Diploma in Computer Studies

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This programme of study is accredited by the Council of Educational Evaluation - Accreditation of Cyprus (SEKAP).

Language of instruction: English

The programme’s aims are:
- To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to acquire professional positions in the field of informatics.
- To provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to further their studies in Computer Science.

The programme is conceptually divided into three main areas of study:
- Theory of Computer Science: To provide students with a clear understanding of the theoretical background and basis of computation and structured thought, train them in formal thinking and appreciate concepts of complexity. To this end, apart from subjects relating to Mathematics, students take subjects on logic and data structures.
- Appreciation of Computer Systems: To provide students with a strong theoretical as well as practical understanding of the design and development of modern computer systems in general. Courses contributing to this goal include digital design, computer architecture, communications and networks and operating systems.
- Development of Applications: To provide students with the skills in appreciating, designing and implementing computer solutions to a variety of problems. Fields that are addressed include programming, database systems, systems analysis and software engineering and development.

Advantages of the holders of the Diploma in Computer Studies:
- Possess an accredited diploma.
- Pursue direct employment in the field of computer science.
- Continue and complete the four year programme of study at FIT and FU and acquire the BSc Degree in Computer Science.
- Transfer to the third (final) year of studies for a BSc Degree at UK Universities.
- Continue their studies for a BSc Degree at established universities abroad.

Required Courses: 
General Education Elective:
TOTAL
116 ECTS
4 ECTS
120 ECTS

REQUIRED SUBJECTS

HOURS

ECTS

ACSC101

Freshman Computer Science

3

5

AMAT111

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

3

5

AMAT181

Linear Algebra with MATLAB

3

5

ACSC182

Programming Principles I

3+1*

6

ACSC124

Quantitative Methods I

3

5

AMAT122

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

3

5

ACSC191

Discrete Mathematics

3

5

ACSC183

Programming Principles II

3+1*

6

ACOE161

Digital Logic for Computers

3+1*

5

ACSC223

Database Management

3

5

ACSC130

Workshop I - Computer Organisation workshop

2

2

ACSC155

System Analysis & Design I

3

5

ACOE201

Computer Architecture I

3+1*

5

ACSC271

Operating Systems

3

5

ACSC288

Data Structures

3+1*

5

ACSC299

Visual Programming

3+1*

5

ACOE140

Workshop II – Computer Networking workshop

2

2

ACOE312

Data Communications & Computer Networks

3

5

ACSC231

Introduction to Internet Technologies & Web Page Design

3

5

ACSC384

Modelling Database Management Systems

3+1*

5

ACSC372

Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment

3+1*

5

ACOE322

Local & Metropolitan Area Networks

3

5

ACSC345

System Analysis and Design II

3

5

ACSC289

Diploma Project Preparation

1

-

ACSC290

Diploma Project

1

5

TOTAL

 

116

General Education Electives (One from Cyprus Studies and one from Greek Language Studies)

HOURS

ECTS

CYPRUS STUDIES

 

 

AECH101

Introduction to the History of Cyprus

2

2

AECH111

Cyprus in the 20th Century

2

2

GREEK LANGUAGE STUDIES

 

 

AEGL101

Introduction to Greek Language

2

2

AEGL111

Modern Greek Literature

2

2

Code

Description

HOURS

ECTS

AENG101

Basic English

3**

-

AENG102

Intermediate English

3**

-

AENG213

English Composition

2**

-

AENG214

Advanced Writing

2**

-

* laboratory hours

** Courses for students whose level of English language is not satisfactory

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