Degree Title: Master of Science in Computer Science
Degree Description: The vision of the Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is to prepare students for leadership roles in the computer science field with applied technology innovation. The program will provide students with a concrete foundation in the science, application, and management of computer science applications to solve problems across a range of disciplines. The proposed program focuses on two strategic sectors: data science and technology management spanning theoretical and applied knowledge. The aim of the program is to graduate students with exceptional aptitudes for innovation, research, development, and management. The proposed program is taught in English by professors from Europe and North America.
Programme learning outcomes:
- Ethics – The graduates have developed awareness and holistic understanding of their role as responsible citizens in an increasingly globalised context.
- Critical thinking and problem solving – The graduates are able to engage real-world problems in a theoretically informed, rigorous, and questioning manner. They are able to devise solutions, select the most appropriate one, implement it, and reflect on its performance.
- Creative thinking – The graduates have learned to think laterally and develop creative ideas.
- Individual and teamwork – The graduates have the capability to work effectively alone and in a team, to be self-directed, and to show independent judgment.
- Communication – The graduates are effective communicators, using oral, written, and electronic communication skills. They can interact confidently in a variety of settings, with a range of people from both genders, individually and in team situations, from peers to the wider community.
- Life-long learning – The graduates appreciate that learning is continuous and have the ability to continue learning throughout life. They have developed a variety of approaches to learning, including self-directed, collaborative and self-reflective processes.
- Intercultural awareness – The graduates appreciate that technology design and acceptance strongly depends on cultural factors which may differ widely across countries. They master usability analysis methods for a broad range of user groups, and can advise management what kind of technology is usable and useful in which settings.
- Entrepreneurship – The graduates are able to avoid thinking purely in technological terms because they understand the development of markets and the importance of cost-effective designs.
- Specialised knowledge – The graduates can use appropriate methods and tools to construct and evaluate IT solutions for a given business problem by means of research and innovation. In particular, they can design, develop and evaluate advanced technical products and architectures of IT systems and software and generate all required technical documents.
- Data Science – The graduates are familiar with networks, in particular network management and security, and technologies for storing and analysing large data sets, which are essential for understanding cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things.
- Entrepreneurship – The graduates can formulate and evaluate IT strategic plans to achieve stated operational and strategic business goals.
- Management – The graduates can apply and assess key management methods of IT software and security infrastructure given operational and strategic business goals. In particular, they have a clear methodology for managing projects by understanding the issues of risk management, on-time project delivery, cost analysis and, fundamental for a good manager, the capabilities for understanding and managing people.
- Innovation – The graduates can explain the theory and science of new IT technologies and standards and develop new IT applications and processes for various business scenarios.
- Analytical and reflective thinking – The graduates understand the complexity of managing large IT infrastructure. The graduates can critically assess and carefully consider the cultural, economic, sociological, and ethical impact of global IT business activities.
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