Overview

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) and for applying successfully these technologies in private and public sectors. It is the only Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Informatics in Cyprus concerned with the application of IT in Management, Economics, Finance, and Business.

The content of the BSc in Applied Informatics 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 in Applied Informatics emphasizes on both skills and knowledge required for the effective management and development of ICT infrastructure and resources, as well as on the broader academic, industrial and business environment in which ICT is deployed, developed and evaluated in practice.

The BSc in Applied Informatics provides available knowledge in a number of different areas that compose the field of Informatics, such as Algorithm Design, Software Development, Information Systems, as well as basic knowledge in the areas of Management, Finance, Economics and Business where Informatics is applied. In addition, the BSc in Applied Informatics provides graduates with technical, analytical and leadership skills, with the required ethics and responsibility to strengthen their ability to make decisions and to achieve organizational improvements in a competitive and fast-changing technological and economic environment.

The basic philosophy of the BSc in Applied Informatics is an empirical approach to the study of Applied Informatics, where 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. At the same time, the BSc in Applied Informatics enhances the skills of research, analysis, synthesis, creativity while it also encourages innovation and alertness on the role of ICT in innovation. The BSc in Applied Informatics consists of 240 ECTS.

Program Structure

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 of 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.

Career Prospects

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 Ph.D. degree.

Schedule

The semester breakdown below is a typical schedule of the courses. The electives depend on the offered specialization selected by the student.

Semester 1

  • AIINTR Introduction to Computer Science and networks
  • AIK01 Introduction to programming
  • AIK02 Linear Algebra
  • AIK03 Management of Information Systems
  • ECON101 Introduction to Economics

Semester 2

  • AIK04 Discrete mathematics
  • AIK05 Calculus
  • AIK06 Data Structures and Programming techniques
  • AIK07 Computer Architecture I
  • BUSN100 Introduction to Business

Semester 3

  • AIK08 Finance
  • AIK09 Probability and Statistics
  • AIK10 Object-oriented programming
  • AIK11 Graphics I
  • PSYS100 Introduction to Psychology

Semester 4

  • AIK12 Algorithms and Complexity
  • AIK13 Operations Research
  • AIK14 Design and usage of Data Bases
  • AIK15 Communication networks I
  • PEPS100 Language and Communication Skills

Semester 5 Orientation A

  • AIK16 Operating Systems
  • AIK18 Numerical Analysis
  • AIK21 Analysis and Design of Information Systems
  • Elective Courses

Semester 5 Orientation B

  • AIK16 Operating Systems
  • AIK19 Implementation of Database Systems
  • AIK20 Computer Architecture II
  • Elective Courses

Semester 6 Orientation A

  • AIK17 Software Engineering
  • AIK23 Macroeconomic Models and Policies
  • AIK24 Protection and Security of Information Systems
  • Elective Courses

Semester 6 Orientation B

  • AIK17 Software Engineering
  • AIK22 Artificial Intelligence
  • AIK24 Network Management
  • Elective courses

Semester 7 Orientation A and B

  • AIECP Orientation A Project AIECP2 or AIECP44
  • AIECP Orientation B Project AIECP1 or AIECP34
  • Elective courses
  • AITHE1 Thesis

Semester 8 Orientation A and B

  • AITHE2 Thesis
  • Elective courses
Program taught in:
  • English
  • Greek

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Last updated October 2, 2019
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