MSc in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems
International Hellenic University (IHU)
18 - 30 Months
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
The MSc in Information and Communication Technology Systems Programme is being offered by the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University.
The programme aims to provide graduate-level education and is targeted towards graduates who wish to broaden their knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technology Systems and in contemporary inter-disciplinary issues arising between the areas of economy, energy and health which pertain to the improvement in the quality of life.
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. To 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 several 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 the 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 courses of the programme are taught exclusively in English. The academic staff comes from Universities in Greece and abroad.
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.
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.
- ICT Management
- Web Programming
- Computer Networks
- Advanced Database Systems
- Information Systems Security
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.
- Wireless Communications and Networks
- Software Development Methodologies
- Big Data and Cloud Computing
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.
The elective 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. 2nd Term Elective Courses
- Information Retrieval
- Knowledge Management in the Web
- Data Mining
- Digital Organisations: eCommerce and eGovernment
- Mobile Applications Development
- Internet of Things
- Consulting Project
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.
Scholarships and Funding
The School of Science & Technology offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.
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.