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WHY COMPUTING

Computing and especially software is eating the world: the largest bookseller (Amazon), the largest video service (Netflix) the largest marketing & business intelligence company (Google) are all software companies1.

Computing includes the top 3 skills required to succeed in the future working environment: Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Creativity. It is also thought to be the top industrial sector for 2020, as claimed by the highly acclaimed World Economic Forum.2

The demand for computing professionals is high, greatly exceeding the supply. This has triggered initiatives such as the CodeWeek in Europe and the Hour of Code in the United States with the aim of encouraging more young students to take an interest in coding. Our staff have also launched the highly successful Code Cyprus initiative to promote the value of coding & computing in Cyprus.



  JOB SATISFACTION

Out of the top 25 jobs voted to be 'hot skills' on LinkedIn, 18 were IT related3

  EMPLOYMENT

Very high graduate prospects, with demand exceeding the supply4

  SALARY

Computing specialists enjoy high salaries5

  1. Marc Andreessen, Why Software Is Eating the World published in The Wall Street Journal on August 20, 2011.
  2. Jeff Desjardins, 10 skills you'll need to survive the rise of automation published on World Economic Forum's website, July 2, 2018.
  3. LinkedIn: The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014
  4. ACM: Europe Faces 800,000 Shortfall in Skilled ICT Workers by 2020
  5. The Complete University Guide: What Do Graduates Earn?



WHY UCLAN CYPRUS

WHY UCLAN CYPRUS

The Computing programme at UCLan Cyprus offers some unique advantages:


  • UK tailored curriculum. This means the content of the programme is based on the significant experience of UCLan UK and at the same time it is tailored to industry partners (from the UK, Europe, US, and of course Cyprus).
  • Accredited. As a an overseas campus of a British university, the programme has applied and was awarded the prestigious BCS (British Computer Society6) accreditation, giving our graduates the title of Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
  • Industry-oriented specializations. Keeping up with developments in the industry, our course includes a number of purposely-designed modules enabling our students to specialize in Software Engineering, Games Development and Network Technology.
  • Academic Staff. The academic staff of the course is research active in a wide range of computing-related topics. Furthermore they are trained to be effective educators, with all of them having reached or working towards the title of Fellow of the HEA7.
  • Strong Quality Assurance. The BSc(Hons) Computing is accredited both by the UK's QAA8 and Cyprus' ECPU9, allowing us to offer a degree from both UCLan UK as well as UCLan Cyprus (that's why our graduates get a dual degree).
  • International outlook. Our students enjoy many educational and employment opportunities abroad, such as funded summer internships in Europe through IAESTE and Erasmus10, and industrial year placements11. Furthermore, our students can opt to spend their Year 2 or Year 3 at UCLan at Preston, UK. Read how our students experienced these opportunities.
  • Real world skills. Our programme has modules aligned with professional certificates12 from CISCO and the Linux Professional Institute, allowing our students to strengthen their CV even before graduation.
  1. British Computer Society - List of accredited institutions/courses
  2. Fellow HEA - The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  3. QAA - The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  4. The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.) - UCLan Cyprus accreditation
  5. UCLan Cyprus students have been highly successful in securing competitive summer internships with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, Association (IAESTE) and the ERASMUS student exchange programme.
  6. The BSc(Hons) Computing programme offers an optional sandwich mode where the students can work at an industrial placement for one year, before their final year of studies.
  7. Our modules are aligned with CISCO certificates CCNA Routing & Switching: Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1 R&S), CCNA Routing & Switching: Essentials (CCNA 2 R&S) and partially aligned with CCNA3 (CCNA Routing & Switching: Scaling Networks) & CCNA4 (CCNA Routing & Switching: Connecting Networks), and also with the LPI Essentials certificate by the Linux Professional Institute
Specializations
Software Engineering · Games Development · Network Technology
Accreditation
British Computer Society · Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber
Staff
Highly Research Active · Certified teaching skills · Approachable
Culture
UK Tailored · Industry Oriented · Placements & Internships
PROGRAMMES

COMPUTING PROGRAMMES

BSc(Hons) Computing

A range of careers opens to students upon completion of their degree. These include roles in business requirements analysis, design and development of database-backed systems, development of web and mobile applications, computer games development, system testing and management, wired and wireless networks management, network security, and many more. Moreover, the broad skills that our students acquire enable them to remain competitive in the fast evolving area of computing technology.

