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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10
Email: info@mps.si

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Information and Communication Technologies


Programme Description

The Information and Communication Technologies programme contemporary telecommunication systems internet networks, multimedia services, as well as the media and technologies of the new economy, computer structures and systems, knowledge technologies, system control technologies and robotics. The aim of this programme is the acquisition of superior knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies for problem-oriented training in the field of technology and knowledge transfer. One of the focuses of this programme is the use of acquired knowledge in e-science including the use of networks and high-capacity computer resources for computer-aided management and knowledge transfer, and the analysis of extensive databases and data warehouses, resulting from scientific research in the area of physics, medicine, biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry and pharmacology, environmental science, as well as social sciences (sociology), economics and other sciences. The aim of this programme is to train the students to acquire knowledge, use it, and to transfer advanced knowledge of information and communication technologies required for producing complex technical and industrial applications, as well as to successfully undertake leading managerial functions in business, administration and scientific management.

Basic Objectives of the Programme

The basic objective of this programme is to qualify the candidate for:

A)  General competences

  • ability to research, select and organize information, as well as synthesize solution and anticipate their consequences,
  • mastering of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical assessment,
  • ability to use knowledge in practice,
  • autonomy in professional work, as well as responsible and creative performance of activities,
  • development of communication abilities and skills, particularly for communication in international environment,
  • ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics and regulations,
  • cooperativeness, work on joint assignments and problems within a group and in international environment.

B)  Subject-specific competences

  • knowing the development of computer science and understanding the concepts of computer architecture,
  • knowing the structure and operation of the main functional parts of computer systems,
  • knowing advanced computer architectures, their properties and limitations in terms of possible application in practice,
  • knowing the concepts and principles of data mining, and discovering the laws in databases,
  • recognizing various types of telecommunication networks and analyzing their capacities, which is the basis for introduction of telecommunication services,
  • understanding the basic physical phenomena and processes in telecommunication systems,
  • understanding the functioning of internet networks,
  • understanding the functioning of modern network technologies,
  • selecting and using approaches and methodologies for dealing with and managing systems based on the internet protocol stack,
  • identifying complex data and selecting suitable tools required for planning networks,
  • continuing research & development work in the field of digital transmission and internet technology,
  • ability to optimize software taking into consideration the given computer architecture,
  • ability to integrate knowledge and master complexities while resolving specific problems in computer applications,
  • ability to use specific data mining techniques,
  • ability to make applications by using data mining tools,
  • ability to assess and evaluate the results of data mining,
  • knowing the concepts of benchmarking and ability to interpret and present the results of benchmarking,
  • acquiring the bases of engineering knowledge in the form of combining the existing solutions.

Research Areas

The main part of this programme will be implemented by the staff of Jožef Stefan Institute (particularly the staff of the research departments involved in computer science, information technologies, electronics, automation and telecommunications) and also by foreign lecturers. The integration of the educational programme into the research activity of Jožef Stefan Institute is shown in the research programmes which can be summarized as follows:

  • Computer Structures and Systems: This research programme deals with the development and application of modern computer systems, particularly the embedded systems and processor architectures. The objectives are focused on the topical issues of synthesis, verification and testing.
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems: This programme involves the exploration of the effects of various communication methods on the time complexity of parallel computing procedures. It also includes the development of applicable methods for secure information protocols which cover a wide range from ensuring people’s privacy to the security and reliability of digitally distributed systems.
  • Knowledge Technologies: This field of the programme involves knowledge capture and management, data analysis (databases, texts, world wide web), support to decision-making, language technologies, and applications of knowledge technologies in medicine, ecology, production, business operations and management.
  • Intelligent Systems: The research programme is based on analyses, design and introduction of intelligent methods into contemporary computer and telecommunication systems. The basic scientific orientation is the analysis and synthesis of new algorithms and/or procedures on the basis of mathematical and other formal knowledge and skills.
  • Automatics, Robotics and Biocybernetics: The programme comprises research into motion in man and in machines with the aim of developing new production systems and technologies on the one hand, and new medical devices, methods and techniques on the other hand. The objective of this programme is the so-called humane production, the fundamental building blocks of which are humanoid robots or biorobots and the related technologies.
  • Telecommunication systems: The subject of research is algorithms for the transfer and processing of digital signals in telecommunication networks. The objectives include the search for optimal links in multi-level networks, new procedures for optimal resource allocation, automatic creation and testing of services in intelligent networks, and network security, reliability and interoperability.
  • Open Computer Systems and Networks: The focus of our activities is research and development of open computer systems and broadband networks, as well as the research and study of security and multimedia services and applications in the mentioned systems and networks.
  • System Control Technologies: The aim of this research programme is to obtain new knowledge and skills which will form the basis for the conception of higher-quality and higher-capacity control systems, and significantly contribute to increasing process efficiency in their planning, construction and utilization.

