Kaunas College - University Of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Kauno Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences is a state – owned institution providing higher education in the areas of technologies, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities and arts. It is one of the biggest institutions of higher education not only in Lithuania, but in the whole Baltic Region.

Kauno Kolegija actively contributes to implementing the state regional development policy -study programmes are realised not only in Kaunas but also in Kedainiai, Druskininkai and Taurage. All together it offers over 40 study programmes. More than 8000 students are currently studying and approximately 600 teachers are currently working here.

Success of Kauno kolegija is based on the partnership among students, teachers and employers in the process of training specialists who acquire higher education and practical skills within shorter period, usually of three years. Close cooperation between Kauno kolegija and employers has positive influence on student employment in enterprises and other institutions.

International cooperation is one of Kauno kolegija priority areas. Participation in international networks and programmes ensures active implementation of provisions of Bologna Process in academic and other activities. International cooperation aims for improving the quality of studies, applied research and ensures the compliance of Kauno kolegija graduates skills with continuously changing needs of international labour market.

The Kauno kolegija community cooperates with other education and research institutions, organisations and associated business structures. This cooperation is carried according to the aims of the study process, needs of international labour market and the strategy of regional development.

Students’ opinion is highly respected here – representatives delegated by students actively participate in the activities of institutional self – government.

Facts and Figures

Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences was established on 1 September 2000 after the binary higher education system consisting of two types of higher education provided by colleges and universities was introduced in Lithuania.

In 2005 a group of experts appointed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania assessed the achievements and progress of the institution following the evaluation procedure established by the law and gave excellent evaluation scores. After the accreditation Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences was granted the right to award Professional Bachelor’s Diploma and Diploma Supplement complying with European Higher Education requirements.

Today Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest colleges in Lithuania, with a community about 73 000 students and about 1000 employees (data of October, 2013).

Over 1 800 students graduate from the university every year.

The institution delivers the first cycle studies in the fields of technology, biomedicine, humanities, social sciences and art. There is a wide range of study programmes – totally 47.

All the degree programmes are designed with the goal to equip the learners with profound theoretical knowledge and to provide the maximum training of practical skills. Approximately 30 to 50 per cent of the total study time at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is spent on developing student’s practical skills.

The age of students at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences year ranged from 18 to 60 years. The average student age is 22,4 years (data of October, 2013). Tuition of almost two-thirds of the future professionals is covered by the state, while the remaining students pay tuition fees.

The learners are positive about the modernization of studies: 75 percent of survey participants noted that studies at the university had met or even exceeded their expectations.

The university has 4 faculties in Kaunas city and 3 regional departments in Kėdainiai, Tauragė and Druskininkai.

More than 70 labs and workshops are there. The library consists of 7 departments and has more than 65 thousand publications in Lithuanian, English, German, Russian, French and other languages.

The students are accommodated in 4 dormitories.

In the period 2009 – 2013 the university invested over LTL 30 million for the improvement of higher education quality and renovation or new construction of the campus facilities. The improvement works were funded from the European Union Structural funds and co-financed by the university. Since 2004 Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences promoted and implemented 24 projects funded through the European Union Structural Funds and acted as a partner in twelve more projects.

Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, the leader of rating

Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences prides itself on public recognition. In 2O13, the Lithuanian magazine Veidas (Face) announced, for the fifth time, the rating of Lithuanian colleges, where Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is the first among the state colleges.

In 2013, 13 state and 11 non-state Lithuanian colleges were rated separately. All of them were rated according to 9 criteria that had a different number of points assigned and weight ratios estimated, and included counselling and applied scientific / artistic performance (18 points); the highest evaluations of the performance of the academic staff and graduates (3 points); the academic staff of the college (6 points); college internationality (15points); the variety of study programmes (8 points); study conditions (11.5 points); students’ opinion (15 points); the demand of the specialty acquired at the college in the labour market (28 points); and college funding (5.5 points).

The sum total of all the indicators of Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is 47.82 points. The best evaluated spheres are counselling and applied scientific / artistic performance (10.48 points); the performance of the academic staff and graduates (1.75 points); the academic staff (3.18 points); and study conditions (4.69 points).

The rating of Lithuanian state colleges, 2013

1) Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (47.82 points). 2) Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (46.08 points). 3) Utenos kolegija / Utena University of Applied Scienses (37.36 points). 4) Kauno miškų ir aplinkos inžinerijos kolegija / Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering (37.19 points). 5) Žemaitijos kolegija / Zemaitija College (36.47 points). 6) Vilniaus technologijų ir dizaino kolegija / Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (32.73 points). 7) Klaipėdos valstybinė kolegija / Klaipeda State College (32.31 points). 8) Kauno technikos kolegija / Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences (27.8 points). 9) Alytaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (27.62 points). 10) Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla / Lithuanian Maritime Academy (24.67 points).

