Data is the future. Our world depends on it. Connecting and informing us with sensors, actuators, cameras, devices, mobile phones, social media … Transforming and futureproofing our cities, healthcare, economy, environment… With this master in Applied Computer Science you’ll master the skills required to become an ICT engineer capable of designing smart systems and applying analytics on the heterogeneous data they provide.The programme at a glance
In the first year of the programme, we focus on developing fundamental computer science skills. Elective courses in the second year allow you to specialize in domains, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, machine learning, internet-of-things systems, biomedical engineering, embedded software, or remote sensing, as well as many other possibilities. Practical sessions, a master's thesis and an optional internship are also included in the study programme.
- Your curriculum is highly customisable thanks to a wide range of elective courses, plus an optional internship.
- You benefit from excellent interaction with an extensive range of researchers from four departments.
- You’ll be armed for a career as data scientist or engineer thanks to a broad education in generic smart systems design, specialist choices and indispensable future-oriented skills.
All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Computer Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 14 other Masters in Computer Sciences in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To participate in this programme you will need an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or applied sciences. Admission is based on acceptance and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
International3620 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3620 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA1092 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1092 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Brussels
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor – Academic Staff), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.