Databases Programme Profile

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Educational Programme Databases
Degree Awarded Master in Computer Science
Standard Length of Studies
(Number of ECTS Credits)
2 years – 4 semesters – 120 ECTS
Type of Study Full-time
Higher Education Institution Babeş-Bolyai University
Faculty / Department Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contact Person Associate Professor Anca Andreica
Phone +40 264 405300
Fax +40 264 591906
E-mail anca@cs.ubbcluj.ro
Profile of the Degree Programme Databases degree program
Target Group / Addressees Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.
Entrance Conditions Graduate student recruitment is achieved by competition. The overall three/four-year undergraduate average grade and a personal portfolio, for candidates with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Mathematics or Economical Computer Science and respectively the grade of a written test (see the curricula here) and a personal portfolio, for candidates outside the above mentioned areas.
Further Education Possibilities The master’s program aims at providing students with the appropriate tools for further doctoral studies and professional activity.
Description of Study The information technology is widely used in the global business environment. Virtual shops present in our homes through Web sites, provide the easiest way for the buyer to make everyday purchases. The Databases master’s program offer theoretical and practical knowledge in this domain.Core courses:

  • Java Technologies and Platforms for Distributed Applications;
  • Databases in Internet; Management of Software Projects;
  • Modular Arithmetic and Cryptography; Database Servers;
  • Implementation of Database Management Systems;
  • Grid, Cluster and Cloud Computing;
  • Security Protocols in Communications;
  • Formal Methods of Concurrency and Communications;
  • Computer Vison and Advanced Image Processing in Virtual Distributed Environments;
  • Data Mining;
  • Nesequential Programming Paradigms with Applications in Virtual Reality;
  • Workflow Systems;
  • Deductive Databases;
  • Advanced Database Topics;
  • Electronic Commerce;
  • Distributed Algorithms and Advanced Techniques in Distributed Systems;
  • Methodology of Scientific Research in Computer Science.
Purposes of the Programme In recent years there is a growing demand from the students to specialize in areas close to databases, internet communication, applications in different environments. The program was created to respond to that demand, offering theoretical and technical knowledge in information technology and application of theoretical knowledge in databases, information security, web programming, electronic commerce.
Specialization / Area of Expertise Management of databases, Web programming, Internet communication, Computer network applications, Information security, Electronic commerce.
Extra Peculiarities Optional: Practice of Education.
Practical Training In the 2nd year (4th semester) of the program the students participate in a research project in the field of Databases.
Final Examinations Research thesis
Gained Abilities and Skills Among the many, the following abilities and skills can be mentioned:

  • knowledge and usage of many database managent systems (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.);
  • developing applications of databases in Internet; advanced management of data servers;
  • management websites;
  • e-commerce application development;
  • management of deductive databases;
  • semantic web;
  • special data processing;
  • knowledge and usage of actual Java platforms and technologies;
  • project management skills (special emphasis on IT projects);
  • practices regarding management of databases;
  • strong mathematical fundamentals for concurrent distributed systems.
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity Experts in software companies;
Developer positions, tester positions;
Database administrator.
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