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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of information and communication technology (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of information and communication technology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

A student is qualified to:

(general competences)

  • perform independent research work in the field of information and communication technology,
  • research, select and organise information in order to synthesise solutions and anticipate their consequences,
  • master research methods, procedures and processes, develop critical and self-critical assessment,
  • apply acquired knowledge in practice,
  • perform professional work autonomously, and perform activities responsibly and creatively,
  • develop communication skills, particularly in the international environment,
  • develop ethical reflection, and commitment to professional ethics and regulations, and
  • cooperate and work to resolve common tasks and problems within a group and in the international environment.

(subject-specific competences)

  • possess knowledge of the development of computer science and understand the concepts of computer architecture,
  • possess knowledge of the construction and operation of the primary functional elements of computer systems,
  • possess knowledge of advanced computer architectures, and their characteristics and limitations in terms of possible applications in practice,
  • possess knowledge of the concepts and principles of data mining and the identification of principles in databases,
  • recognise various types of telecommunication networks and analyse their capacities, as the basis for introducing telecommunication services,
  • understand basic physical events and processes in telecommunication systems,
  • understanding the functioning of internet networks,
  • understand the functioning of state-of-the-art network technologies,
  • select and apply approaches and methodologies for handling and administering systems that rely on internet protocol stacks,
  • identify required data and select the appropriate tools required to plan networks,
  • continue research and development work relating to digital transfer and internet technologies,
  • optimise software, taking into account the characteristics of a given computer architecture,
  • integrate knowledge and master complexity when resolving specific problems in computer applications,
  • use specific data mining techniques,
  • create applications with data mining tools,
  • assess and evaluate the results of data mining,
  • possess knowledge of benchmarking concepts and the ability to interpret and present the benchmarking results, and
  • acquire basic engineering knowledge by combining existing solutions.

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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  • fulfilment of all compulsory and elective requirements,
  • have published or have accepted for publication at least two works or patents in international scientific publications, of which at least one in a magazine, included in SCI or Web of Science, with an impact factor, and
  • successful oral presentation of doctoral dissertation.

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Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

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Completed:

  • a second-cycle study programme or
  • a non-structured master’s degree study programme totalling 300 credits, or
  • a former (pre-Bologna) study programme leading to a university qualification.

Graduates of former study programmes leading to a specialisation who previously completed a first-cycle professional education programme, with completed study requirements including individual research work totalling 30 credits.

In a third-cycle doctoral study programme, study requirements totalling 60 credit are recognised for graduates of former study programmes leading to a Master’s of Science or specialisation following the completion of study programmes leading to a university qualification.

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 

Completed:

  • a second-cycle study programme or
  • a non-structured master’s degree study programme totalling 300 credits, or
  • a former (pre-Bologna) study programme leading to a university qualification.

Graduates of former study programmes leading to a specialisation who previously completed a first-cycle professional education programme, with completed study requirements including individual research work totalling 30 credits.

In a third-cycle doctoral study programme, study requirements totalling 60 credit are recognised for graduates of former study programmes leading to a Master’s of Science or specialisation following the completion of study programmes leading to a university qualification.

Ways to acquire: 
  • fulfilment of all compulsory and elective requirements,
  • have published or have accepted for publication at least two works or patents in international scientific publications, of which at least one in a magazine, included in SCI or Web of Science, with an impact factor, and
  • successful oral presentation of doctoral dissertation.