M.A. Computer Science and Information Technology

University of Maribor | Maribor, Slovenia
Computer and Information Technologies programme unifies all the fields of computer science and information technologies: Fundamental Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Program Engineering and Information Technology and Information Systems.

Description of Computer Science and Information Technology

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The renovated study programme for Computer and Information Technology, which follows the guidelines for the Bologna system, will begin its 1st cycle in the 2007-2008 academic year at the Faculty of Engineering Computer Science and Information in Maribor. The goals that have been set up for this programme also apply to the 2nd cycle of the Computer and Information Technology programme. Students who graduate with a Master´s cycle from this programme will upgrade their broadening knowledge of the designs and implementation of planned methods in the field of computer and information technologies for industrial development and for important social institutions.

A more detailed introduction to the goals of the Computer and Information Technology programme are as follows:
  • The programme for the 2nd cycle is based on the characteristics of the 1st cycle of the Computer and Information Technology study programme. The programme has been upgraded with more emphasis on narrowing the direction of study and specializations. It is built on similar didactic principles with an emphasis on project work and connecting complementary themes for solving concrete and industrially interesting problems.
  • The syllabus of the Computer and Information Technology programme is designed to harmonize all the fields of computer science and information technology: Fundamental Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Program Engineering and Information Technology, Information Systems.
  • The programme combines two basic demands: 1) Graduates from this programme must be capable of performing demanding developmental tasks for developmental research departments of industrial (and especially computer) companies that deal with manufacturing their own high quality products. 2) Graduates must be prepared to do scientific research work if they continue to a doctoral study programme.
  • The 2nd cycle programme upgrades the concepts that were begun in the group and project work during the 1st cycle of study. Therefore, the lectures and exercises for classes will be categorized as electives I and II. These electives will be offered as clusters in the form of developmental projects. New projects will be prepared for each new generation of students (normally, two of these projects include 8 electives). The project subjects will be meaningfully connected to the basic knowledge and developmental problems in the fields of computer science and information technology.
General competences gained with the programme
  • Graduating from the Computer and Information Technology programme will not only enable students to harmonize their professional knowledge but also allow them to form correct relationships with developmental research work, solve problems in groups and projects and connect their knowledge and possible solutions to innovative industrial products or services of high value. The most important general competences gained with this programme are as follows:
  • Ability to think analytically and deconstruct complex problems and situations
  • Ability to understand technical, technological and developmental problems
  • Ability to cooperate in project groups with creative articles and argue the principles of the profession
  • Ability to be personally and developmentally critical, responsible, resourceful and independent in making decisions when cooperating with or conducting large developmental projects
  • Ability to recognize the methodologies, methods and techniques used in productive developmental and technological projects for the purposes of connecting and upgrading their contents
  • Ability to follow current trends in technology and to continually improve all related knowledge
  • Ability to have command of developmental approaches and to initiate technical and technological improvements for devices, services and other related fields of patent engineering
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex solutions in developmental or technologically productive projects and in performing, managing and supervising such projects
  • Ensure a professional, theoretical and experiential foundation for continuing study at the 3rd cycle (doctoral cycle) with the inclusion of scientific research work specifically in the field of computer science and information technology
  • Ability to understand, plan, develop and ensure quality components that will bring an increased additional value to a wide segment of computer supported products.
Such products include:
  • Computer intelligence, intelligent systems and meaningful, service directed Interneto
  • Virtual environments and computer animationo
  • Voice-activated technology and evolutionary computationo
  • Computer geometry and modellingo
  • Perfected signal processing, computer vision and diagnostic systemso
  • Bioformatics and neuro, nano and quantum computing
  • Ability to have command of developmental and quality programme solutions, mobile and ubiquitous computing sciences, the principals of information systems, application servers and the field of safety and protection
  • Access to further studies: Doctoral study programmes (3rd cycle of the study programme)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st application period: from 1 June 2015 to 24 August 2015 at the latest. 2nd application period (if vacant places are not filled): from 17 September 2015 to 21 September 2015 at the latest.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3443 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3443 Year (EEA)

The amount of the tuition fee is set by the relevant educational institution and is the same as the tuition fee for part-time programmes for Slovene citizens. The tuition for the current academic year must be paid upon enrolment.

