Informatics

Note. From 2021, this program changes its name to „Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science“

The field of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics is undergoing highly dynamic development. KTU MSc Informatics  study programme is designed to convey the competences for the students needed to actively contribute to the process of improvement and innovation.

At KTU, you will study cloud computing, modern artificial intelligence methods and techniques, data analysis, project management,  virtual reality and 3D modelling and will learn how these techniques can be applied to the development of the final  IT product. From the first semester of study, students are given the opportunity to specialize in a narrower field of study, thus acquiring the competence of an expert in the field of Image Synthesis and Analysis or Distributed and Mobile Computing.

Our graduates not only have deeper knowledge in the fields of Applied Informatics and Artificial Intelligence, but also are able to take decisions and independently perform scientific research, develop new, intelligent IT solutions, plan and coordinate work of IT specialists and lead the development of IT projects.

 

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Informatics
Cycle Second cycle
Field Informatics
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y. (Distance, Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Computing
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4787 €
Partial tuition fee waiver
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Informatics or Physics study field degree; ≥30ECTS completed in the Mathematics, Informatics or Informatics engineering study field subjects.

Language CGPA
Eligibility

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree 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.

 

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

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4787 €
Price per credit 79,78 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price. Find more information HERE.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Virtual reality – construction methods, reconstructions, algorithms
3D objects – changes of coordinates, creation of image projections
Multimedia data mining – World Wide Web, static images, dynamic images, sound
Technologies for mobile devices – development, innovations, installation
Broader knowledge of the formation of systems' mathematical models Ability to apply contemporary methods to calculations in multimedia, integrating knowledge of informatics Broader knowledge in theory of artificial intellect Ability to evaluate qualitative parameters of IT-based systems and their need in the market

 

 

Values

Studies

Studies through a blended learning approach using distance learning technologies

During the studies, academic classes take place in the evenings on working days, all theoretical and most practical classes take place remotely, exams are held at the University, in exceptional cases – remotely.

Studies

Opportunities to get involved in the project activities, to carry out scientific practice or apply for Erasmus + studies in the best universities of Europe.

During the studies, special attention is paid to practical research problems and tasks in the field of applied informatics and artificial intelligence. This is implemented both during the study subjects and in the 3rd semester by collaborating with university research groups and business companies through research practice or applied research project activities.

KTU participates in Erasmus+ programme and is a member of ECIU university. It means that part of your study activities can be carried out as Erasmus + studies in the best universities of Europe.

Studies

Research and development of artificial intelligence

KTU is renowned for research and development of artificial intelligence, IT for modelling and simulation led by research leaders prof. R. Barauskas, assoc. prof. A. Paulauskaitė-Tarasevičienė and others.

Studies

Master+

A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths (18 credits).These can be studies in Business, Data Security, Project Management or other study field.

Career

Baltic IT hub

Outstanding links with local industry for cooperative placement, collaborative research and employment: Lithuania and Kaunas are called Baltic IT hub. It brings wide career opportunities in Lithuania as well as in the whole Baltic region.

 

Career

Student’s competences:
– Skills of the application of artificial intellect, IT safety, virtual reality and 3D modelling principles in designing of IT, multimedia and software systems;
– Knowledge of IT business management processes, ability to identify and develop information technology projects corresponding to the market needs;
– Knowledge of the latest IT technologies and possibilities of their application in the market
– Skills of planning and performance of scientific research in the field of informatics.

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to design informatics-mathematics models for analysis and improvement of IT and multimedia systems, business processes and software systems;
– Able to design network, multimedia or other IT services, complex Internet and multimedia systems;
– Able to plan and coordinate works of the group of specialists in designing and realisation of IT projects;
– Able to individually set tasks of IT team management, IT system design and scientific tasks for himself/herself and solve them;
– Able to plan and conduct experiments and calculations of informatics, analyse and summarise their results;
– Able to conduct synthesis of different research results, make conclusions.

 

 

You may become

– Design of IT systems architecture: servers, data repositories, visualisation, reserve copies, archiving;
– Development of the services based on cloud computing at the data centre;
– Participation in the process of creation and development of IT systems projects
– Analysis, design and documenting of IT systems;
– Specification of customers’ needs, presentation of solutions’ architecture to the customers.

– Planning of IT project, submission of the plan to the team of designers, its testing and implementation until complete insurance of functionality;
– Coordination and supervision of IT project;
– Collection, structuring and analysis of information.

– Analysis and assessment of similar products and services in the market, preparation of proposals;
– Analysis of customers’ requirements for information systems
– Design of information systems;
– Preparation of project documentation.

– Planning and implementation of scientific research and projects in the field of informatics;
– Description of research results and their presentation at national and international conferences and in the magazines;
– Topics of the work of scientists-researchers: Simulation of physical behaviour, merger simulation of systems, recognition of multimedia signals, application of artificial intelligence methods for development of smart environments and intellectual technologies.

 

 

MA+ competences

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

Algirdas Stonys

Algirdas Stonys

UAB "TELESOFTAS", Director

 

Persons with Master degree in Informatics are very useful for us in performance of RTD (Research and technological development) tasks and works for the European projects.