Applied Computer Science

Professional bachelor (English)

Location: Geel -Campus Geel
  • You want to be a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence and Application Development. 
  • You want to be the missing link between real-life problems and digital solutions.
  • You want to improve inefficient processes and programmes.
  • You want to learn a broad range of programming languages, such as Python, PHP, Java, React, WSP.NET and more.
  • You want to take the lead in reshaping the world as we know it with technological innovations.
  • The IT Factory is a unique collaboration between the Applied Computer Science (both English and Dutch) and Electronics-ICT (Dutch only) programmes. After the first phase, you’ll get to choose a specialised track: Artificial Intelligence, Application Development, Cloud & Cyber Security or Internet of Things. We’ve got it all.

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Overview

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Internship
  • Personal coaching
  • Go international
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    In the first phase of our IT Factory you’ll become acquainted with the IT world and acquire a thorough knowledge of the different IT domains. You’ll learn to develop applications in Python and Java and become an expert in web design. You’ll analyse data with SQL and develop a solid foundation in computer networks and operating systems.

    You’ll learn by doing and immediately apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills in various projects. This way, you won’t only acquire technical expertise but also communication skills and soft skills.

  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    In the second phase you’ll gain insight into the relationship between IT and business, learning to translate your client’s wants and needs into concrete models.
    In addition, you’ll practice object-oriented analysis and acquire in-depth knowledge of PHP, Java, WPF, ASP.Net, MVC and Cordova. You’ll learn to replace existing, often inefficient business processes with new technologies in order to create services that meet your customer's needs.

  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    In the third phase, you’ll become an expert in the fascinating world of state-of-the-art technology. Capture, manage, visualise and analyse object-oriented ‘big data’. This technology will allow you to replace existing, often inefficient, business processes with new technologies. With this goal in mind, you’ll be immersed in the wonderful world of Aritficial Intelligence, Big Data and Business Intelligence.

  • Internship

    Internship

    In the period from March to May of phase 3 you will complete a thirteen-week internship in a company or organisation. Thanks to our close collaborations with a variety of companies, you’ll get to choose from a wide range of challenging internship projects.

    Do you dream of an internship abroad? We have partners in countries including Ireland, Portugal, Crete, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Brazil and Thailand.

  • Personal coaching

    Personal coaching

    In the IT Factory, we look beyond your technical background, focusing on the development of your professional skills as well (21st-century skills).

    In the first phase, you’ll be assigned a personal coach who will follow your study path and give tips along the way. We'll coach you from day 1 until your graduation.

  • Go international

    Go international

    We encourage you to get outside your comfort zone. A foreign study or internship experience broadens your view of the world, teaching you how to be independent, improve your language skills and internationalise your professional knowledge. Not to mention, it is without a doubt a fantastic experience and an extra asset on the job market!

    In our programmes, we work together with partner schools in Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Finland, where you can take courses in English during the first semester of phase 3.

Courses

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    Semester 1

    • Application Development with Python
    • IT Essentials
    • Linux Essentials
    • Intro to Networks
    • Webdesing Essentials
    • Professional Development 1
    • English for IT 1
    • Project

    Semester 2

    • Internet of Things Essentials
    • Application Development with Java
    • Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials
    • Data Analysis with SQL
    • Webdesign with HTML5
    • Professional Development 1
    • English for IT 1
    • Windows System Administration
    • Project
  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    Semester 1

    • Requirements Analysis
    • Design Project
    • PHP
    • Linux Webservices
    • Cordova
    • Windows Server Essentials
    • English for IT 2
    • Professional Development 2

    Semester 2

    • WPF
    • ASP.NET MVC
    • UML
    • Business Processes & ITIL
    • Data Visualisation
    • Java Advanced
    • Project PHP
    • Professional Development 2
  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    Semester 1

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Business Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • Big Data
    • SharePoint
    • Project 4.0
    • Professional Development 3

    Semester 2

    • Internship
    • Bachelor Dissertation
    • Philosophy
    • Professional Development 3

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