Master Business Information Systems in Afbouw

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences play an active role in the development of new, in- novative and application-oriented technology. The cooperation between the Information Systems section within Computer Science and the Information Systems section within In- dustrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences is long established and fruitful. The master program in Business Information Systems (BIS) at TU/e is illustrative of these cooperative efforts.

The program rests on a sound theoretical foundation, with emphasis on the design and application of quality business information systems and technology for information sys- tems. As a graduate of this program, the student will have developed a scientific attitude and a model-driven, engineering approach to the field. The student is trained in the use of formal models allowing for specification analysis. The area of expertise will be the develop- ment of business information systems from a business perspective. The student will be able to play a leading role in the development and application of business information systems in various sections of society (profit and non-profit).

Final Qualifications

A graduate from the Master program:

  • is qualified to degree level in the domain of science, engineering and technology
  • is competent in the relevant domain-specific discipline, namely business information systems
  • is capable of acquiring knowledge independently
  • approaches computer-science problems in a thorough and scientifically founded manner
  • is capable of critical thinking, can reason logically and form opinions
  • has design skills, presentation skills, and communication skills
  • has insight into the role of computer science in industry, society, and science
  • and, in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possesses a sufficiently broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context

A BIS graduate should also:

  • possess knowledge of the mathematical formalisms, methods, tools and their mutual dependencies needed to understand and model business processes and data
  • have the engineering skills needed to apply this knowledge to design high-quality business information systems
  • understand the role of IT in the context of organizations, business processes and their management

Double degree program with Science Education and Communication

The qualification to teach computer science to senior secondary pupils is coupled to the 3TU program Science Education and Communication (SEC). This program encompasses 120 credits. In Eindhoven it is offered by the Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE). In the Education track of the SEC program a student specializes in one of four disciplines: maths, physics, chemistry or computer science. Please note that the SEC program is completely lectured in Dutch!

BSc graduates in computer science are directly admitted to the SEC-program. So are MSc graduates from a computer science oriented program like BIS; their SEC-program is reduced to 60 credits because of exemptions. For this last category an even shorter route is available by taking the double degree program, which amounts up to 150 ects. In the BIS-part of the program the stream is replaced by SEC subjects. Enrollment is required for both master programs (one main enrollment and a second enrollment). Certificates will be granted after completion of the whole program.

Details about the curriculum are available at the ESoE website: