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.
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: