Interdisciplinary University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science – 1st Cycle

The programme is provided by the Faculty of Administration and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

The study programme was approved by the Expert Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia with the Decision no. 6033-22/2008/2 on December 9, 2008. Changes of the study programme were approved by the Committee of the University of Ljubljana Senate at its 8th regular session on November 11, 2014.

The study programme is currently in the accreditation extension process. At the 18th session on May 26, 2015, the University of Ljubljana Senate confirmed the proposal of the Undergraduate Studies Committee of University of Ljubljana, the Faculty of Administration, and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science for extending the accreditation of the interdisciplinary university study programme, Administrative Information Science – 1st cycle.

The interdisciplinary university study programme of the Faculty of Administration and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science – Administrative Information Science – allows students to acquire diverse, interdisciplinary knowledge in administration and information science. With such a diverse knowledge, students should have the necessary competencies for an in-depth understanding of administration, governance, and management processes, their critical analysis, and development of information solutions that present a foundation for their better implementation. Programme graduates will be able to develop and maintain comprehensive information solutions, both the information systems as well as the necessary hardware and software. The study programme will thus train modern experts in the field of administrative information science, capable of pursuing a career in public administration, public sector, or enterprise sector at home or anywhere in the European Union.

  • Aim of the Study Programme

The aim of the study programme is to offer students a greater selection of content provided by the faculties. Mobility of students, who will be able to participate in different academic environment, will ensure a higher quality of study, as both faculties endeavour to provide as high a quality of the study programme as possible. With mobility and joint work of students and teachers of partner faculties, the joint study programme introduces an interdisciplinary dimension, thus increasing the value of results of the pedagogic and research and development work, and enhancing graduate employability.

  • Purpose of the Study Programme

The university study programme Administrative Information Science is interdisciplinary in nature and provides in-depth knowledge of computer technology, the Internet, and new information technology, as well as knowledge of administration, law, economics, and organisation sciences required to understand the operation of public and business administration. Graduates can enrol in second-cycle study programmes in accordance with the requirements set by the high education institutions that conducts second-cycle study programmes.

  • Duration of the Study Programme

 The study programme lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and includes 180 ECTS credit points.

  • Implementation Method

The study programme is carried out as a full-time study and in the form of lectures, seminars, case studies, forums, blogs and other forms of e-education. The programme will only be implemented if 5 or more students enrol. Organised forms of study will be held at both faculties, with some courses having information support (e-study).

  • Professional Title

Bachelor of Engineering in Administrative Information Science

  • Graduate’s general competencies:

Capability of critical, analytical, and integrative thinking.
Ability to define, understand and creatively solve professional challenges and problems in the field of information science and administration in public and private sector.
Capability of searching for expert sources and critical assessment of acquired information.
Ability to independently acquire knowledge and know-how, research, and utilise research results and findings in practice.
Administrative and organisational capabilities and the ability to manage or participate in the framework of interdisciplinary expert groups.
Capability for lifelong learning in knowledge-based society.
Capability of self-reflection and developing professional responsibility and ethics.

  • Graduate’s course-specific competencies:

Ability to integrate, transfer, and develop knowledge from the field of information science, administration, organisation, management, economy, and computer science.
Understanding and capability of analytical assessment in the field of organisation, management, and public finances.
Understanding and capability of critical analysis of administrative and legal organisation and practice in Slovenia and European Union.
Ability to recognise, analyse, and solve problems in the field of administration in the public and private sector.
Ability to analyse, plan, develop, and upgrade information systems and computerise business processes.
Essential competence in the field of computer and information science, which include essential theoretic knowledge, practical know-how, and skills essential for computer and information science.
Understanding and capability of implementing computer and information knowledge in the field of administration in public and private sector, as well as other relevant professional fields.
Ability to independently perform less and more demanding engineering tasks in specific narrow fields, and independently solve specific well-defined tasks in the field of computer and information science.
Essential competence in the field of administrative and information sciences, which allows continuation of study in appropriate second-cycle study programmes.

  • International comparable programmes:

In international terms, the programme is comparable to four related study programmes, specifically:

  1. Undergraduate study of business informatics at the Northern Kentucky University in the USA; more information.
  2. Undergraduate study of business informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria; more information.  
  3. Undergraduate study of business informatics at the Murdoch University, School of Information Technology in Australia; more information.
  4. Undergraduate study of administrative informatics at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management; more information