The Digital Systems Department of the School of Technology (University of Thessaly) is based in Larissa and its modern facilities are located on the “Gaiopolis” campus, on the Larissa-Trikala ring road. The Department fully covers the complete range of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which it utilizes in the development of Digital Systems, that is, systems that store, process, and transmit data and information in digital form.
The Department offers four-year undergraduate studies, as well as postgraduate and doctoral studies. In addition to the theoretical foundation of basic science, the curriculum provides a specialization of knowledge in emerging areas of Digital Transformation, such as primary precision production (precision agriculture, etc.), Internet of Things, big data analysis, artificial intelligence, etc. These sectors already have a major impact on the economy and are characterized by a constant and increased demand for highly trained scientists. These characteristics provide the graduates of the Department with an excellent employment perspective. Graduates of the Digital Systems Department have the same professional rights as graduates of any university department of Informatics and their professional possibilities include jobs:
- in education (as IT teachers)
- in research at a theoretical and applied level,
- in the development of application software for conventional, mobile, and embedded computing devices,
- in the development of applications on the World Wide Web,
- in the integration of precision technologies in primary production,
- in the networking of any kind of device on the “internet of things”,
- in the discovery of knowledge using “data mining”,
- in artificial intelligence applications, etc.
In addition, the graduates of the Department have all the needed background knowledge to continue their studies at postgraduate and/or doctoral level.
The Department is well equipped and staffed but also seeks the continuous improvement of every parameter that can contribute to an even higher level of studies. The teachers of the Department have many years of experience in teaching and research, while their participation in research programs, at the Greek and international level, makes them aware of the developments in their field and in the labor market.
The Digital Systems Department follows a philosophy of quality with respect for excellence and meritocracy, seeking the continuous improvement of the education provided to its students and recognizing the responsibility for providing a multifaceted contribution to society.