The Postgraduate Computer Science program aims to:
• offer students the opportunity to acquire deep knowledge and research expertise in one or more fields of Computer Science.
• prepare graduates able to pursue careers in positions of responsibility in either academia or industry, where they will effectively drive the development and application of new methods and ideas.
• offer the students with education in the widest sense of the term, and cultivate the desire for continuous learning, which, in turn, leads to maturity and develops the facilities for independent and critical thinking.
• help our graduates in order to acquire a deep understanding of Computer Science, both as a science, and in terms of its more general applications and effects on society.
• prepare our graduates, so whichever career path they choose, their studies will have given them the necessary grounding to keep abreast of the incredibly rapid scientific and technological developments in Computer Science.
• Provides transferable skills such as ability to pursue pure and comprehensive scientific communication (both written and spoken) and experience in gathering and collecting information.
By the time they graduate, our students are expected to:
The number of places available is announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
• Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
• Letters of recommendation.
• Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) the number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, and research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student.
In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master-level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.
The abilities and the high level of education of our graduates are recognized by the local labor market as well as internationally. Our graduates are sought after by employers in the domestic industry right after their graduation or pursue further studies at leading Universities in Europe and America. More specifically, the graduates of the Department are employed:
• In the domestic industry (eg software developers, telecommunications companies, high technology companies, banks, financial institutions, insurance companies)
• In the Public Sector
• In Public and Private Secondary Education
• In Higher education as professors or researchers at universities in Cyprus and abroad
• In research in Cyprus and abroad (as postgraduate Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates at universities or research centers)