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Master of Science in Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Brussels
English
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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 Computer Science

Do you already have an academic bachelor in Computer Science and would you like to work towards an even deeper scientific understanding and knowledge? Then our master in Computer Science is the Program you’re looking for! The two-year Program has a broad scope, but also offers a wide variety of highly specialised elective courses. As such, it actively prepares students for positions in scientific research and in state-of-the-art development projects.

Strong embedding in ongoing research

Our courses and specialisations are strongly embedded in the ongoing activities of research groups that are each specialised in a particular domain of computer science. The groups publish in international journals and at international conferences, and participate in international research networks and projects. Master students carry out at least half of their studies within one of these groups. By being part of a professional research team, students have the best opportunities to learn and develop scientific skills, and to participate in world-class research. The groups also have experience in developing research trajectories with societal and economic impact. They have implemented an active policy in technology and knowledge transfer, patenting, spin-off creation, industrial collaboration, and innovation.

This master's Program is jointly organised by two departments, the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences and the Department of Electronics at the Department of Engineering. Together, they employ more than 200 researchers, who cover a wide range of research topics.

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

Application prerequisite for the Program Master of Computer Science is an academic bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Equivalency and admission to the Program will be based on a review of the student’s academic record and will be evaluated case by case. Entering in the second semester (February) is possible under certain conditions.

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


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Program content

Artificial Intelligence

First Year Master Compulsory

  • Methods for Scientific Research
  • Declarative Programming
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Software Architectures
  • Open Information Systems
  • Theory of computation
  • Information Theory

Second Year Master Compulsory

  • Research Training
  • Master Thesis Computer Science

Profile Artificial Intelligence : Mandatory Courses

  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Heuristic Optimisation
  • Actual Trends in Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Game Theory

Profile Artificial Intelligence: Electives

  • Adaptive Systems Seminar
  • Processus dynamiques
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Evolution of speech
  • Discrete Modeling, Optimization, and search using Answer Set Programming
  • Computational Creativity
  • Computer Vision
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Advanced Methods in Bioinformatics
  • Artificial Intelligence Programming Paradigms
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Decision Engineering

Electives from other profiles

  • Image and Video Technology
  • Formal Verification of Computer Systems
  • Capita Selecta of Software Engineering
  • Multicore Programming
  • Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms
  • Compilers
  • Programming Language Engineering
  • Next Generation User Interfaces
  • Software Quality Analysis
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Functional Programming
  • XML and Web Technologies
  • Meta Programming and Reflection
  • Biomedical Signals and Images
  • Voice Image Coding Media and Systems
  • Multimedia Seminar
  • Computational Geometry
  • Physical Communication
  • Image Processing
  • Capita Selecta Multimedia
  • Information Visualization
  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems
  • Capita Selecta of Programming Languages
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Fundamentals of programming languages
  • Big Data: Distributed Data Management and Scalable Analytics
  • Database Systems Architecture
  • Advanced Databases
  • Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods
  • Scalable Data Management Systems

Other electives

  • Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
  • Information Theory
  • Project Embedded Systems
  • Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
  • Security in Computing
  • GPU Computing
  • Signal Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Design and Implementation of Digital Circuits
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Cryptography
  • Capita selecta Telecom
  • Coding Theory

Data Management and Analytics

First Year Master Compulsory

  • Methods for Scientific Research
  • Declarative Programming
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Software Architectures
  • Open Information Systems
  • Theory of computation
  • Information Theory

Second Year Master Compulsory

  • Research Training
  • Master Thesis Computer Science

Profile Data Management & Analysis: Mandatory Courses

  • Scalable Data Management Systems
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Information Visualization
  • Advanced Topics in Big Data

Profile Data Management & Analysis: Electives

  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Advanced Databases
  • Database Systems Architecture

Profile Data Management & Analysis: Electives from other profiles

  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Meta Programming and Reflection
  • Capita Selecta of Software Engineering
  • Image and Video Technology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Multicore Programming
  • Capita Selecta of Programming Languages
  • Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms
  • Fundamentals of programming languages
  • Discrete Modeling, Optimization, and search using Answer Set Programming
  • Computational Creativity
  • Compilers
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Functional Programming

Profile Data Management & Analysis: Other Electives

  • Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
  • Cryptography
  • Security in Computing

