Overview

The MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications Programme is being offered by the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University.

The programme aims to provide graduate level education and is targeted towards graduates who wish to broaden their knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technology Systems and specifically web and mobile applications. Since its invention in 1989, the World Wide Web has long been the main driver of development and progress, not only in the ICT sector itself but also, and most importantly, in virtually all aspects of human life. Standing on the shoulders of the WWW’s success, the introduction of smartphones brought about a new technological revolution, which many had foreseen as a necessary next step.

Today, these two technological fields have converged into a common track, where applications and infrastructure are advancing hand-in-hand toward the vision of Ubiquitous Computing and Web 3.0. In our effort to address this trend we introduce the “MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications” programme. It has been designed to provide a mixture of state-of-the-art knowledge in relevant computer science, communications, web and mobile technologies, blended with essential business skills.

The lecture series by leading academic instructors from Greece and abroad, along with projects and dissertation work, mean that students graduate well equipped and highly competitive at international level. This programme is designed for University graduates of Informatics/Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering but also of Natural Sciences and Economic and Business Departments, with a background in ICT and a strong motivation to pursue a career in Mobile and Web Computing related domains.

The courses of the programme are taught exclusively in English. The academic staff comes from Universities in Greece and abroad. In addition, it is possible to attend the programme combining distance learning with traditional face-to-face teaching

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Start date: October 2024

Application deadline:  The Courses of the MSc Programme start in mid-October. Next calls for admission to the program will be posted on the announcements page.

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode: 18 months (full-time) or 30 months (part-time)/(available also in distance learning mode)/weekdays evenings

Taught language: English

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements: English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.

Fees: 2,900€

How to apply: Programme announcement- 2nd Phase of Admission of Graduate Students (en+gr

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Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • An undergraduate University degree in Engineering, Science, Informatics, as well as from Technological Educational Institutes in related subject areas, in Greece or a recognized Higher Education Institution from abroad. Students who owe a small number of courses to obtain the degree, if accepted, have the right to enroll in the Postgraduate Program only if they submit a certificate of completion of studies by the deadline for their registration.
  • English language knowledge documented with a relevant certificate, corresponding at least to the State Certificate of Language Learning Level B2 or other certificate proving good knowledge of English. Holders of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Foreign University in English are exempt from this obligation.

Courses

The MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications Programme comprises two (2) semesters of courses and one (1) semester for preparing the postgraduate thesis for full-time students, and four (4) semesters of courses and one (1) semester for preparing the postgraduate thesis for part-time students. Upon arrival at the IHU, all students may attend foundation courses in Java and SQL, that aims to bring all incoming students to the same level with respect to some of the programming knowledge that is required.

Students can be included in the process of preparing a postgraduate dissertation only If they have been examined in all courses of the first and second semester of the Postgraduate Programme. All courses are delivered in English.

Ninety (90) European credit units (ECTS) are required to obtain the master’s degree, which are accumulated with the participation of postgraduate students in all activities of the programme, as described in the following table.

CourseSemesterType
Computer Networks1Compulsory
Foundations of Computing1Compulsory
Information Systems Security1Compulsory
Internet of Things Fundamentals1Compulsory
Web Programming1Compulsory
Human Computer Interaction, Design and User Experience2Compulsory
Mobile Application Development2Compulsory
Software Development Methodologies2Compulsory
Big Data and Cloud Computing2Elective
Consulting Project2Elective
Digital Organisations: eCommerce and eGovernment2Elective
IT and Electronics in the frame of the IoT2Elective
Product Design for the IoT2Elective
Security and Privacy for the IoT2Elective

The Dissertation

During the third term, students work on their Masters Dissertation project, the thematic area of which is relevant to their programme of studies and their interests. The dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a real-world problem or challenge. Students are supervised throughout their projects by a member of the academic faculty and the academic assistants. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.

