ESI provides a three-year Bachelor programme in Computer Sciences. There are three sections:
- Information Management Systems
- Computing and systems: Industrial Computing
- Computing and systems: Networks and Telecommunications
In an ever changing sector, our degree in computer science constitutes a major asset on the job market: over 95% of our graduates find work within the first three weeks of graduating.
There are numerous career avenues : systems analyst, programmer, applications developer, project leader, network leader, data base coordinator, trainer, commercial representative, computer consultant, etc. in various sectors, from small- and medium-sized companies to large multinational corporations, from banking to farming, from industry to the humanitarian sector, etc.
ESI educational mission
- To train computer specialists capable of adapting to the constantly changing development of new systems and new computer techniques
- To provide high-quality teaching as well as practical training
- To ensure an individual follow-up of each student during lab assignments (PC and mainframe programming, software engineering, databases, operating systems, microprocessors, programming automatons, electronics, etc.)
Final-year Placement (Internship)
The final year ends with a 15-week training placement in a company aimed at providing students with the opportunity of gaining practical work experience.
This placement highlights ESI students' skills and their ability to adapt, both of which are qualities highly prized by prospective employers. Moreover, it often serves as a springboard for employment.
The setting and facilities
In February 2001, ESI moved to new comfortable and spacious premises.
The School's software and hardware used by students are constantly upgraded in keeping with new developments in the computing market.
The computing facilities made available to students include access to all types of computers and material encountered in the market place.
- Mainframe :the IBM 3090 of the Computing Centre of the Department for Education of the French-speaking Community of Belgium (ETNIC), which is accessible from every PC.
- A AS/400 client server with a RISC processor linked to 20 workstations enables students to familiarize themselves with a computing tool that is increasingly used in small- and medium-sized companies.
- A pool of micro-computers in a local network that run on various operating systems allowing a large number of management and industrial applications.
- In the industrial department, there are programmable automatons as well as a wide range of electronic equipment enabling students to work on state-of-the art computing techniques used in industry.
- In the networks and telecommunications option, routers, commutation switches and electronic equipment enabling students to work on high-end interconnection techniques used in the telecom industries.