Information Technology

Information Technology

Full form of studies, duration is 2 years, PROFESSIONAL MASTER degree in Information Technology - Information Technology Project Manager qualification

 

Study programme director: Dr.sc.comp. Anita Jansone, e-mail: anita.jansone@liepu.lv

 

Fee per year: 2800 EUR

 

Admission requirements:

  • Duration of studies is 2 years – Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences or Information Technologies;
  • Interview with each applicant;
  • Students, who obtained their Bachelor degree at least two years before, has to submit the thesis (5 to 10 pages) about a free chosen and topical research problem in the field of Computer Sciences or Information Technologies;

 

About the programme

The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Management of Information Technology projects.

 

Career opportunities

After obtaining Professional Master’s degree graduates can work in organizations that carry out software development, deployment, maintenance, providing information technology consulting and information systems audit. Graduates can continue their education in Liepaja University doctoral  "E-learning technology and management" study programme or in other Latvian universities or abroad.

 

Assessment

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.

 

Programme structure

The student receives professional qualification of the professional Master degree, when he has fully acquired the study programme, has obtained practical skills during implementation of qualification and Master practices, has elaborated and successfully defended the diploma project and the master paper.

Information technology project manager acquires knowledge and skills, which are necessary for elaboration and introduction of the necessary software, planning, organizing and monitoring of maintenance projects, as well as for implementation of information technology consultations or system audit projects, and management according to the branch standards and quality requirements.

 

The size of the Professional Master’s study programme is 132 ECTS (88 CP) for 2 years.

The study programme A PART is formed by General education courses in the volume of 36 ECTS

General education courses (36 ECTS): Study Project (IT project planning), General Quality Management, Project Management and Modelling of Business Processes, Latvian Language I, II.

The study program B PART is created by branch professional specialization courses in the volume of 96 ECTS.

IT project management: Business Intelligence, Finansial Management, Human Resource  Management, Study project (IT project implementation). Qualification practice I, II, Research practice.

Master thesis: 30 ECTS 

 

Methods of teaching and learning

Acquisition of the study programme is organized 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.

 

Individual planning

During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present a term paper and the Master paper.

During the studies students have 2 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards.

 

Language proficiency

Minimum IELTS (6).

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