The Department of Information and Computing Sciences offers an excellent teaching programme, valued by both staff and students, in two Bachelor’s programmes and four Master’s programmes. In Year 1 of the Bachelor’s programmes, students gain a broad foundation of knowledge in the field, following this in Years 2 and 3 with more extensive and in-depth studies of the major areas. Those who wish to specialise further then proceed to the Master’s programme of their choice.
Bachelor’s programme in Computing Sciences
In the Bachelor’s programme in Computing Sciences, you learn how to develop and design software. In both theoretical and practically oriented courses, you gain insight into all phases of software production: drawing up specifications, modelling, developing functional and technical designs, writing code, documentation and implementation. You apply your knowledge in fields such as gaming, data-mining and artificial intelligence.
Bachelor’s programme in Information Science
In the Bachelor’s Programme in Information Science, you study all aspects of automation and ICT: its design, its use and its introduction, both within organisations and in society as a whole. The programme deals with topics such as how users experience and react to systems, and what benefits systems can offer companies or other organisations. Information Science offers an interesting mix of psychology, communication studies, organisational studies and computing sciences. As an expert in this field, your role will be to build bridges between people and technology.
For graduates with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree (either from a conventional university or a polytechnic university (Dutch ‘HBO’), we offer a broad range of four international 2-year Master’s programmes, as well as a Master’s programme in Science Education, for those who wish to enter the teaching profession.