Applied Computer Science

Professional bachelor (English)

Location: Belgium - Geel -Campus Geel

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Monday 08 November

11.00 - 12.00Webinar Week | Applied Computer Science, go for IT[Read more]
15.00 - 16.00Webinar Week | Applied Computer Science, go for IT[Read more]

Take your skills to the next level! 

  • You believe in the power of computers to change the world for the better. 
  • Dig deeper into the most cutting-edge fields of computer science: from artificial intelligence and internet of things to cloud computing and more.  
  • Apply your pioneering spirit to develop digital solutions to real-life problems. 
  • Acquire the in-depth application development skills you need to develop real innovations with real-world impact
  • Learn how to unlock the full potential of Python, PHP, Java, React, WSP.NET and other programming languages.  
  • Boost your soft and hard skills during your international studies and internship.  
  • Join Electronics and ICT students at our IT Factory to expand your network, exchange ideas and accelerate your personal and professional development. 
  • Choose from multiple specialisation tracks to develop your expertise in collaboration with experienced mentors and practitioners from the IT world. 
  • Uncover exciting career opportunities in a wide variety of sectors. 

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The programme
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Ward Kerkhofs
Programme manager
For all your questions about the programme.
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Caroline Vanderheyden
Care coordinator
For all your questions about care students.
Tinne Van Echelpoel
Tinne Van Echelpoel
study counsellor
For all your questions on study methods
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Mon - Fri: 9.00-15.00 (BXL Time)
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IT Factory, a unique approach

The IT Factory is unique in Flanders and tuned in on the Internet of Things (r)evolution. Based on feedback from IT partners who do not only need skilled specialists but also specialists with a good base knowledge of IT, we have 5 specialisations providing a flavour for everyone!

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A lot of hands on learning

We do not just teach theory, but learn a lot by actual hands on lessons, assignments and workshops. You’ll get the opportunity to work on cool projects provided by one of our many IT partners to get a realistic view on working as an IT professional.

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Jobs assured

Your future is safe! Since there’s a real shortage of IT professionals, a lot of our students have a job offering in hand when they graduate, or even before they graduate! 

Programme

  • Structure
  • Courses
  • In practice
  • Personal coaching
  • Go international
  • Short programme
  • Admission requirements
  • Structure

    • Phase 1 | Explore every aspect of IT from application development (Python, Java), web design, data analysis (SQL), computer networks and operating systems.  
       
    • Phase 2 | Now take what you’ve learned and link it to the world of business. Learn to translate requirements into models, while preparing for specialisations in: 
      - Artificial Intelligence: dive deeper into object-oriented programming
      - Programming: master languages like PHP, Java, WPF, ASP.Net MVC and Cordova.  
      - Process optimisation: upgrade business processes with new technologies. 
       
    • Phase 3 | Unlock the power of data via data gathering, data management, visualisation and analysis tools, while exploring enterprise content management tools like SharePoint. And bring it all together in a multi-disciplinary project for a real customer.  
  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses (under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit.  

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.   
    Phase123
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Python - Java i 10 4
    Webdesign - PHP i 10 4
    SQL 4
    IoT Devices i 7
    Linux - Windows 8 6
    Networks i 8
    Requirements Analysis 8
    Business Essentials 4
    Mobile Development 3
    WPF 3
    ASP.NET MVC 3
    UML 3
    Phase123
    Business Processes & ITIL 5
    Business Intelligence i 3 3
    Artificial Intelligence i 5
    Big Data 3
    Enterprise Content Services 4
    Machine Learning i 4
    Data Science 3
    @WORK
    Communication Skills 4 6 3
    Professional Skills i 3 3 3
    Projects i 6 5 8
    Internship i 20
    Bachelor Dissertation 4
    Phase123
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Python - Java i 10 4
    Webdesign - PHP i 10 4
    SQL 4
    IoT Devices i 7
    Linux - Windows 8 6
    Networks i 8
    Requirements Analysis 8
    Business Essentials 4
    Mobile Development 3
    WPF 3
    ASP.NET MVC 3
    UML 3
    Business Processes & ITIL 5
    Business Intelligence i 3 3
    Artificial Intelligence i 5
    Big Data 3
    Enterprise Content Services 4
    Machine Learning i 4
    Data Science 3
    @WORK
    Communication Skills 4 6 3
    Professional Skills i 3 3 3
    Projects i 6 5 8
    Internship i 20
    Bachelor Dissertation 4

    Timetable

    Check out an example timetable for phase 1.

  • In practice

    Time to put the theory into practice! Your 13-week internship will typically run from March to May during phase 3, giving you the chance to apply your skills to live projects at any number of partner IT firms. Our close working relationship with many companies guarantees you a foot in the door along with a wide range of projects to choose from. Ensuring there really is something for everyone.  

    And why not work on your international network at the same time and do your internship abroad? Our collaborative accords extend beyond the borders with partner companies in many countries including Brazil, Canada, Crete, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and Thailand.

  • Personal coaching

    Here at the IT Factory, we look beyond technical skills alone. We also pay a lot of attention to developing your business and communication skills. Skills that are essential to surviving in the 21st century and thriving in an industry subject to constant change.  

    Every year, your own personal coach will follow your study trajectory and offer tips and guidelines where needed. He or she will coach you from the day you arrive up until you graduate as a talented IT professional, ready to conquer the world!

  • Go international

    Broaden your horizons – literally – by studying a full year abroad or doing your internship within an international company. You’ll get to apply your skills in a different context and in a different language, while learning what it takes to find your own feet and make your own way. Besides that, studying abroad is simply an exhilarating experience and one that will add real value to your CV! 

    We maintain close partnerships with universities of applied sciences in Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Finland where you can follow the first semester of phase three in English

    You can also choose to do a full year in Finland or Switzerland as part of our double degree programme. So that when you finish your academic career, you’ll have degrees from Finland or Switzerland and Thomas More as well!

  • Short programme

    Already obtained a bachelor's or master's degree ? We have a short degree programme for you! Mail the coordinator for an abridged programme.

  • Admission requirements

    Our application process is really straightforward.
    You will only need to meet 3 simple requirements:

    1. Secondary education diploma
    2. English Language Certificate (B2)
    3. Passport/ID card or residence permit

    Some more good news! Thomas More has no numerus clausus procedure, nor do we have a limit on the number of admitted students.
    You can find more specific information about our admission requirements here.

Courses

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • 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

    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

    Semester 1

    • Big Data
    • Business Intelligence Project 
    • Enterprise Content Services 
    • Machine Learning 
    • Artificial Intelligence 
    • Data Science 

    Semester 2

    • Internship
    • Bachelor Dissertation
    • Philosophy
    • Professional Development 3

After Graduation

  • The job of your life
  • Additional studies
  • Working in Belgium
  • The job of your life

    • Business Analyst 
    • Business Intelligence Consultant 
    • SAP Developer 
    • Data Consultant 
    • SharePoint Developer 
    • Project manager
  • Additional studies

    Master (via switchingprogramme) 

    • Toegepaste Informatica 
    • Information Management 
    • Industriële Wetenschappen 
  • Working in Belgium

    Search Year

    International students can now apply for a new residence permit status upon graduation so they can extend their stay in Belgium up to 12 months to find work! Eager to launch your career in Belgium after your studies? No sweat! We’re here to help you navigate the Search Year application process. 

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