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

Short Programme of the Bachelor's Degree Applied Computer Science

Location: Belgium - Geel -Campus Geel

Take your skills to the next level! 

  • The abridged Bachelor in Applied Computer Science programme is a one-year programme.
  • Intended for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Application Development or Business IT.
  • All the courses within the programme are taught in English.
  • 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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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
  • Targeted students
  • Courses
  • Personal coaching
  • Structure

    • Semester 1 | The autumn semester starts mid-September. During this semester you’ll get an in depth understanding of the world of Artificial Intelligence and data. Machine Learning and Data Science are know concepts and you’ll learn to present data and learn new information from your data.  
      The examination period starts after winter break in January. Students are advised to use winter break to prepare for the examination of the classes. 
       
    • Semester 2 | 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. 
  • Targeted students

    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.

  • 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.
    Semester12
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Business intelligence 3
    Artificial intelligence 5
    Big data 3
    Enterprise content services 4
    Machine learning 4
    Data science 3
    IP Project 8
    Semester12
    Internship 20
    OPTIONAL COURSES (choose 2)
    Engineering for Society 5
    Startup Bootcamp 5
    Project Case 5
    Intercultural Communication 5
    Philosophy 5
    Semester12
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Business intelligence 3
    Artificial intelligence 5
    Big data 3
    Enterprise content services 4
    Machine learning 4
    Data science 3
    IP Project 8
    Internship 20
    OPTIONAL COURSES (choose 2)
    Engineering for Society 5
    Startup Bootcamp 5
    Project Case 5
    Intercultural Communication 5
    Philosophy 5

    Timetable

    Check out an example timetable for phase 1.

  • Personal coaching

    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. 

After Graduation

  • The job of your life
  • The job of your life

    • Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leads
    • SharePoint Consultants
    • Business Intelligence Consultants
    • Data Scientists
    • Data Consultants