UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME (ACADEMIC)

Informatics in Contemporary Society

Informatics in Contemporary Society (academic) is implemented in the scope of 180 ECTS and covers various fields. The aim of the programme is for graduates to acquire basic knowledge in the field of social sciences, broad knowledge of social science research methods and good knowledge of ICT, so that they will be able to connect information technology with the needs of modern society. The graduates will obtain:

  • Expertise in the field of ICT (information systems, databases, programming in various environments, computerization of business processes, electronic services);
  • Theoretical and practical methodological knowledge of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative research methods and methods for network analysis;
  • Extensive knowledge of theoretical and methodological concepts in the field of social sciences, of the importance and applicability of ICT in modern society and of the interactions between ICT and modern society. This framework includes knowledge of sociology, organization, economics, entrepreneurship, political science, communication …
The full price list for the academic year 2020/21 can be accessed here.

Enrolment into the first year

The following individuals can be enrolled in the first year of the university programme Informatics in Contemporary Society:

  • Anyone who has completed the general matura examination;
  • Anyone who has completed the vocational matura examination according to the appropriate programme for obtaining secondary education in the field of informatics or computer science, and an additional exam in one of the following matura subjects: Slovene, mathematics, English, informatics, computer science, sociology. The additional exam cannot be for a subject that the candidate passed at the vocational matura examination;
  • Anyone who has completed any four-year secondary education programme before 01. 06. 1995.

The faculty may limit the enrolment if the number of applications significantly exceeds the number of available vacancies. In the case of limited enrolment, the candidates from the first and third bullet points are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Overall success at the general matura examination or final exam (60% points),
  • Overall score in the third and fourth year of secondary education (40% points).

In the case of limited enrolment, the candidates from the second bullet point are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Overall success at the vocational matura examination (40% points),
  • Overall score in the third and fourth year of secondary education (40% points),
  • Success at the additional matura subject exam (20% points).

Enrolment into the second year

Progress directly into the second year of the university study programme of Informatics in Contemporary Society is possible for students who have completed their first year in a different university study programme. Applications for transfers are processed individually by the competent authority of the faculty based on the submitted application and relevant documentation. The candidate is prescribed obligations they must perform before registering the topic of their diploma thesis.

Enrolment into the third year

Enrolment directly into the third year of the university study programme of Informatics in Contemporary Society is possible for graduates who have completed any higher professional or university study programme, and graduates of post-secondary programmes adopted before 01. 01. 1994, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a university study programme.

In accordance with the valid Criteria for transitions between study programmes, a graduate of a post-secondary or higher education programme who has enrolled without completing the general matura exam can enrol in the third year of a university study programme if they have completed their studies according to the programme for obtaining a higher professional education with an average grade of at least 8.0.

Graduates of post-secondary programmes adopted before 01. 01. 1994 must pass additional exams in selected subjects from the first and second year, which are prescribed by the competent authority of the faculty based on established differences between the programmes, in the range of maximum 60 ECTS before registering the topic of their diploma thesis:

  • If the candidate has completed a post-secondary educational programme in the fields of computer science and informatics, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 12 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a post-secondary educational programme in the fields of social sciences or business informatics, which belong to the study fields of social sciences and business or administrative studies, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 18 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a post-secondary educational programme in other fields that pertain to the fields of social sciences and business and administration studies, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 30 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a post-secondary educational programme in other fields of study, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 60 ECTS.

Graduates of any higher professional or university study programme must pass additional exams in selected subjects from the first and second year, which are prescribed by the competent authority of the faculty based on established differences between the programmes, in the range of maximum 60 ECTS before registering the topic of their diploma thesis:

  • If the candidate has completed a higher professional programme in the fields of computer science and informatics, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 6 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a higher professional programme in the fields of social sciences or business informatics, which belong to the study fields of social sciences and business or administrative studies, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 12 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a higher professional programme in other fields that pertain to the fields of social sciences and business and administration studies, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 30 ECTS;
  • If the candidate has completed a higher professional programme in other fields of study, the competent faculty authority shall, based on a written request for transfer, prescribe differential exams in the range of maximum 60 ECTS.

Graduates who have completed two years in another university study programme may also enrol in the third year of the university programme Informatics in Contemporary Society.

Applications for transfers are processed individually by the competent authority of the faculty on the basis of the submitted application and relevant documentation. The candidate is prescribed obligations they must perform before registering the topic of their diploma thesis.

To advance from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year. To advance from the second to the third year, the student must complete all obligations from the first year in addition to acquiring at least 45 ECTS from the second year.

The faculty may allow the student to advance to a higher year, even if the required conditions are not met, in the following circumstances: maternity, prolonged illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, participation in top cultural, sports or professional events.

A student who does not meet the conditions for enrolling in a higher year may repeat a year once during their studies or change their study programme or course due to non-fulfilment of obligations in the previous study programme or course. It is not possible to repeat the third year because an additional year (absolventski staž) is intended for fulfilling the missing obligations.

In accordance with the applicable legislation, a student’s student status may be extended for a maximum of one year if the student:

  • Does not enrol in a higher year for justified reasons;
  • Does not graduate within 12 months after the end of the last semester for justified reasons;
  • Gives birth during their studies.

Depending on their academic achievements, the student may complete the study in a shorter period of time than provided for in the study programme.

In order to finish the studies, the student must successfully complete all study obligations prescribed by the study programme in the range of 180 ECTS.

