Applied Informatics

Bachelor degree in the field of Informatics is part of the Applied Informatics programme. It is designed to produce professionals who are able to design, implement and operate information systems that support the socio-economic processes in various types of business entities and public institutions.

This programme prepares the graduates for the global labour where they need to compete with graduates from universities in other European countries, USA and other countries.

In addition to knowledge and skills in informatics, the current global job market demands expertise in the areas of management, organization, economics, commerce and law. The structure of our curriculum matches international standards for teaching informatics (Computing Curricula 2004, IS 2002-Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programmes in IS and SE2004), and at the same time preserves the competitive advantage that characterize courses at The University of Economics (i.e. combination of knowledge of informatics and business). Combined study of economic and informatics allows the graduates to cope with the needs of local and multinational companies.

The study programme includes courses that teach the basic principles of micro and macro economics, finance, accounting, sales, marketing and management. Considerable attention is paid to study of languages, especially English. Students have the option to study one or two semesters at a partner university abroad.

The study of Informatics is based on understanding of the general principles of information systems (i.e. their contents, development methodologies and underlying technology) and their application that involves specific IT products and industry sectors. Our study programmes are focused on two fundamental areas: Information Systems and Software Engineering. The aim of this combination is to allow the students to select suitable elective subjects and to specialize in an area of choice:

  • Information Systems specialization focuses on the integration of information technology and business processes that address the information needs of enterprises so that they can maintain high levels of competitiveness. Graduates of this specialization typically become business process and information systems analysts. Other popular roles include, application manager, IT project manager, assistant manager of corporate IT departments or ICT products and services sales and marketing specialist.
  • Software engineering specialization is focused on analysis, design, implementation and development of software systems. The goal is to equip students with skills and knowledge needed to engage in software development teams and to participate in the creation of reliable and high quality software products. Graduates of this specialization typically become analyst/developers. Other popular roles include programmer, web application developer, testing and quality assurance specialist, and database administrator.

The study programme concludes with the Final State Examination that involves a mandatory state examination in the field of study and the defence of a Bachelor thesis. Bachelor theses are concerned with practical topics and are often completed in collaboration with local and international industry partners.

The study of field of Informatics is supported by three departments at The Faculty of Informatics and Statistics: Department of Information Technologies, Department of Systems Analysis and Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering. Industry-based professionals are regularly invited to give guest lectures on various current topics.