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Bachelor in Computer science

  • academic year
    2019-2020
Bachelor in Computer science

This formation is taught in french.

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  • Programme title
    Bachelor in Computer science
  • Programme mnemonic
    BA-INFO
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Sciences
  • Degree type
    Bachelors
  • Tier
    1th cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Sciences
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    french
  • Theoretical programme duration
    3 years
  • Campus
    Plaine/Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Sciences and technics - Sciences
  • Jury President
    Yves ROGGEMAN
  • Jury Secretary
    Bernard FORTZ

Details

General information

Degree type

Bacheliers

Theoretical programme duration

3 years

Learning language(s)

french

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Plaine/Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Sciences and technics - Sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)
Infor-études

Student support

During most practical activities, teaching assistants directly help the students. Furthermore, several additional activities are specially organized (in computing, mathematics and physics) for students who suffer a lack of preparation.

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.

Presentation

At the end of the study cycle, the student will so have acquired:

  • The capacity to develop an IT project, thanks to the various lectures in programming, algorithmics and software engineering

  • The mastery of major computing topics, in particular operating systems and computers architecture, algorithmics, databases, software engineering, networking, programming languages and the bio-informatics

  • The capacity to search information and to inquire and to express himself/herself both in French and in English, thanks to the language courses and to the various essays, homeworks and projects

  • The capacity to develop auto-learning strategies and adapt in order to maintain a high level of knowledge and the ability to use computing tools

  • Open-mindedness to other disciplines, according to personal tastes or the desire to begin further studies (biology and biochemistry related to bioinformatics, electronics, economics and management, systems administration…)

The Bachelor programme alternates between lectures, practicals, and projects (individual or group).

Learning activities are illustrated by lots of examples and case studies directly related to the research areas of the teaching staff, effectively preparing the student for the 2nd cycle of study.

Every block includes individual and group projects and a transversal project developing the student's the capacity to exploit the skills and knowledge and to present his/her results with appropriate arguments.

Each academic year, the student has to follow elective courses in other scientific disciplines.

If you so wish, you may spend one or more terms at universities abroad.

Access conditions

Programme

The programme helps students acquire the technical know-how and fundamental scientific knowledge in computer science, as well as general skills, in particular technical English language and an introduction to other scientific disciplines.

The studies are organized around two main focuses:

  • A basic training in fundamental and theoretical computer science, as well as in the related scientific and mathematical matters

  • A project-based learning leading to the acquisition of the practical and technical skills in computing

What's next ?

Prospects

The main objective of the programme is to provide general and specific skills in the field of computer science, as described in the learning outcomes, with the aim of allowing direct continuation to graduated studies, mainly the Master's degree in computing sciences, even if the Bachelor’s degree can also lead to other paths of study or be valued in a professional career.

In particular, depending on their choice of elective courses, the graduates have direct access to the Master's degree in bioinformatics and modelling or the Master degree in Cybersecurity.

For university IT graduates, most career opportunities will open after completing a Master's degree in the domain.