Credit Framework

All credits for the second-level study programme (1st and 2nd year together)  
Lecture credits70 credits
Individual research work50 credits
CREDITS ALTOGETHER120 credits

Courses

The student selects:

1st YEAR
Seminar I (10 ECTS)
Programming, data structures and algorithms (10 ECTS)
Project 1: Individual Research/Project Work (10 ECTS)

2nd YEAR
Seminar II (10 ECTS)
Project 2: Individual Research/Project Work (20 ECTS)
Master Thesis (20 ECTS)

Student must select at least one of the following courses according to his/her study orientation:
- TCP/IP Networks and Technologies (20 ECTS)
- Data and Text Mining (20 ECTS)
- Computer Structures and systems (20 ECTS)
- Telecommunication Systems (20 ECTS)

Student can select 6 credits from the following courses:
- Corporate Law and Dispute Settlement (3 ECTS)
- Concept of Sustainable Development (3 ECTS)
- Economics for Researchers (3 ECTS)
- Preparation of patent application (3 ECTS)
- Science Communication Module 1: Popular science communication Module 2: Scientific publications and project proposals (5 ECTS)
- Innovation Management (3 ECTS)
- Industrial Expert Knowledge and Project Work (3 ECTS)
- Commercialization of Technology (5 ECTS)

Wireless Communications, 10 ECTS
Digital Forensics, 5 ECTS
Digital Transformation of Industrial and Business Processes, 20 ECTS
Economics for Researchers*, 3 ECTS
Industrial Expert Knowledge and Project Work*, 3 ECTS
Information Security and Risk Managment, 5 ECTS
Innovation Management*, 3 ECTS
Human-Computer Interaction, 5 ECTS
Internet Networks and Technologies, 20 ECTS
Internet Technologies and Applications in Educational Processes, 5 ECTS
Selected Topics from Discrete Mathematics*, 5 ECTS
Selected Topics in Robotics, 10 ECTS
Language Technologies, 10 ECTS
Commercialization of Technologies, 5 ECTS
Science Communication Module 1: Popular Science Communication, Module 2: Scientific Publications and Project Proposals, 5 ECTS
Future Communication Networks, 5 ECTS
Concept of Sustainable Development*, 3 ECTS
Master Thesis*, 20 ECTS
Master Thesis, 30 ECTS
Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems, 5 ECTS
Media and Technologies of New Economy, 10 ECTS
Software Engineering Methods, 5 ECTS
Modelling and Simulations in Telecommunication's Networks, 5 ECTS
Wireless Network Design, 5 ECTS
Network Intelligent Systems and Agents, 20 ECTS
Network Intelligent Systems and Agents*, 10 ECTS
Operating Systems, 5 ECTS
Data Warehouses, 5 ECTS
Data and Text Mining, 20 ECTS
Business Inteligence I, 5 ECTS
Corporate Law and Dispute Settlement*, 3 ECTS
Ad Hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks, 5 ECTS
Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, 10 ECTS
Project 1: Individual Research/Project Work*, 10 ECTS
Project 2: Individual Research/Project Work*, 20 ECTS
Project: Individual Research/Project Work, 20 ECTS
Computer Structures and Systems, 20 ECTS
Computational Scientific Discovery and e-Science, 10 ECTS
Radio Waves Propagation and Antennas, 5 ECTS
Seminar I, 10 ECTS
Seminar II, 10 ECTS
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, 5 ECTS
Systems and Techniques of Decision Support, 10 ECTS
Computer Systems Design, 5 ECTS
Hardware/Software Codesign, 5 ECTS
Modern Control Technologies, 10 ECTS
Contemporary ICT Approaches, 5 ECTS
Web Technologies and Programming Languages, 5 ECTS
Stochastic Optimization Methods, 10 ECTS
Semantic Web Technologies, 5 ECTS
Telecommunication Systems, 20 ECTS
Information Systems Management, 5 ECTS
Resource Management for Wireless Networks, 5 ECTS
Information Systems Security, 10 ECTS
Embedded Systems, 10 ECTS
Control, Modelling and Simulation of Robotic Systems, 5 ECTS
Privacy and Identity Management, 5 ECTS