Short Courses in Computer Science & IT

Informatics & Information Sciences


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Informatics and information sciences became popular when the first digital information devices were introduced. Modern organisations exchange the information using information transmission devices and their programming systems. IT specialists understand the latest information and communication technology issues, develop software and solve practical engineering problems. Informatics and information science integrates disciplines such as computer science, communication studies, complex systems, information theory, information technology, didactics of informatics, etc.

Masters in Informatics will offer students abilities that are related to a logical, strategic and analytical thinking. Informatics graduates are able to analyse and find alternative solutions to problems, to identify measures of system performance. They develop the ability to combine pieces of information and to formulate general rules while keeping one step ahead with new trends in the field.

Career opportunities for graduates cover a wide range of options: archivists, systems developers, programmers, system designers, web designers, web developers, information architects, business analysts, database administrators, product managers, web content managers.

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Certificate Systems Analysis

The Systems Analysis certificate at UCLA Extension is an 8-course (32-unit) program that provides training in analysis and design of information systems. 

United States
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Specialization Bioinformatics

Although this Bioinformatics Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with UC San Diego centers on computational topics, you do not need to know how to program in order to complete it. 

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Short Course English for Academic Purposes Online

You'll find this English for Academic Purposes Online course offered at The Open University UK useful if you have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores in the range of 5.0–5.5 and want to raise your scores for entry into university or want to improve your existing competence in academic English while studying. 

United Kingdom