ACADEMIC BACHELOR degree of Natural Science in Computer Science
Duration of studies: 3 years
Type of studies: Full time
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 6
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 6
Language of instruction: English
Study programme director: Mg.sc.comp. Dzintars Tomsons, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee per year: 2500 EUR
- Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate and Transcript with good results. Education documents must be accompanied by English translations of all certificates and transcripts along with approval of the documents authenticity.
- The grade in Mathematics from the GCSE (at least 60%)
- The grade in English from the GCSE
- IELTS minimum overall grade of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT / paper based or English language profiency letter or LiepU English test
- Recorded interview
About the programme
The central aim of the programme is to give academic education in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
After obtaining Bachelor’s degree the graduates have an opportunity to work at organisations performing software development, delivery, and maintenance. They also are entitled to continue their studies as Master students in Information Technology or Computer Science in some of the higher education institutions of Latvia or the European Union.
Assessment of students’ knowledge is a continuous process, which lasts during the whole semester and it is done on the basis of independent assignments and tests, as well as passing credit tests and examinations twice a year. During the semester each course envisages several independent assignments – practical and laboratory works, tests and reports. At the end of each course students pass a written or oral examination or a credit test. In some courses, during which both lectures and laboratory works are planned, students take both a credit test and an examination. Assessment is made by a ten-point scale or with the help of a credit test.
Language of the programme
Programme is conducted in English.
Size of Bachelor study programme is 180 ECTS (120 CP), and the duration of the programme is 3 years. The programme consists of three parts:
A part (138 ECTS / 92 CP) – compulsory courses of Computer Science and Mathematics;
B part (36 ECTS / 24 CP)– compulsory courses , which expect deeper education of students and development of their professional skills and abilities;
C part (6 ECTS / 4 CP) – free optional courses chosen according to students’ interests.
Compulsory subjects: Programming, Data base technologies, Management of software development projects, Computer architecture, Courses of continuous mathematics, Courses of discrete mathematics, Computer Science and numerical methods, Term paper, Bachelor paper
Methods of teaching and learning
Acquisition of the study programme is organised in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.
During the course students fulfil tasks of the practice, set up and present term paper (second academic year) and Bachelor paper (third academic year).