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MSc in ICT Systems

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Programme & Structure

The Programme

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems have been a main driver of technological innovation during recent decades and now play a pivotal role in all aspects of modern life. Professionals who are experts in ICT Systems are therefore in constant demand. In order to really stand out in today’s job market ICT professionals need a combination of technical, managerial and interdisciplinary skills from different sectors of the economy, as well as exposure to an international environment. The International Hellenic University (IHU) offers just such a highly diverse graduate programme. In a fully English-speaking environment, our MSc in ICT Systems students learn to excel in their technical skills while also acquiring grounding in managerial skills as these apply in a number of different areas including healthcare, the financial sector and the green economy. The lecture series by leading academic instructors from Greece and abroad, together with projects and dissertation work, mean that students graduate well equipped and highly competitive at international level.

This programme is designed for those University graduates of Informatics/Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and also Natural Sciences departments, who wish to acquire a competitive edge in the rapidly converging information and telecommunication technologies market.

 

The Structure

The MSc in ICT Systems (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The MSc in ICT Systems programme is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.

Upon arrival at the IHU all students follow an intensive foundation course titled "Applied Mathematics in ICT" that aims to bring all incoming students to the same level with respect to some of the mathematics knowledge that is required to excel in the programme. During the first term, all students are required to attend five mandatory core courses. During the second term, all students follow a further three required courses and a combination of two elective courses. Finally, during the third term, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation.

 

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Courses

Courses

During the second term students tailor their programme further by choosing elective courses. The choice of elective courses must sum up to 12 ECTS (2 courses). Some of the elective courses may not be offered in a particular year, depending entirely on student demand.

 

1st Term Core Courses

During the first term, all MSc in ICT Systems students attend five (5) mandatory core courses that provide a thorough grounding in key functional areas of the ICT sector. These core courses sum up to a total of 30 ECTS units.

 

2nd Term Core Courses

During the second term, all students are initially required to attend three (3) required courses which give a total of 18 ECTS.

In addition to these required courses, during the second term, students tailor the programme further to their own needs by choosing two elective courses, which give a total of 12 ECTS.

 

2nd Term Elective Courses

Dissertation

Dissertation

During the third term, students work on their Masters Dissertation project, the thematic area of which is relevant to their programme of studies and their interests. The dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a real-world ICT problem or challenge. Students are supervised throughout their projects by a member of the academic faculty and the academic associates. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.

 

Practical aspects of wireless mesh networks

 

Career Paths

Career Paths

More than 70% of our graduates end up in good, relevant jobs within a year from graduation. A multitude of employment opportunities are envisaged for graduates of the MSc in ICT Systems programme. Indicatively they include:

 

  • Managerial, technical and research positions in IT departments and IT companies
  • Banking and other Financial Institutions
  • Multinational Corporations and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • e-Commerce and Health software companies
  • Mobile network providers and broadband Internet providers
  • Sensor networks and telematics companies
  • Multimedia content providers and developers (Digital Radio, Television providers and Media)
  • Governmental Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities

 

In addition to technical skills gained through study, our students benefit from the University's excellent Careers Office in order to attain essential soft skills (e.g. communication skills, interview preparation, CV writing etc.) to better prepare for the job market.