B.A. in Informatics

General

Program Description

Career opportunities

B.A. in Informatics equips students with general knowledge of Information Technology and Information Studies required for professional purposes. The program offers the choice of specializations in software development and information processing, computer graphics, and multimedia or computer network technologies.

Our graduates can pursue careers as computer graphics designers, developers, and architects of advanced IT systems; website designers; network administrators; IT systems administrators; specialists in software security.

Skills acquired by Informatics graduates will allow them to effectively function as individual IT specialists, but they will also be equipped with strong teamwork skills, allowing interdisciplinary cooperation across a number of sectors that rely on IT solutions.

Work placements

Students undertake compulsory 120 hours of practice to enhance their professional experience. Work placements are co-organized with the private sector partners cooperating with the Lublin City Office in the field of IT solutions.

Our students acquire IT skills required by the qualification framework of ECDL (European Computer Driving License).

KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Skills acquired by Informatics graduates

Professional skills

  • graduates of “Software development and information processing” specialization are equipped with the core skills in data protection and cryptography, the theory of graphs and networks and complex methods of algorithmizing. The students acquire advanced knowledge of SQL. They are able to create relational databases for typical purposes and can perform as administrators of database systems. They also know PHP, can use design patterns, write scripts and design web apps in a selected framework;
  • graduates of “Computer graphics”specialization possess knowledge of mathematical foundations of computer graphics, methods, and algorithms in computer graphics, computer-assisted image analysis, computer animation, and internet graphics. They can use computer graphics applications and tool apps for processing 2D and 3D animations;
  • graduates of “Computer network administration” specialization acquire knowledge of static and dynamic routing, the theory of switched, wireless and wide-area networks, implementation of network security. The students are equipped with the core skills in selection and configuration of appropriate network routing protocols for a particular architecture. They switch configuration with the use of VLAN, VTP, and STP, set the access point and wireless client configuration. Our graduates know how to use Frame Relay and PPP in configuring WANs; how to apply ACL access lists and configure NAT and DHCP; how to apply network protection measures and administer a secure computer network.

Communication skills

  • skills for communicating within the professional environment with the use of multiple techniques;
  • teamwork skills;
  • effective negotiation skills;
  • skills for formulating views and opinions on basic IT-related issues.

Language skills

  • our graduates can use a foreign language for professional IT-related purposes.

Digital skills

  • general knowledge of the operating system and utility applications;
  • software development skills;
  • knowledge of constructing and analyzing algorithms, databases, computer networks, operational systems, abstract data structures, computer architecture, software engineering, computer graphics, computer-assisted data analysis, mathematical modeling.

Analytical skills

  • skills for applying the mathematical apparatus in theory and practice;
  • skills for proving theorems and assumption in IT problem-solving.

Skills for self-employment

  • qualification to act as self-employed specialists;
  • understanding of general, legal and formal requirements for self-employment and for developing a small-size IT company.

Tuition fees

  • Annual tuition for Non-EU applicants: 6400 PLN = c. 1600 Euro
  • The program is tuition-free for EU applicants

The program starts on October 1st, 2020

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the oldest Polish universities. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, it has been one of the most important centers of Catholic thought, maki ... Read More

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the oldest Polish universities. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, it has been one of the most important centers of Catholic thought, making an enduring contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of both Poland and the wider world. Read less