|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Applied Computer Science|
Do you already have an academic Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or Applied Sciences and do you want to pursue your career in the field of Computer Science and Data Science? Then the Master’s in Applied Computer Sciences is the programme you’re looking for! It is organised to accommodate your scientific background and future-oriented academic interests – developing the necessary Computer Science and Data Science skills by complementing your primary field of expertise. Above all that, we offer a wide variety of highly specialised elective courses.
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.
The first year of the programme focuses on developing fundamental computer science skills. Elective courses in the second year allow the student to specialize in domains, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, machine learning, internet-of-things systems, biomedical engineering, embedded software, or remote sensing, as well as many other possibilities. Practical sessions, a master thesis and, optionally, an internship are also included in the study programme.
VUB offers high-quality, English-taught programmes supported by outstanding research. Being a student at VUB means learning in an open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity, and growing into an independent and critical thinking individual. There is an excellent student to staff ratio, making it possible to teach in small groups and enabling close interaction between students and the academic staff. In addition, the university is located in three student-friendly green campusses in the cosmopolitan city of Brussels.
When moving about in Brussels, you hear a lot of different languages. That’s no coincidence, because the city is a melting pot of cultures. With 30% of the population of foreign origin, you can expect a rich cultural climate. Brussels is home to the EU Institutions and several af liates, NATO HQ, diplomatic representation of ces, headquarters for many international companies, NGOs, trade associations, one of the world’s largest press corps, as well as a whole host of international and European schools.