Bachelor degree Applied Computer Science

Welcome to the home of the moving minds!

This bachelor's degree is a hands-on programme to learn the digital ropes. You will not just be capable of envisioning new software, but creating and optimising it as well. Hone your creative and communicative skills in a modern learning environment.

On top of that, you get to experience it all in small tight-knit groups in the lively European student city of innovation.  Technology has a lot to offer in our ever-changing world. With this degree, it especially has a lot to offer to you in every aspect of computer sciences.

Who are you?

  • You like logical thinking and have an analytic mind.
  • You are curious to figure out how software works and what makes tech tick.
  • You want to learn to communicate efficiently within an IT-job, so you can optimise processes within your job.
  • You want a wide array of job oportunities upon graduation, in various types of companies.
  • You are willing to keep up with your field of study. After all: computer science is a driving force of innovation!

What can you expect?

Hands-on: practice-oriented

You receive the necessary theoretical basis but mainly learn in a hands-on way. This also means projects with and from our own research facilities.  Our lecturers are always ready to help and the atmosphere is open and - we dare say - even fun!

Personal coaching

Custom-made for what you need!  Enthusiastic teaching staff and study coaches  guide you through your own individual journey with us. You won't just be a face in the crowd. 

You also get your pick of elective courses, which allow you to immerse yourself in Belgian culture as well as personalise your experience.

100% job security

A degree in TI gives you a ticket to various jobs, immediately upon graduation. Some even get job offers in advance! With the international programme, you also are ready to launch an international career

 
More interested in continuing to study and going for a master's? No problem! With a one-year bridging programme you have immediate access to various university Master programmes.

International experience

Student life is more than studying alone.  With a lively cultural, sports and international community - you will enjoy all that Leuven has to offer. At UCLL you also gain access to large international network in a renowned college university with top-notch student services.

In our partnership with KU Leuven, our students are also frequent visitors of PANGEA, a cozy meeting spot for international students.

Courses on various aspects of computer science
  • Software Development
  • Business IT
  • Infrastructure & Cybersecurity
  • Digital Experience
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
European City of Innovation

You can enjoy the fantastic student life Leuven, the European City of Innovation has to offer - only 15 minutes from Brussels airport at a modern campus, embedded in both nature and close to the workfield.

Leuven is also a diverse and multicultural city, with plenty of international student hubs.

Study programma Applied Computer Science

With this study track, practice is never far away.

You get to know the IT world via cases, projects, company visits and your own internship. Additionally, your degree will cross borders via  an international week, a European or worldwide study exchange or an international internship. Do you want to have a look at which courses that includes? Look no further!

Types of courses

Core courses (90 ECTS)

For all students. These core courses provide students with a thorough foundation in the domains of programming, systems- and networks management, databases and data analytics, and business IT.

Elective courses (90 ECTS)

Students can choose advanced electives from Software Development, Business IT management, Infrastructure & Cybersecurity, Digital Experience, and Artificial Intelligence.

Project courses (30 ECTS)​

Over the course of this 3 year programme, students learn to work on projects in international teams both in the school and on the work floor.

Belgian Culture and Dutch (6 ECTS)

Courses introducing the Dutch language and Belgian (work) culture will be organised for international students 

Study programme: classes

First year Fold open
Second year Fold open
Third year Fold open

Applying at UCLL

Information request

  • For a general FAQ on international studies at ucll, check this page

  • For admission questions (practical info on application): please check the admission procedure
  • For questions on content, courses or about the start of the academic year, you can contact BAComputerScience@ucll.be
Previous knowledge

You do not need to have previous knowledge on it or programming to join. This programme starts with basic principles of IT and transforms you to an IT business professional.

You do need to have graduated high school in order to join.

Exemptions

If you have already taken any courses similar to those you will learn with us in higher education (a university of applied sciences or a university), you may be eligible for exemptions.

If you believe this may be the case, please contact  our coach Griet Barrezeele. Griet will discuss the possibilities with you. 

Language coaching

You can also opt for additional coaching via our study and language coaches. Student services is also ready to support you in everything from looking for housing to discounts to cultural events.  We've got your back! Your chance to succeed is therefore largely dependent on your drive and willingness to learn

Campus Proximus

Home to...
  • the Applied Computer Science programme
  • the  Business Management programme
  • the Office Management programmes
  • the Adult Education classes and newly home to UCLL's 'graduate' classes   (Associated degree programmes)  
  • General Services of UC Leuven.
Location

UC Leuven-Limburg locates its campuses in the immediate proximity of relevant businesses to stimulate collaboration in terms of education, research and services. Our university college also creates opportunities for lifelong learning by nestling itself in this research and business park.

If you wish to find out quickly how you can reach Proximus Campus, you can download the M-App. This will provide you with customised and realtime advice to reach the campuses in Leuven. 

Job opportunities

Each company needs computer science specialists, as a result you will have a wide array of job opportunities -and types of companies- to choose from.

As an additional bonus, Computer Science and IT offers you acces to jobs which don't require you to be on site. You can frequently choose your work location, which is a bonus in combining work and private life.

Some examples: software developer, business analyst, system administrator, IT consultant, ..

 

Continuing your studies

You can also opt to continue your studies. Have a look at the English-spoken options at UCLL: