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Qualification: Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science (LU)

Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science (LU)

Qualification Information

- to master the basic knowledge of computer sciences and software engineering;
- to master understanding of algorithms, software and the related interpretation tools, and knowledge of their design and application;
- to master the knowledge of continuous and discrete mathematics;
- to be able to solve typical problems in the area of information technologies;
- to apply in practice the acquired knowledge and programming skills;
- to develop and successfully defend the qualification paper (4th sem. 8 credits ), course paper (6th sem. 4 credits) and a Bachelor's thesis (8th sem. 10 credits).

The study program has been awarded Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label (EQANIE- The European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education) 31.05.2012.
The aim of academic programme of Computer Science Bachelor is to train specialists who are able to design and develop complex user software and information systems.

The main tasks of the programme are as follows:
- understand the basics of computing and informatics depending on the chosen area of specialisation;
- know and are able to apply basics of mathematics;
- able to design and to develop complex user software and information systems;
- able to participate in scientific projects and to continue studies in academic Master programme;
- able to engage in life-long learning.

Learning outcomes.
Underlying Conceptual Basis for Informatics:
Knowledge and understanding of the key aspects and concepts of their informatics discipline, including some at the forefront of that discipline; an awareness of the wider spectrum of informatics disciplines.

Analysis, Design and Implementation:
Insight into possible application fields of informatics; Ability to become familiar with new informatics applications; Preciation of the need for deep domain knowledge in certain application areas; appreciation of the extent of this in at least one situation; Formalisation and specification of real-world problems whose solution involves the use of informatics; Understanding the complexity of informatics problems and the feasibility of their solution;

Knowledge of appropriate solution patterns;
Ability to select and use relevant analytic and modelling methods;
Ability to describe a solution at an abstract level;
Ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to the design of hardware and/or software which meets specified requirements;

Knowledge of all phases of the software life cycle for building new, and maintaining and commissioning existing, software systems;
Selection and usage of appropriate process models and programming environments for projects involving traditional applications as well as emerging application areas;
Modelling and design of human-computer interaction;
Creation and thorough testing of software systems;
Familiarity with existing software and application systems and use of their elements.
Technological, Methodological and Transferable Skills:

Combine theory and practice to complete informatics tasks;
The ability to undertake literature searches, and to use data bases and other sources of information;
The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, to interpret data and draw conclusions;
Awareness of relevant state-of-the-art technologies and their application; Recognition of the need for, and engagement in life-long learning.  

Other Professional Competences:
Ability to complete tasks from different application areas while taking into account the existing technical, economical and social contex;
Consideration of the economic, social, ethical and legal conditionsexpected in informatics practice;

Awareness of project management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understanding of their limitations;
Ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team;
Ability to organise their own work independently;
Ability to formulate an acceptable problem solution using informatics ina cost-effective and time-efficient way;

Basic knowledge in estimating and measuring expense and productivity;
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, (potential) users and the general public about substantive issues and problems related to their chosen specialisation;
- communication competence to present ideas and suggested solutions convincingly in written and verbal form.

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- University of Latvia

Awarding body contact info: 

RAIŅA BULVĀRIS 19, RĪGA, LV-1586
Tālr.: 67034301,67034700,67034600
Fakss: 67034513,67820113
E-pasts: lu@lu.lv

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National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)