School of Business, Technology and Education ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science  

Language of Instruction: English

Program Duration/ECTS credits: 240 ECTS

Awarded Academic Degree/Qualification: Bachelor of Computer Science

Admission contingent: 20

Code in NAEC registry: 0100120

 Admission Type:  Individual Admission

About the program

The undergraduate program in Computer Science of Ilia State University School of Technology was developed in 2020 based on the experience of the world's leading educational institutions and Georgian universities, in close cooperation with the private sector and accordance with the international ABET accreditation standards.

We are actively collaborating with San Diego State University (California) and the Steinbuch Computing Center of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in defining, implementing, and developing the program.

The program was developed in cooperation with 20 major local and international technology companies, including Bank of Georgia, Liberty Bank, Orient Logic, Edison LTD, Innotec LTD, TulaCo, Feedc, Deutsche Post DHL Group and others making the program unique and tailored to the needs of the market while offering our graduates a variety of employment opportunities.

Program Objectives

The mission of the Computer Science program is to prepare our students for careers in their chosen area of specialization. As such, the program aims to provide quality instruction, advisory services and student support to ensure students achieve their goals and gain the knowledge and experience required to succeed in the demanding field of Computer Science.

Program Educational Objectives:

The Program has the following Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO 1: Graduates have sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of computer science to perform on a high professional level to contribute to the advancement of both their professional community and broader society;

PEO 2: Graduates are able to work autonomously and function efficiently in a team environment both as leaders and team members;

The Computer Science program at Ilia State University aims to align itself with:

  • International accreditation standards (ABET);

An ABET-accredited Computer Science Bachelor degree program of San Diego State University (SDSU).

Main areas of study

  • Basics of computer science;
  • Algorithms and modern programming technologies;
  • System and network programming;
  • Data analysis;
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies;
  • Cyber ​​security and ethics;
  • Database systems;
  •  Human-computer interaction;
  • Computer graphics;
  • Data visualization;
  • Bioinformatics.

The program focuses on the development of transfer skills such as effective written and oral communication in at least one foreign language, which will contribute to the development of multicultural awareness among graduates and their success in the international arena.

Learning Outcomes and Competencies

The program learning outcomes aim at equipping students with:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and 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.

 Teaching Methods

  • 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;
  • Projects.

Note: Specific teaching methods are identified for each program component and are listed in relevant syllabi

Employment Opportunities:

Program students/graduates may be employed in private, as well as in public and academic sectors.

Professions where they can be employed:

  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analysis Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Mobile app developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Researcher in the field of computer science
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Other

Program Structure

All students admitted to the bachelor program are required to accumulate 240 ECTS to be awarded their Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

For National Accreditation considerations:

8 Semesters, 240 ECTS (1 ECTS: 25 hours)

  • Free-elective Component: General Module - 60 ECTS (including 12 ECTS electives);

Major - 180 ECTS (including 48 ECTS electives).

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