Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems have been a main driver of technological innovation during recent decades and now play a pivotal role in all aspects of modern life. Professionals who are experts in ICT Systems are therefore in constant demand. In order to really stand out in today’s job market ICT professionals need a combination of technical, managerial and interdisciplinary skills from different sectors of the economy, as well as exposure to an international environment. The International Hellenic University (IHU) offers just such a highly diverse graduate programme. In a fully English-speaking environment, our MSc in ICT Systems students learn to excel in their technical skills while also acquiring grounding in managerial skills as these apply in a number of different areas including healthcare, the financial sector and the green economy. The lecture series by leading academic instructors from Greece and abroad, together with projects and dissertation work, mean that students graduate well equipped and highly competitive at international level.
This programme is designed for those University graduates of Informatics/Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and also Natural Sciences departments, who wish to acquire a competitive edge in the rapidly converging information and telecommunication technologies market.
The MSc in ICT Systems (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The MSc in ICT Systems programme is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.
Upon arrival at the IHU all students follow an intensive foundation course titled "Applied Mathematics in ICT" that aims to bring all incoming students to the same level with respect to some of the mathematics knowledge that is required to excel in the programme. During the first term, all students are required to follow four mandatory core courses. During the second term, all students follow a further three required courses and a combination of elective courses. Finally, during the third semester, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation.
The First Term
During the first term, all MSc in ICT Systems students follow four (4) mandatory core courses that provide a thorough grounding in key functional areas of the ICT sector. These core courses sum up to a total of 30 ECTS units.
The Second Term
During the second term, all students are initially required to attend three (3) required courses which give a total of 18 ECTS.
Decision Support Systems Information Systems Security Wireless Communications & Networks
In addition to these required courses, during the second term, students tailor the programme further to their own needs by choosing elective courses. The student can choose* either (i) two elective courses from those offered by the programme or (ii) one of the elective courses offered by the programme and two additional elective courses from a pool of electives common to the three Schools of the university. All elective courses chosen by students during the second term must give a total of 12 ECTS.
- Elective Courses offered by the School of Science and Technology: (6 ECTS each)
Advanced Information Systems: Design, Development and Maintenance E-Commerce Systems & Protocols Knowledge Management Green ICT Network and Services Management Marketing and strategies for Telecom companies
During the third semester, students work on their Masters Dissertation project, the thematic area of which is relevant to their programme of studies and their interests. The dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a real-world ICT problem or challenge. Students are supervised throughout their projects by a member of the academic faculty and the academic assistants. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.
More than 70% find good, relevant jobs within 6 months of graduation.
A multitude of employment opportunities are envisaged for graduates of the MSc in ICT Systems programme. Indicatively they include:
Information Systems Management -
Managerial, technical and research positions in IT departments and IT companies Banking and other Financial Institutions Multinational Corporations and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) e-Commerce and Health software companies
Communication Systems Management -
Mobile network providers and broadband Internet providers Sensor networks and telematics companies Multimedia content providers and developers (Digital Radio, Television providers and Media) Governmental Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities
In addition to technical skills gained through study, our students benefit from the University's excellent Careers Office. Students thus graduate fully prepared to take on the job market.
The IHU operates on a rolling admissions basis, in two (2) rounds of applications.
Application Round 1 cut-off date: 15 June 2015 Application Round 2 cut-off date: 16 October 2015
This means that candidates apply for and are admitted to our programmes all year round, until the end of the 1st round (June 15th). Round 2 applications will be considered according to the availability of places in the programme after Round 1.
We suggest, however, that you apply as early as possible to ensure a quick response and place availability. Please ensure that you complete the application form fully, as described below, and submit all your supporting documents for us to make an informed decision.
To apply for a master's programme at the IHU, you will need to provide the following documents:
A completed application form, including personal statement (500 words) All candidates should have a good university degree in a relevant subject from a recognised University. In evidence of this, candidates should provide the following:
- For graduates of Greek Universities, a clearly legible photocopy or scanned copy of your degree certificate and transcripts, detailing the courses studied and grades attained (under Law 4250/14 certificates and documents of all Greek public entities submitted to other Greek public entities are not required to be originals or certified copies). - For graduates of non-Greek institutions, certified copies of your degree certificate and transcripts are required, detailing the courses studied and grades attained. - Two academic references - Proof of competence in English - Two recent passport-size photographs - A copy of your CV
Sending your Application -
For your application to be considered the above documents need to reach us in hard copy form via post at the following address:
International Hellenic University School of Science and Technology 14th km Thessaloniki-Moudania 57001 Thermi Greece
In addition to submission via post, applicants are encouraged to also submit their application materials in electronic form (via e-mail). This is not required and does not constitute an alternative to submitting your documents in hard copy form. It can, however, help speed up the consideration process once your hard copy documents have reached us.
We aim to provide decisions within ten working days after receiving a complete application via post.