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Number of ECTS credits: 
120
Number of years: 
2
Study language: 
English
Faculty: 
Ingenieurswetenschappen
Campus: 
Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus

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Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science

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Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science

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Academic year 2017-2018
The standard track in the Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science (120 ECTS) consists out of 4 modules:
- Compulsory Core Courses (61 ECTS)
- 21 ECTS from the module 'Smart Cities' or the module 'Digital Health'
- 14 ECTS of elective courses from one or a combination of the following modules
Recommended elective courses (3-14 ECTS)
Option Entrepreneurship (0-12 ECTS)
Option Internship (0-6 ECTS)
- Master Thesis Applied Computer Science (24 ECTS)
Each of the modules should be succesfully completed to obtain the master degree. The student should respect the specified registration requirements. The Curriculum Board strongly suggests the student to follow the standard learning track. Only this model track can guarantee a timeschedule without overlaps of the compulsory course units. The Curriculum Board also strongly recommends to start with the introductory courses and to follow afterwards the advanced and specialised courses.

Compulsory Core Courses MA Applied Computer Science

The compulsory core courses contribute to the scientific and technological core competences and skills of a computer engineer.

Compulsory Core Courses MA Applied Computer Science - year 1

Students have to complete these compulsory courses (42 ECTS) in the 1st year of the model learning track (MA1).
Remark: 'Operating Systems and Security': this course in offered in the 1st and in the 2nd semester. Applied Computer Science students are only allowed to enroll for the 2nd semester offer of this course.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 42 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Advanced IT Networks 1st semester 6
Advanced Programming Concepts 1st semester 3
Algorithms and Data Structures 1st semester 5
Computer Systems 1st semester 4
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1st semester 3
Operating Systems and Security 1st semester 4
Scripting Languages 1st semester 3
Web Technologies 1st semester 3
Databases 2nd semester 5
Operating Systems and Security 2nd semester 4
Techniques of Artificial Intelligence 2nd semester 6

Compulsory Core Courses MA Applied Computer Science - year 2

These compulsory core courses (19 ECTS) must be successfully achieved in the 2nd year of the model learning track.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 19 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Data Representation, Reduction and Analysis 1st semester 6
Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures 1st semester 4
Modelling Languages 1st semester 3
Technology and Applications of Micro-Electronics and Photonics 2nd semester 6

Module 'Smart Cities' or 'Digital Health'

The students have to select the module 'Smart Cities' or the module 'Digital Health'. Both modules define a set of compulsory courses of 18 ECTS in year 1 and 3 ECTS in year 2. Students have to successfully achieve all compulsory courses from either the module 'Smart Cities', either the module 'Digital Health'.

Module 'Smart Cities' - Compulsory Courses year 1

Students who have chosen the module 'Smart Cities' have to successfully achieve these compulsory courses in the 1st year (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 18 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Sustainable Mobility and Logistics 1st semester 6
Management and Performance Analysis of Sensor Networks 2nd semester 6
Software and Engineering for Embedded Systems 2nd semester 6

Module 'Smart Cities' - Compulsory Courses year 2

Students who have chosen the module 'Smart Cities' have to successfully achieve this compulsory course in the 2nd year (MA2).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 3 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Navigation and Intelligent Vehicles 1st semester 3

Module 'Digital Health' - Compulsory Courses year 1

Students who have chosen the module 'Digital Health' have to successfully achieve these compulsory courses in the 1st year (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 18 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Algorithms in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 2nd semester 6
Medical Informatics 2nd semester 6
Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning 2nd semester 6

Module 'Digital Health' - Compulsory Courses year 2

Students who have chosen the module 'Digital Health' have to successfully achieve this compulsory course in the 2nd year (MA2).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 3 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Biomedical Signals and Images 1st semester 3

Elective Courses MA Applied Computer Science

The program of the 2nd year of the standard learning track (MA2) covers the master thesis (24 ECTS), a set of compulsory core courses (19 ECTS), one remaining compulsory course from the module 'Smart Cities' or 'Digital Health' (3 ECTS) and a set of elective courses (14 ECTS).

This module includes a set of recommended elective courses, a module with Entrepreneurial electives and an optional internship.

Students have to select at least 14 ECTS of electives in the 2nd year; the total load of the complete master program has to be at least 120 ECTS.

The elective courses must be related to the topic of the thesis and must be chosen preferably from the recommended electives listed hereunder. Courses from the Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science can be taken as well. Students who want to register for such courses cannot do this in Student’s Self Service, but have to contact their Faculty Secretariat first.

The student’s final selection of electives must always be approved by the Curriculum Board Master Applied Computer Science, that will check the prerequisites and the coherence of the student’s program.
To complete this module, students must obtain 14 study points.

Recommended Electives MA Applied Computer Science

This module includes the recommended electives. From this module, students can select 14 ECTS. Please consider carefully the prerequisites, co-requisites and required background knowledge before selecting these courses. Pay specific attention to the courses classified as specialised.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 3 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Advanced Databases 1st semester 5
Communication Networks: Protocols and Architectures 1st semester 5
Computer Vision 1st semester 4
Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods 1st semester 6
Image and Video Technology 1st semester 3
Multimedia Seminar 1st semester 3
Next Generation User Interfaces 1st semester 6
Parallel Systems 1st semester 6
Telecommunication Networks 1st semester 3
Voice, Image, Coding, Media and Systems 1st semester 6
Capita Selecta Multimedia 2nd semester 3
Capita selecta Telecom 2nd semester 3
Compilers 2nd semester 6
Cryptography 2nd semester 3
Image Processing 2nd semester 3
Project Computer Engineering 2nd semester 3
Software Architectures 2nd semester 6
Web Information Systems 2nd semester 6
Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures 1st and 2nd semester 3
Project Embedded Systems 1st and 2nd semester 6

Option Entrepreneurship

This module consists out of Entrepreneurial electives. Students can select 0-12 ECTS from this module.

Optional Internship

This module includes the optional Internship. The Internship (6 ECTS - 40 working days) should preferably take place during the summer holidays in order to avoid interference with the course scheduling. Registration for the Internship is allowed provided that
1. the student doesn't have a combined bachelor-master enrollment
2. the student has already successfully accomplished 45 ECTS of compulsory courses and elective courses of the master program (exemptions included).
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Internship Applied Computer Science 1st and 2nd semester 6

Master Thesis MA Applied Computer Science.

The Master Thesis (24 ECTS) is compulsory. Registration for the Master Thesis is allowed provided that

1. the student doesn't have a combined bachelor-master enrollment

2. the student has already successfully accomplished 45 ECTS of compulsory courses of the master program (exemptions included).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Master Thesis Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science 1st and 2nd semester 24