Student Admission Requirements:

According to the University’s regulations candidates for a master degree must submit a recognized bachelor degree or qualification deemed to be equivalent to degree level as well as the official transcripts (grade reports) of their first-degree studies. In addition, there could be special requirements for various master programs. Each School or Department can specify further admissions criteria such as a minimum average grade, or measures such as foundation courses for each program of study.

Program Specific Requirements

The minimum program specific requirements for admittance to the program are:

  1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or other related field.
  2. Fluency in English. Candidates must hold knowledge of English language certificate such as GCE, TOEFL (70+), IELTS (6+) or other relevant certification. This requirement can be waived for graduates of English-speaking universities.

Additionally, the following criteria will be accounted for:

  1. Professional experience.
  2. Candidate’s involvement in courses and activities related to web engineering, web and mobile and smart systems, software development.

Prior Learning Recognition and Transfer Admission:

Candidates who have completed university graduate level work in an accredited program are eligible to apply for transfer admission. Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit the official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.

Transcripts are evaluated by an ad-hoc Transfer Committee consisting of the Program supervisor(s) and two other academic staff members, in order to determine the number of credits to be transferred, in accordance with the MSc in Web and Smart Systems program curriculum requirements.

Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred should complete at least two thirds (2/3) of the ECTS credits required by the program of study at Frederick University in order to be eligible for graduation. For a three (3) academic semester, 90 ECTS program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of two (2) academic semesters full time study (60 ECTS) in the MSc in Web and Smart Systems program in order to be eligible for graduation. Restrictions set by professional bodies such as the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ) are also taken into consideration.

General Criteria for Distance Learning Program 

All distance learning programs of the University are offered using the e-learning method. Therefore, students applying to distance learning programs, apart from the academic requirements, they are required to meet the following: (a) have satisfactory level of digital literacy including use of computer and basic applications, file managing, text editing, searching the Internet, sending and receiving emails using a web browser, (b) access to a computer with speakers and ideally but not necessarily, a camera connected to their computer, (c) have broadband access to the Internet.

Students who do not satisfy the digital literacy requirements must attend seminars (before the commencement of the semester), as specified by the distance learning unit.


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