Information Technology at Master degree – strengths:

Why study at a second-cycle studies?

  • A master's degree in the IT industry raises the rank of the graduate and increases their value on the labor market from the point of view of the employer. Completed second-cycle studies indicate an employee with greater versatility and are a ticket to much better job offers, and consequently - higher salaries;

  • WSTI has been an Institute specializing in the training of qualified IT specialists for many years. Our experience in the education market, professional staff and modern laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment create ideal conditions for education at the highest level;

  • the program of Information technology studies at the second cycle assumes that candidates have a high degree of skills learned while studying at the undergraduate degree. We do not teach the basics of programming and network construction. We assume that you already know that and we do not waste your time;

  • We place great emphasis on practice at the second-cycle studies. During them, you have a chance to obtain, among others, Cisco and Microsoft International certifications;

  • we give you a chance to use your potential. If the IT industry is what you feel good at and want to pursue, do not stop at the undergraduate degree. Information technology is an area where you should constantly improve and upgrade your competencies.

Job prospects

An Information technology graduate can find employment at, among others:

  • companies involved in the construction, implementation and maintenance of tools and information technology systems, in particular work in project teams, including software;

  • organizations, units of local government, institutions and companies using tools and systems, modern systems of management, control, processing and compiling the data;

  • independent economic activity;

  • continuing the development of scientific studies at the third-cycle studies in Information technology or related fields.

Original curriculum

Our educational offer is based on many years of experience in the training of highly qualified IT specialists and adapting to the realities of the national and international labor markets. The curriculum at the second cycle studies was created by our best teachers (Jaroslaw Karcewicz, Ph.D., Roman Simiński, Ph.D. Eng.).

A graduate after graduation will know contemporary hardware and software tools, and actively use the programming languages. Besides, he will have knowledge of software engineering methodologies enabling the active participation in the implementation of IT projects. The theoretical background will allow him a quick and effective mastery of not only present technology but also the future information technologies.

Professional staff

The composition of the highly qualified academic staff consists of respected researchers and practitioners with extensive industry experience and a partnership attitude towards the student. Many WSTI lecturers are professionally active graphic designers and IT specialists, so students have the opportunity to work with their future employers.

Well-equipped Institute

WSTI is one of the best-equipped institutes, with the latest computer hardware and software in Silesia. We have, among others, a computer graphics laboratory equipped with 30 Apple iMac MC812PL/A computers and Wacom graphics tablets, and a computer lab with 30 high-performance graphic stations. The computers have installed up to date software (e.g. Adobe CS 5.5 Master Collection) on them. The Institute also has a spacious drawing and painting studio as well as a photography studio fully equipped with multimedia equipment: cameras, camcorders and professional lighting.

Attractive specialties

Software engineering

Specialized preparation allows you to work as:

  • programmer

  • tester

  • analyst and designer

  • project management worker, responsible for ensuring the quality of implemented software

Network security and ICT systems

Specialized preparation allows you to work in:

  • in a variety of business entities as an analyst and designer of ICT systems

  • ICT Systems Administrator

  • Implementation specialist of technology and ICT systems

  • a specialist in the field of security of ICT systems

"Głównym założeniem podczas tworzenia programu specjalizacji Bezpieczeństwo sieci i systemów teleinformatycznych było uzyskanie maksimum  praktycznej wiedzy i umiejętności, które  pomogą lepiej odnaleźć się absolwentom na rynku pracy.  Program studiów przewiduje poznanie unikalnych zagadnień w obrębie technologii Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, VMware, które trudno znaleźć na podobnych kierunkach studiów w naszym regionie. Ponadto, zajęcia wsparte są nowoczesnymi formami edukacji e-learningowej i narzędziami pozwalającymi na dalszą samodzielną pracę studentów poza uczelnią."

Jarosław Karcewicz, wykładowca w WSTI w Katowicach


Nowadays a Master of Engineering degree gives you more opportunities in the labor market. Supplementing your education at specialized information technology studies is not only a chance to find a better job, and a faster, more consistent career development, but also to receive higher wages in the current job.

According to the Sedlak&Sedlak research company, Master of Engineering salaries are on average 20% higher than just engineers. In contrast, according to a study conducted by Ernst&Young, employers do not consider bachelor's degree as a full education. Information technology at a second cycle is the WSTI’s response to the demand for high-class specialists in today's job market. Software engineering and Network and ICT systems security are modern specialties combining the necessary theoretical knowledge with practice. The curriculum is dominated by interactive forms of activities, and the main emphasis is placed on practical skills training. If you care about getting specific knowledge and practical skills, then this specialization will be the best choice.

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