GeorgiaTech 2023 – Summer courses offered to FIB students

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As every year, on May starts the GeorgiaTech’s summer programme at FIB.

If you are a Bachelor Degree student of GEI you can attend courses offered by GeorgiaTech and get credits.

Requirements and conditions:

  • Courses are open to GEI students who have not previously taken similar subjects and who have passed at least 180 ECTS or more.
  • All the courses are taught in English.
  • For any course passed, the student will get 6 ECTS elective credits (the enrolment is after the course). Maximum of 12 ECTS credits can be recognized.

If you are interested in attending some of the courses, please send an email with the topic ‘GeorgiaTech 2023 – Summer courses’ to  specifying the course/s you want to take and your personal data.


  • 16 May:
    • Presentation of the courses from 9 to 10:20 at the sala d’actes FIB (the attendance is highly recommended)
  • 17 May: start classes at 9h (room C6003)
  • 28 July: last day of classes
  • No classes:
    • 3 to 5 June
    • 22 to 25 June
    • 6 to 9 July

The available courses are:

CS 3251: Computer Networking, Prof. Ellen Zegura

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 13:50

Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with a rigorous understanding of computer networking concepts, protocols, and technologies using the current Internet as the specific case study.

Course Objectives:

Students will have the opportunity to design their own protocols, implement, and test them over real networks, solve related mathematical problems, and experiment with various network measurement and troubleshooting tools. 

CS 3750: Human-Computer Interface Design & Evaluation, Prof. Carl DiSalvo

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 15:30 to 16:50.

Description: All about understanding people and the Human-Centered Design process.

Course Objectives:

Students will be introduced to different techniques and tools for understanding interaction design challenges, develop scenarios and storyboards, create low-fidelity prototypes, and iterate on those prototypes to create a final design project.

CS 4400: Introduction to Database Systems, Prof. Sweat

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:50

Description: intro database course where you will design and implement a DB solution following the relational DB model. It goes from data to a working DB with application layer on top.

Course objectives:

  • examine fundamental database concepts via actual database design process

– from conceptual data representation to storing data in an actual database

– map the conceptual design to a DB specific model (relational data model)

  • learn how to formally improve a design
  • Use SQL

CS 4001: Computing and Society, Prof. Carl DiSalvo

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 14 to 15:20

Description: This course examines the role of information and communication technology in society, with emphasis on ethical, professional, and public policy issues.

Course Objectives:

This class is not a typical Computer Science course, because rather than focusing on the technical implementation, we’ll discuss the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society, drawing from the social sciences, humanities, and maybe even the arts.

SLS 3110: Tech & Sustainable Community Dev, Prof. Ellen Zegura

Schedule: Monday from 14 to 16:50 and Thursday from 14 to 15:20

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the development of sustainable communities, locally and internationally. Using historical perspective, case studies, community engagement methods and practice, and critical evaluation techniques, students will develop an appreciation for the strengths and limitations of technology in sustainable community development and learn/practice skills needed to effectively work in community contexts.

Deadline to send petitions: 12 May