Applied Computer Science

The combination of hardware, such as sensors and microcontrollers, and software, such as C++ and Java, forms the core of your Applied Computer Science programme. You will discover what real-time embedded systems are and you will learn all about automating and controlling processes. What it all comes down to is ensuring that all devices are programmed correctly so they function properly.

"The teachers are great and very helpful, you get to work on multiple projects, meet new people and many other adventures that you have to experience yourself.""

Miroslav, from Bulgaria 🇧🇬

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  • Rahil asks 28 may 2019
    I have admission for master of Nanotechnology, which was not listed in the programme's list. I would like to know if there are any sports team like a basketball team in this university?How can international students find part-time jobs?
    IntoSaxion says 28 jun 2019

    Hi Rahil,

    Thank you for your question and apologies for the late response.
    There are teams for most sports at the University of Twente which is close to Saxion, and you are welcome to join them in the beginning of the year, although you do need to pay an annual fee to have access to the facilities which if I'm not mistaken if less than 100€ for the whole year.

    In terms of part time jobs, that depends whether you are from an EU or a non-EU country.
    for EU students there are no limitation in terms of working hours, and in terms of jobs available they range from delivering food with an electrical bike, or working in a store as a sales or stockroom assistant, or even working at a call center if your spoken language is in need. There is a job agency for students called ASA, which could help you find a position.

    If you are not from an EU country, it could be more challenging, as you are limited to working 16 hours a week all year or full-time during the summer period only. The jobs available would be the same as listed above, but they are only examples, as there are more options available. It also depends from which country you are, as some nationalities require an additional work permit which needs to be ordered from your employer, e.g. McDonalds or Primark. This extra step could be more limiting if such employer manages to find someone else for the position if that makes sense?

    Hope the above answers your queries.

    Have a great day!

    Luciano, Saxion IO Team

  • Pedro asks 05 jun 2019
    What is the structure of the classes? What are the best and worst parts about studying in Saxion? Are the exams theoretical or project based? Thank you for your help!
    IntoSaxion says 28 jun 2019

    Hi Pedro,

    Thank you for your query and apologies for the late response!
    Technische Informatica is actually the programme I follow and I have just finished the first year, so I can give you a real insight on how it works.
    Most of the courses have a 40% Theoretical and 60% practical approach, meaning you will have 1 hour 45 mins of theory class plus 3 hours of practical work every week. On the Digital course for example, during theory you will learn about how the High and Low signal inputs work and behave, and during practice you would be actually simulating circuits on your laptop and then programming an Altera board, controlling the output to match what is required of the task.
    Every quarter there is also a group project, where you will be with 2 to 3 other students and will have to develop a system, such as an intruder alarm or a digital safe lock, putting together information you learnt in all other courses.
    The mathematics course though are purely theoretical as you can imagine, with exercises to do at home.
    With the above in mind, the exams are also of mix of theory and project based.

    The best parts of studying at Saxion for me are the people, the facilities and the fact that all practical classes are in groups of maximum 16 students, meaning the professor has time to help and advise each student individually, adding real value to your learning.
    In terms of worst parts, I guess is applicable to any university, is that despite the professors being very helpful, it is up to the student to be pro-active and dedicate time for self-study, and to prepare ahead of the classes. Also, for the project work of the first semester you will not be able to necessarily choose your own group, which could create a challenge, although should that happen you can also contact the professor and come forward with any issues. They are all very happy to help!

    Hope this answer your questions!

    Have a great day!

    Luciano, Saxion IO Team

  • Anmol asks 27 oct 2018
    How difficult is the level of math in the first year? Anyone from first year please respond.
    Miroslav says 27 oct 2018

    Hi Anmol!
    Through the first year you would have the following courses regarding math
    -Algebraic abilities
    -Trigonometry and Complex numbers
    -Differentiation and Integration
    -Differentiation equasions and Laplace.
    The first two are relatively easy. The 2nd introduce you to a little bit more complex math, but If you take up the courses seriously, the knowledge you get from lectures and practise is more than enough to understand and complete the courses with high grade. The teachers explain very well and they are always ready to help you If you have any struggles :)

  • Tosin asks 03 apr 2018
    Please i will like know the course outline for first year
    Miroslav says 05 apr 2018

    Hi Tosin !
    In the first year, you will have a lot of introductionary to Computer Science subjects.
    In the first semester, you will have the very same subjects as the electrical engineers. In the 2nd semester you will have your first computer sciences only related subjects. Through the whole year you would have subjects like:
    mathematics, programming in C, Java, UML software design, hardware lab, Electrical Circtuits AC and DC. Also, you will have projects, for which you have to apply all the knowledge you have gained during your study.

    Best wishes,
    Miroslav

  • Ngan asks 14 jan 2018
    Hi, I want to know about what are the subjects that we will be studying in this programme? What will be the focus for the first year, second year, etc... What can I do after I finish university?
    Sandesh says 14 jan 2018

    Hi, I'm not doing Computer Science anymore but I think all the information to your question is available in the description of the program on saxion.edu

  • Nick asks 14 jul 2017
    Welke locatie zit de opleiding Technische Informatica ?
    IntoSaxion says 17 jul 2017

    Hoi Nick,

    Deze opleiding wordt in Enschede aangeboden!
    Wil je nog meer weten?

    Groetjes,
    Roos

  • Teo asks 23 jan 2017
    Hi. I would like to know more about the internships, for example the companies and the requirements needed.
    Saxion Informatie Centrum says 24 jan 2017

    Hi Teo! Internships are part of the programme.
    You will be prepared during your 1st and 2nd years with different courses, lessons and coaching which will help you to follow an internship position that fits you.
    You have the option to do an internship in the Netherlands or in another country.
    Saxion students have been following their internships in different companies - big ones such as TomTom to startups.

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