Multimedia

First Year Master Compulsory

  • Methods for Scientific Research
  • Declarative Programming
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Software Architectures
  • Open Information Systems
  • Theory of computation
  • Information Theory

Second Year Master Compulsory

  • Research Training
  • Master Thesis Computer Science

Profile Multimedia: Mandatory Courses

  • Image and Video Technology
  • Computer Vision
  • Capita Selecta Multimedia
  • Image Processing
  • Virtual Reality

Profile Multimedia: Electives

  • Physical Communication
  • Computational Geometry
  • Multimedia Seminar
  • Voice Image Coding Media and Systems
  • Biomedical Signals and Images

Electives from other profiles

  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Actual Trends in Artificial Intelligence
  • Heuristic Optimisation
  • Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods
  • Scalable Data Management Systems
  • Capita Selecta of Software Engineering
  • Multicore Programming
  • Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms
  • Compilers
  • Programming Language Engineering
  • Software Quality Analysis
  • Processus dynamiques
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Functional Programming
  • Meta Programming and Reflection
  • Evolution of speech
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Database Systems Architecture
  • Decision Engineering
  • Next Generation User Interfaces
  • XML and Web Technologies
  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems
  • Information Visualization
  • Formal Verification of Computer Systems
  • Advanced Databases
  • Capita Selecta of Programming Languages
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Fundamentals of programming languages
  • Big Data: Distributed Data Management and Scalable Analytics
  • Discrete Modeling, Optimization, and search using Answer Set Programming
  • Computational Creativity
  • Artificial Intelligence Programming Paradigms
  • Advanced Methods in Bioinformatics
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Adaptive Systems Seminar
  • Computational Game Theory

Other electives

  • Cryptography
  • Capita selecta Telecom
  • Coding Theory
  • Information Theory
  • Project Embedded Systems
  • Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
  • Security in Computing
  • GPU Computing
  • Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
  • Operating Systems and Security
  • Signal Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Design and Implementation of Digital Circuits
  • Telecommunication Networks

Software Languages and Software Engineering

First Year Master Compulsory

  • Methods for Scientific Research
  • Declarative Programming
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Software Architectures
  • Open Information Systems
  • Theory of computation
  • Information Theory

Second Year Master Compulsory

  • Research Training
  • Master Thesis Computer Science

Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering: Mandatory Courses

  • Meta Programming and Reflection
  • Functional Programming
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing

Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering: Electives

  • Software Quality Analysis
  • Capita Selecta of Programming Languages
  • Fundamentals of programming languages
  • Next Generation User Interfaces
  • Programming Language Engineering
  • Compilers
  • Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms
  • Multicore Programming
  • Capita Selecta of Software Engineering
  • Formal Verification of Computer Systems

Electives from other profiles

  • Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Computational Geometry
  • Physical Communication
  • Image Processing
  • Capita Selecta Multimedia
  • Computer Vision
  • Image and Video Technology
  • Evolution of speech
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Processus dynamiques
  • Decision Engineering
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence Programming Paradigms
  • Advanced Methods in Bioinformatics
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Adaptive Systems Seminar
  • Computational Game Theory
  • Actual Trends in Artificial Intelligence
  • Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods
  • Heuristic Optimisation
  • Database Systems Architecture
  • XML and Web Technologies
  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems
  • Information Visualization
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Big Data: Distributed Data Management and Scalable Analytics
  • Discrete Modeling, Optimization, and search using Answer Set Programming
  • Computational Creativity
  • Scalable Data Management Systems
  • Biomedical Signals and Images
  • Voice Image Coding Media and Systems
  • Multimedia Seminar

Other electives

  • Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
  • Information Theory
  • Project Embedded Systems
  • Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
  • Security in Computing
  • GPU Computing
  • Signal Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Design and Implementation of Digital Circuits
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Cryptography
  • Capita selecta Telecom
  • Coding Theory

Tuition fees

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

Career opportunities

After Graduation: Industry or Academia?

You will be equipped with exactly those skills that are paramount to a successful career in high-end industry or academia: a sharp, inquisitive mind dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and human accomplishment.

You can even become part of one of the highly professional research teams at VUB with a societal and economic impact. Here you will be able to implement an active policy in technology and knowledge transfer, patenting, spin-off creation, industrial networking and innovation.

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