Informatics

Area of studies: Physical Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Informatics
Mode of Studies: Full-time
Length of Programme: 4 academic years (240 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Bachelor in Applied Informatics

  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Address: Vileikos g. 8, LT-44404 Kaunas
  • Contact person: Audrius Varoneckas
  • E-mail dek@if.vdu.lt
  • Website if.vdu.lt

Programme Objectives

The aim of the Informatics Programme is to prepare IT professionals capable to perform analysis of real-world problems, design and implement IT solutions for solving the identified problems, understand the reciprocal interactions between IT, society, and business. Through its three specializations – Applied Informatics, Business Informatics, and Software Systems – the Programme aims to prepare broad-minded specialists having fundamental and state-of-the-art knowledge of modern information technologies (IT).

  • The Applied Informatics Specialization of the Programme aims at preparing specialists, having strong knowledge foundation and adequate skills to (formally) analyze, model, simulate and implement systems and processes, using mathematical, artificial intelligence, machine learning, multimedia and other instruments.
  • The Business Informatics Specialization of the Programme aims at preparing specialists, having strong knowledge foundation and adequate skills for applying key business management tools and e-service projects of different scale in business environment.
  • The Software Systems Specialization of the Programme aims at preparing specialists, having strong knowledge foundation on and adequate skills for management of software development cycle, application of software testing, quality assurance techniques, and management of complex multi-platform software development projects.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of basic mathematics in informatics;
  • Apply knowledge of humanities and social sciences in informatics;
  • Apply knowledge of basic and advanced informatics in a wide range of IT-related tasks;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business processes and their relation to software;
  • Apply methods and techniques of fundamental systems and data analysis, modelling and control;
  • Apply knowledge of software life-cycle and its management in relation to IT systems development and maintenance;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need for deep domain knowledge understanding when creating informatics applications in other subject areas;
  • Perform interdisciplinary research and development in applied informatics, apply results in practical applications;
  • Perform interdisciplinary research and development in business informatics, apply results in practical applications;
  • Perform interdisciplinary research and development in software engineering, apply results in practical applications;
  • Formalize and specify real world problems, and describe them at an abstract level, reason on them formally;
  • Analyse, design, develop, deploy and maintain software systems;
  • Analyse, design, develop, deploy and manage business IT solutions;
  • Analyse and critically assess the newest trends in informatics, apply this knowledge in the development of novel systems;
  • Clearly and convincingly present problems and solutions to experts and non-experts using ground knowledge, reasoning, relevant presentation tools and methods;
  • Appreciate the skills required to work with and lead a team that may be composed of people from different disciplines and different levels of qualification;
  • Plan self-learning based on the personal needs and the ongoing professional development;
  • Demonstrate awareness of economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental contexts in informatics projects;
  • Adapt to fast changing cultural, economical and technological environment.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of Informatics Bachelor Programme are expected to:

  • Work as software developers, software testing specialists, system designers, system administrators in different branches of economy, including private- and state-enterprises;
  • Establish small- or medium-sized IT business companies;
  • Continue studies with Master studies in informatics or other science field.

