The MSc in Information and Communication Technology Systems Programme is being offered by the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University.
The programme aims to provide graduate level education and is targeted towards graduates who wish to broaden their knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technology Systems and in contemporary inter-disciplinary issues arising between the areas of economy, energy and health which pertain to the improvement in the quality of life.
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 courses of the programme are taught exclusively in English. The academic staff comes from Universities in Greece and abroad.
Official Government Gazette:
Start date: October 2023
Application deadline: September 2023 or until places are filled
Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki
Duration/Mode: 18 months (full-time) or 30 months (part-time)/(available also in distance learning mode)/weekdays evenings
Taught language: English
Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from an accredited University
Language requirements: English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.
Fees: 2,900€ (total)
How to apply: Programme announcement (en+gr)
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Who can apply
To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:
- an undergraduate degree from a recognized University
English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.
During the first term, all students are required to attend five mandatory core courses. During the second term, all students follow a further three required courses and a combination of two elective courses. Finally, during the third term, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master’s dissertation.
The core courses
1st Term Core Courses During the first term, all MSc in ICT Systems students attend five (5) 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.
2nd Term Core Courses During the second term, all students are initially required to attend three (3) required courses which give a total of 18 ECTS.
In addition to these required courses, during the second term, students tailor the programme further to their own needs by choosing two elective courses, which give a total of 12 ECTS.
The elective courses
During the second term students tailor their programme further by choosing elective courses. The choice of elective courses must sum up to 12 ECTS (2 courses). Some of the elective courses may not be offered in a particular year, depending entirely on student demand. 2nd Term Elective Courses
During the third term, 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 associates. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.
Duration of studies
The duration of the full-time study programme in order to obtain the MA degree is three (3) academic semesters. For students who so wish, there is also the possibility, upon request, of attending the programme on a part–time basis. In this case, the duration of the MA will be five (5) academic semesters. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The programme is also available through distance learning. Distance Learning teaching methods involve: (a) Face-to-face or classroom based learning: Students will be required to be physically present at the University for a weekend at the beginning of each semester (b) Synchronous learning: Student will have to attend remotely the classes which will be held regularly during each semester, weekday afternoons (about 2-4 times per week depending on the mode, always after 17:00) and possible Saturday morning (c) Asynchronous learning: Students will use online learning resources and will be assessed through a variety of diagnostic tools and formative assessment techniques (d) Summative assessment: Students will be typically required to be physically present at the University for the final exams at the end of each semester.
The Academic Faculty
Other Research and Teaching Personnel
- Prof. Konstantinos Rantos
- As. Prof. Anastasios Politis
- Dr Ioannis Magnisalis
- Prof. Panagiotis Tzionas
- Prof. Periklis Chatzimisios
- Prof. Nikolaos Bassiliades
- Prof. Stavros Stavrinides
Fees & Financing
The programme fees for the MSc in ICT Systems is 2900€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.
If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).
The School of Science & Technology offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.
Programme announcement – Admissions
Next MSc in ICT Systems class starts in October 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by September 2023 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the application page.
Ideal Career path
More than 70% of our graduates end up in good, relevant jobs within a year from graduation. A multitude of employment opportunities are envisaged for graduates of the MSc in ICT Systems programme. Indicatively they include:
- 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
- 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 in order to attain essential soft skills (e.g. communication skills, interview preparation, CV writing etc.) to better prepare for the job market.
The MSc in ICT Systems takes place in the facilities of the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.
Postal address: School of Science & Technology Department of School of Science & Technology University Center of International Programmes of Studies 14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece Tel: +30 2310 807 529 Email: : email@example.com