638 Informatics in Public Administration

638 Informatics in Public Administration

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Study field: Public Administration Module
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 15
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Mitja Dečman, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • Knows key elements of modern e-government.
  • Can analyse advanced information technologies and services as existing or possible ways of e-business in public administration.
  • Can use legal norms to interpret the development and current state of e-government in Slovenia and around the world.
  • Is able to solve a concrete problem case that might be a situation in his future job.
  • Can test and defines services of e-government from the viewpoint of technology, processes and legal framework.


  • develops capabilities of correlating gained knowledge in the area of information science in public administration with areas of law, organisation, economy and policies.
  • evaluates main information systems and registers in Slovenian public administration which are the foundation of e-government.
  • understands legal norms for development and implementation of information systems, knows their content, organisational aspects and practical usage.
  • is capable of explanation and comparison of current development in the area of e-government in Slovenia and around the world.
  • is capable of evaluation and understanding of projects in e-government and participation in them.

2. Content

  • Chronological overview of the development of informatics in public administration with current E-government challenges and trends
  • Principles of electronic business in administration and e-government
  • Concept of life-event services in e-government.
  • One stop shop concept
  • Portal e-uprava and its services
  • Outline of legal framework of e-government
  • Security issues and digital signatures
  • Personal data protection and access to public information in electronic business
  • Administrative operations in e-government
  • Long term digital preservation and digital archiving
  • Modern web technologies and public sector (cloud computing and social media)
  • Information systems and registers

3. Readings

  • Vintar, M.: Informatika v upravi, študijsko gradivo, Fakulteta za upravo, 2007, 420 str.
  • Predpisi s področja elektronskega poslovanja uprave, varovanja osebnih podatkov in dostopa do informacij javnega značaja (Slovenija, EU).
  • Leben, Anamarija in Bohanec, Marko: Koncept aktivnega portala življenjskih situacij. V: Mirko, Vintar in Grad, Janez (ur.): E-uprava: Izbrane razvojne perspektive. Fakulteta za upravo, 2004.
  • Leben, Anmarija in Kunstelj, Mateja: E-portali in življenjske situacije. V: Mirko, Vintar in Grad, Janez (ur.): E-uprava: Izbrane razvojne perspektive. Fakulteta za upravo, 2004.
  • DEČMAN, Mitja. Long-term digital preservation in e-government : a case of Slovenia. Organizacija (Kranj), mar./apr. 2010, letn. 43, št. 2, str. 66-75, graf. prikazi.
  • Zborniki posvetovanj SMARTDOC, Dnevi slovenske infomratike, Informatika v javni upravi.
  • Vsebine v spletni učilnici

4. Intended learning outcomes


  • will be capable of understanding and solving issues in the area of e-government, information systems and e-services;
  • know the current state of e-government in Slovenia and around the world
  • gain basic knowledge in the area of information security in e-government, protection of personal data and public information in electronic form;
  • understand the issues of long term digital preservation and implicate them in the area of e-government

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • seminar paper
  • group presentation
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

  • exam (65 %)
    • written or spoken exam (can be partially or completely passed with two mid-term exams) (50 %) +
    • individual work (5 %) +
    • partial tests (10 %)+
  • seminar work, corresponding activities and oral presentation (35 %)

To get the final grade the following condition must be met:

  • Exam segment (all three parts together) must be positive (sum must more than 50 %),
  • Written or spoken exam must be positive (more than 50 %).