Lebinac VladimirHead of Study: Vladimir Lebinac, M.Sc., sen.lect., B.Eng

Professional title (M/F): professional specialist engineer of information technology.

Abbreviation: spec. ing. techn. inf.

Total ECTS credits: 300 (180+120) ECTS

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

Study duration: two (2) years, i.e. four (4) semesters

Number of places: 30 full-time and 30 part-time attendants

The study programme has been primarily intended for persons who perform activities related to software engineering and information systems in a wider sense, as well as for persons who satisfy the general and special conditions to enrol in this study programme and plan to deal professionally with the activities of design, development and maintenance of information systems.

The study programme “Information Systems” has been founded on the specialist knowledge and experience that guarantee the success in performing the operations of construction, optimisation, exploitation and maintenance of information systems in a wide range of applications as well as acquiring the starting knowledge for the continuation of improvement in information systems design. Therefore, this specialist study programme has been intended for persons who are, or will be in charge of implementing, maintaining and exploiting information systems, and of participating in the design and production of information systems.

The specialist study programme “Information Systems” is a continuation of the higher education, and to be able to successfully attend it and acquire the materials covered by the curriculum, as well as for a successful graduation within proper terms, the candidates enrolling in this study programme need to have adequate basic background knowledge:

  • from higher mathematics (matrix calculus, numerical solving of mathematical problems, and the fundamentals of the theory of probability and statistics);
  • from computing (digital computer architecture, operating systems, computer networks, basics of programming, algorithms, and data structures, databases, computer networks, fundamentals of information security and basics of design and development of information systems and applications),

and acquired skills, such as:

  • advanced usage of computers, office and graphic applications;
  • excellent use of the Internet and Internet applications.

The study programme is completely open to accept students from other higher education institutions who wish to pursue the started specialist study programme. For each such student an appropriate decision is made on the recognition of ECTS credits for the courses that are recognized and which the student has passed at other higher education institutions. The recognition of ECTS credits is based on the level of conformity of the syllabuses of the study programme from which the student is coming with the curriculum at the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica. Depending on the number of recognized ECTS credits the students are exempted, in an adequate proportional amount, from paying the tuition fee for the recognized courses.


Qualifications for conducting jobs (acquiring knowledge and skills)

The graduate student should have the following general knowledge and skills:

  • Capability to identify, define, and solve engineering problems;
  • Use of techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for the praxis;
  • Knowledge about the connection between the engineering activities, design, production, marketing and the users’ demands for products and services;
  • Participation in team development of big and complex computer applications;
  • Adopt methods of decision making and concluding in the phases of planning, developing and delivering of the projects based on the use of information technologies, and documenting of the conclusions about the advantages and drawbacks of certain solutions within one’s own technical and seminar papers, and the diploma thesis.

The graduate student should have the following professional knowledge and skills:

  • Programming in modern structured, procedural and object programming language;
  • Understanding of principles, developing and maintaining databases;
  • Understanding of infrastructure and architecture of information systems;
  • Use of standard algorithms and structure of data in programming;
  • Analyses and planning of information systems to preserve the business continuity;
  • Applications of the authorisation and authentication system in the development and use of IS;
  • Supervision of the security of information system and data (protection against unauthorized access, planning of making data backups);
  • Understanding of the system for preserving business continuity (Disaster recovery);
  • Understanding of operation principles and usage of networked distributed databases;
  • Use of modern programming tools for programming;
  • Development of user-friendly computer applications and their customization;
  • Basic administrations of the best-known DBMS systems (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle);
  • Development of programming applications using JAVA;
  • Modelling and managing processes in information systems;
  • Planning and introduction of information systems for decision-making support;
  • Management of complex projects and project teams.

Additional knowledge and skills that can be acquired through elective subjects:

  • Developing programming solutions in advanced technological environment (PHP, ASP, DotNET);
  • Understanding of the operation in GIS;
  • Independent development of complex web applications;
  • Planning and introduction of electronic business in company;
  • Getting familiar with the research work methodology;
  • Modelling of ergonomic graphical interface of applications;
  • Management and usage of database management systems;
  • Understanding of the influence of characteristics of information systems on the performances;
  • Use of unconventional computer procedures such as genetic algorithms, neurone networks, and fuzzy systems to solve practical problems;
  • Development of mobile applications;
  • Understanding of functioning and use of information systems in small and big organizations;
  • Development of Java web applications using programme frameworks.

Learning outcomes


Dublin Descriptors

Learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

  1. Establish the connection between engineering activities, design, production, marketing, and the needs of the users of products and services.
  2. Apply principles of developing and maintaining databases.
  3. Explain the infrastructure and architecture of information systems.
  4. Explain the principles of work and use of networked distributed databases.
  5. Present the use and updating of the geographic information systems.


Applying knowledge and understanding

  1. Identify, design and propose solutions of engineering problems in the profession.
  2. Use the functionalities of modern engineering tools necessary for practice.
  3. Devise and develop programming applications by using advanced structural, procedural and object programming languages.
  4. Use standard algorithms and data structure.
  5. Apply systems for authorization and authentication in the development and use of information systems.
  6. Use modern programming tools for computer programming.
  7. Develop user-friendly and customized computer applications.
  8. Solve simpler problems related to administration of best-known DBMS systems (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle).
  9. Develop programming applications by using JAVA programming language and programming frames.
  10. Modelling and managing the processes in information systems.
  11. Develop programming solutions in advanced technological environment (PHP, ASP, DotNET and similar).
  12. Design complex web applications.
  13. Model ergonomic graphical interfaces.
  14. Manage and administer database management systems.
  15. Use unconventional computer procedures such as genetic algorithms, neurone networks, and indirect systems for solving practical problems.
  16. Develop programming applications for mobile devices.


Making judgements

  1. Use decision-making and conclusion methods in the phases of development of information systems.
  2. Analyse and plan information systems for preservation of business continuity.
  3. Assessment security of data and information systems and propose necessary improvements.
  4. Plan introduction of information systems as support to business decision-making.
  5. Plan introduction of electronic commerce in a company.
  6. Analyse the influences of characteristics of IS on the performances thereof.


Communication of attitudes, ideas, problems, and solutions

  1. Organise and participate in teamwork.
  2. Manage complex projects in project teams.
  3. Present one’s own professional work (seminar paper, diploma thesis, project,..)


Developed learning skills

  1. Use technical literature and search of available information bases and knowledge bases.
  2. Use electronic methods for teaching and individual learning (e-learning).

By successfully completing the specialist graduate professional study programme Information Systems the students will acquire new 120 ECTS credits and the diploma of professional specialist engineer of information technology with a total of 300 ECTS which will enable them to continue their study in Croatia or abroad, in compliance to the law.

Obligatory courses

Elective subjects


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