Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering

Admission Requirements

Enrolling for this study plan is possible after having obtained one of the following degrees:

Academic Bachelor's programme computerwetenschappen
Academic Bachelor's programme informatica
Academic Bachelor's programme ingenieurswetenschappen: computerwetenschappen
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 1
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 2
MOTIVATIEBRIEF
PUNTENLIJST / TRANSCRIPTS (NIET VOOR VLAAMS DIPLOMA)

Overview of the study plan

All students study a core programme of 30 ECTS-credits; do a research training of 6 ECTS-credits and a master thesis of 24 ECTS-credits. Students SHOULD choose one OUT of four specializations: Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia, Software Languages and Software Engineering or Web & Information Systems. 30 ECTS-credits should be spent to mandatory and optional courses within the chosen specialization. The 24 remaining optional ECTS-credits can be taken within the specialization or from other specializations. Finally, 6 ECTS-credits can be freely chosen from any master level VUB course. This free choice of 6 ECTS-credits has to be specified through the form (see facultary website). This brings the total to 120 ECTS-credits. The master thesis as well as the research training need to be related to the chosen specialization.

The students have to choose a master thesis topic and a research training within the chosen specialisation. Only students who have already obtained at least 45 ECTS-credits can register for the courses 'Research Training' and 'Master Thesis Computer Sciences'.

In total, this academic plan comprises 120 ECTS credits.


Master Computer Science Compulsory

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and year 2 of the model trajectory.

First Year Master Compulsory

All students study this core programme of 30 ECTS-credits in the first year master of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.

3ECTS credits - Methods for Scientific Research
6ECTS credits - Declarative Programming
3ECTS credits - Scientific Integrity
6ECTS credits - Software Architectures
6ECTS credits - Open Information Systems
3ECTS credits - Theory of computation
3ECTS credits - Information Theory

Second Year Master Compulsory

The students have to choose a master thesis topic and a research training within the chosen specialisation. Only students who have already obtained at least 45 ECTS-credits can register for the courses 'Research Training' and 'Master Thesis Computer Sciences'.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Research Training
24ECTS credits - Master Thesis Computer Science

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Profile and Electives Artificial Intelligence

The focus in this specialization is on building intelligent software artifacts. The theories of complex dynamic systems and self-organization are emphasized starting from the theory of complex dynamic systems as developed in related fields such as mathematics, physics, and biology. Students will be exposed to current research in the areas of adaptive systems, multi-agent systems, and the origins of language.

30 ECTS-credits should be spent to mandatory and optional courses within the chosen specialization. The 24 remaining optional ECTS-credits can be taken within the specialization or from other specializations. Finally, 6 ECTS-credits can be freely chosen from any master level VUB course. This free choice of 6 ECTS-credits has to be specified through the form (see facultary website).

To complete this module, students must obtain 60 ECTS credits.

Profile Artificial Intelligence : Mandatory Courses

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 23 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Statistical Foundations of Machine Learning
5ECTS credits - Heuristic Optimisation
6ECTS credits - Actual Trends in Artificial Intelligence
6ECTS credits - Computational Game Theory

Profile Artificial Intelligence: Electives

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 7 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Adaptive Systems Seminar
5ECTS credits - Processus dynamiques
6ECTS credits - Multi-agent Learning Seminar
6ECTS credits - Evolution of speech
4ECTS credits - Computer Vision
5ECTS credits - Swarm Intelligence
6ECTS credits - Advanced Methods in Bioinformatics
6ECTS credits - Artificial Intelligence Programming Paradigms
6ECTS credits - Natural Language Processing
5ECTS credits - Decision Engineering

Electives from other profiles

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

3ECTS credits - Image and Video Technology
5ECTS credits - Formal Verification of Computer Systems
6ECTS credits - Capita Selecta of Software Engineering
6ECTS credits - Multicore Programming
6ECTS credits - Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms
6ECTS credits - Compilers
6ECTS credits - Programming Language Engineering
6ECTS credits - Next Generation User Interfaces
6ECTS credits - Software Quality Analysis
6ECTS credits - Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
6ECTS credits - Functional Programming
5ECTS credits - XML and Web Technologies
6ECTS credits - Meta Programming and Reflection
3ECTS credits - Biomedical Signals and Images
6ECTS credits - Voice Image Coding Media and Systems
3ECTS credits - Multimedia Seminar
5ECTS credits - Computational Geometry
6ECTS credits - Physical Communication
5ECTS credits - Image Processing
3ECTS credits - Capita Selecta Multimedia
6ECTS credits - Information Visualization
6ECTS credits - Advanced Topics in Information Systems
6ECTS credits - Capita Selecta of Programming Languages
6ECTS credits - Information Retrieval
6ECTS credits - Fundamentals of programming languages
6ECTS credits - Big Data: Distributed Data Management and Scalable Analytics
6ECTS credits - Performance Analysis and Evaluation
5ECTS credits - Database Systems Architecture
5ECTS credits - Advanced Databases
6ECTS credits - Conceptual Modeling & Design Methods
6ECTS credits - Web Information Systems

Other electives

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

4ECTS credits - Distributed Computing and Storage Architectures
3ECTS credits - Mathematics for Technology: Information Theory
6ECTS credits - Project Embedded Systems
3ECTS credits - Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
6ECTS credits - Security in Computing
5ECTS credits - Signal Theory
4ECTS credits - Digital Signal Processing
6ECTS credits - Parallel Systems
4ECTS credits - Design and Implementation of Digital Circuits
3ECTS credits - Telecommunication Networks
3ECTS credits - Cryptography
3ECTS credits - Capita selecta Telecom
6ECTS credits - Coding Theory

Electives conditional to the agreement of the examination committee

Max. 12 ECTS-credits from the Bachelor Computer Science

Free choice VUB master courses

6 ECTS-credits can be freely chosen from any Master level VUB-course.

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