The student who enrols into the second year after graduating from a higher professional programme adopted after 01. 01. 1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the second and third year in the range of minimum 120 ECTS.

The student who enrols into the third year after graduating from a higher professional programme adopted after 01. 01. 1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the third year in the range of minimum 60 ECTS.

The study ends with the preparation and oral defence of the diploma thesis.

The study programme is implemented in the form of full-time and part-time study.

Part-time study takes place in Novo mesto. The syllabus, exam periods, lecturers and conditions for the advancement of students to a higher year are the same as in full-time study.

Students of the university programme Informatics in Contemporary Society will obtain the following competences:

  • Ability for independent and autonomous use, control and maintenance of information and communication technology (ICT) in an organization;
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of ICT applications in modern society;
  • Ability of flexible application of knowledge in practice;
  • Mastering research methods, procedures and processes in the field of social sciences;
  • Knowledge and understanding of interactions between ICT and modern society;
  • Development of communication skills, also in international environments;
  • Skill to establish and maintain relationships for working in teams, with other individuals or groups (local community, public administration organizations, economy, non-governmental organizations)
  • Organizational and managerial skills for organizing active and independent work;
  • Ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities presented in the work and social environment (which are manifested as an entrepreneurial spirit and active citizenship);
  • Striving for quality of professional work through autonomy, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-) evaluation of the professional work;
  • Ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics in the social environment, respecting the principles of non-discrimination and multiculturalism;
  • Development of critical and self-critical judgment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of social processes and the ability to analyse, synthesize and predict solutions and their consequences.

Students of the academic programme Informatics in Contemporary Society will also obtain course-specific competences.

Curriculum

1st year2nd year3rd yearElective courses
The Structure of Slovenian SocietyDigital MediaResearch PracticeOperational Research
Methodology in Social SciencesPolitical Systems and Policy AnalysisInformatisation of Business ProcessesIntroduction to Modelling and Simulation of Discrete and Continuous Systems
Introduction to InformaticsInformation SystemseEntrepreneurshipQualitative Research Methods
Mathematics 1Multivariate AnalysiseBusinessBusiness Ethics
Introduction to ProgrammingDatabases and Data ModellingProject ManagementJob seeking
Statistics 1Network AnalysisElective course 3Fundraising
Theory of OrganisationTheories of Information SocietyElective course 4Communication Skills Training
Fundamentals of EconomicsWeb ProgrammingElective course 5Economic Sociology
Mathematics 2Elective course 1Diploma ThesisNon-profit management
Statistics 2Elective course 2Business Process Modeling
e-Business Technologies
Database Administration
Information Technology Management
Operation Systems
Communication Networks
Knowledge Discovery from Data
Open Source Solutions
Fundamentals of Document Systems
Mobile Platforms
High Performance Computing Systems
Introduction to Algorithms
Electronic Communication and Literacy
Introduction to Criptography and Spatial Geometry
Web Programming 2
Web and Mobile Application Development Life-Cycle
User Experience
eLaw
Web and Mobile Information Systems
Web Communications and Public Relations
Media and Communication
User Interface Design
Social Theory

The programme lasts three years and is divided into six semesters. It contains 28 courses, of which 23 are compulsory and five elective. The programme ends with the preparation and presentation of the diploma thesis.

The Structure of Slovenian Society

Methodology in Social Sciences 

Introduction to Informatics

Mathematics 1

Introduction to Programming

Statistics 1

Theory of Organisation

Fundamentals of Economics

Mathematics 2

Statistics 2

Political Systems and Policy Analysis

Multivariate Analysis

Theories of Information Society

Elective course 1

ECTS: 6

Elective course 2

ECTS: 6

Research Practice

Informatisation of Business Processes

eEntrepreneurship

Project Management

Elective course 3

ECTS: 6

Elective course 4

ECTS: 5

Elective course 5

ECTS: 6

Diploma Thesis

ECTS: 12 

Operational Research

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ECTS:

Introduction to Modelling and Simulation of Discrete and Continuous Systems

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ECTS: 6

Qualitative Research Methods 

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ECTS: 6

Business Ethics

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ECTS: 6

Job seeking

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ECTS: 6

Fundraising

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ECTS: 6

Communication Skills Training

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ECTS:

Economic Sociology

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ECTS: 6

Non-profit management

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ECTS: 6

Business Process Modeling

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ECTS: 6

e-Business Technologies

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ECTS: 6

Database Administration

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ECTS: 6

Information Technology Management

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ECTS: 6

Operation Systems

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ECTS: 6

Communication Networks

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ECTS: 6

Knowledge Discovery from Data 

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ECTS: 6

Open Source Solutions

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ECTS: 6

Fundamentals of Document Systems

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ECTS: 6

Mobile Platforms

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ECTS: 6

High Performance Computing Systems

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ECTS: 6

Introduction to Algorithms

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ECTS: 6

Electronic Communication and Literacy

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ECTS: 6

Introduction to Criptography and Spatial Geometry

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ECTS: 6

Web Programming 2

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ECTS: 6

Web and Mobile Application Development Life-Cycle

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ECTS: 6

User Experience

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ECTS: 6

eLaw

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ECTS: 6

Web and Mobile Information Systems 

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ECTS: 6

Web Communications and Public Relations

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ECTS: 6

Media and Communication

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ECTS: 6

User Interface Design

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ECTS: 6

Social Theory

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ECTS: 6