Academic study programme - Computer Control and Computer Science
It is hard to imagine our life without information technologies: mobile phones, smartphones, laptops, web systems and software products are used almost by all people. If you do not want to be only a simple user, but be a person who understands how this IT stuff works and is developed, come and join us!
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Control and Computer Science
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration of studies: 4 years (full-time)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2000 Eur
Admission: twice a year (September and February)
Contact person: Dr.sc.ing. Aleksejs Zacepins, email@example.com
Accredited until: December 31, 2022
The programme aims to provide academic education in the field of Computer Science, as well as fundamentals of professional and research information technology thus meeting the growing demand for specialists in this field.
The objective is to train specialists who have:
- knowledge and understanding of the major aspects and concepts of computer science, including the most important and state-of-the art technologies;
- understanding of the wider range of information technology disciplines and information technology issues affecting the sector as well as the latest trends;
- understanding of the information system life cycle and the tasks of its phases;
- basic skills of scientific research work.
In view of the collective nature of software development and maintenance, the goal is to develop the competencies to enable the professionals to work in a team and to perform different roles of software development life-cycle stages.
Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme, namely, applicant need to be eligible for university studies in your own country. Applicants must have at least "satisfactory" grade in Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68 ) and need to pass an online entrance test in computer sciences.
Career prospects and further studies
Graduates may work as information technology professionals (programmers, system analysts, computer network administrators, etc.) in information and communication technology industry companies both in Latvia and abroad, as well as in any state and private enterprises for doing ICT services work (banks, state and local authorities, educational institutions, etc.). Graduates have also the opportunity to further pursue their research careers in computer science since all levels of information technology engineering study programmes (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral studies) are being implemented at LLU, the Faculty of Information Technology. After completion of the Bachelor's study programme in Computer Science, Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in the Master’s study programme according to the programme requirements.