Master's in Information System MSc


The aim of this programme is to offer its students the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies, and to prepare for professional work in the design, development and management of integrated information systems. The program is targeted at science and technology graduates and covers the design and development of programs and systems, the management and the quality of system development, and advanced issues in telecommunications and networking.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand that Information Technology (ΙΤ), is an applied Engineering Science, which provides a set of evidence-based principles, methodologies and techniques that can lead to the development of quality software products
  • To understand that programming languages are the technical foundation, on which the required algorithmic concepts -as problem solving methodologies - and the required software engineering concepts -as an approach to the problem of the development of software systems- are developed
  • To apply the basic concepts of the logic design and the computer architecture theory in order to  design and analyze circuits and to evaluate the performance of different architectures
  • To apply modern methodologies in the design and the development of large software system, such as the object-oriented development philosophy and the unified modeling language
  • To combine the knowledge gained from the design of databases and the operating systems with a high level programming language, in order to proceed to the design and the implementation of simple information systems
  • To apply the knowledge gained from the study of the communication protocols and the computer network theory in order to propose technological solutions at network level (simple, complex networks), at network and IT systems security, and to use network provided development services

Programme ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco:
based on the level of Education: 7   
based on the field of Education: 48 Computing

Classification according to ISCED-2013 of Unesco:
based on the field of Education: 0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Course Structure

1st Year

PLS50 Fundamental Specialization in Theory and Software
PLS51 Fundamental Specialization in Computer Architecture and Computer Networks


2nd Year

PLS60 Specialization in Software Engineering
PLS61 Software Design and Management
PLS62 Specialization in Networks and Communications


The Master’s Degree will be awarded upon successful completion of at least four (4) modules of the Program and submission of a dissertation (and subsequent successful examination) in accordance with the terms of the General Regulations for the Submission of Dissertations.


Applicants to the Master’s degree must possess a University degree in any field of science and engineering, except computing and/or electrical engineering.

The equivalency to a Greek qualification is recognized by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center / DOATAP), which verifies the validity and equivalence of the acquired degree with those awarded by Greek institutions of higher education. Applicants must possess documents issued by DOATAP. A list of recognised degrees is available from DOATAP, and a prerequisite course list for applicants to HOU courses may be given by the HOU's registration department.

A good working knowledge of English is essential but not formally required.


Course Director
Associate Professor Vassilios S. Verykios, Hellenic Open University

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