Professional study programme - Information Technologies for Sustainable Development
The latest research in the Europe Union shows that in the next 5 years there will be shortage of a half of million ICT field specialists. Programmer is one of the most demanded profession. ICT field in the Nordic countries is blooming. In Latvia for past years the programmer is the most demanded profession and demand is greater than supply. This study programme offers to acquire programming engineering skill during studies and 26 week internship in local and international ICT companies focused on ICT solution development for other disciplines’ sustainable development.
Degree: Professional Bachelor in Information Technologies/ Qualification: Programming Engineer
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. Gatis Vītols, Gatis.Vitols@llu.lv
Accredited until: December 31, 2023
Information technologies for sustainable development are an area within the discipline of information technologies. Solutions for sustainable development are important component for future development of societies that comes hand in hand with smart management of resources, preserving environment, etc. This study programme provides knowledge of information technologies with focus on sustainability of software and hardware solutions created.
In this programme students learn to design interdisciplinary software solutions with quality aspect in mind throughout the design process.
Courses are carried out in specially designed laboratories that focus on software development and quality assurance as well students spend one year internship in large worldwide known IT companies, such as Accenture, Tele2, Exigen Services, with options to join and establish IT start-ups or join emerging companies.
Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme. 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
Most commonly graduates of this programme work as software developers, system analysts, ICT project managers and testers in international and domestic ICT companies and state authority establishments. Graduates may work also as IoT hardware programmers, e-commerce solutions developers, computer graphic designers, etc.
Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in the Master’s study programme according to the programme requirements in Latvia or worldwide.