The list of tuition fees is available at: www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx

Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Slovenia who are taxable persons in the RS (or their parents/guardians), EU citizens and citizens of countries with which the RS has concluded bilateral agreements are exempted from paying the tuition fee for full-time postgraduate programmes.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Year 1, Fall Semester
  • Software Systems Development and Management (5 ECTS)
  • Selected Algorithms (5 ECTS)
  • Principles of Programming Languages (5 ECTS)
  • Web Technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Multimedia (5 ECTS)
  • Generative Methods (5 ECTS)
Year 1, Spring Semester
  • Computer Processing of Signals and Images (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject I (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject I (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject I (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject I (6 ECTS)
Year 2, Fall Semester
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
  • Arbitrary Optional Subject (6 ECTS)
Year 2, Spring Semester
  • Arbitrary Optional Subject (6 ECTS)
  • Master´s Thesis (24 ECTS)
Optional Subject I (Spring Semester):
  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics (6 ECTS)
  • Computational Geometry Algorithms (6 ECTS)
  • Semantic and Service Oriented Web (6 ECTS)
  • Intelligent Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Software Quality (6 ECTS)
  • Connectible Systems and Intelligent Services (6 ECTS)
  • Principles of Operating Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Mathematics in Computer Science (6 ECTS)
  • Mathematical Foundations of Control Theory (6 ECTS)
  • Principles of Modelling and Animation of Natural Objects (6 ECTS)
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Neuro, Nano and Quantum Computing (6 ECTS)
  • Application Servers (6 ECTS)
  • Language Technology (6 ECTS)
Optional Subject II (Fall Semester):
  • Advanced Signal Processing (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Image Processing (6 ECTS)
  • Diagnostic Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Computer Animation (6 ECTS)
  • Computer Vision (6 ECTS)
  • Evolutionary Computations (6 ECTS)
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (6 ECTS)
  • Virtual Practice Tools (6 ECTS)
  • Optimization Methods (6 ECTS)
  • Geometric Modelling and Virtual Environments (6 ECTS)
  • Principles of Distributed and Computational Intelligence (6 ECTS)

At the beginning of the study each student chooses one project, which also determines four optional subjects from the optional subjects list I and four optional subjects from the optional subjects list II.

Every year two projects are proposed. Each project has 4 optional subjects from the catalogue of the optional subjects list I, and 4 optional subjects from the catalogue of the optional subjects list II.

The student chooses arbitrary optional subjects from the catalogue in accordance with his mentor and the Institute of Computer Science.

Two arbitrary optional subjects are chosen from the list of optional subjects for the program of Computer Science and Information Technologies or from the list of subjects offered by other Slovenian or foreign Universities.Contents.

Requirements for Computer Science and Information Technology

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master’s (2nd-cycle) programme “Computer Science and Information Technologies”:
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in the relevant field: computing (48);
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in one of the following fields: ­­physical science (broad programmes - 440), physics (441), mathematics and statistics (46), mechanics and metal work (521), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding 24 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s (first-cycle) programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: “Programming II” (6 ECTS), “Algorithms and Data Structures” (6 ECTS), Computer Architecture (6 ECTS), Operating Systems (6 ECTS);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the relevant field: computing (48);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: ­­physical science (broad programmes - 440), physics (441), mathematics and statistics (46), mechanics and metal work (521), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding 24 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s (first-cycle) programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: “Programming II” (6 ECTS), Algorithms and Data Structures (6 ECTS), Computer Architecture (6 ECTS), Operating Systems (6 ECTS);
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the relevant field: computing (48). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited study programme;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: ­­­­physical science (broad programmes - 440), physics (441), mathematics and statistics (46), mechanics and metal work (521), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523). These candidates are typically awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the relevant field: computing (48). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited study programme;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: ­­­­physical science (broad programmes - 440), physics (441), mechanics and metal work (521), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523). These candidates are typically awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.

In the selection procedure, candidates will be ranked according to the academic performance under the bachelor’s (first-cycle) programme (grade point average including bachelor’s thesis – 100%).

Work Experience for Computer Science and Information Technology

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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