a/ Bachelor's degree of the first cycle lasting 3 years (6 semesters) – 180 ECTS
- Graduated in IT – 180 ECTS
b/ First cycle studies lasting 4 years (8 semesters) – 240 ECTS
- Graduated in IT – 240 ECTS
Computer experts carry out research into theoretical aspects and operational procedures of computer use (such as computers for architecture and design), development of data management and databases, algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer languages, data communication and robotics; evaluation, planning and creation of configurations of equipment and programs for special applications; creating, writing, testing and maintaining computer programs; preparation of professional works, documentation and manuals.
These jobs may also include supervision of other workers.
Computer system designers, system engineers and programmers research, improve or develop computer concepts and operational methods, advise on them or are involved in their practical application, and write, test and maintain computer programs in accordance with the needs of computer system users.
These jobs include:
- researching the principles and operating procedures of computers and computer-based systems for information communication and data processing, planning, design, and process and production management;
- development and maintenance of systematic program support, introduction of databases and algorithms, artificial intelligence and robotics;
- monitoring the technical development of computers, external equipment, computer methods and software support, their capabilities and limitations, and contributing to that development;
- maintenance of data dictionaries and software support for database management, in order to ensure the validity and protection of data;
- designing, writing, maintaining and updating system software support;
- designing, establishing and managing computer networks;
- development of better methods and tools, including computer languages, for writing, documenting and maintaining system software support;
- analysis of user requirements in order to determine the appropriate composition of equipment and program support, taking into account the needs of further development, and the preparation of cost-effectiveness analyses;
- creation of program specifications, reports and manuals with instructions specifying the methods of operation and maintenance of equipment and program support;
- studying the purpose of the user programs, the requirements for output data, the nature and source of input data, internal checks and other necessary controls, together with experts in the field in which the programs will be used;
- preparing a detailed logical flow chart and determining the order of steps for data entry and processing;
- Creation and provision of detailed documentation on program support in machine code, program interpreter or high-level language, program testing and debugging;
- maintenance of programs and their documentation when changing input or output specifications, i.e. equipment composition;
Other computer specialists perform tasks:
- management of information systems construction projects, including their activation;
- managing organizational units that maintain the operability and integrity of established information systems, and ensuring their constant and rapid growth and development in accordance with the needs and development of companies or institutions;
- management of organizational units for electronic data processing;
- advising users on how to solve certain IT problems, i.e. optimal satisfaction of their IT needs
The most general generic competencies at the level of each cycle of education, which must be possessed by every graduated student, regardless of the study program or the institution where he completed his higher education, are defined as:
- Dublin descriptors (Dublin descriptors), which represent a set of criteria on the expected achievements and abilities of students to distinguish different cycles of education, which were proposed by the Joint Quality Initiative (JQI), and which are accepted as the basis of the description of each cycle of education on ministerial meeting in Bergen in May 2005.
- The general framework for qualifications in European higher education (Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education - EQF for HE), which was adopted at the ministerial meeting in Bergen in May 2005.
These competencies are categorized as instrumental, interpersonal and systemic:
- Instrumental competencies include:
- Cognitive abilities, understanding and manipulation of ideas and thoughts.
- Methodological abilities to communicate with the environment: organizing time and strategies for learning, making decisions or solving problems.
- Technological abilities related to the use of technological means, computers and the application of information management skills.
- Language skills such as written and oral communication or knowledge of foreign languages.
- Interpersonal competences: Individual abilities that include the ability to express one's feelings, social skills such as interpersonal skills, working in teams, or expressing social and ethical commitment. These competencies enable processes of social interaction and cooperation.
- System competencies are those skills and abilities that relate to the entire system. They represent a combination of understanding, sensibility and knowledge, with the help of which a person will be able to see the relationship between individual parts and how they make up the whole. These abilities include the ability to plan changes in order to improve existing systems and create new systems. Systemic competences require prior acquisition of instrumental and interpersonal competences
Qualifications representing the successful completion of the first cycle (180-240 ECTS points) are awarded to students who:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of study, which builds on their secondary education and is common at first cycle level, supported by appropriate learning resources at higher education level (university textbooks, information and communication technologies), which includes aspects of knowledge of advanced achievements in a given field of study;
- can apply detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the principles related to a given field of study/discipline in a way that shows a professional approach to work or profession, and possess competencies that are usually expressed by the ability to form and support opinions and positions with arguments and the ability to solve problems within the given field of study;
- have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (within a given field of study) on the basis of which they make judgments that may also include reflections on relevant social scientific or ethical issues;
- they can apply the basic methods of acquiring knowledge and applied research in a given discipline, and are able to decide which approach to use to solve a given problem, and are aware of the extent to which the chosen approach is appropriate for solving such a problem;
- can present and convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience that is specialized in a given field of study, but also to an audience that is not specialized, using the appropriate language (and where appropriate, one or more foreign languages) and using communication tools technology;
- have built learning skills necessary for further study, with a high degree of autonomy and academic skills and properties necessary for research work, understanding and evaluating new information, concepts and evidence from different sources;
- possess the foundation for future self-direction and lifelong learning;
- have acquired interpersonal and teamwork skills, suitable for employment and/or further study.
