Bachelor in Applied Computer Science Short Programme

General

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Program Description

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The world of IT evolves at an incredible pace and the challenges transcend national borders. No domain is as internationally focused as IT. Are you passionate about analysing and implementing the digital solution to real-life problems and would you like to be a pioneer in Artificial and Business Intelligence? Look no further, you’re at the right place.

The abridged Bachelor in Applied Computer Science programme is a one year programme for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of Application Development or Business IT.

The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying Business IT in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.

All the courses within the programme are taught in English and students are working in an English-speaking environment.

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Overview

First Semester

The autumn semester starts mid-September. You will have 1 week off for fall break and 2 weeks off for winter break.

The examination period starts after the winter break in January. Students are advised to use winter break to prepare for the examination of the classes. Exam schedules (with dates for each exam) will be provided to you in the first week of December.

Second Semester

During the spring semester which runs from January until June, you’ll work on an IT project with other students (from IT programmes or others) followed by an internship of 13 weeks.

You can choose between interesting opportunities at international companies like Johnson&Johnson or Nike, or to go further afield and do your internship in other countries, not only in Europe but also in North- or South-America, Asia or Africa.

The examination period starts after the end of classes in May. No study break is foreseen before the start of exams, and students are advised to use Easter break to prepare for the examination of the classes. Exam schedules (with dates for each exam) will be provided to you in the first week of May.

Personal Development

We think personal coaching is very important, so there’s a close dialogue between teachers and students. You get direct feedback on your work and you’re developing a professional attitude.

Within the practical courses and projects, you work in small groups. Teamwork is an essential part of the study method.

Courses

Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory courses

  • Big Data (3 ECTS)
  • Business Intelligence Project (3 ECTS)
  • Enterprise Content Services (4 ECTS)
  • Machine Learning (4 ECTS)
  • Artificial Intelligence (5 ECTS)
  • Data Science (3 ECTS)

Optional Courses (choose 2)

  • Engineering for society (5 ECTS)
  • Startup Bootcamp (5 ECTS)
  • Project Case (5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Communication (5 ECTS)
  • Philosophy (5 ECTS)
  • IT Project (8 ECTS)
  • Internship (20 ECTS)

After Graduation

What's next?

With this Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science, you are ready for the field! The number of IT students increases every year but this positive trend is out weight by the huge increase in demand by IT companies. Companies continue to struggle to attract new talent due to this ‘war for talent’. A whopping 98% of our students have accepted a job proposal within 3 months after graduation.

Our alumni are employed as e.g. Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leads, SharePoint Consultants, Business Intelligence Consultants, Data Scientists, Data Consultants and are praised for their outstanding technical and soft skills.

Admissions

EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & Submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission.
  4. Register online.
  5. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Non-EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, pay the tuition fee for 1 semester.
  4. Receive digital registration certificate
  5. Apply for a student visa.
  6. Register online.
  7. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Immigration and visas in Belgium

  • Students coming from the European Economic Area, Monaco or Switzerland can enroll in an undergraduate degree programme in Belgium without a student visa.
  • All other students need to apply for a visa before coming to Belgium. You can apply at the Belgian Consulate or Embassy in your country or in the country where you legally reside.

Last updated May 2020

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