Data Science, Protection & Security in short programme

Short Programme specialisation Data Science, Protection & Security of the Bachelor's Degree Information Management and Multimedia

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Turn information into insights into results! 

  • You already have a bachelor's or master's degree in business or ICT?
    In that case you are able to obtain this degree in 1.5 years (standard short tracks).
  • Interested in using technology and the newest digital tools
  • Curious about the inner mechanisms that drive the world of business
  • Ready to take the plunge into fast-moving, high-tech world of big data
  • Start acquiring the business knowledge and ICT skills that will enable you to make the connection between both worlds. 
  • Learn how to unlock the full power of data to make businesses smarter, more efficient, more agile and more profitable.  
  • Boost your cyber security capabilities with the latest technologies and techniques.  
  • Put the theory into practice tackling real-life projects from the corporate world. 
  • Get an inside perspective during an intensive internship.  
  • Experience a hands-on approach with project work.
  • Realise your potential as a fully-qualified data manager, data analyst, data protection officer or cyber security expert.

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Tristan Van de Velde
Programme coordinator
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Ariane Buysschaert
Ariane Buysschaert
Study counsellor & Care coordinator
Questions about your individual study programme & on studying with use of facilities.
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Hello top internship and job

The demand for data and security experts has increased exponentially. You can go on an internship at: Ordina, PWC, Deloitte, DHL, IBM... Thanks to the combination of technical knowledge, data and business background companies are lining up for you!  

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Obtain a valuable certificate during the education

You get the opportunity to obtain the Google analytics certificate. This allows you to work as a qualified web analyst.

 

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Straight from practice

For all the guidance and knowledge you can count on (guest) teachers who will work with you both feet in the business world. Combine this with a healthy no-nonsense approach and you get a unique mix of authenticity, expertise and coaching! 

Programme

  • Structure
  • Targeted students
  • Courses
  • Tailor-made track
  • In practice
  • Personal coaching
  • Go international
  • Professional bonus
  • Structure

    • Semester 1 | We will teach you the technological tools that allow you to get started with databases and large quantities of data. You will learn to work with syntax and get an introduction into data protection and cyber security. You also learn the basic principles of entrepreneurism and management.
       
    • Semester 2 | In the next semester, you will be immersed in analytical techniques and visualisation. We simulate cyberattacks and teach you how to detect any weak spots in the security.
       
    • Semester 3 | In the third semester you take the role as a security expert: make a secure network and build firewalls to protect it. In this world of big data it is also important to learn the principles of artificial intelligence and machine learning. 
  • Targeted students

    The standard  short tracks are based on a previous programme in: 

    1. Business Management
    2. Applied informatics or Electronics-ICT

    When you obtained one of the above diplomas, you have to take up +/- 90 credits. This enables you to graduate after 1.5 years.

    Of course you can also spread these courses over several years, if you wish to combine the training with a part-time job.

    Obtained another degree than listed above? A 'tailor-made' program is always worked out based on your preliminary education. Then you will also be exempted for a fixed set of subjects, possibly supplemented by additional exemptions (through the exemptions procedure). 
     

  • Courses

    Short programme with a degree in Business Management

    The total package of credits that you will still need to take is based on your preliminary education.
    Below you can find an overview of the courses (subject to change), when you already achieved a degree in Business Management. For each subject, the number of credits per semester is mentioned (when you start in September). 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.

    Semester123
    Information Security Fundamentals i 4
    Databases i 6
    Programming Fundamentals i 6
    Web Fundamentals i 6
    Computer Toolkit 3
    Dimensional Modeling 3
    Scripting i 4
    Data Protection i 3
    Data Visualisation i 3
    Identity & Access Management i 3
    Data Integration 3
    Semester123
    Cyber Risk Management i 3
    Security by Design DSPS i 6
    Marketing Analytics i 3
    Programing Advanced 6
    Data Science Fundamentals 6
    Databases Advanced i 3
    Programming Web 3
    Fact Based Decision Making 6
    AI/ML @ Work 6
    Data Science Advanced i 3
    Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery 6
    Semester123
    Information Security Fundamentals i 4
    Databases i 6
    Programming Fundamentals i 6
    Web Fundamentals i 6
    Computer Toolkit 3
    Dimensional Modeling 3
    Scripting i 4
    Data Protection i 3
    Data Visualisation i 3
    Identity & Access Management i 3
    Data Integration 3
    Cyber Risk Management i 3
    Security by Design DSPS i 6
    Marketing Analytics i 3
    Programing Advanced 6
    Data Science Fundamentals 6
    Databases Advanced i 3
    Programming Web 3
    Fact Based Decision Making 6
    AI/ML @ Work 6
    Data Science Advanced i 3
    Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery 6

    Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide

  • Tailor-made track

    There are standard 2 short programmes*:

    1. Obtained a degree in Business Management? Then your programme still counts for a maximum of 90 credits.
    2. Already completed a programme in Applied Informatics or Electronics-ICT? Then you still need to take a maximum of 83 credits.

    Obtained any other bachelor or master degree (e.g. bachelor Multimedia and Creative Technology or bachelor Media and Entertainment Business), you will be exempted from a fixed package of courses and need to take up a maximum of 111 credits.

    The model track always mentions the maximum number of credits you still need to take. Based on your preliminary education or maybe work experience, additional exemptions are always possible. Therefore you will need to follow the exemptions procedure. The same applies when you obtained another degree than those mentioned above.

    If you have any questions, please contact the study counsellor. Together, we will then examine how we can work out a personal study programme tailored to your ambitions.

    *Programmes and credits subject to change.

  • In practice

    Practice will be the common thread throughout your program. Thanks to projects with companies you will get the opportunity to test new technology in an actual working environment. You will get assignments taken straight from the heart of the business.

  • Personal coaching

    Each year’s classes are divided into two parts that each last 13 weeks. During those 13 weeks we focus intensely on a select number of classes. At the end of this period there are exams. As such, we can spread out the study load more evenly throughout the academic year. What’s more, this means we can focus more on personal mentorship and feedback. Practical exercises, group projects, cooperation and sharing knowledge are all central.

    All of this mentorship and knowledge you will receive from (guest) lectors that are firmly grounded in the business world. Add to that a healthy no-nonsense approach, and you end up with a unique mix of authenticity, expertise and coaching!

  • Go international

    Interculturality 

    You’ll experience the true meaning of ‘interculturality’ every day. No course book or syllabus can top that. You’ll get to know professionals from all around the world and build your international network from day one. English becomes your mother tongue, the world your new home.

    Taking up an internship is not compulsory in the shortened programmes (model programmes). If you do decide to take up an internship, it is always possible to complete it abroad.

  • Professional bonus

    You get the opportunity to obtain the Google analytics certificate. This allows you to work as a qualified web analyst.

After graduation

  • The job of your life
  • Additional studies
  • The job of your life

    • Data Analyst
    • Business Intelligence Consultant
    • Data Protection Officer 
    • Cyber Security Advisor
    • Data Architect
    • Data Engineer
    • Business Analyst
    • Business Information Manager
  • Additional studies

    Second bachelor (short programme)

    Master 
    •    Information management (KU Leuven)
    •    Statistics and data science (KU Leuven)
    •    Computer Science: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (UAntwerpen)
    •    Cybersecurity (UL Bruxelles)
     

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