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Bachelor in Automatic Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. They acquire professional competencies to design, install and operate automatic control and automatic [+]

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. They acquire professional competencies to design, install and operate automatic control and automatic monitoring systems (further referred to as automatic systems), to create programs for processed control, to launch and tune automatic systems, to identify and eliminate faults of components in automatic control systems, and to access engineering solutions with respect to ethic, legal, social, economic, and safety aspects. Graduates know the principles, methods, and techniques of design and analysis of automatic control systems, as well as the characteristics of control objects and automatic system elements, their installation techniques and industrial safety requirements, and are able to apply professional knowledge for solving of engineering tasks and problems, and to work alone and in team or in a multicultural environment. Admission requirements - Secondary education diploma or equivalent; - Appropriate English language skills (TOEFL or IELTS certificate recommended); - Visa (if needed) for studying in Lithuania. Study Plan General subjects of college studies - Culture of professional language - English - Professional English - Introduction to philosophy - Basic of law Study subjects of the study field - Mathematics 1 - Mathematics 2 - Physics 1 - Physics 2 - Information technologies - Engineering drawing - Electrical engineering - Mechanics - Business economics and management - Basics of programming - Programming .net technologies - Control theory - Electronics - Electric drives and their control - Microprocessors - Devices of control systems 1 - Devices of control systems 2 - Data management technology - Programmable logic control systems 1 - Programmable logic control systems 2 Practices and graduation paper - Introductory practice - Industrial practice - Final practice - Graduation paper Optional study subjects Deeper specialization within the same study field - Automation of technological processes and technical systems 1 - Automation of technological processes and technical systems 2 - Course project Free elective subjects - Basics of web page design - Content management system - JavaScript basics - Computer networks (CCNA, 1, 2) - Computer networks (CCNA, 3, 4) - Java basics - Physical training - Introduction into studies [-]

Bachelor in Computer Networks Administration

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in the informatics engineering field. They acquire professional competencies to design, install and administrate institutional information and communication technology [+]

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in the informatics engineering field. They acquire professional competencies to design, install and administrate institutional information and communication technology (further referred to as ICT) systems, to maintain hardware and software of the systems, to administer services and serve the users in order to ensure the quality of the services, to plan, coordinate, and implement information security measures, to supervise a group of persons during the implementation of the activities related to design, installation and operation of information and communication technology systems, and to assess engineering solutions with respect to ethic, legal, social, economic, and safety aspects. Graduates are able to apply professional knowledge for solving of engineering tasks and problems, and to work alone and in a team or in a multicultural environment. Admission requirements - Secondary education diploma or equivalent; - Appropriate English language skills (TOEFL or IELTS certificate recommended); - Visa (if needed) for studying in Lithuania Study plan General subjects of college studies - Culture of professional language - English - Professional English 2 - Introduction to philosophy - Basics of law Study subjects of the study field - Mathematics 1 - Mathematics 2 - Physics 1 - Physics 2 - Information technologies - Engineering drawing - Basics of electrical engineering - Basics of electronics - Business economics and management - Programming 1 - Programming 2 - Computer software and hardware - Databases - Linux systems - Computer networks 1 - Computer networks 2 - Programming technologies - Software engineering - Digital circuits - Human safety - Wireless Systems Practices and graduation paper - Introductory practice - Infustrial practice - Final practice - Graduation paper Optional study subjects Deeper specialization within the same study field - Computer network security - MS Windows systems - Cloud computing - Information systems Free elective subjects Subjects from the KK suggested list - Basics of web page design - Content management systems - JavaScript basics - Computer networks (CCNA 1, 2) - Computer networks (CCNA, 3, 4) - Java basics - Physical training - Introduction into studies [-]

Bachelor in Infotronics

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in wireless communication technology. The students acquire professional competencies in the field of robotic and cybernetics - embedded systems, real-time [+]

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge in wireless communication technology. The students acquire professional competencies in the field of robotic and cybernetics - embedded systems, real-time systems, wireless technology and based network services, special-purpose robotic systems, mobile and wireless communication systems, control systems of renewable energy sources, intelligent system of logistics transport terminals, mobile and industrial robots, programmable control equipment. They are able to design, install and operate mobile and wireless communication technology-based intelligent control and robotic systems and their separate parts, be active and responsible for their activities and results of environmental impact. Admission requirements - Secondary education diploma or equivalent; - Appropriate English language skills (TOEFL or IELTS certificate recommended); - Visa (if needed) for studying in Lithuania Study Plan General subjects of college studies - English - Professional English - Professional language and rhetoric - Human and industrial safety - Basics of law Study subjects of the study field - Mathematics 1 - Mathematics 2 - Engineering physics - Mechanics - Information technologies - Engineering calculations Mat Lab - Engineering drawing - Electrical engineering - Electrical measurements - Electrical machines - Basics of programming - Data management technologies - Software engineering - Programming .net - Control theory - Sensors and actuators - Electronics - Microprocessors - Ergonomics - Real-time systems - Embedded and micro computed control systems Practices and graduation paper - Practice of programming - Training practice - Practice of projection - Final practice - Graduation paper Optional study subjects Deeper specialization within the same study field - Computer software and hardware - Information and communication technologies systems - Programmable logic controllers - Logical automation - Process visualization and 3D projection - Communication in control and computed systems - Business economics and management - Course project Alternative modules (one elective mandatory) - Module: Robotics systems - Module: Mobile and wireless communication systems - Module: Control systems of renewable energy sources Free elective subjects Subjects from the KK suggested list: - Programming Visual Basic - Project management - Computer networks (CCNA 1, 2) - JavaScript basics - Computer networks (CCNA 3, 4) - Physical training - Introduction into studies [-]

