"Angel Kanchev" University of Ruse is an autonomous state higher education intitution. It was transformed with a Decision of the People's Assembly of 21 June 1995 and is a successor of the higher technical school, established in Ruse on 12.11.1945. There are eight faculties in the structure of the University: Agrarian and Industrial Faculty, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electronics and Automation, Faculty of Transport, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Health and Healthcare, two Branches of Ruse University in Silistra and Razgrad and a Bulgarian and Romanian Inter-university Europa Centre.
The Department of Informatics and Information Technologies was established in 1981.
The Department is responsible for the teaching of students enrolled for the professional field Informatics and Computer Science of Bachelor and Master Degrees. It also conducts relevant courses of Informatics and Information Technologies to students of all Ruse University programmes, which differ by contents and curriculum hours.
The curricula of all programmes in Informatics and Computer Science have been worked out in accordance with the requirements of the modern software industry and the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery (Computing Curricula 2001).
The main target of the study program is to graduate professionals in Computer science who possess deep knowledge and skills for working in the field of Informatics and Computer Science.
The professional development of bachelors in computer science is aimed at software operating, maintenance and development, as well as administration of programming systems and networks.
Bachelors of Computer Science are equipped with profession al skills and programming language knowledge in the area of Informatics and Computer Science. Graduates are also provided with good mathematical learning. The professional qualification is guaranteed by the well-balanced proportion of basic courses in Informatics, Mathematics and other practice-oriented subjects.
The study program involves: - Basic courses in the main branches of Informatics and computer science, Mathematics, Mechanics, and foreign languages; - Specialized courses covering due knowledge on computer architectures, network communications, computer linguistics, image processing, web design, etc. included in groups of elective subjects; - Acquisition of practice oriented knowledge and skills for using modern software products.
The main target of this study program is to graduate highly qualified specialists - bachelors in Informatics and IT in Business for the needs of the businesses, state and local administration and other organizations.
The professional intent of bachelors in Informatics and IT in Business is to work as
applied programmers, supervisors, administrators of databases, system administrators, professionals for computer technologies implementation in the administrative-managerial, planning-prognostic and financial-accounting spheres.
Bachelor-graduates of Informatics and IT in Business are provided with professional skills and language culture in the field of Informatics and IT, as well as competencies for using economic-mathematical models for optimizing industrial, financial, business processes. The professional qualification is guaranteed by the well-balanced proportion of basic courses in Mathematics, Applied Informatics and Economics.
The study program involves:
- Basic courses in the main branches of Informatics and IT, foreign language, mathematics, economics, and commercial law bases;
- Specialized courses covering due knowledge on computer architectures, network communications, image processing, multimedia systems and technologies, web design, etc. included in groups of elective subjects;
- Acquisition of practice - oriented knowledge and skills for using modern software products.
This master degree program is one of the first courses in our country that has been developed mutually by an academic institution (University of Ruse) and an industrial software engineering firm (Sirma Group). The main objective is to train and graduate specialists in the field of software engineering in compliance with the requirements for Masters in Software Engineering of in ternational professional organisations like the ACM and the IEEE Computing Society. The study program is intended to train masters who can start working as business analysts, software designers, code and test engineers, managers of software projects at large-scale companies, self-employed software engineers or advisers in the area of software designing, development and maintenance.
The Degree Programme is built by courses of Object Oriented Programming (JEE), Design of
Software Systems (UML) and Software System Engineering (CBSE). Special attention is paid to
the first and last tier of the multi-layer software architectures, being essential for the software application quality of life by teaching courses of Web-components Programming (JSP, JSF) and Databases (Oracle). Students acquire designing skills by studying courses of Computer Systems and Networks
and SOA Environments. Issues related to the quality of the applications developed and their testing
are within the focus of all the above-mentioned courses. Students gain knowledge on the internal and
external organisation of software businesses, marketing issues, as well as business and technological process management by studying the course of Software Project Management based
on International standards in the area of RUP, CMMI and Prince.
The basic working principles of the Programme can be listed as the provision of increased practice sessions’ curricular hours, the teamwork, the competitive start and the work on real problems from the software industry. The individual practical work on a real problem is implemented within the course of Workshop 1. Teamwork and competitive start are required for the course of Workshops 2 and 3, as well as for the Master thesis development. The study program ends with a diploma project
that is assigned during the second term; it is worked out by student team and is defended by the team.