Bachelor in System Engineering


Program Description

During the past ten years, experts with knowledge in the field of system engineering have been the most sought-after group among all IT professionals employed in the Republic of Croatia. Their careers are closely linked to dynamically developing technologies and a necessary condition in their employment is achieved by industry certifications which, in addition to professional recognition, provide better financial working conditions and simplify access to European and international employers. Therefore, the study program in system engineering has been prepared with the emphasis on previously mentioned specific qualities in order to ensure advantages in career development for computer engineers in comparison to graduates of other similar (professional) study programs. This is why the sub-specialization System Engineering provides training in design and maintenance of computer systems and complex computer networks with the emphasis on computer security and a strong knowledge base in the field of information systems and basics of computer engineering. Additional specialization is possible through elective courses, seminar papers, and final thesis. The study program provides employment opportunities for positions of the system and network administrators.

The total duration of the study program is 3 years or 6 semesters. Each year of study (two semesters) is valued with 60 ECTS credits. During the final sixth semester, students prepare their final paper/project which is carried out as a part of their professional practice and rated at 14 ECTS credits. The total number of ECTS credits required to complete the study program and obtain a diploma is 180 credits.

The study program is organized in study years. A necessary condition for the enrolment in the next year of study is the completion of the previous year, i.e. the completion of exams of the previous year in the minimum number of ECTS credits prescribed by the Book of regulations on study (it is not necessary to pass all exams). Students enroll in the next year of study in the winter semester, and enrolment in the summer semester of the same year is carried out automatically. The obligations of students for each particular course are determined by the teacher in charge of the course and announced before the beginning of classes within the digital student service system.


Classes are conducted during a period of six semesters or three years, with the sixth semester being dedicated mainly to the narrower professional guidance of students and preparation of their final paper. The duration of classes is 15 weeks per semester. The first semester and almost the entire second semester are common to all three sub-specializations/undergraduate study programs in the field of computer engineering, while mutual courses are present in other semesters as well, but in smaller numbers than during the first year of study. Classes are scheduled and adapted to the needs of students, especially of those students who work and study.

Professional practice, which can be used as a basis for the development of the final paper, can be completed in cooperation with renowned employers in the Republic of Croatia or in the EU through funding from the Erasmus program.


The professional study program is completed by passing all exams and acquiring a minimum of 180 ECTS credits including the completion of professional practice and preparation of the final paper. The professional title acquired is in accordance with Article 74 of the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education, consolidated text (Official Gazette, No. 123/03, 198/03, 105/04, 174/04, 02/07, 46/07, 45/09, 63/11, 94/13, 139/13 and 101/14) and the Act on Academic and Professional Titles and the Academic Degree (Official Gazette, No. 107/07 and 118/12).

By completing their studies, students acquire the professional title of Bachelor of Computer Engineering in corresponding sub-specialization, which corresponds to the degree of Baccalaureus, B.Comp.Eng.


  • Advanced Administration of Open Source Operating Systems
  • Application Development for Mobile Devices
  • Basics of Business Communication
  • Basics of Business Economy
  • Basics of Digital Electronics
  • Collaboration Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks – lab
  • Computer Networks II
  • Computer Support for Office Administration
  • Cryptography
  • Database Administration
  • Decision-Making Support Systems
  • Distributed Applications and Component Programming
  • English for IT
  • Final Project / Professional Practice
  • Implementation of Information Systems
  • Information Systems in Business Administration
  • Introduction to Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Java Programming II
  • Java Web Programming
  • LDAP Systems
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Open Source Operating Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Operating Systems-Network Infrastructure and Services
  • Operating Systems Administration
  • Organization and Management
  • Planning and Auditing of Information Systems
  • Planning of Network Infrastructure
  • Possibility and Statistics
  • Programming
  • Project Development of Applications
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Security of Computer Networks
  • Security of Electronic Operations
  • Security of Information Systems
  • Virtualization of IT Infrastructure
  • Wireless Computer Networks


The list of jobs for which students are qualified is defined through the analysis of employers’ needs for particular positions advertised in this field. In doing so, it is especially taken into account which positions employers are looking for at a particular level of education. In addition, since the study program is structured through a relatively large number of elective courses that are related to a particular sub-specialization, specific knowledge, and certain jobs will be available in accordance with the elective courses students have attended and passed. Jobs for which students will be qualified are:

  • design, implementation, administration, and maintenance of information network systems,
  • implementation, installation, and maintenance of computer databases,
  • planning, implementation, and maintenance of information systems security,
  • management of information system and planning of its development,
  • project management or participation in IT projects with thorough knowledge of methodology,
  • understanding of market operations, management and business organization at the level of department or small business,
  • implementation of business information systems and business decision-making support systems,
  • basic auditing of information systems from the aspect of security,
  • customer support with the implementation and use of IT systems.
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