The BSc(Hons) Computing enables you to become a:

  • Software Engineer
    Develop software development skills in a practical hands-on way on this engaging specialization. You will cover a range of technologies - from mobile phones to enterprise applications - across the whole software development lifecycle, from understanding requirements through to design and implementation and testing.
  • Computer Games Developer
    Channel your love of computer games into your dream career. This specialization will prepare you to work as part of a multi-skilled team, producing high quality, innovative and exciting games to tight deadlines. You learn by doing, using the high performance kit in our Games Laboratory.
  • Computer Network Technologist
    This practice-based specialization will prepare you for a career in an exciting industry that, thanks to new ideas, applications, security threats and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating area to work in. It includes the latest developments in wired and wireless networking and security, underpinned by relevant theory to offer a broad view of the networking industry.

Our programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and our graduates receive the title of Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

  Get the BSc(Hons) Computing   factsheet

Check this website for further details


MSc Computing

This course enhances students' employment prospects in the IT field, and further develops the skills they obtained in their undergraduate degree. The skills acquired can lead to a range of careers in computing specialisations that are in high demand even outside the technology sector, such as networks and IT security.

Specializations in:

  • IT Security & Networking
  • Mobile & Web Development
  • IT Management in Business

  Get the MSc Computing   factsheet

Check the website for more details

MSc Cybersecurity

Typically, Cybersecurity professionals can be employed by telecommunication, IT and technology companies, network operators and network equipment vendors, consultancy agencies and government departments, as well as any other organisation that needs to protect its IT infrastructure and operations. Cybersecurity is part of nearly every discipline from defence and intelligence to healthcare and aerospace.

Also available as Distance Learning.

  Get the MSc Cybersecurity   factsheet

Check the website for more details

MSc Data Analytics

This course is designed to provide graduates and working professionals with skills that enable them to organise, analyse, explore, interpret and visualise their data, as well as acquire practical experience with modern tools. These skills can be used in virtually every industry domain that uses data, such as Banking, Consumer, Healthcare, Energy, Manufacturing, Technology, etc. Additionally, the course provides a multitude of career options in both national and international data analytics companies.

  Get the MSc Data Analytics   factsheet

Check the website for more details

ACADEMIC STAFF

ACADEMIC STAFF

Our programme is delivered by a blend of tenured faculty and associate lecturers. This allows us to deliver a programme that builds on the best from both academia and industry. The academic staff involved in the delivery of the BSc(Hons) Computing programme are:


Irene Polycarpou

Irene Polycarpou, Ph.D., Fellow HEA — Head of School of Sciences
 IPolycarpou at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4048 ·  web

Educational technologies, Interactive multimedia for education, Instructional software, Participatory software design, eLearning, Computer Science curriculum, Student cognition and learning styles, K-12 mathematics and STEM education.


Paris Kaimakis

Paris Kaimakis, Ph.D., Assoc. Fellow HEA — Course leader of BSc(Hons) Computing
 PKaimakis at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4079 ·  web

Computer vision, Hand Tracking, Markerless Motion Capture, Image Segmentation, Multi-Target Tracking, Photogrammetry, Augmented Reality, Visibility Decomposition, and Machine Learning.


Nearchos Paspallis

Nearchos Paspallis, Ph.D., Fellow HEA — Deputy course leader of BSc(Hons) Computing
 NPaspallis at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4091 ·  web

Software engineering and distributed systems, Mobile and pervasive computing systems, Gamification as a means for student engagement and behaviour change, Responsible Research and Innovation.


Josephina Antoniou

Josephina Antoniou, Ph.D., Fellow HEA — Course leader of MSc Computing
 JAntoniou at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4094 ·  web

Decision-Making for Problem Solving using Game Theory, Baeysian Principles and Cooperative Strategies, Cloud Computing, Quantification of user experience, Science in education, Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT.


