|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Engineering Sciences in Computer Systems|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Duration||Full-time studies – 2 years (4 terms)|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||3500 EUR (EU) or 3800 EUR (non-EU and CIS countries) per year (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||The Master study programme is designed for graduates who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in computer science, software engineering, the theory of computer systems development, database technologies, programming languages, software development environments and artificial intelligence.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, project works and discussion groups.
Study programme develops the ability to participate in software development projects, fulfill different (including manager) roles and comply with IT industry standards and professional ethics. Graduates have opportunities to work in information technology companies (or in IT departments of other companies) where they can participate in software development projects and play a variety of roles such as system analysts, architects and designers, programmers, test engineers, technical writers, team managers and project leaders. Graduates of this study programme can continue studies at Doctoral study level and can start working at the university and scientific research organisations
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/masters-studies/computer-systems-masters/
|Requirements||• Bachelor of Computer Control in Computer Science or its equivalent
• Proficiency in the English language
• Skype interview
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 14 322 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 1390 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 937 (2018/19)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.