This program aims at teaching students the methods and concepts that will enable them to use Information Technologies. They should therefore be able to manage knowledge and communities within organisations and deal with the software and networks infrastructures which are becoming more and more innovating.
Even though this field of studies is mainly concerned with computer science and networks, it also involves social sciences, information and communication sciences, sociology, and management which are all essential to the understanding of the managerial and cognitive implications of introducing the NIT within networks and organisations.
The TICOR program teaches students in three fields of excellence: the management of autonomous networks within and internet context; the management of knowledge; and the management of communities. Therefore, the program offers scientific teaching in computer science and networks as well as social science classes in knowledge engineering and in CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work). The uniqueness of the TICOR program relies on the possibility for the students to build up their own curriculum by combining knowledge in the new networks technologies, in the representation, storage and information search methods, and in the development of new cooperative applications.
Admission to the first year is offered to students who have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: computer science, information systems, communication, The Internet and multimedia, management, mathematics applied to social sciences, linguistic sociology, or psychology. Students giving proof of a level equivalent to 180 ECTS credits in these disciplines and professionals acting in a connected field can also be admitted at the discretion of the admission jury.
Second year admission is offered to holders of a 240-ECTS-credit degree in any of these disciplines, or an engineering degree where the syllabus contains basic training in computing, and engineering students from UTC, UTBM and UTT in their final year.
The prospects of this specialization are numerous:
Potential fields :
Telecommunications and networks ;
Consulting and auditing;
Potential positions :
Doctorate in networks and knowledge engineering;
Networks, telecommunication, and R&D engineer;
Computer networks manager;
Networks and systems manager;
Information systems manager.