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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
|Proficiency in English|
IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent
|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 %
|First component of the competition score|
Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement
|Second component of the competition score|
|Third component of the competition score|
Motivation letter and online interview
|Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens|
|Full-time studies||3737 €|
|Price per credit||62,28 €|