Bachelor Applied Computer Science

Bachelor Applied Computer Science
"The future is digital. And it takes professionals to provide security, privacy and trust."

The bachelor of Applied Computer Science offers the ideal education to kickstart your career in Cyber Security.

You will be trained as an innovative and versatile computer specialist specialized in secure software development, cybercrime, web and network pen testing, forensic analysis, malware analysis and reverse engineering, etc.

Discover our 4 majors:

  • AI Business Professional (in Dutch)
  • ICT & Blockchain Consultant (in Dutch)
  • Software Engineer (in Dutch)
  • Cyber Security (in Dutch and also open to English-speaking students)

English brochure major Cyber Security | Online Course Catalogue | Brochure of the bachelor of Applied Computer Science (in Dutch) 

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Passion for your future

Howest is much more than a university of applied sciences with its 25 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs.

It is a school with a passion for your future. It is a school where each student stands central and a place where they are personally guided towards the path to a diploma that will provide them with an edge in the labour market.

Jouw toekomst

Informaticus is een knelpuntberoep. Tal van jobkansen dus, zoals: Web & Mobile Developer, Full-Stack Developer, Backend Developer, Business Intelligence Consultant, Netwerk & Systems Engineer, Forensics Expert, Penetration Tester, Risk & Security Consultant, IT Consultant, ERP Consultant, Data Privacy Officer, Blockchain Consultant, ...

Our strengths

Our educational approach is known for being personal and practical. We focus on guidance, innovation, links with the professional field, internships, internationalisation, and so much more!

Research and Consultancy

In addition to education, the Applied Informatics programme also offers applied research and consultancy in which both lecturers and students are involved.

Pictures of the programme

A picture says more than a thousand words. We'd like to give you a sneak preview of what awaits you.


Where are my classes?

Campus Bruges Station – BST5

The Bruges Station campus is located close to Bruges’ station and within walking distance of everything the city is so famous for: the canals, the Market, Burg Square and the many stores, cafes, and coffee bars. Several companies also have their offices on campus - so the work field is literally at our doorstep!

Contact details:

Rijselstraat 5
8200 Brugge
+32 50 38 12 77
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Practical information

Student services

You have questions about pennies? You're looking for a kot? What about the discount of your bus or train ticket? Where can you play sports? You want to help organize student activities? You have a disability? ...

For all questions that make your life as a student more comfortable, you can go here.

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Student secretariat

For information about your registration and administrative file, please contact the student secretariat.

Laptop project

Every student at Howest needs a laptop with legal software recommended by the study program. In order to facilitate future Howest students as much as possible, Howest negotiates the best possible conditions for hardware and service through an intermediary each year. This results in a significant price advantage over similar commercial devices.

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