The Department of Information Technology is one of the six Departments of the School of Technological Applications (S.T.EF.). The operation of the Department began in September 1987 and the first graduation took place in May 1991. Nowadays, more than 1500 students are enrolled in the Department of Information Technology.
The main goal of the Department of Information Technology is to supply the work market with high potential executives. The studies main focus lies in the fields of: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, where emphasis is given to the general principles of computers and to the organization, operation and architecture of computational systems and networks, Information and Communication Systems, where of primary interest are subjects such as the human-machine interaction, the insertion of information technology and communication applications in companies or organizations and the general principles that should be followed for the effective development of these applications.
The Department of Information Technology awards the title of Information Technology Engineer. With the completion of their studies the graduates of the Department acquire all the necessary scientific and technological knowledge that will allow them to work in many computer related fields. The graduates of the Department of Information Technology can be occupied in the private sector, as well as in the public sector, in Computer Science and Information Technology fields such as development, management, research, education and training. They can work self-reliantly, or in collaboration with other professionals and scientists, in all the fields that relate to Information and Communication Systems, as well as issues related to development, management, applied research and education.
The duration of the studies in the Department of Information Technology is eight (8) semesters. The studies in the first seven (7) semesters include theoretical teaching, laboratory and tutorial exercises, project development and practical exercises, self-reliantly or in cooperation with other students. The 8th semester includes the conduct of Practical Training and the development of the Diploma Thesis. The syllabus of the Information Technology Department includes Courses of General Infrastructure (e.g. Mathematics), courses of Expertise Infrastructure (e.g. Introduction of Informatics), specialization courses (e.g. Databases) and courses of Economy Administration, Legislation and Humanitarian Study (e.g. Didactic Methodology and Professional Ethics). The basic cognitive fields of the syllabus include the following:
The Practical Training is carried out in Public State or Private Organizations. The students are given the opportunity to work in real professional environments, participating in larger working groups, under the guidance of the hosting staff.
The Diploma Thesis may either be of studying, development or research interest and is carried out by every student individually or as a part of a small team. By carrying out their diploma thesis the students gain invaluable experience.