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Dept. of Informatics and Information Technologies

Ruse, Ruse, Bulgaria
Information Systems

Summary

"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). 

Bachelor Programs

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.

Master Programs

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.
 

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