Master in Applied Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Applied Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science is designed for students who have already completed an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field of exact sciences or engineering, with little or outdated computer science related contents. It develops computer science skills that will complement the primary field of expertise of the student.

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Adaptable to your background and field of interest

Since Computer Science has become a diffuse area, we decided to organize this programme in a way that it can be adapted to the background and the field of interest of the student. Students start with a number of courses (depending on their background) summarizing the basic concepts in order to gain enough knowledge to be able to take elective courses and to make a master thesis in their field of interest. All this happens in an academic environment where research is done in all topics with great interaction among the researchers and large involvement of the students.


The standard track in the Master of Science in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science (120 ECTS credits) consists out of 4 modules:

- Compulsory Core Courses (61 ECTS)

- 21 ECTS from the module 'Smart Cities' or the module 'Digital Health'

- 14 ECTS of elective courses, including the possibility of doing an internship

- Master Thesis Applied Computer Science (24 ECTS)

More details about the programme's curriculum can be found on: the Vrije Universiteit Brussel website


At least a bachelor degree in one of the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Geography/Geology
  • Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Chemsitry
  • Economics
  • Physics

Students holding a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in another field of the exact sciences or engineering can also apply.


In order to apply you have to fill in the online application form

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Last updated September 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 25, 2017
2 years
Full time
890 EUR
June 1, 2017
Start date Sept. 25, 2017
Belgium Brussels
Application deadline June 1, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 890 EUR
EEA nationals; 2950 EUR.Non-EEA national