A New Study Programme – Informatics – to Be Launched at the Academy Maribor Vocational Education College in the 2019/2020 Academic Year

The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has issued a license to the Academy Maribor Vocational Education College to open the Informatics study programme for 60 students. As part of the programme, the Academy Maribor will open two degrees – Systems Engineering and Software Engineering.

Students of the Informatics study programme will be able to simultaneously enter the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing programme (United Kingdom) and receive a double Slovenian and British diploma.

The following British organizations participated in the creation of this study programme: British Computing Society (BCS), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), University of Kent, University of Hull, ISC2, Uxbridge College, The Tech Partnership, CompTIA, QA Apprenticeships, CISCO, Imago Solutions, and National College for Digital Skills.

In cooperation with partner educational institutions from the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, students will be able to spend part of their study time abroad or continue their studies by entering the third year of the following institutions: Prague College, Oxford Brooks University, Angila Ruskin University, UCLAN, Teesside University, and University of Salford (Manchester).

As part of the study programme, students of the Academy Maribor Vocational Education College will take part in a professional tour to Ireland – Silicon Valley of Europe – and visit the offices of the leading IT companies, such as LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, and Apple.

The Academy Maribor Vocational Education College planned the implementation of the Informatics study programme in such a way that students can receive not only a diploma from this educational institution, but also certificates from such IT companies as CISCO, Oracle (Java) and CompTIA.

It should be added that the Academy Maribor is the first and only Slovenian institution that is part of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition of the European Commission.

Source: academia.si