Computer Science (BSc, 4 Years)
|Qualification Awarded||Computer Science (BSc, 4 years)|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English. First and second year courses offered also in Greek.|
|Mode of Study||Full-time and Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
- Provide students with advanced theoretical and practical computer science knowledge and skills, enabling them to work for the IT environment of the commercial, industrial and governmental sectors
- Enable students to develop their personal and professional prospects, keeping in pace with the rapid progress of the technology in computer science
- Prepare the students to pursue further postgraduate education and research.
- Provide a strong sense of social commitment, global vision and independent self-learning ability
- To enhance students’ critical thinking and to develop their basic analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- To introduce the field of computer science, and principles of computers, computation and programming.
- To acquaint students to major commercial computer application packages.
- To introduce students to programming concepts and methodologies for program design, development, testing and documentation.
- To introduce techniques for systematic problem analysis, program specification, design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation of programs.
- To acquaint students with current popular programming languages and operating systems.
- To introduce computer software engineering, database systems, networking, Computer security and Internet.
On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to get a job in a variety of sectors, both in private and public organizations, such as the:
- Information technology sector
- Professional services (customized application development, web-based applications, network system administration and maintenance)
- Educational sector
- Research laboratories
Furthermore, the BSc degree is accredited by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK), which is the statutory Technical Advisor to the State of Cyprus and is the umbrella organization for all Cypriot Engineers. Thus, the graduates could be issued license to practice the science of information technology engineering.
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate studies (Master’s programmes).
The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Regular Academic Admission
Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications.
Special Academic Admission
This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.
English Language Proficiency
Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.
Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:
- TOEFL – 500 and above
- Computer-based TOEFL – 173 and above
- Internet-based TOEFL – 61 and above
- IELTS – 5.5 and above
- Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] – B and above
- Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate – C and above
- GCSE English Language “O” Level – C and above
- Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
- Michigan Examination of Competency in English Pass
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid terms, projects, and class participation. Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.