Lebinac VladimirHead of the study: Vladimir Lebinac, M.Sc., senior lect.

Professional title upon graduation: professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea engineer of Information Technology

Abbreviation: bacc. ing. techn. inf.

Type of study: full-time and part-time study

Number of places: 60 full-time and 60 part-time

The professional study programme of Computer System Maintenance is intended to acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to use and maintain the computer systems with the application in various fields, from automation of work to embedded computers for the control of various industrial and energy processes.

The study trains the students to perform activities in supporting the introduction of computers into various segments of the business process and the activities of maintaining the computer systems, such as the selection and configuration of the computers and the software support according to the requirements of the business process, support in developing the software support, maintaining of databases, configuring and maintaining computer networks, configuring and maintaining operating systems, control of the security of the computer system and data (security against unauthorized access, planning of making back-up copies of data), and configuring and maintaining computers for the control and management in industrial, energy supply and other processes.

Computer System Maintenance is a study programme that offers professional orientation with substantial practical part of classes. Since there is an especially emphasised lack of computer system maintenance experts who would be a connection between the information system designers, specialists for certain hardware or software technologies and the information system users themselves, a study programme of educating the experts of information technologies has been founded and their competences satisfy the requirements of the today’s market.

The curriculum has been designed in such a way that it equally represents the courses in the field of information systems design, software and hardware technologies, which is of special significance for the future engineers of computer system maintenance, who are today among the most required profiles of computer orientation on the market both in Croatia and in the world.

Upon graduation from the professional study programme Computer System Maintenance, the students acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the work on the activities in the field of computer system maintenance and support to computer users.

The baccalaurea of this study are qualified for independent solving of professional problems of planning, development, implementation of computer systems and their security and protection.

 

Occupations in which the computer system maintenance engineers will be employed

The need to employ an engineer of computer system maintenance exists in various field of work. These are the following businesses or occupations:

Activities regarding computer system maintenance:

  • development of optimal configurations of personal computers for various activities;
  • selection and configuration of software support according to the business process requirements;
  • support to design and development of software applications;
  • database management;
  • configuration and maintenance of computer networks;
  • configuration and maintenance of operating systems;
  • control of computer system and data security (protection against unauthorized access, data protection on computer systems and planning of creating data backups);
  • configuration and maintenance of computers for control and management of industrial, energy and other processes.

User support activities:

  • training of users to work on computers and use different applications;
  • installing and configuring operating system and applications on users’ computers.

 

Level Dublin Descriptors Learning outcomes

1.

Knowledge and understanding

  1. Understand the fundamental software algorithms and data structures;
  2. Interpret basic laws in electrical engineering;
  3. Understand the basic physical concepts and principles of physics;
  4. Explain the basic architecture of the computer;
  5. Formulate the basic protocols in computer networks;
  6. Understand mathematical functions, equations, derivations and integrals and their mathematics;
  7. Understand theoretical bases of technical system maintenance;
  8. Understand principles of operating systems functioning;
  9. Understand the principles and methods of establishing and maintaining the quality system;
  10. Understand the basic issues of ecology;
  11. Understand and interpret the use of information system design methods;
  12. Understand the basic production processes that can be and are to be computerized;
  13. Understand the basic procedures of the design process and their software components.

2.

Application of knowledge and understanding

  1. Use English in reading professional literature and in professional communication;
  2. Design the database and use it in developing software solutions;
  3. Use advanced office software packages;
  4. Prepare configuration of simple web, FTP and small servers;
  5. Use the learned communication skills in the business environment;
  6. Manage and administer small and medium-size computer systems and networks;
  7. Adjust computer systems to the user needs;
  8. Use programming languages (Payton, C, SQL) in the development of software support;

3.

Making conclusions and judgements

  1. Analyze the conditions in computer systems and networks and perform detection and defectation of their failures;
  2. Analyze business processes in the company and forecast readiness to introduce the information system;
  3. Recognize threats to the security of computer systems and their data and propose solutions for improvement;

4.

Communication of attitudes, ideas, problems and solutions

  1. Present attitudes, solutions and projects through seminar papers, development of projects and through final paper;
  2. Propose solutions within teamwork and discuss these;

5.

Developed learning skills

  1. Use professional literature and search of the available information bases and knowledge bases (libraries, e-libraries, Internet);
  2. Use of electronic method for teaching and self-study (e-learning).

 

Curriculum of Computer System Maintenance study

Obligatory courses:

Elective courses:

Course
Fundamentals of ecology
Psychology of stress
Formal languages and translators
Discrete mathematics
Computer system devices
Internet infrastructure
Data modelling
Web applications
Database programming
Data protection
Documentation of information systems
Programming language C
System programming for Linux
Logistic engineering
Elective course (acc. to customer’s request)

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