques

Computer Architecture I

Introduction to Business

Semester 3

Finance

Probability and Statistics

Object-oriented programming

Graphics I

Introduction to Psychology

Semester 4

Algorithms and Complexity

Operations Research

Design and usage of Data Bases

Communication networks I

Language and Communication Skills

Semester 5

Orientation A:
Operating Systems
Numerical Analysis
Analysis and Design of Information Systems
Elective Courses

Orientation B:
Operating Systems
Implementation of Database Systems
Computer Architecture II
Elective Courses

Semester 6

Orientation A:
Software Engineering
Macroeconomic Models and Policies
Protection and Security of Information Systems
Elective Courses

Orientation B:
Software Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Network Management
Elective Courses

Semester 7

Orientation A Project

Orientation B Project

Elective courses

Thesis

Semester 8

Thesis

Elective courses

Careers

The BSc Applied Informatics provides graduates with the right skills to secure positions as:

  • Instructors
  • Developers
  • System Analysts
  • Designers
  • Researchers
  • Manufacturers
  • Repairers

Also, they can secure positions as 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.

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