Technology and digitization are increasingly entering our daily lives, society, business, economy and government. This is necessary to improve efficiency, remain functional, competitive and even safe. There is a general consensus that the use of technology in our daily lives and in our working practices whether in business or the professions will continue to increase and even accelerate.

Overview of the programme

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the long-term practice of simply scaling up existing technologies has reached its limits and that the use of technology has to be updated and upgraded. At the same time, a huge amount of data is piling up from various aspects of our business, professional, and social activities, necessitating an extensive infrastructure and software to accommodate, organize and analyse for use as an input in improved decision making.

There is an increasing need for practitioners with an interdisciplinary skillset that includes computer science. MSc in Applied Information Technology (AIT) provides students with up-to-date information on applied technologies, even if their first degree is in another subject, as well as the opportunity to develop a modern and interdisciplinary profile to meet this need. The course should also be of use to those who have worked in the field and would like to be updated more formally with recent progress on new technologies. Businesses need employees that have the necessary digital skills and technology tools for a modern working environment to spearhead their digital transformation At the same time, companies exclusively active in technology need employees for software development with better understanding of modern trends, business needs and processes. To address these multiple needs, we have developed this conversion master’s program the MSc in Applied Information Technologies.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College
  • Satisfactory quantitative skills background as evidenced by the subject and courses taken during Bachelor degree study. The major can be in science, engineering, economics, management, biomedical sciences, and even law and business
  • Proficiency in English
  • A successful personal interview

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Key Features of the programme

The program starts with introductory topics and provides the necessary theoretical background to comprehend the modern technologies that can be integrated into businesses to improve productivity, address modern needs and create new potentials. Some of these technologies are web development, mobile application development, and the cloud. The program continues with the application of machine learning and neural networks to the analysis of big-data. It also covers cryptography that is significant for the IT security of an organization. This together with the next topic, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), enable the understanding of block-chain technologies and cryptocurrencies.

Research topics revolve around modern topics such as the development and application of artificial intelligence in a variety of domains that include business, biomedicine, and government. There is also research activity on blockchain and cryptography.

Who the programme is designed for

This program is for new graduates as well as individuals with or without work experience who have a good quantitative and scientific background. It is an MSc conversion programme for individuals from a variety of academic backgrounds who may have some or no previous academic computing experience. They can be graduates in science, engineering, economics, management, biomedical sciences, and even law or business. The objective is to upskill and reskill them with digital skills and business applications of information technologies. This can help them remain competitive and productive in a modern professional and business environment. They can help their companies with the digital transformation of their internal business processes as well as the development of the digital company policies.

The program is also appropriate for computer scientists and engineers who have received a traditional training and would like to be updated in modern technologies and follow a career in incorporating and developing comprehensive technological infrastructures for businesses.

Finally, it is intended for employees already working in companies that are interested to improve their qualifications to a level that would qualify them for promotion as well as managers that would like to be informed about modern information technology science and be updated on modern business technologies and digital tools.

Career Impact

This programme also provides a sufficiently comprehensive and practical foundation to enable its graduates to start a new career in developing business software, applying information technologies, spearheading the digital transformation of business or simply standing out from the crowd and enhancing their employment and career opportunities within their existing field. The program provides sufficient background to individuals to convert their careers to software development and business applications of information technologies.

The graduates of the MSc in Applied Information Technologies are equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Entry-level back/front-end
  • IT systems specialist
  • Database professional
  • Python developer
  • Software developer
  • Web application developer
  • Mobile developer
  • AI developer
  • Information security professional
  • IT agile project manager
  • Technical analyst
  • IT project analyst
  • User-experience (UX) designer
  • Test engineer
  • Business analyst

Programme Details

Rolling Admissions
Students can join the programme any time of the year, a major advantage of the CIIM modular system of course delivery.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate, students are required to earn 90 ECTS credits in total (60 ECTS from taught core courses, 12 ECTS from taught elective courses, & 18 ECTS from a mandatory research project)

Duration & Fees

Students can choose to complete their coursework at a rapid pace in 14 months (full-time) or at a more relaxed pace taking up to a maximum of 2 years (part-time).

Total of €9,580 (including application, registration, tuition and subscription fees)

Scholarships & Financial Aid
A limited number of competitive scholarships (full and partial) are awarded on merit and financial aid may be granted on need.

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