The Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies represents the centre of excellence in the modern sense of information technology in teaching and research.
This is accomplished by establishing links with a high level support by qualitative staff and infrastructure. By establishing links with other centres and institutions in Europe and US, the Faculty offers first and second cycle study programmes, accredited and internationally recognized, joint second cycle regional programmes, and research in the third cycle.
The Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies offers a unique program that brings the concepts of IT in another field of study, such as computer science, computer engineering, and business informatics, as useful opportunities for the career of graduates.
The Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies focuses on the application of the latest information technology for problem solving in the daily environment. Each study program is interdisciplinary and represents a combination of lectures and practical classes.
The three-year curricula (Bachelor of Science) in Business Informatics merges the best from the business environment and technological perspectives that overall reflect the contemporary industry growth and at the same time prepares students for leadership positions in organizations throughout the world. The market for such skills already experiences rapid expansion in the same way the society and economy of this country are moving towards the European Union standards and globalization in general.
The structure of the three-year curriculum contains studies which are dynamic, integrative and interactive by nature. These studies are expected to generate highly professional results adjusted for the needs of the labour market, at the same time serving as a solid background for further studies at the post-graduate level.
The Business Informatics curriculum is designed to address the specific needs and market trends that meet the current and future need of the labour market for certain areas of corporate development in the field of information system management and control, as well as their development. The curriculum also involves the portal development, multimedia technologies and projects, IT applications for new businesses, data bases, string value network, e-commerce, interactive marketing, Customer Relations Management (CRM), business convergence and virtual business, corporative finances and accounting.
The undergraduate studies in Business Informatics provides students with a thorough understanding and knowledge from the field of Business and Computer Sciences, while directing them towards certain areas that will be further specialized in the second study cycle. The three-year curriculum will provide students with opportunities for internship, which will equip them to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in the field of Business Informatics.
The University currently possesses a remarkable IT –infrastructure for the realization of the suggested curriculum in the field of Business Informatics, with computer laboratories, Internet connection and the option of Distance Learning, as well as a library with online resources available for searching.
The curriculum structure aims for a balanced combination of the basic knowledge and specific professional skills. The first year is important for students as it merges a whole range of interdisciplinary courses with practical implementation in the two fields, Business and Informatics. This will be of considerable benefit for their professional unity.
- To provide students with independent research, addressing the areas of Business Informatics that were not addressed within the curriculum;
- To develop skills for critical, analytical and functional approach, comparative skills for problem solving that may be applied in the fields of Business Informatics;
- To provide an opportunity for development of personal skills, communication, research and other important skills necessary for employment.
- To offer an opportunity for the introduction and acquisition of first working experiences in a real working environment from the field of studies through practical work and internship;
- To emphasize multilingual instruction and promote multiethnic and cross-cultural dialog;
- To acquire knowledge and skills from the basic disciplines of Business Informatics: Programming, Databases, Computer Networks, Advanced Web Technologies, Corporate Finances, Management, Marketing and their implementation in related fields.
The Computer Sciences programme is based upon the adopted Bologna model of study organization 3+2. It is designed to meet the requirements of the local market, yet provide a modern and global perspective.
The programme objectives are:
- to provide students with opportunities to acquire wider communicational, lingual and analytical skills;
- to provide students with opportunities to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Computer Sciences, as well as to apply that knowledge in real life and their professional practice;
- to equip students for joining the development and implementation of different software solutions;
- to equip students with the required skills for working on projects, individual or group, that may be scientific- research, developmental or practical work;
- to provide students with good background for further adaptation to the new technological/market changes and their application;
- to provide students with support skills for organizing, realizing and implementing methods and procedures in other fields.
The Computer Engineering programme is based on the adopted Bologna model of study organization 3+2. Specific fields at the Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies for the Information and Communication Technologies program (Computer Engineering): Computer hardware and System software, Embedded computer systems, their design and programming, Basic Concepts of Computer Engineering, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Automatic Control Systems and Real-time Systems, Computer Networks, Wireline and Wireless Computer Networks, Grid Computing and Distributed Computing Systems, Multimedia and Multimedia Systems, Data Transfer and Telecommunication Systems, Data Bases, Information Systems and their design etc. These disciplines possess great potential for raising the quality of the education.
The restructuring of the lectures is designed in order to meet the requirements of the local market (through analyzing the requirements of the IT companies and organizations in the RM), while providing a modern and global perspective.
- To enable students to gain a wider communication, language and analytical skills.
- To enable students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of information and communication technologies, and to apply them in real life and their professional practice.
- To empower students to engage in the development and implementation of various solutions in information and communication technologies.
- To enable students to work on projects, individual or group that by nature, may be scientific-research, development and practical work.
- To provide a good basis for further adaptation to new technology/market changes and their implications.
- To provide skills to support the organization, realization and implementation of methods and procedures in other areas.