The IT Engineering program is based on the following general principles that affect educational outcomes:
- Informatics is a field that extends significantly beyond the boundaries of computer technology. Individual disciplines covered by computer science cannot cover the full range of subjects that make up the informatics curriculum;
- Computer science bases its foundations on a wide variety of different disciplines. Students are required to embrace concepts from many different scientific disciplines and learn to integrate theory and practice;
- The rapid change in computer science requires constant insight into changes in the curriculum;
- The development of teaching programs respects the application of ICT in pedagogical practice and changes in the pedagogical technology itself, as well as the importance of lifelong learning;
- In addition to fundamental knowledge, all students acquire certain key skills;
- Knowledge is based on international experiences;
- Education includes professional practice as an integral component of undergraduate studies;
SPECIFIC COMPETENCES of the program derive from the teaching modules of the study core in the field of business informatics, information technologies, economics and management, which implies knowledge of the technological environment so that students can effectively use the respective information resources and other economic instruments, while understanding the parameters of the macro/micro economic environment and identifying the influences of these elements on business organization and business functions.
This includes the ability to identify essential characteristics and functional areas of application of information technologies in the practice of business organizations and institutions in order to be able to define changes in the business organization and cope with changes in the business environment.
Students are trained to understand the details of business functions, types of jobs and business operations, specifics of different types and sizes of companies, geographic regions, business sectors and to connect these factors with basic knowledge. Competencies of analysis, synthesis and critical thinking in business and managerial areas enable successful management of companies (tools and concepts), planning, control and audit of business organization and development of consulting plans.
Students also acquire basic competencies in secondary areas that are indirectly related to the business process, such as: micro and macroeconomics, marketing-management research, entrepreneurship, business contracts, technology and engineering - understanding the technological background of business processes and connections with market research, technological predictions, social and marketing psychology, mathematical and statistical methods and tools.
In the field of business logistics, students acquire competencies related to management accounting, securities management, various payment instruments, stock exchange operations, forwarding and distribution.
The modern world is entering an information civilization in which the most important resources are information and means for acquisition, transmission, processing and dissemination of information. The media are becoming information services and the Internet is becoming a universal multimedia mega-media of exchanging and marketing information in an interactive form.
Therefore, the general goals of the study program "Business Informatics" as a kind of information technology engineering, which is applied primarily in the business process, are to ensure the transfer of applicable and current knowledge in the field of information technology and business and to produce IT experts of the new generation who are trained to successfully enter the dynamic market. of information technologies.
The basic general mission of the Faculty of Information Technologies is:
- The establishment of a competent higher education institution based on the curricula and programs of modern computer, network and communication technologies, whose main goal is to offer deep and operational knowledge in the scientific fields of computer science, information technology, information systems, computer engineering, as well as abilities in practical applications of modern management.
- Implementation of a modern didactic approach through a dialogue system and a mentor-supported study process, which combines basic studies with practical engagement of students in the field and in student research papers.
Considering the exceptional dynamics in the scientific fields that cover computer science and information technology, and considering the high competitiveness of the information technology market, the primary task of the business informatics study program (information technology engineering) is to train students for further collaborative and independent knowledge acquisition, both through methodological aspect of teaching contents, as well as through a specific interdisciplinary and action approach in the elaboration of those contents.
The educational goal is the adoption of modules of academic-general education knowledge from disciplines that enable understanding and technical communication with other technical professions and affirm the multidisciplinarity of work teams, to which informaticists will necessarily be referred in the jobs they will work on.
Also the adoption of scientific and professional knowledge in computer science that ensures their application in practice, or. acquisition of professional-applied knowledge from information technologies that enable the transfer of knowledge in work and technological processes.
The goal is training for quick and efficient inclusion of graduates in the production process and effective professional engagement in the workplace.
The goal is also to build professional ethics in work and responsibility at work, which are significant in the field of sophisticated information technologies where great abuses of work and interpersonal ethics are possible.
Graduates of the "Business Informatics" study program (Information Technology Engineering) have the skills to manage complex information technologies that include hardware and software components and are based on understanding the interaction of these components in complex information systems. Students are trained to quickly download and further develop complex computer "interfaces", and to design and create sophisticated software products, graphic and multimedia products in different programming and application environments, and to provide interaction between different products.
The special ability of students to effectively search and disseminate knowledge bases on multimedia and online media, and to ensure the immediate use value of this knowledge.
Graduate students and graduate students-specialists of the Faculty of Information Technologies are qualified for prestigious professions such as: system engineers and system administrators, system analysts and information system designers, software developers and application software programmers, WEB designers and programmers, computer system administrators network, managers of business information systems and public administration information systems, production IS administrators. business finance managers and investment managers, market business advisors in the IT sector, quality control managers, expert associates on research and planning.
Within the studies, the foundations for lifelong professional mobility and permanent professional development were created.
The study program of informatics is characterized by the application and study of advanced and modern information technologies that represent the top of the technological domain and mastery of which completes the competencies and skills possessed by the graduate students of this study program
Students are trained to:
- Object-oriented programming;
- Use of sophisticated and intuitive API - application program modules (Application Program Interface) for advanced user communication with the computer system;
- Relational Databases (RDBMS)
- Complex embedded systems;
- World Wide Web and its applications;
- Internet-oriented and hardware-transparent networking technologies;
- Graphics and multimedia;
- Interactive character of computer technologies (Human-Computer Interaction);
- software security;
- Software protection, encryption and security technologies;
- Different application domains and distributed processing;
- Design and development of information systems
- Management of public administration information systems
- Administration and management of computer networks
- Software engineering
- Electronic business (E-commerce, E-banking, E-marketing)
- Computer graphics and design
- WEB programming and design
- Information management
- IS security management - crypto & cyber protection
- Architecture, organization and maintenance of computer systems
- Expert systems
DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
(Dean of the Faculty of Information Technologies)
He was born on April 28.4.1956, 1980. in Prijedor, where he finished elementary school and high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Banja Luka in 1997. At the same faculty, he received his master's degree and doctorate in 1980 in the field of Business Informatics. From XNUMX to ...