Optimization of Computational Models Programme Profile

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Educational Programme Optimization of computational models
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 Assoc. Professor Csató Lehel
Phone +40 264 405327
Fax +40 264 591906
E-mail lehel.csato@cs.ubbcluj.ro
Profile of the Degree Programme Optimization of computational models degree program
Target Group / Addressees Graduated in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
Entrance Conditions The grade obtained at the final examination of the graduated Bachelor degree program and a personal portfolio.
See the exact admission conditions on www.cs.ubbcluj.ro, section Admitere
* Entrence conditions could be subject of some changes
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 This master program present new methods of optimization in data analysis, parallel computing, stochastic search, stochastic modeling of data and simulation methods. The query optimization in databases and cryptography will be presented. The research project in optimization of computational models is an introduction in scientific research practice.Core courses:

  • Coding Theory;
  • Stochastic Search Methods;
  • Design Patterns in Java;
  • Cryptography;
  • Implementation of Database Management Systems;
  • Simulation Methods;
  • Parallel Programming Paradigms;
  • Stochastic Modeling of Data;
  • Query Optimization in Databases;
  • Component-Oriented Techniques in Optimization;
  • Information Retrieval.
Purposes of the Programme This master program gives an overview of the advanced concepts of optimization techniques in different areas of computer science. The program gives the following general competences:

  • Advanced knowledge of theoretical, methodological, and practical developments in computer science;
  • Systematic use of computer science knowledge to model and interpret new situations, within application contexts larger than the known ones;
  • Detailed knowledge and integrated use of conceptual and methodological apparatus pertaining to informatics to provide solutions for incompletely defined situations, to solve new theoretical and practical problems;
  • Proficient use of verification, validation, and evaluation criteria and methods to his/her own software solutions, ability to formulate value judgments and to justify/explain constructive decisions;
  • Use advanced skills to develop and conduct complex software projects, of practical and/or research nature, using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • Advanced communication skills within different professional environments, appropriate use of computer science vocabulary, good English knowledge;
  • Team work abilities, assuming different execution and leading roles, performing professional tasks with considerable amounts of autonomy and responsibility.
Specialization / Area of Expertise Optimal methods and techniques in computational models, intelligent methods in problems solving
Extra Peculiarities Optional: practice of education
Practical Training In the 4th semester of the program the students participate in a research project in Optimization of computational models
Final Examinations Dissertation thesis
Gained Abilities and Skills Specialty competences

  • Demonstrate advanced modeling skills for economic, industrial, scientific phenomena and processes, by using fundamental mathematical, statistical, and computer science knowledge;
  • Demonstrate advanced skills to analysis, design, and construction of software systems, using a wide range of hardware / software platforms, programming languages and environments, and modeling, verification and validation tools;
  • Demonstrate advanced optimization skills to design and build software systems, using advanced optimization techniques;
  • Ability to teach students in high schools computer science concepts and theories, provided that the holder of the dissertation diploma owns a graduation certificate of the pedagogical education module.
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity Experts in software companies, developer positions, tester positions