Applied Computer Science Short Programme for bachelors/masters in Application Development/Business IT

Professional bachelor (English)

Location: Geel - Campus Geel

The world of IT evolves at an incredible pace and the challenges transcend national borders. No domain is as internationally focused as IT. Are you passionate about analyzing and implementing digital solution to real life problems and would you like to be a pioneer in Artificial and Business Intelligence? Look no further, you’re at the right place.

The abridged Bachelor in Applied Computer Science programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Application Development or Business IT.

The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying Business IT in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.

All the courses within the programme are taught in English and students are working in an English-speaking environment.

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  • First Semester
  • Second Semester
  • Personal development
  • First Semester

    The autumn semester starts mid-September. You will have 1 week off for fall break and 2 weeks off for winter break.

    The examination period starts after winter break in January. Students are advised to use winter break to prepare for the examination of the classes. Exam schedules (with dates for each exam) will be provided to you in the first week of December.

  • Second Semester

    During the spring semester which runs from January until June, you’ll work on an IT project with other students (from IT programmes or others) followed by an internship of 13 weeks.

    You can choose between interesting opportunities at international companies like Johnson&Johnson or Nike, or to go further afield and do your internship in other countries, not only in Europe, but also in North- or South-America, Asia or Africa.

    The examination period starts after the end of classes in May. No study break is foreseen before the start of exams, and students are advised to use Easter break to prepare for the examination of the classes. Exam schedules (with dates for each exam) will be provided to you in the first week of May.

  • Personal development

    We think personal coaching is very important, so there’s a close dialogue between teachers and students. You get direct feedback on your work and you’re developing a professional attitude.

    Within the practical courses and projects you work in small groups. Teamwork is an essential part of the study method.


  • One year programme
  • One year programme

    Semester 1

    Compulsary courses

    • Big Data (3 ECTS)
    • Business Intelligence Project (3 ECTS)
    • Enterprise Content Services (4 ECTS)
    • Machine Learning (4 ECTS)
    • Artificial Intelligence (5 ECTS)
    • Data Science (3 ECTS)

    Optional Courses (choose 2)

    • Engineering for society (5 ECTS)
    • Startup Bootcamp (5 ECTS)
    • Project Case (5 ECTS)
    • Intercultural Communication (5 ECTS)
    • Philosophy (5 ECTS)

    Semester 2

    • IT Project (8 ECTS)
    • Internship (20 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

After Graduation

  • What's next?
  • What's next?

    With this Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science you are ready for the field! The number of IT students increases every year but this positive trend is out weight by the huge increase in demand by IT companies. Companies continue to struggle to attract new talent due to this ‘war for talent’. A whopping 98% of our students have accepted a job proposal within 3 months after graduation.

    Our alumni are employed as e.g. Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leads, SharePoint Consultants, Business Intelligence Consultants, Data Scientists, Data Consultants and are praised for their outstanding technical and soft skills.