Computing and Information Technology (BSc, 4 years)

Computing and Information Technology (BSc, 4 years)

Duration

4 years, 8 semesters

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Information Technology

Level of Qualification

Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)

Language of Instruction

English

Mode of Study

Full-time

Minimum ECTS Credits

240

Program’s purpose/objectives:

The primary aim of our BSc program in Computing and Information Technology is firstly, to educate students to analyse, design, integrate, and manage information systems using information technology, and secondly, to prepare students for a successful career as I.T. professionals to make a positive contribution to society. We do so, in full cognizance of Philips University’s aims to develop students who value honesty, civility and the dignity of work. At the same time, we hope to give the student an enjoyable learning experience, enhanced by innovative pedagogical approach.

Objectives
• To develop a product or process by applying knowledge or programming, web, database, human computer interaction, networking and security tools
• To participate effectively as a member of a development team and undertake leadership roles when appropriate
• To take graduate courses or continuing education classes to impove skills and abilities
• To make positive contributions to community and society by applying skills and abilities learned during undergraduate program in information technology
• To make decisions related to work that demonstrate understanding of the importance of being an ethical computing professional
• To apply communication skills to effectively promote ideas, goals or products.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from a six-year public or private school of secondary education formally registered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus or the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Greece. In addition, evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken Greek for courses taught in the Greek language or English through IELTS (5.50 – 6.00) or equivalent qualification, for courses taught in the English language*, plus a successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer and a member of the academic staff from the relevant department, either in person, by phone or Microsoft Teams.

or

General Certificate of Education with a pass mark in five courses, including two courses at Advanced Level and Ordinary passes in English Language or an equivalent qualification.

or

General Certificate of Education with a pass mark in four courses, including three courses at Advanced Level and Ordinary Level passes in English Language or an equivalent qualification;

or

Successful completion of a University foundation program or an equivalent qualification

or

Successful completion of 12 years of schooling and in addition, evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken English* through IELTS (5.50-6.00) or equivalent qualification, plus successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer and a member of the academic staff from the relevant department, either in person, by phone or Microsoft Teams.


*Placement Tests

All students are required to take standardized placement tests in English and Mathematics. These tests are administered by the University during the orientation week and aim to assess each student’s potential. These tests measure quantitative and verbal aptitudes. All test scores are then screened by a panel. Appropriate programs are then drawn up to assist students in light of the observations made by the panel. Holders of the General Certificate of Education in English and Mathematics or an equivalent qualification are exempted from the placement tests.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Information Technology program, students will be:
• equipped with the knowledge, skills, frameworks, methodologies and tools required to apply information technology, from a strategic and operational perspective, to create business efficiency with competitive advantage
• provided with multi-dimensional (technical and business) training and expertise in designing, developing, implementing and managing information systems in organizations
• enhance students’ analytical, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills for the purpose of understanding and solving business problems by using information technology effectively

Graduation Requirements

Students studying towards the BSc Computing and Information Technology are required to take a minimum of 240 ECTS. Eighty-five (85) of the required 240 minimum ECTS come from General Electives and the remaining 155 ECTS come from the student’s chosen field of study. Honours Degree

On graduation each candidate for an Honours Degree must have:

  • completed all the prescribed work of the examination syllabus;
  • achieved the required minimum number of ECTS of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core, and elective subjects, as required by the programme of studies. As a general rule, all students must have
  • successfully completed a minimum of 240 ECTS; and
  • secured a GPA of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semesters 5 to 8.

Course Curriculum

Year 1

Semester 1

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Semester 2

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Software Development:

Year 2

Semester 3

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Software Development:

Business Applications:

Semester 4

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Year 3

Semester 5

Core Specialisation

Semester 6

Core Specialisation

Year 4

Semester 7

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Semester 8

Core Specialisation

System and Networks Technologies:

Department Contact Info

Department of Computer Science

4-6 Lamias Street, 2001 Nicosia – Cyprus
P.O.Box 28008, 2090 Strovolos,
Nicosia – Cyprus

+357 2244 1860

Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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