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Profile of Programme

The Undergraduate Computer Science program aims to:

  • prepare graduates able to pursue careers in positions of responsibility in either academia or industry, where they will effectively drive the development and application of new methods and ideas.
  • offer the students education in the widest sense of the term, and cultivate the desire for continuous learning, which, in turn, leads to maturity and develops the facilities for independent and critical thinking.
  • help our graduates in order to acquire a deep understanding of Computer Science, both as a science, and in terms of its more general applications and effects on society.
  • prepare our graduates, so whichever career path they choose, their studies will have given them the necessary grounding to keep abreast of the incredibly rapid scientific and technological developments in Computer Science. 

Key Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Computer Science program aims to cover both the theoretical foundations as well as the practical techniques and technological advancements in Computer Science.
By the time they graduate, our students are expected to:

  • Master the standard core curriculum of a Computer Science undergraduate degree, as set out in detail in the course descriptions.
  • Possess powerful tools, for addressing a wide range of topics.
  • Acquire mathematical skills at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of a breadth of disciplines in Computer Science, and be largely familiar with the dominant research directions and cutting-edge problems.
  • Understand how principles and methods from Computer Science are used in modern interdisciplinary research areas.
  • Exhibit versatility and innovative thinking in addressing and managing open questions in a variety of contexts, as an essential asset for careers in research, industry, commerce, education and the public sector.
  • Develop transferable skills such as: oral and written scientific communication, near fluent use of scientific English, use of information/communication technology, organization and planning of group work.
  • Have some experience of independent work, ideally so in the context of a research project.
Our graduates are expected to be able to work in the domestic market as information technology scientists, continue their studies to obtain a postgraduate degree or even specialize in specific research areas in a research center. They will also be able to teach Computer Science in secondary education after successfully attending a pedagogical training program. Irrespective of the career our graduates will choose to follow, the foundations that they have acquired with regard to the deeper concepts of Information Technology will enable them to keep pace with the rapid advances in science and technology.
Individual recording of the learning outcomes for each course in the program is included in the description of the corresponding course.

Key Information

Department: Department of Computer Science

Faculty: Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

Programme Name: Computer Science

Direction: Computer Science

Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Giorgos Pallis
Associate Professor 

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 175
Restricted Elective 45
Free Elective 20

Courses per Semester

Conditions of Study

The vast majority of newly admitted undergraduate students enter the University of Cyprus following Pancyprian Examinations organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture for admission into establishments of higher education.
Admission based on Special Criteria: Candidates who have taken the Pancyprian Examinations and who meet certain special criteria, as these are set out in the Rules and Regulations of Academic and Student Affairs, may seek a limited number of places (14% of Cypriot admissions).
· Top athletes and persons distinguished in International Olympiads: Athletes with top distinctions in sports, as defined by the Council of the University of Cyprus or who have won 1st 2nd or 3rd place medals in International Olympiads (e.g. Mathematics, ICT, Biology, etc.), may be admitted into Departments of Cyprus University without examinations simply on the basis of their Lyceum Leaving Certificate.
· Entry on the basis of Panhellenic Examinations: 10% of the total number of places offered through the Pancyprian Examinations may be taken up by candidates passing the Panhellenic Examinations.
Entry on the basis of International Examinations
An additional number of places (3%) of admissions from Cyprus may be sought on the basis of the results of international examinations such as GCE, Baccalaureate or other equivalent examinations, by Cypriots belonging to the Republic’s official religious groups, repatriated Cypriots, Cypriots who reside permanently abroad, Greeks of the diaspora, children of officials of the Cypriot Foreign Service and foreign citizens from EU states or countries outside the European Union.
Turkish-Cypriots Turkish Cypriot graduates of six-grade secondary schools are admitted on the basis of their school-leaving certificate or after passing special written or oral examinations organised by the competent Department. Transfers/Second Degree Every year Cyprus University offers a limited number of places for internal/external transfers and for obtaining a second degree.

Students must always advise the University's' Undergraduate Study Rules      

The Program is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the program / direction determined by the Department. It is also required to succeed at least 240 ECTS

The final grade of an undergraduate student, and consequently the grade of his Degree (Excellent with Distinction (9.5-10), Excellent (8.5-9.49), Very Good (6.5-8.49), Good (5.5-6.49) and Satisfactory (5-5.49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the courses that the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the hours of each course.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The abilities and high level of education of our graduates are recognized by the local labor market as well as internationally as our graduates are commended either by employers in the domestic industry or during their postgraduate studies at leading Universities in Europe and the U.S.A. More specifically, the graduates of the department
are employed:
• In the domestic industry (e.g .software developers, telecommunication companies, high-technology companies, banks, financial institutions, insurance companies)
• In various sectors of the public sector
• In Public Secondary Education
• In Private Secondary Education
• In Higher Education as professors or researchers at universities in Cyprus and abroad
• In research in Cyprus and abroad (as Masters and PhD graduate students and as postdoctoral associates in universities or research centers) 

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Master Programs