UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME (PROFESSIONAL)

Informatics in Contemporary Society

The study programme enables the acquisition of a wide range of knowledge in the field of information and communication technology, as well as the basics of research methods, organization, economics, entrepreneurship and political science. The obtained knowledge empowers students to associate ICT with the needs of society.

The graduates will obtain:

  • Expertise in the field of ICT (information systems, databases, programming in various environments, computerization of business processes, electronic services);
  • Methodological knowledge of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative research methods;
  • 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 study programme is carried out as a full-time and part-time mode of study.

The full-time study is free for employed students as well.

The annual tuition fee for a year of the part-time study is € 1.800 and can be paid for in 4 instalments.

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 higher professional study programme Informatics in Contemporary Society:

  • Anyone who has completed the matura examination;
  • Anyone who has completed the vocational matura examination or final exam in any programme for obtaining secondary education;
  • 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 are selected according to the following criteria:

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

Enrolment into the second year

Enrolment directly into the second year of the higher professional study programme of Informatics in Contemporary Society is possible for graduates who have completed a higher professional programme, adopted after 01. 01. 1994 if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a higher professional study programme. Before enrolling in the third year, the students must pass additional exams in the range of maximum 30 credit points (ECTS) based on recognized differences between programmes. Additional exams are prescribed by the competent authority of the faculty based on the application for enrolment and relevant documents.

Students who have completed their first year in a different higher professional or university study programme may also enrol in the second year of the higher professional study programme Informatics in Contemporary Society.

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 higher professional study programme of Informatics in Contemporary Society is possible for:

  1. Graduates who have completed a higher professional programme, adopted after 01. 01. 1994, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a higher professional study programme. Before registering the topic of their diploma thesis, they 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:
    • 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 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;
  2. Graduates who have completed any higher professional or university programme, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a higher professional study programme. Before registering the topic of their diploma thesis, they must pass additional exams in selected subjects from the first and / or second year, which are prescribed by the competent authority of the faculty on the basis of established differences between the programmes, in the range of maximum 60 ECTS:
    • 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;
  3. Graduates who have completed two years in another higher professional or 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.

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. If a student enrols in the second year of the Informatics in Contemporary Society programme (professional) after completing a higher professional programme adopted after 01. 01. 1994, they must pass the prescribed differential exams by the time of enrolment in the third 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 of the Informatics in Contemporary Society (professional) programme 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 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 higher professional study programme Informatics in Contemporary Society obtain the following competences:

  • Knowledge and understanding of social processes and the ability to analyse, synthesize and predict solutions and their consequences;
  • Mastering research methods, procedures and processes in the field of social sciences;
  • 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, and understanding of the interactions between ICT and modern society;
  • Ability of application of knowledge in practice;
  • 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);
  • Sensitivity towards people and the social environment, and the development of communication skills, especially communicating 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) and the ability to have a humane dialogue;
  • Capability to plan organizational and information changes in any organization, which are necessary for the introduction of ICT and its quality use;
  • Organizational and managerial skills for organizing active and independent work;
  • Striving for quality of professional work through autonomy, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-) evaluation of the professional work;
  • Development of critical and self-critical judgment;
  • Ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics in the social environment, respecting the principles of non-discrimination and multiculturalism.

Students of higher professional study programme Informatics in Contemporary Society will also obtain course-specific competences.

Curriculum

The updated curriculum applies from 1. 10. 2020 onwards for the 1st year, from 1. 10. 2021 onwards for the 1st and the 2nd year and from 1. 10. 2022 onwards for all three years. Decision of the FIŠ Senate on implementation of the curriculum.

1st year2nd year3rd yearElective courses
Society and TechnologyDigital MediaInformatisation of Business ProcessesIntroduction to Modelling and Simulation of Discrete and Continuous Systems
Research MethodsePolitics and eDemocracyeEntrepreneurshipOperational Research
Introduction to InformaticsInformation SystemsProject ManagementQualitative Research Methods
Introduction to AlgorithmsMultivariate AnalysiseBusinessBusiness Ethics
Introduction to ProgrammingDatabases and Data ModellingResearch PracticeJob seeking
Theory of OrganisationNetwork AnalysisContemporary Social TrendsFundraising
Fundamentals of EconomicsInformation SocietyWork practiceCommunication Skills Training
Operation SystemsWeb ProgrammingElective course 3Non-profit management
Statistics 1Elective course 1The Influence of Information Technology on eBusiness
Statistics 2Elective course 2Dealing with Information and Knowledge in Organisation
Knowledge Discovery from Data
Operation Systems
Communication Networks
Development of Solutions for Small Companies
Open Source Software for Business
Fundamentals of Document Systems
Mobile Platforms
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
User Interface Design
Web Communications and Public Relations
High Performance Computing Systems
The Structure of Slovenian Society
Mathematics 1
Mathematics 2
Social Theory
Political Systems and Policy Analysis
Business Economics
Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems
Process Modeling within Organisation Using UML
3D Modeling and Animation

Program traja tri leta in je razdeljen v šest semestrov. Vsebuje 28 predmetov, od katerih jih je 26 obveznih in dva izbirna, študenti pa se udeležijo tudi delovne prakse.

Society and Technology

Research Methods

Introduction to Informatics

Introduction to Programming

Statistics 1

Theory of Organisation

Fundamentals of Economics

Operation Systems

Statistics 2

LINK TO the course syllabus

LECTURER:  doc. dr. Nuša Erman

ECTS: 6

 

Informatisation of Business Processes

eEntrepreneurship

Project Management

Contemporary Social Trends

Work practice

Izbirni predmet 3

ECTS: 6

Introduction to Modelling and Simulation of Discrete and Continuous Systems

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Operational Research

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Qualitative Research Methods

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Business Ethics

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Job seeking

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ECTS:

Fundraising

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Communication Skills Training

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Non-profit management

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Process Modeling within Organisation Using UML 

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

The Influence of Information Technology on eBusiness

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Dealing with Information and Knowledge in Organisation

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Knowledge Discovery from Data

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Operation Systems

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Communication Networks

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS:

Development of Solutions for Small Companies

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Open Source Software for Businesss

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Fundamentals of Document Systems

LINK TO the course syllabu

ECTS: 6

Mobile Platforms

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Electronic Communication and Literacy

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Introduction to Criptography and Spatial Geometry

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Web Programming 2

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Web and Mobile Application Development Life-Cyclec

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

User Experience

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

eLaw

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Web and Mobile Information Systems

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

User Interface Design

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Web Communications and Public Relations

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

High Performance Computing Systems

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

The Structure of Slovenian Society

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Mathematics 1

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6 KT

Mathematics 2

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ECTS: 6

Social Theory

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Political Systems and Policy Analysis

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Business Economics

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems

LINK TO the course syllabus

ECTS: 6

3D Modeling and Animation