Panayiotis Andreou

Panayiotis Andreou, Ph.D., Assoc. Fellow HEA — Course leader of MSc Data Analytics
 PGAndreou at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4085 ·  web

Data Management for Systems and Networks, Information Systems, Adaptive Computing, ICT services for eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living, Adaptive Systems.


Marios Raspopoulos

Marios Raspopoulos, Ph.D., Assoc. Fellow HEA — Course leader of BSc(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 MRaspopoulos at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4070 ·  web

Telecommunications, Mobile Communications, Positioning, Design and Management of Wireless Telecommunication Systems and Networks, Smart Homes/Cities/Hotels/Factories, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing/Internet of Things.


Eliana Stavrou

Eliana Stavrou, Ph.D., Assoc. Fellow HEA — Course leader of MSc Cybersecurity
 EStavrou at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4077 ·  web

Critical infrastructure protection, Situational awareness, Threat profiling, Cybersecurity toolkits design, Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor network security, IoT security, Adaptive security, Intrusion recovery techniques.


Andreas Pamboris

Andreas Pamboris, Ph.D., Assoc. Fellow HEA
 APamboris at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4046 ·  web

Systems, Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Mobile & Wearable Computing, Mobile Cloud Computing.


Andreas Savva

Andreas Savva, Ph.D. Cand.
 ASavva3 at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4034 ·  web

Many-core Architectures, Networks on Chip and ways of minimizing power consumption in networks and reliability, Uses of Artificial Neural Networks for prediction, Performance improvement of overlay networks with caching algorithms.


Marios Belk

Marios Belk, Ph.D.
 MBelk1 at uclan.ac.uk ·  2469 4144 ·  web

Cyber Security with focus on Usable Security, User Authentication, Human Interaction Proofs, Password Managers, Security in Mixed Reality, User Experience, Eye-tracking, User Modeling, Personalization, Cognition.


Furthermore, a group of associate lecturers is also involved in the delivery of some specialized modules, bringing in expertise in the areas of telecoms, image/video compression and processing, forensic computing, computer security, software engineering, and artificial intelligence.
SUCCESS STORIES

SUCCESS STORIES

  • December 11th, 2019
    PhD student Nicos Kasenides received award for his thesis work by the Cyprus Youth Organization. [link]

  • July 2nd, 2018
    Irene Polycarpou, Professor in Technology and Innovation in Education (Chair) and Panayiotis Andreou, Assistant Professor in Computing (Programme chair) host prestigeous ACM conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) at UCLan Cyprus. [link]

  • June 20th, 2018
    George Nicou, BSc(Hons) Computing class of 2017 and presently MSc Data Analytics student received two awards in the Cyprus Digital Championship 2018 competition: 3rd place in the Student Category for his thesis project CodeAdventure, and 2nd place in the Start-up Category for his participation in the start-up Brain Games as the lead developer. [link]

  • March 26th, 2018
    ACM-W Chair and Assistant Professor in Computing, School of Sciences Dr Josephina Antoniou features once again on the Association for Computing Machinery. [link]

  • February 26th, 2018
    A delegation by the British Computer Society (BCS) visited our UCLan Cyprus campus and accredited our BSc(Hons) Computing programme, making our graduates eligible for the title of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) . [link]

  • February 12th, 2018
    BSc(Hons) Computing student Christos Amyrotos secured a highly competitive internship under the 2018 IAESTE placement programme at SIM in Belgium. [link]

  • January 18th, 2018
    Course leader of the MSc Cybersecurity programme, Dr Eliana Stavrou was appointed as the new expert Advisory Panel Member by Oxford University. [link]

  • January 17th, 2018
    MSc Computing graduate Alberto Bullo was interviewed by Linux.com of the Linux Foundation. [link]

  • January 12th, 2018
    Senior BSc(Hons) Computing students Nicos Kasenides and Christos Argyrides received awards for their thesis work by the Cyprus Youth Organization. [link]

  • November 21st, 2017
    Assistant Professor Dr Josephina Antoniou was featured in the 'People of ACM European Chapters'. [link]

  • June 25th, 2017
    MSc Computing students Maria Marnerou, Pantelitsa Marnerou and Alexia Hadjiouraniou won the Maze Solving challenge at the 1st Cyprus Robotex competition. [link]

