Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Applied Informatics

Master's Degree Program

Field:

Computer Science
(Applied Informatics - until 31.8.2019)

Form:

full-time

Typical duration:

2 years
conversion program 3 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.

Related programsbachelor's degree program Applied informatics

 

This program is offered in English and Slovak languages.

Program description

The study programme is designed as a continuation of the Bachelor's study programme in Applied Informatics, allowing students to focus on one of four attractive areas: Programming and development of information systems, computer graphics, artificial intelligence or development of educational software.   We offer interesting elective subjects in attractive areas such as graphics, bioinformatics, web technologies, cognitive science, robotics and more.

Our teachers aims at teaching students a particular way of thinking, learning and understanding the algorithms, systems and technologies they will later encounter in life. The broader foundations thus form the added value of the „ matfyz graduates“, who approach challenges creatively, with overview and thorough understanding of tasks. We regularly complement the study programme with the areas of current technology and applications so that our graduates maintain an excellent position in the labour market.

The students of the Faculty have the opportunity to engage in various research projects during their studies. Our researchers and teachers produce high-quality research, focusing on computer graphics, artificial intelligence, logic and declarative programming, theoretical computer science and didactics of Informatics. We do not focus on quantity, but on quality, and we put emphasis on good mutual relations of students and teachers, individual approach and helpfulness.

What to Expect

The study programme consists of four core courses that focus on: 

  • computer graphics, visualization, and image recognition
  • artificial intelligence
  • development of information systems
  • development of educational software 

To pass the programme successfully, a student must pass all compulsory and 10 compulsory elective subjects, with focus on the core specialization block.

Examples of successful final theses of our students:

Graduates' Career Opportunities

The graduate of the master's study program Applied Informatics is theoretically and practically prepared so that he can 

  • work professionally in the preparation of extensive software products in all areas, including graphic and / or visual applications, artificial intelligence applications or in the creation of educational applications
  • work as a researcher in various basic and applied research facilities,
  • work as an assistant at various types of universities focused on informatics,
  • to study in the third level of higher education in the study programs of the field of study Applied Informatics, resp. in programs of related fields of study.

Examples of professions by acquired competence: 

  • Information systems architect (Solution architect, IT architect) - Solution architect or integration architect of large information systems of large companies, for example in software development companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunications, commercial companies, manufacturing companies and others.
  • Information system developer (Software developer) - Developer of front-ends / back-ends / full stack developer of large information systems, developer in a start-up company.
  • Computer graphics specialist developer - Developer in the areas of creating realistic images and animations or where computer vision is used (e.g. engineering or electrical engineering, medicine, protection and security, control, remote sensing) in positions requiring in-depth knowledge principles of visual information processing
  • Data scientist - A specialist in large companies using machine learning, mathematical statistics and domain knowledge to analyze large amounts of data and make predictions
  • Developer of intelligent process control systems - Developer of intelligent robotic systems
  • IT Analyst - A software analyst who communicates with a business customer and creates structured specifications for software systems and their individual functions.
  • Researcher in various institutions and companies engaged in basic and applied research
  • Assistant at IT departments of various types of universities.

Thanks to the versatility of acquired computer thinking and good preparation in mathematics, graduates of the study program will be able to flexibly adapt to the emerging needs of intellectual activity in the information society. The possibilities of their application go beyond the above-mentioned applications because several previous graduates of FMFI UK in the field of computer graphics, artificial intelligence or programming have also applied very well in the economic sphere, especially in industry and finance.

Self-employed person, start-up initiation. Graduates are able to continue to solve the problem and establish a company or start-up. 20% of graduates go in this direction.