Information technologies for sustainable development are an area within the discipline of information technologies. Solutions for sustainable development are an important component for the future development of societies that comes hand in hand with smart management of resources and preserving the environment. This study program provides knowledge of information technologies with a focus on the sustainability of software and hardware solutions created.
In this program, students learn to design interdisciplinary software solutions with quality aspects in mind throughout the design process.
Courses are carried out in specially designed laboratories that focus on software development and quality assurance as well students spend a one-year internship in large worldwide known IT companies, such as Accenture, Tele2, Exigen Services, with options to join and establish IT start-ups or join emerging companies.
Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must have at least a "satisfactory" grade in Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68 ) and need to pass an online entrance test in computer sciences.
Career prospects and further studies
Most commonly graduates of this program work as software developers, system analysts, ICT project managers and testers in international and domestic ICT companies and state authority establishments. Graduates may work also as IoT hardware programmers, e-commerce solutions developers, computer graphic designers, etc.
Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in the Master’s study program according to the program requirements in Latvia or worldwide.
Why the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies?
Quality Assurance – According to QS EECA ranking, LLU is one of the best Universities in Europe and Central Asia and the best Life-science University in Baltic states. Besides LLU holds an “Investment in Excellence” standard!
Worldwide Recognized Degrees – Diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world.
Advanced Facilities – Modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace.
Advantageous Geographical Location – Major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry.
Reasonable Costs – Be smart and spend less by studying at LLU!
Safe and Green Environment – A great way to experience the Latvian culture. Despite the variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone.
Studies With Added Value – Practice and research-based teaching with close linking to the labour market and business. Students acquire multidisciplinary knowledge and gain international exposure with the help of different mobility programmes.
Student Life – Well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities!