Information Systems Engineering

In today’s world, information systems (IS) are becoming increasingly important and complex. Effective application of research and engineering solutions allows one to develop a high quality and effective information system in due time and for a reasonable price. This study programme will provide you with a systematic model-based view at the development of IS, which is vital to any system developer; it will also teach you how to apply modern methods, tools, technologies, and standards relevant to this area.

Entry requirements
Code 6211BX009
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Informatics
Cycle Second cycle
Field Information Systems
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Computing

Guest lecturers

Jurgita Vitkauskaitė-Urbonavičienė

KTU Alumni. Lecture: "International (global) project management"

Jovita Nenortaitė

People/Program Manager at DXC Technology

Mantvydas Čekutis

PS Manager, TIA Technology. Lecture "Scrum simulation Lego4Scrum"
 

Values

Studies

From business models and user requirements to the high quality information system

In order to create a good information system, it is necessary to know how to analyse and understand the problem domain, also be able to identify and specify system requirements, design the system and then implement it accordingly. The modules of the study programme cover the entire life cycle of information systems development.

Skills

Good knowledge of methods, tools, and technologies

The modern development of information systems requires mastering and knowledge about relevant methods and means for the management of IT project, identification and analysis of needs, analysis and modelling of computerised business processes, specification of system requirements, system design, implementation of the designed system, and testing of the implementation. The students are familiarised with various IS development methods, tools, and technologies and taught about their proper selection and application.

Career

Wide selection of work areas

After the completion of studies, the graduates can work as business and system analysts, system designers, testers, quality engineers. Their career can advance to system architect, project manager, and manager of the unit or the entire IT business company.

Demand

The specialists of this study programme are welcomed in both the Lithuanian and foreign business companies

There is a huge demand of information systems specialists on the labour market. They successfully find jobs in public sector, as well as business companies engaged in the development, deployment, and maintenance of information systems

Infrastructure

Variety of tools and technologies in the process of studies

Different tools are used in different stages of information system development and other specialised tasks. The students will gain in depth understanding and skill of working with MagicDraw modeling environment, IBM Rational Requisite Pro – for the analysis and specification of system requirements, MS Project – for project management, SQL Server Business Intelligence Edition – for business intelligence applications, and .NET Framework for programming. For the development of smart systems, the students will get a grip of the semantic technologies (RDF, OWL 2, SPARQL), and also Blaze Advizor by FICO, which is one of the most advanced business rules management systems at the moment.

 

Skills

Elements – data, information, knowledge, business processes, models, system requirements
Information systems – databases, functions, services, architecture, technologies
Technologies – system design tools, web and mobile technologies, security
Management – business and system analysis, system design, methods, quality
User requirements analysis and specification Management of information systems projects Design of information systems Implementation of information systems

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

Testimonials

Monika Pažereckaitė

IT Operations Official of the European External Actions Service

 

The Master’s thesis in the field of application of DoDAF and MODAF standards provided me with an opportunity of apprenticeship in NATO HQ office in Brussels. I worked as the information and knowledge management assistant. It was wonderful experience that opened new possibilities for my career and life.

Andrius Armonas

Manager of MagicDraw Products at UAB “No Magic Europe”

 

We are developing the world’s renowned product MagicDraw, which is an environment used for modelling of complex hardware and software systems. Working in our company, the graduates from this study programme will be able to apply the acquired knowledge at its full potential by contributing to the development of modelling solutions for global companies: JP Morgan, CreditSuisse, Citigroup, BMW, Siemens, SAP, etc.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Analysis and improvement of the organisation’s operational processes;
– Management of IT projects;
– Management of engineering methods and tools for information systems;
– Management of engineering methods and tools for knowledge;
– Management and development of information systems.

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to develop and analytically assess architectures of the organisations’ performance and information systems;
– Able to collect, specify and assess requirements for a computerised information system;
– Able to design software for various information systems;
– Able to create solutions for performance analysis;
– Able to manage IT projects;
– Able to develop information systems based on contemporary knowledge engineering methods and semantic technologies.

 

 

You may become

– Organisation of the company’s operations, its development, making of strategic and other management solutions.

– Organisation of the division’s activities related to management and development of the organisation’s information systems.

– Organisation of the project team’s work, decision-making related to project activities.

– Analysis of requirements and computerised activities, development of the system’s project solutions.

– Analysis of the organisation’s operations and information systems, assessment of the present situation, development of solutions for improvement and development of activities and information systems.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

Financial support