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 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.