Curriculum

Course Code Credits
I Semester
1. Mathematics 1 MAT1021 6
2. Informatics INFN1004 4
3. Fundamentals of Programming INFN1003 6
4. English (level 3, B1) ANK0103 6
5. Philosophy FILN0101 4
6. Elective General study subject 4
Total for semester: 30
II Semester
1. Mathematics 2 MAT1022 6
2. Discrete Structures and Mathematical Logic INFN1006 4
3. Object-Oriented Programming INF1007 6
4. Computer Architecture and Operating Systems INF3029 4
5. English (level 4, B2) ANK0104 6
6. Science World GMFN0101 4
Total for semester: 30
Total for first year: 60
III Semester
1. Graphics and Visualization INF2008 6
2. C# and Data Structures INFN2014 4
3. Databases INF2022 6
4. Becoming of Modern Lithuania ISTN0101 4
5. Elective General study subject 4
6. Elective subject 6
Total for semester: 30
IV Semester
1. Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics MAT1013 6
2. Professional Language for Students of Physical Sciences INF2020 3
3. Robotics INF3040 4
4. Algorithm Analysis INFN2001 4
5. Java Object-Oriented Programming Applications INF3038 5
6. Elective General study subject 4
7. Elective General study subject 4
Total for semester: 30
Total for second year: 60
Total in 2 years: 120
Specialization of Applied Informatics
Course Code Credits
V Semester
1. Computer Networks INF3001 6
2. Mathematical Programming INF3003 6
3. Coding and Compression INF3004 6
4. Elective subject 6
5. Elective study subject (1)
Human Computer Interaction INF3005 6
Information Systems INF3006 6
Total for semester: 30
VI Semester
1. Object-Oriented Design and UML INF3014 6
2. Internet Technology INF3002 6
3. Artificial Intelligence INF3010 6
4. System Modelling and Identification INF3009 6
5. Multimedia Systems and Animation INF3011 6
Total for semester: 30
Total for third year: 60
VII Semester
1. Formal Languages and Applications INF4001 6
2. Software Engineering (I) INFN4009 6
3. Term Paper INF4003 3
4. Computer Controlled Systems INF4004 6
5. Processes Analysis and Recognition INFN4010 4
6. Elective study subject (1)
Mobile and Wireless Communications INFN4011 4
Information Technology Security INF4012 4
Total for semester: 29
VIII SEMESTER
1. Software Engineering (II) INFN4013 4
2. Internship INF4015 15
3. Bachelor Thesis 12
Total for semester: 31
Total for fourth year: 60
Total in Programme: 240

 Specialization of Business Informatics

Course Code Credits
V Semester
1. Computer Networks INF3001 6
2. Information Systems INF3006 6
3. Social and Marketing Research MAV3001 6
4. Elective subject 6
5. Elective study subject (1)
Coding and Compression INF3004 6
Human Computer Interaction INF3005 6
Total for semester: 30
VI Semester
1. Object-Oriented Design and UML INF3014 6
2. Internet Technology INF3002 6
3. Artificial Intelligence INF3010 6
4. Strategic Management VAD4005 6
5. Computer Systems Administration INF3012 6
Total for semester: 30
Total for third year: 60
VII Semester
1. Formal Languages and Applications INF4001 6
2. Software Engineering (I) INFN4009 6
3. Information Technology Security INF4012 4
4. Term Paper INF4003 3
5. Corporate Finance Management EKO4002 6
6. Elective study subject (1)
Mobile and Wireless Communications INFN4011 4
Green IT System Strategies INF4017 4
Processes Analysis and Recognition INFN4010 4
Total for semester: 29
VIII Semester
1. Software Engineering (II) INFN4013 4
2. Internship INF4015 15
3. Bachelor Thesis 12
Total for semester: 31
Total for fourth year: 60
Total in Programme: 240

Specialization of Software Systems

Course Code Credits
V Semester
1. Computer Networks INF3001 6
2. Coding and Compression INF3004 6
3. Distributed IT Projects Management INF4040 6
4. Elective subject 6
5. Elective study subject (1)
Information Systems INF3006 6
Human Computer Interaction INF3005 6
Total for semester: 30
VI Semester
1. Object-Oriented Design and UML INF3014 6
2. Internet Technology INF3002 6
3. Artificial Intelligence INF3010 6
4. Information Modelling INF3037 6
5. Software Testing and Analysis INF3035 6
Total for semester: 30
Total for third year: 60
VII Semester
1. Formal Languages and Applications INF4001 6
2. Software Engineering (I) INFN4009 6
3. Copyright and Digital Content Management INF4033 4
4. Term paper INF4003 3
5. Engineering of Multiplatform Systems INF4030 6
6. Elective study subject (1)
Mobile and Wireless Communications INFN4011 4
Green IT System Strategies INF4017 4
Process Analysis and Recognition INFN4010 4
Total for semester: 29
VIII Semester
1. Softaware Engineering (II) INFN4013 4
2. Internship INF4015 15
3. Bachelor Thesis 12
Total for semester: 31
Total for fourth year: 60
Total in Programme: 240