THE PRESTIGIOUS Middlesex University of London has clinched a partnership with Aptech Europe, the computer education centre that Aptech Limited of India launched in Bratislava. The British university is offering, in cooperation with Aptech Europe, international IT bachelor studies, Aptech Europe states on its website.
The advantage of the programme is that the first two years are spent in Slovakia, which significantly reduces the costs of studies. During this period students will attend the ACCP (APTECH Certified Computer Professional) programme and obtain the Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering (ADSE). The ACCP program is a comprehensive IT career course equipping students with advanced programming knowledge to build enterprise solutions. They will learn about development of web and mobile applications with a focus on programming Java and .NET.
Students will then attend the third year in London at Middlesex University while an alternative of online courses from Slovakia is under preparation. Students can choose from three study programmes: information technology, business information systems, and information technology and business information systems.
“Joining two international educational institutions in the field of IT provides a unique chance to young Slovaks to start up their international career in one of the most sought-after sectors,” Tomáš Božik, the director of Aptech Europe, said as quoted in the press release. “We closely cooperate with large IT companies and we know their requirements, on which our curricula are based.”
Stephanie Heilmann from Middlesex University of London said that thanks to the cooperation with Aptech Europe, graduates of their career courses can choose from bachelor programmes at Middlesex University of London.
In spite of Slovakia's high unemployment rate, IT specialists remain highly sought-after experts with above average earnings.