  • April 28th, 2017
    BSc(Hons) Computing student Ernesta Grigaytite was selected by GEANT to represent Cyprus networking students in the TNC17 conference, with a fully funded trip to Austria. [link]

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GRADUATES


Testimonial from Salah - works at Pointlogic, Amsterdam

Salah

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Works at Pointlogic, Rotterdam

I believe the programme gives you the right tools to continue growing by yourself once the degree finishes by teaching you how to learn new materials. The academics interest and support is phenomenal and it goes beyond the lectures scope and will get you motivated to do many more things in the field.
Testimonial from Dimitri - works at Microsoft, Copenhagen

Dimitri

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Works at Microsoft, Copenhagen

At UClan CY Computing I gained all the necessary knowledge to get me started on my path as a software engineer. It was not always about learning, as I was able to experience all the other fun aspects of software engineering, such as teamwork and critical problem solving. This healthy environment has allowed me to progress fast, and the experiences I gained while at UClan CY are very helpful even today.
Testimonial from Elena - studies MSc Cybersecurity at UCLan Cyprus

Elena

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Pursues MSc Cybersecurity

I selected to study BSc Computing because nowadays it is needed in every type of industry. Furthermore, studying computing has helped me build logic and problem solving skills. I unreservedly recommend UCLan Cyprus to everyone interested to study computing.
Testimonial from Alberto - works at Amazon, Prague

Alberto

Studied MSc Computing
Works at Amazon, Prague

I chose to study MSc Computing for its challenging and dynamic study environment. Laboratories are well structured with extensive hands-on experience to prepare students for the real working world. Lecturers are exceptional with valuable insights and industry experience into many fields. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who aspires to pursue a career in a technical field or have an interest in the cutting-edge technologies of tomorrow "
Testimonial from Nicos - Received thesis award from CYO

Nicos

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Received thesis award from CYO

The BSc Computing course at UCLan offers a wide range of practical and theoretical modules that are both fun and challenging to attend. All of the academic staff are extremely supportive and a large number of opportunities, both in Cyprus and abroad, lies ahead for anyone who completes this course. If you enjoy being creative and working with others the course will be as entertaining as it is educational.
Testimonial from Ernesta - Cyprus student rep at GEANT

Ernesta

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Cyprus student rep at GEANT

I chose to study BSc Computing, something I feel very passionate about. I am extremely happy with my choice to pursue the degree at UCLan Cyprus. This university is one of a kind in my eyes. Full of wonderful lecturers that really care and try to help the students with finding great opportunities and possibilities to grow their knowledge not only through the modules. I was given an opportunity to compete in the selection for the TNC17 lightning talks. It was one of the best experiences I have had and that is only one example.
Testimonial from Savvas - works at i-Spiral, Larnaca

Savvas

Studied BSc(Hons) Computing
Works at i-Spiral, Larnaca

I found BSc (Hons) Computing to be an excellent program that exceeded my expectations. I was educated in topics of Software Engineering that are relevant and in high demand in the industry today. The faculty is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely interested for the development of its students as future IT specialists. I am graduating UCLan Cyprus having received the right education in my field and feeling very confident to compete in the professional sector.
Testimonial from Maria - works at HS Data Ltd, Nicosia

Maria

Studied MSc(Hons) Computing
Works at HS Data Ltd, Nicosia

My student life began with a BSc in physics but then I decided to shift to computing, as programming had gained my interest.
Studying MSc Computing at UCLan Cyprus has allowed me to do this switch and helped me get a programming job as a Junior Software Developer.
CONTACT

CONTACT

UCLan Cyprus is a Cyprus-licensed university and closely affiliated with the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom.

The award-winning campus13 of UCLan Cyprus is located in Pyla, Larnaca, approximately 500 meters from the Larnaca-Ayia Napa highway, near exits 59 and 60.

Driving time is 20 min for Larnaca International airport (LCA) or downtown Larnaca, 30 minutes for the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa, and 40 minutes for the capital city, Nicosia.

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  1. UCLan Cyprus won the Most InAVative Education Facility award at the prestigious Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) InAVation Awards.