Duration of studies

The duration of the full-time study programme in order to obtain the Master’s degree is three (3) academic semesters. For students who so wish, there is also the possibility, upon request, of attending the programme on a part–time basis. In this case, the duration of the programme will be five (5) academic semesters.

Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings, usually after 17:00, and perhaps on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. The programme is also available through distance learning.

Summative assessment: Students will be typically required to be physically present at the University for the final exams at the end of each semester.

Study Guide

Programme Regulation

Handling Objections and Complaints

Students’ Complaints Procedure

Students who wish to make a complaint concerning the quality of an academic programme, any related service or member of the academic or administrative staff should first do so at the local level, by raising the issue with the individual, department or service provider directly involved. Issues of concern may often be resolved more quickly and effectively at this stage.

If a student decides to make a complaint, this will be taken seriously, and confidentiality will be respected. Investigations will be carried out thoroughly and the issue determined fairly by someone who is not directly involved in the complaint. It should be noted, however, that complaint resolution may not be possible without revealing the identity of the complainant to the subject of the complaint and anonymous complaints will not be investigated. Allegations which are found to be unsubstantiated or malicious will be dismissed.

Appeal Committee

Students are entitled to submit an appeal to an Appeal Committee, appointed by the Governing Board, with respect to any decision concerning their status at the University. A student submitting an appeal is invited to exercise his/her right to be heard, according to Article 6 of the Greek Administrative Procedure Code.

Appeal Committee examines any appeals against decisions of the Governing Board and/or the General Assembly of the School according to Article 24 of the Greek Administrative Code of Procedure.

Student Ombudsman

Students also have the right to appeal to the Student Ombudsman. There are three independent offices under the name “Student Ombudsman” at I.H.U: a) at the University Campus of Thessaloniki, b) at the University Campus of Serres, and c) at the University Campus of Kavala.

Administration

Director

  • Assoc. Prof. Christos Tjortjis

Steering Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Christos Tjortjis
  • Prof. Panayiotis Bozanis
  • Prof. Maria Drakaki
  • Assoc. Prof. Tzetzis
  • Asst. Prof. Spiros Papakostas

The Academic Faculty

Other Research and Teaching Personnel

Name
Title
E-mail
Telephone number
Dr., Academic scholar of the School of Science and Technology
lakritidis@ihu.gr
Dr., Academic scholar of the School of Science and Technology
dkarapiperis@ihu.edu.gr

Collaborating Instructors

Name
Title
E-mail
Telephone number
Konstantinos Rantos
Full Professor
Anastasios C. Politis
Assistant Professor

Fees & Financing

Fees

The programme fees for the MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications is 2900€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.

Deposits

If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).

Scholarships

The School of Science & Technology offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.

Programme announcement – Admissions

The Courses of the MSc Programme start in mid-October. Next calls for admission to the program will be posted on the announcements page.

Academic Partners

Ideal Career path

Graduates from the MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications programme can play a pivotal role in the development of software products and services of any company or organization, contributing to their growth and competitiveness. Many non-ICT companies of every sector are also investing in IT departments in order to in-house develop their own, tailor-made software. Therefore, a multitude of employment opportunities are envisaged for graduates of this programme. Indicatively they include:

  • Software companies
  • e-business companies
  • Mobile network providers and broadband Internet providers
  • Research institutes
  • Businesses that are investing in in-house software developmen
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Free lancing

In addition to technical skills gained through study, our students benefit from the University’s excellent Careers Office, in order to attain essential soft skills (e.g. communication skills, interview preparation, CV writing etc.) to better prepare for the job market.

Location

The MSc in Mobile and Web Computing: Internet of Things Applications takes place in the facilities of the School of Science & Technology of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.

Contact

Email – Telephone

For issues/information related to the Programmes of Study of the School, you can contact us by either e-mail infotech@ihu.edu.gr or phone at +30 2310 807 529.

Postal Address

School of Science and Technology
14th km Thessaloniki – N. Moudania
57001 Thermi
Thessaloniki, Greece