Basic information

Language of instruction

English

Duration

1,5 year

Description

Application procedure for the programme will be open in February 2017

Overview

Institute of Computer Science offers Master’s degree studies in Computer Science, which duration is 3 semesters. The graduate, exhibiting special proficiency in IT knowledge use both in theoretical and practical aspects, is prepared to undertake a profession in the field of IT in various industries.
 

Career opportunities

Computer Science Faculty offers MSc in Computer Science programme which aims at educating a graduate especially proficient in IT knowledge use as well theoretically and practically. The Faculty enhances relations between education, research and economy within the frame of knowledge triangle. Wide range of subjects to choose gives students possibilities of creating such an educational path, which corresponds to the students’ scientific interests and professional plans. It fulfills the strategy assumptions, which puts special emphasis on improving the programs flexibility. Special attention should be paid to employer’s co-operation in creating educational programs for IT faculty, contributing to building a system of innovative education. Thanks to such practices, the graduate is competitive at the labour market. The Faculty also refers to the university mission, especially to basic tasks of university, which are shaping moral attitudes in society both on scientific and everyday life foundations.
 

Graduate from MSc in Computer Science:

  1. Possesses grounded knowledge and skills in advanced IT fields;
  2. Possesses skills of analytic and synthetic thinking that allows to non-standard approaches to various practical problems solving requiring analysis, developing or adapting advanced IT technologies;
  3. Possesses the skill of developing IT solutions on the basis of mathematical models and is able to evaluate these solutions, test them and ensure their security;
  4.  Is aware of importance and results of IT engineer professional activities and understands the meaning of intellectual honesty;
  5. Can present advanced IT content in verbal and written forms and rationally discuss them;
  6. Possesses the skill of individual knowledge widening and deepening within the frames of current IT trends.
  7. Possesses high qualifications and skills in the field of IT that makes him competitive on labour market.

Admissions criteria

Admission requirements:

The candidates applying for MSc in Computer Science programme with English as a language of instruction should have at least BSc diploma in Computer Science (Informatics).  In case of having degree in another programme – it is necessary to partake in education effects verification in form of written qualification test.

Admission of Bachelor or Master degree holders from Computer Science is made on the basis of average grade from the previous education.

Admission of Bachelor or Master degree holders from other programmes or faculties than Computer Science is made on the basis of grade obtained in qualification test verifying the candidate’s competencies to study at 2nd cycle studies and of average grade from the previous education according to equation presented below.

The place on a ranking list decides about admission. The candidates ranking list is created according to the following equation:

W = 0.5 D + 0.5 T

Where:

D – stands for figure corresponding to average grade of 1st cycle studies;

T – stands for figure corresponding to qualification test grade.

The following method of calculating points for the candidate who graduated from Computer Science is accepted — in place of T - the number corresponding to maximum grade which can be obtained from qualification test.

In case of candidates with the same result, the grade from diploma exam will be considered.

NOTE: All documents issued in language other than Polish must be translated by a sworn translator.
 

Who can apply?

A candidate for the studies may be a person who:

  • holds Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science,
  • holds Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in other fields of studies – it is required from the candidate to pass a qualification test (in English) verifying the candidate’s competencies in Computer Science.
     

Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree diploma in Computer Science/Informatics or related field of study with supplement covering transcripts of records of all undertaken courses (translated into English or Polish, if submitted document is issued in any other language);
  • Document confirming competence in the English language

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2017/2018

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreign candidates applying for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens

No tuition fees

Polish citizens and foreigners applying for studies on the rules applicable to Polish citizens do not settle the tuition fee for full-time studies on the University of Silesia.


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

€ 2000.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Institute of Computer Science

ul. Będzińska 39
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 269 18 46
32 368 97 09

dwt@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Students Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 78
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
+48 32 359 20 71
admission@us.edu.pl