IT engineering

Short-cycle Higher Vocational College, Study programme: IT engineering

Short-cycle Higher Vocational College is part of the Educational Centre Novo mesto and it is a widely recognized educational institution. It focuses on the excellence of studies and on the quality of professional and research work. The college has had an important role in the development of  local economy and the service sector for more than 20 years. Moreover, it works closely with employers at home and abroad, as our main goal is to provide high quality education and training by establishing solid partnerships with the companies that participate in carrying out work placements and help put theory into practice.
The study programme IT engineering has various educational modules focusing on development prospects both in the private and in the public sector.
It provides basic and practical skills necessary for working in this field, in accordance with the most up-to-date criteria and standards in  education.
The training is based primarily on mastering innovative technologies, planning and development of information systems, system administration, data network management, designing application programs, development and maintenance of web presentations, database networks. In addition this study programme offers personal and professional development required by the modern society based on information technology.

Form and duration of the study

Full-time studies

They last two years and students get awarded by 120 credits (ECTS). The courses are organized on weekdays. The academic year involves 34 weeks of educational work, of which 24 weeks of education at school and 10 weeks of work placement in companies or in inter-company education centers.

Part-time studies

These studies are custom-made to meet the needs of adult students ; they last two and a half years and students get awarded by 120 ECTS credits. The courses are carried out twice or three times a week in the afternoon using a system of successive subjects (max. two subjects in parallel.)

Benefits of taking our courses

Courses designed to provide students with the practical skills required to pursue a career

Study programs are based on professional standards and  designed and developed with the co-operation of  local employers.

The study focused on gaining  practical competences

40 % of the study programme is carried out in enterprises as a work placement.

Excellent employment prospects for our graduates

Designing and updating study programmes are in accordance with the requirements of the labor market, which enables our graduates to have high chances of employement.

Excellent and experienced teaching staff

Not only  lecturers and tutors who are employed full-time at Higher vocational college but also lecturers with professional experience, employed in industry and service sector are assigned to  deliver lectures and tutorials.

Providing practical and useful in-depth knowledge

In all of our programmes, the diploma work is focused on problem solving and real-life situations  prospective employees are expected  to tackle in enterprises.

Excellent facilities and encouraging study environment offering a tutorial system.

A tutor/lecturer provides students with different  skills needed to successfully finish the studies and to pursue a career.

Custom-made short courses to meet specific needs of incoming students/freshmen

In September short courses are delivered in order to revise certain contents to enable students to easily follow the courses.

The study/courses  supported by e-classrooms encouraging mobility of students in EU projects 

We encourage student mobility to accomplish their work placement abroad.
Providing accommodation
Providing accommodation in a Student Hall of Residence located in the vicinity of the college.
Convocation the college encourages the  transfer of knowledge and experience of all the generations of graduates.
Working closely with the labour market
Thanks to the cooperation with employers, the College is able to provide work-based training and to respond to the requirements of industry.

Employment prospects

The employment prospects of our graduates are excellent, since they can be employed in all sectors of industry. An informatics engineer may, on the basis of acquired generic and specific vocational knowledge and skills obtained in the course of studies, be employed in the following working areas:
  • project management,
  • planning and development of information systems, system administration,
  • advice and  technical support to users of information and communication technology,
  • installation, maintenance and taking care of after-sale service for specific information and communication equipment,
  • design and development of  networks,
  • installation and administration of  servers,
  • design, development  and administration of  databases,
  • design, development and implementation of  complete software solutions,
  • program passive and active sites,
  • development of information and communication technology.
In order to be competitive, companies need to take advantage of the modern information communication technologies. This  improves the employment prospects of information technology engineers in all economic and non-economic sectors.

Terms and conditions of enrollment

Students may enroll in the first year if:
  • they have passed the general matura, vocational matura (or final exam or diploma before 2002)
  • they have passed a foreman or master craftsman exam, Slovene language testing (or Italian and Hungarian in ethnically mixed areas), mathematics or foreign language.