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PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The postgraduate programme in Information and Communication Systems, consisting of MSc and PhD degrees, aims to educate professionals and supplement their primary qualifications with applied, advanced and research knowledge and skills, thus enhancing the prospects of a successful career across the globe.

The MSc degree consists of two category paths, the advanced and applied path, and each path has its own specialisation tracks. Students are recommended to follow one of the two paths depending on their primary qualifications and prior knowledge – see admission requirements. 

WHY CHOOSE TO ATTEND?

The MSc in Information and Communications Systems will provide you with the necessary academic background and practical skills so that you can work either at a practical or theoretical - research level using the in-depth knowledge offered by the academic concentrations of the postgraduate programme.

The programme of Information and Communication Systems promotes:

The scientific and technological knowledge in Information and Communication Systems (ICS) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

High-quality Research at MSc and PhD level on Information and Communication (Telecommunication) Systems and Technologies.

Applying the principles and technologies of ICS and ICT to promote knowledge of other areas, such as entrepreneurship, education, governance, health, environment etc.

Prospective Candidates

  • Personnel who manage or develop Information and Telecommunication systems for government, semi or private organisations.
  • Personnel in organisations offering Telecommunication services.
  • Researchers in the field of Information and Telecommunication Systems.
  • Educators who manage Information systems or are interested in developing educational systems.
  • Managerial / Technical Staff of organisations that manage information and telecommunication systems.

European Credit Units - ECTS: 120

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Postgraduate Level 

Title to be Awarded: Magister Scientiae (MSc)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution.

The advanced category path is directed mainly to graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering etc.

The applied category path is directed to graduates who have successfully completed information technology courses, including programming, to the level normally covered in modern undergraduate programmes in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering. Students from other disciplines may also be considered.

TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for the completion of the Master programme in Information and Communication Systems amount to €5400.

APPLICATIONS

As of the academic year 2015-2016, the Master Programme "Information and Communication Systems" will not accept applications of newcomers. The programme will continue running only for students enrolled in the programme on the academic year 2014-2015 or earlier.

Completion of the studies requires successfully passing nine semester (9) Modules and a Master thesis. The Modules of the postgraduate programme are divided into two categories, the advanced and the applied category. In the first year, for each category, six (6) compulsory semester core modules are offered, while in the second year, the semester' modules of the direction/specialisation from which the student chooses three (3), and also prepares the Master thesis.

Other than the core thematic units offered under the advanced and applied categories, the Programme of Study offers a number of thematic units that lead students to acquire a specialization in one of the following tracks:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • System Security
  • Educational Technology
  • Digital Services

 

Title Code ECTS
Data Structures, Algorithms, and Programming Principles PES500 10
Web Programming PES501 10
Intelligent Systems PES502 10
Communications and Computer Networks PES503 10
Object-oriented Analysis and Design PES510 10
Advanced Web Technologies and Programming PES511 10
Data Mining PES512 10
ICS Project Management PES520 10
Research Methods PES521 10
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning PES600 10
Collective Intelligence PES601 10
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems PES602 10
Wireless Communications PES610 10
Communication Systems PES611 10
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing PES612 10
Computer and Network Security PES620 10
Cryptography PES621 10
ICS Security Risk Management PES622 10
Design of Educational Software PES630 10
Distance Learning – Technologies and Methodologies PES631 10
Educational Technology PES632 10
e-Commerce Fundamentals and Development PES640 10
Enterprise Models PES641 10
Service Oriented Architectures PES642 10
Master Thesis I PES701A 10
Master Thesis II PES701B 20

 

Academic Personnel

Sokratis Katsikas, Professor, Coordinator, sokratis.katsikas@ouc.ac.cy 

For additional information, please contact Ms. Marianna Prodromou (prodromou@ouc.ac.cy), 00357-22411651 or/and Ms. Xenia Pavli, (xenia.pavli1@ouc.ac.cy), 00357-22411968.