4 years, PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR Degree in Information Technology, qualification of Software Engineer
Study programme director: Mg.sc.comp. Dzintars Tomsons
Fee per year: 2200 EUR
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (an official transcript is required);
- The grade in Mathematics from the GCSE (if there are more than one discipline the average grade is taken into account);
- The grade in English from the GCSE.
About the programme
The main goal of the programme is to prepare highly qualified specialists in Information Technology, providing possibilities to acquire professional higher education and competencies that promote the development of creative personality and professional career.
After obtaining the professional Bachelor’s degree the graduates have an opportunity to work at organizations performing software development, delivery, and maintenance. They also are entitled to continue their studies as Master students in Information Technology or Computer Science in some of the higher education institutions of Latvia or the European Union.
Assessment of students’ knowledge is a continuous process, which lasts during the whole semester and it is done on the basis of independent assignments and tests, as well as passing credit tests and examinations twice a year. During the semester each course envisages several independent assignments – practical and laboratory works, tests and reports. At the end of each course, students pass a written or oral examination or a credit test. In some courses, during which both lectures and laboratory works are planned, students take both a credit test and an examination. Assessment is made by a ten-point scale or with the help of a credit test.
The language of the programme
The programme is conducted in English.
The size of the Professional Bachelor study programme is 252 ECTS (168 CP), and the duration of the programme is 4 years. The programme consists of three parts:
- Part A (97,5 ECTS / 65 CP) – compulsory courses of Information Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Law, and Management;
- Part B (145,5 ECTS / 97 CP) – compulsory courses providing advanced competencies in Information Technology and Software Engineering, practice in the industry, and development of Bachelor thesis
- Part C (9 ECTS / 6 CP) – free optional courses are chosen according to students’ interests.
Compulsory courses in Information Technology and Software Engineering
Programming, Algorithms and Data structures, Object-Oriented Programming, Programming Languages, Development of Web-based Applications, Databases, Software Project Management, Information System Analysis and Design, Software Testing and Quality, Software Agile Development, Computer Networks, Information System Security, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems
Methods of teaching and learning
Learning in the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes, and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, a succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.
During the course, students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present an annual paper (first to the third year) and the Bachelor thesis (fourth year).
Duration of the programme
The amount of the Professional Bachelor’s study programme is 252 ECTS (168 CP), and the programme is implemented during four years.
Minimum IELTS (6).