Yes, Online education opens many career paths. At OPIT your study experience is accredited, flexible, accessible, and career-focused. You can either continue to work and study at the same time or dedicate yourself to your education and access a career at the end of your studies.
OPIT’s online learning methodology consists of the following components: high-quality asynchronous content, live sessions with the lecturers, always-available teaching assistants and tools to interact with the class.
Asynchronous content consists of video lectures, interactive learning material, slides, and documents, as well as online coding software and simulations. You can access the materials 24/7 on a mobile APP or PC, via our online learning platform Canvas. That way you can fit learning around your own schedule.
Live lessons, instead, are where you can connect directly with the rest of the class and with the lecturers. Case studies, practical exercises, guest speakers, and other activities will all be covered by the lecturers here. Each and every session will also be recorded and made accessible on Canvas.
Additionally, you will have access to Teaching Assistants on a daily basis and will be able to communicate with other students and your instructors via Canvas and the internal chat.
Yes. OPIT – Open Institute of Technology is a fully accredited Online Higher Education Institution under the European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the MFHEA Authority (Malta Qualification Framework – MQF – License number n.005-2023) and thus meets the European standards defined by the Bologna Process.
OPIT degrees and awards, when their accreditation is completed (you can check the status on every program’s page), have full legal value in Europe and are professionally recognized by employers.
As a result, OPIT awards only official degrees.
At OPIT we offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as specific Awards. in the field of Computer Science, delivered online.
Our courses are designed with a practical orientation of the studies to prepare for the world of work and to develop soft and practical skills required by the international job market.
Yes, we have taken various life circumstances into account when designing our online study programs. Therefore, you can set your own learning pace, according to your personal needs.
The fast track study period for the Bachelor’s degree is 24 months, but you have the option of extending your study period to 36 months.
The study period for the Master is between 12 or 18 months, depending on the ECTS points of your study program and your dedication.
Yes, students can exceed the standard period of study. Administrative costs apply.
There are LIVE lessons every week that will also be recorded and then made available on the LMS in case you cannot attend LIVE. These lessons add real value on top of the async content as they will be used for:
Hands-on case studies and exercises
Q&As on theory and content
Masterclasses by industry experts or guest lecturers
Live coding and practice
There are no “final” exams – oral or written – to be done during the program.
Your progression is assessed through assignments and projects throughout each course (assessment types will depend upon the course). After every term reassessment sessions will be carried out if required.
Once a year, we hold a graduation ceremony, online and on-site, that students are welcome to attend (at their own expense). If you attend online we will send you your degree certificate by mail, free of charge.
Yes, you can meet your classmates, professors, tutors, and career coaches via our Canvas LMS and APP both during the LIVE sessions or on the virtual campus space. We also have an internal chat system where you can directly chat and interact with classmates and Faculty.
Everything you need for your studies will be provided by us.
The content of each course is created by OPIT Lecturers and is always available. It may vary to include video lessons, interactive documents, content presentations, case studies, educational games, coding simulations, online articles, and tutorials.
All programming languages will be available from open-source software.
Books will be made available to you fully online through an APP (the cost is included in the fee)
For specific exams, you will have access to Azure cloud infrastructure at no cost
Our online-native and competence-based teaching method is concerned chiefly with your progression through the program so that you can study at your own pace and depth. As competencies and skills are proven, you continue to progress. There are no final exams. Instead, you will be assessed progressively throughout the course. We want to take the “stress” out of learning, and help you learn through real-world applications and case studies.
Application & Admissions
If you have already completed a training course, studied at a university, or gained work experience, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the options available.
The admissions interview is a 30-minute online interview with the Program Director or the Head of Admission. In the interview, we assess your motivations for the program and also confirm your English language abilities.
The admission requirements depend on the study program you are interested in. You can find the exact requirements for each program listed on the page of each respective study program or contact us for a dedicated info session.
In general, you will need to provide the following before you start your studies:
University entrance qualification (this can be an upper secondary school certificate or a Bachelor’s degree, depending on the program)*
Upper secondary school transcript of records (with courses and grades)
Proof of English proficiency (for detailed information, see the relative question of this section)
And the following documents:
National ID (with your photo)
Certified copies of your application documents – the originals and the translations*
*The application documents must be provided in English or Italian; if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required.
The admission process is very straightforward and we are here to help throughout it:
Once you have gathered all the relevant information, the first step of the admissions process is to file an application. With your application, you’ll need to provide general information about yourself, your transcripts, your level of English and previous achievements.
After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by an admissions counselor for a motivational interview.
The committee will review your application and interview and will contact you to inform you about the admission decision.
If you have been accepted, we will require you to sign a study contract and make a deposit. A deposit ensures your spot in the incoming class.
The admission process is rolling as the studies are online. Your application is complete as soon as your admission documents are uploaded and approved. The sooner our admissions team receives your application documents, the quicker your admission is reviewed.
If you’ve completed your previous studies in English, you do not need to provide this. If not, you can prove your English proficiency level through one of the following:
If you’re not sure, you can take the Duolingo English test online (just 45-60 mins) and receive your certified results within 2 days.
Once you have enrolled, you will get in touch with our Student Office for help with any queries you might have, and they will point you in the right direction. Their contact details are on the platform, you will receive login details for this once you have completed your enrolment.
Fees & Payments
No, we make every effort to be transparent and inclusive so everything you need to study is included in the tuition fee.
Yes, we do. Please talk to our admissions team about the Early-Bird tuition reduction which is available to all students. We also offer the opportunity to pay upfront for further fee reductions.
Online course fees vary depending on your study programs. Visit the specific course page or contact us for a detailed breakdown.
The tuition fee includes access to the digital platform, study material, videos and lecture notes, online tutorials and guidance, tutors available on a daily basis, support from our Career Office, and much more.
You can choose the payment model and method that works best for you and pay upfront, in installments, or yearly. All your fees will be charged in Euros no matter where you’re paying from, via Bank transfer or debit/credit card through FlyWire.
Computer science (CS) is the study of computation and information processing algorithms, including their principles, hardware and software design, their applications, and their impact on society.
There are no “final” exams – oral or written – to be done during the program.
Your progression is continuously assessed through assignments and projects throughout each course (assessment types will depend upon the course). After every term, reassessment sessions will be carried out if required.
Every term is of 13 weeks:
Fall term runs from mid-September to mid-December
Winter term runs from mid-January to mid-April
Summer term is from mid-May to mid-Aug (for the “Fast track options”)
You will get access to a cutting-edge virtual learning environment, available on any device and with personal support on a daily basis from specialized tutors.
Your official title will depend on the course you will choose and it will be Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or other type of Diploma. A degree certificate should be with you up to 10 weeks after the successful completion of your dissertation defense.
Bachelor degree FAQ
Computer Science is a rapidly growing field that develops essential knowledge and skills for today’s world. There is a global shortage of computer science professionals, and therefore a huge level of demand for computing graduates.