The Bachelor’s Degree Program in Computer Science at the ISU School of Technology was developed in 2020 by considering the experience of the world’s leading academic institutions and Georgian universities and in close cooperation with the private sector. The program complies with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation standards, while in October 2020, it successfully underwent the accreditation process carried out by the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) of Georgia.
ISU closely collaborates with San Diego State University, California, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Steinbuch Center of Computing in the development, implementation, and further enhancement of the program.
The program was developed in partnership with up to twenty large local and international companies including the Bank of Georgia, Orient Logistics, Edison LTD, Innotec LTD, TulaCo, Feedc, Deutsche Post DHL Group, and others, which makes the program market-responsive, unique, and capable of offering its graduates diverse career opportunities.
Aim of the Program
The program aims to provide its students with fundamental knowledge and skills in key areas of modern Computer Science. The graduates will have sufficient knowledge and practical skills to analyze and plan algorithmic approaches for complex problem-solving at different levels and plan the design, implementation, and management of individual software program components as well as complex software systems.
Main fields of study
- Basics of Computer Science;
- Algorithms and modern programming techniques;
- Systems programming and networking;
- Data analysis;
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies;
- Cybersecurity and ethics;
- Database systems;
- Human-computer interaction;
- Computer graphics;
- Data visualization;
The program is oriented towards the development of transferable skills such as effective oral and written communication in at least one non-native language to promote multicultural awareness among students and help them succeed in the international arena.
Learning Outcomes and Competencies
The program graduates will be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline; communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Interactive lectures and seminars;
- Active learning methods;
- Analysis and synthesis method;
- Problem-based learning;
- Individual and group work;
- Laboratory and practical work;
- Brainstorming and reflection;
Program students/graduates will be able to advance their careers in industry, public sector, or academia. They can be employed as:
- Software Engineer
- Data Engineers
- Machine Learning Engineers
- Mobile Application Developer
- Web Developer
- Database Administrator
- Systems Analyst
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Information Systems Manager
Structure of the Program
Students must earn 240 credits to qualify for the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
60 ECTS (including 12 ECTS in elective courses)
180 ECTS (including 48 ECTS in elective courses)
Language of tuition: English
The number of students to be admitted: 30 students will be admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year (15 Georgian citizens and 15 international students).
Weights and minimal thresholds of competence
As established by the National Assessment and Examination Centre of Georgia
Note: International students shall undergo paper or online-based entry test in mathematics with the threshold 50%+1. The requirements for the entry-level test in Mathematics will be the same as for Georgian students.