Bachelor in Multimedia Technology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge of information engineering and communication, design, social and applied sciences as well as the business skills necessary in European context [+]

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge of information engineering and communication, design, social and applied sciences as well as the business skills necessary in European context of Media Communication. The study programme objective is to prepare qualified specialists who are able to assess multimedia product and digital communication demand in the market as well as opportunities for business, design and justify new product concepts, design and develop products that would meet competitive market needs. Admission requirements - Secondary éducation diploma or equivalent; - Appropriate English language skills (TOEFL or IELTS certificate recommended); - Visa (if needed) for studying in Lithuania Study Plan 1 semester - Philosophy - Contemporary Lithuanian and Document Management - Physics 1 - Mathematics 1 - IT in Publishing 1 - Graphic Design 1 2 semester - English language - Physics 2 - Mathematics 2 - IT in Publishing 2 - Computer Graphics 1 - Graphic Design 2 - Information Communication Technologies (practice) 3 semester - Database Management Systems - Computer Graphics 2 - Programming 1 - Marketing Planning and Management - Business Management - Electronic Publishing 1 - Video and Audio Technology 1 4 semester - Programming 2 - Business Economics - Electronic Publishing 2 - Multimedia Product Design 1 (practice) - Multimedia Product Design 2 (practice) - Video and Audio Technology 2 - Foreign Language (English) - Digital Photography 5 semester - Media Communication 1 - Visualisation and Modeling - 2D animation - Video and Audio Technology 3 - Final practice - Book Design - Document Secutiry Technologies 6 semester - Media Communication 2 - Human Safety - Basics of Law - Digital Printing Technology - 3D animation - Graduation project - Introduction to Journalism / Basics of Psychology [-]

Bachelor Tourism and Hotel Management

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge of economic, social and applied sciences as well as the business skills necessary in Tourism and Hospitality [+]

Practice focused academic programme furnishing students with knowledge of economic, social and applied sciences as well as the business skills necessary in Tourism and Hospitality industry. Compulsory part of study programme consists of: - General subjects - 15 ECTS credits (Philosophy, Basics of Applied Research, Information Technologies); - Professional subjects - 105 ECTS credits (Business English, Foreign Language (German/French), Business Economics, Applied Mathematics, Travel Geography, Intercultural Communication, Basics of Marketing, Tourism Services and Infrastructure, Management, Tourism Marketing, Finances, Business Ethics, Law, Accounting); - Specialization subjects - 21 ECTS credits (Hotel Management, Food Preparation Technology, F&B Service, Tourism Company Management, Tourism and Environment, Transportation); - Optional subjects - 9 ECTS credits; - Practical training - 30 ECTS credits (in tourism enterprises / hotels). Admission requirements: - Secondary education diploma or equivalent; - Appropriate English language skills (TOEFL or IELTS certificate recommended); - Visa (if needed) for studying in Lithuania Study Plan General subjects of collegial studies - Introduction to Philosophy - Lithuanian Language - Information Technologies Study field subjects - Basics of Psychology - Applied Mathematics - Statistics - Foreign Language II - Economics - Basics of EU Common Market - Intercultural Communication - Management - Accounting - Basics of Marketing - Law - Environment and Human Safety - Finances - History of Culture - Tourism Anthropology - Travel Geography - Tourism Resources in Lithuania - Tourism Services and Infrastructures - Business Ethics - Foreign Language I (Business English) Practices, final thesis - Practice I - Practice II - Practice III - Final Practice - Final Thesis Tourism Management Specialization - Tourism Marketing - Tourism Company Management - Methodology of Excursions - Transportation Hotel Management Specialization - Tourism Marketing - Hotel Management - Catering Technology - Operations of Catering Services Free elective subjects - Sociology - Basics of Applied Research - Leadership - Event Management - Foreign Language III (Russian) - Reservation Systems - Subjects from the KK suggested list - Physical Activity - Introduction to Studies [-]

Contact

Kauno kolegija

Address Pramonės prospektas 20
50468 Kaunas, Lithuania
Website http://www.kaunokolegija.lt/
Phone +370 37 352324