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Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
20 September 2020
Application deadline: Application Deadline for EEA is 2020-09-01 and for Non-EEA is 2020-04-01.
3,243 EUR

Program description

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Do you already have an academic bachelor’s degree in another scientific field and do you want to pursue your academic career in the field of Computer Science? Then the master’s in Applied Computer Sciences is the program you’re looking for!

It is organized in such a way to accommodate your scientific background and future-oriented academic interests – developing the necessary Computer Science skills by complementing your primary field of expertise. Above all that, we offer a wide variety of highly specialized elective courses.

Data Science and Engineering

Data has become a torrent, flowing into every aspect of the international economy, and is an invaluable capital for a plethora of global operations. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have access to zettabytes or brontobytes of data, and social media platforms connect hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Moreover, millions of networked sensors and actuators are being embedded in the physical world in devices such as mobile phones, smart energy meters and distributed cameras. What is more, petabytes of diverse data, ranging from genomic data to health records and medical imaging are transforming healthcare.

The Master in Applied Computer Science provides a broad education in data science and engineering with focus on generic smart systems design, complemented with elective minors in digital health, smart cities, environmental informatics, and business intelligence. The accumulated knowledge will give rise to an ICT engineer, capable to design systems of systems and apply analytics on the heterogeneous data obtained by such systems.

Admission requirements

Specific admission criteria

This Program is intended for students with an academic Bachelor’s or Master’s degree degree in a field of Engineering or Applied Sciences and want to pursue a career in the field of Computer Science. Admission is based on acceptance and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Compulsory Core Courses

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Operating Systems and Security
  • Scripting Languages
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Advanced IT Networks
  • Advanced Programming Concepts
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • Web Technologies
  • Techniques of Artificial Intelligence

Year 2

  • Data Representation, Reduction and Analysis
  • Technology and Applications of Micro-Electronics and Photonics
  • Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
  • Modelling Languages

Compulsory Module Courses

  • Smart Cities
  • Digital Health
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Business Intelligence

Elective Courses

  • Project Embedded Systems
  • Multimedia Seminar
  • Communication Networks: Protocols and Architectures
  • Capita Selecta Multimedia
  • Capita selecta Telecom
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Image and Video Technology
  • Project Computer Engineering
  • Image Processing
  • Voice, Image, Coding, Media and Systems
  • Software Architectures
  • Next Generation User Interfaces
  • Advanced Databases
  • Computer Vision
  • GPU Computing
  • Practical parallel programming
  • Compilers
  • Scalable Data Management Systems
  • Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
  • Cryptography
  • Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods

Option Entrepreneurship

  • Business Aspects of Software Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technological Business Development Project
  • Business Aspects of Biotechnology
  • Business Aspects of Micro-electronics and Photonics

Optional Internship

  • Internship Applied Computer Science

Master Thesis MA Applied Computer Science

  • Master Thesis Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for EEA students is 938.8 €. The price for Non-EEA students is 3.243 €

Continuing studies

After graduation continue their academic career as a PhD researchers.

Career opportunities

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. The graduates of the Master in Applied Computer Science Program can undertake different positions, including research engineers, software developers, system architects, IoT engineers, data scientists and data engineers, business developers and consultants, in the private sector or in (non-) governmental organisations, or found companies.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

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