WHO WE ARE
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University American College Skopje is the leading institution in North Macedonia in advanced computer sciences, offering active teaching, as well as collaborative and research activities in the wide area of computer sciences, including software engineering, management information systems, computer networks and cybersecurity.
Founded in 2006, UACS SCSIT is focused on delivering excellence in education to all students and introducing them to the local and international IT business world, equally dedicated to offer unique, well thought of and well managed programs for full-time and part-time studies.
Besides the research and the collaborative activities, the SCSIT academic activities are supported by a remarkable IT cluster of companies and businesses, members of the Business Council of UACS, contributing significantly to the overall outstanding quality of programs. The students have direct access to this valuable network through a program of internships, as well as through exchange programs.
The undergraduate and graduate courses at UACS SCSIT are delivered by distinguished and carefully chosen academic staff as well as professionals from the IT business community, providing high-quality education and world-class state-of-the-art professional experience.
Strongly dedicated to research and innovation, the UACS SCSIT faculty and students have published a number of scientific and research papers as part of international conferences and journals with impact factors, have actively participated in professional associations and have also been a part of numerous IT related activities on high national and international levels.
Our alumni are in esteemed positions in the IT industry and continue to disseminate and build upon the knowledge acquired at UACS SCSIT. This also includes granted scholarship awards, master degrees’ awards (e.g. in Australia and Norway), as well as a doctoral PHD degree awards (e.g. Germany).
Management of Information Systems, one of our study programs concentrations, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs – ACBSP from USA, unique in the country. This accreditation ensures that the UACS SCSIT degree is recognized and approved in the USA, Europe and Australia.
GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY
Our programs also nurture social responsibility in students, inviting them to respect the community they live in and contribute as responsible members of society. Through a variety of elective courses, the students are able to widen their horizons in an interdisciplinary setting, gain valuable experiences and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
UACS SCSIT organizes and leads plenty of socially responsible events and projects, and hosts distinguished lectures from the industry in the framework of UACS TALKS, under the title of „Ideas, Insights and Innovations in IT and Education“.
The UACS Business Council is composed of numerous leading local and international companies, among which are some of the most important in the ICT sector – the IT Cluster of companies and organizations. These professionals provide advice and support SCSIT in following industry trends, curriculum development, and internship opportunities.
They also provide valuable insights into the latest technologies and emerging trends, in order to help adjust the curricula to the needs of the real IT sector, ensuring that our students are well- prepared for the job market upon graduation.
Additionally, the UACS Business Council facilitates connections between SCSIT and local businesses and industries, which leads to valuable internship and job opportunities for students, helping them gain real-world experience and make connections in the IT field, which can be invaluable as they begin their careers.
Our students have a very high employment rate after graduation. They are in continuous demand in the local ICT sector and beyond. SCSIT graduates land fulfilling jobs in various fields such as software engineering, data science, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. By opting for our School for Computer Sciences and Information Technology, the students open a possibility for commitment towards a challenging path to success.
Following in the footsteps of our accomplished alumni, it might be a life-changing educational journey that would lay the foundation for a prosperous and rewarding career, with possibilities to leave your imprint in the ICT industry.
Our faculty is comprised of highly talented academic staff that are actively pursuing remarkable university careers, senior professors with excellence in their academic careers, as well as IT professionals with recognized expertise in the IT industry. Our competitive advantage is in promoting staff that have gained at least some of the educational and professional experience in European countries and USA.
We are actively participating in building bridges of collaboration with international institutions, businesses and organizations with special emphasis on fields based on, or related to, the IT industry. Apart from their teaching and research activities, some of UACS SCSIT teaching faculty also hold managerial positions in leading IT companies in North Macedonia and beyond.
OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology offers ambitious and innovative study programs, based on the best academic practices in the USA and Europe, covering the latest technologies and teaching approaches. We are preparing the students for building a successful career in leading IT companies and other businesses and organizations, and for the possibility to continue their studies or start their own IT business. The SCSIT accompanies the students towards becoming professionals through valuable linkages, internship programs and international exchange.
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
At UACS SCSIT, the teaching process is organized on a one day-one course principle, focused on students directly. The students work in small groups of up to 35 students for ex- cathedra lectures, and up to 25 students for lectures or exercises in computer laboratories. Students use a modern Course Management System, an online learning platform that provides 24/7 access to teaching materials, lectures, presentations, templates for projects, as well as continuous contact and interaction with the teaching staff.
The lectures are in English, using contemporary textbooks and teaching materials. UACS SCSIT Faculty uses various teaching methods, as well as case studies and practical applications, providing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge into real-world scenarios. The curriculum is designed to stimulate individual and team work, as well as foster development of soft skills. We create an environment where students feel welcomed, valued and supported, tending to empower them to take ownership of their learning: by asking questions and actively engaging in the classroom as well as in their hands-on activities (homework, projects, etc).
All students’ activities are carefully graded by the teaching staff and constructive feedback is provided. We also incorporate current industry trends and best practices into our teaching, ensuring students to be equipped with competitive skills and knowledge. The SCSIT faculty and staff encourages students to think critically and develop their analytical and problem-solving skills, and additionally incorporates ethical considerations into their decision- making processes. Our high performance in teaching requires students to keep an open mind and think outside the box.
We stimulate them to adopt a growth mindset and embrace opportunities for continuous learning and professional development. We also encourage students to take risks, insisting on a constructive problem solving approach that is essential for learning and imperative for personal growth. Providing a variety of elective courses, we believe that each SCSIT student will find their way through the studies towards professional life, and will be able to build a successful career based on their strengths and interests.
TITLES AND DEGREES UPON GRADUATION
Upon completion of the three-year undergraduate study program (180 ECTS credits), the students earn the degree of:
Upon completion of the graduate study program, in line with previous university level accomplished for a total of 300 ECTS, the students earn the degree of:
*Upon accreditation from 2023/24
ASSOCIATES / EXPERTS FROM PRACTICE
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES – VISITING PROFESSORS
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES – EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS
*The University American College Skopje reserves the right to amend the program
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