MASTER OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS

120

ECTS


4

SEMESTERS


COURSES

Lectures
(contact hours)
Exercises
(contact hours)
ECTS
1st semester
COMPUTER SYSTEM DESIGN 23 20 7
EMBEDDED LINUX 15 20 6
ADVANCED PROGRAMMING 15 20 5
AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE 15 20 6
DRIVE SYSTEMS AND VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY 23 10 6
2nd semester
SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE IN SAFETY-CRITICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 15 20 7
OBJECT BASED PROGRAMMING 15 20 5
APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS 23 10 5
AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER NETWORKS AND PROTOCOLS 15 30 7
EMBEDDED COMPUTER SYSTEMS 15 20 6
3rd semester
DIGITAL IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 15 20 5
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE TESTING 15 20 5
SECURITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS 15 20 6
MACHINE LEARNING IN SYSTEMS OF AUTONOMOUS NETWORKED VEHICLES 15 20 5
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 15 10 4
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 15 20 5
ELECTIVE COURSE 0 0 5
4th semester
MASTER’S THESIS 0 0 16
INTERNSHIP 0 200 9

PART-TIME
STUDY MODEL

Automotive Computing and Communications is a part-time Master’s (Graduate) Study Programme taught in English. The number of contact hours is less than usual since this is a part-time study programme offering students more free time for independent study under the guidance of FERIT’s teachers and partner companies. The flexibility of this study model makes it an ideal solution for professionals looking to enhance their practical skills through a programme they can adapt to their work and personal life.

Our part-time study master’s (graduate) study programme in Automotive Computing and Communications is highly practice-oriented and it gives you business knowledge you will need as a future engineer. Internships, industry guest lecturers and our Career Development Centre will enable you to successfully enter the labour market . Choose to study with a diverse group of international students in Osijek.

PROGRAMME VISION

Upon completion of the master’s (graduate) study programme in Automotive Computing and Communications, students will be able to:

  • create a project plan using appropriate project planning and management tools and techniques;
  • develop and test algorithms for effective message transmission in wireless ad-hoc vehicle networks;
  • design automotive software support: from risk analysis to a functionally safe concept;
  • develop one’s own software solution to the given problem for the target architecture and correct the faults that occurred in its creation;
  • design and test embedded computing systems with peripheral units;
  • specify and explain the functioning of developed and applied automotive computer systems;
  • explain and apply automotive software diagnostics methods;
  • choose and apply appropriate deep learning methods and models to solving specific problems in intelligent transport systems;
  • analyse modes of energy flow management in a vehicle by using electronic energy converters;
  • create energy storage system models in a vehicle and perform a critical analysis of simulation results;
  • apply advanced image and video processing algorithms in real time;
  • analyse communication networks in a vehicle and define the characteristics of key protocols;
  • identify engineering tasks, necessary knowledge and skills related to manufacturing technologies, measures, procedures, regulations and norms for ensuring work safety and employment protection.

APPLICATION IN 3 STEPS

PREREQUISITES FOR APPLICATION

To enrol in our master’s (graduate) study programme, there are several entry requirements students have to meet. In order to be eligible for the enrolment, applicants who obtained their high school education abroad must get their high school diploma recognised in Croatia. For more information about this procedure, visit this link. The recognition procedure lasts approximately 1 month, so start it timely!

Generally, master’s (graduate) study programme requires 3 years of higher education, in fields of electrical engineering and/or computer engineering, computer science, computing.

A ranking list will be made according to your CV, motivation letter and average rating of your prior qualification grades. The Faculty reserves the right to invite a candidate to interview, that will be carried out online.

The enrolment will also be possible for candidates who had obtained their degrees in technical or natural sciences (e.g. mechanical engineering*, mathematics, etc.). In such cases, the Faculty Committee for Teaching and Student Affairs will determine additional/differential courses which must be passed prior to enrolling in the second study programme year (for additional questions regarding this issue, please contact autocom@ferit.hr).

The costs of additional courses have to be paid by applicants in addition to the tuition fee (3000-7000 € per year, please see below). The costs are determined according to the ECTS of the additional courses:

7000 euro x (number of ECTS of additional courses/60 ECTS), for example: If a student has 12 ECTS of additional courses, the calculation is as follows: 7000 euro x (12 ECTS/60 ECTS) =1400 euro

*Due to a close relationship of the automotive industry and mechanical engineering, for candidates holding a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, there is a fixed list of courses. that are the basis for differential exams in those cases.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

  • Officially certified copy of the transcript of academic records and diploma
  • Official curriculum with a course of study and a short content description for all subjects (issued from a higher institution or printed from an official institution web site) in an original language and translated into English (no certified translation required).
  • Foreign education qualification recognition issued by Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek*
  • fully completed application form: http://autocom.ferit.hr/application-form/ (printed and signed)
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • English language certificate – B2 level**

* mind the recognition procedure of foreign higher education qualification in the Republic of Croatia, which lasts approximately 1 month. For more information about this procedure, visit this link.

 

** TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge CAE, CPE, or a university certificate confirming that the undergraduate study programme had been completely carried out in English

1st

STEP


Your application process starts by filling this online form:
2nd

STEP


After you submit the form, within the next two weeks you will get feedback if you filled it in correctly or do you have to make some corrections.
3rd

STEP


After the positive feedback, you should send
until June/01/2019
extended until July/01/2019
additional deadline August/26/2019!

final deadline September/25/2019!

Deadline for Non-EU Students

until July/01/2019
additional deadline August/26/2019!

final deadline September/25/2019!

Deadline for EU Students

original versions of APPLICATION DOCUMENTS uploaded in Step 1:

to the address:

FERIT Osijek, Kneza Trpimira 2b, 31000 Osijek, Croatia.

And what about the rest of the documents that you have uploaded in Step 1 (i.e. documents that you have uploaded under the Education section)?

For these documents, you do not have to send the original versions to the Faculty. However, please keep in mind that you have to carry out the procedure for foreign education qualification recognition at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (the recognition procedure lasts approximately 1 month, so start it timely!) as described at this webpage (http://www.unios.hr/kvaliteta/en/activities/academic-recognition-of-foreign-higher-education-qualifications/).

Upon the successful recognition procedure, the University of Osijek will forward us the documents that you had sent them as part of the recognition procedure (together with the foreign education qualification recognition issued by the University of Osijek), i.e. you do not have to send these documents to the Faculty but you have start the recognition procedure at the University of Osijek timely, as described at this webpage (http://www.unios.hr/kvaliteta/en/activities/academic-recognition-of-foreign-higher-education-qualifications/).

In contrary, your application will not be valid!

And that’s it, your application process is finished!

The results of application evaluation (ranking list of applicants) will be published at this web-page until the mid of July at the latest. If you are accepted, then you can enroll as described below.

ENROLMENT

IMPORTANT FACTS

The number of admitted students per year will be 30. Accepted candidates will have to pay 1000 € tuition fee until the end of July at the latest (the rest of tuition fee has to be paid upon enrollment in September) for administrative and admission expenses, and as a confirmation that they are going to enroll in the study programme (in case a candidate does not enroll in the study programme, this amount will not be returned to him/her regardless of the withdrawal reason). Pursuant to a candidate’s payment, the Faculty will send the candidate a letter of acceptance and a contract.

Enrolment takes place in Osijek in September before a winter semester begins. Please plan ahead and make all the necessary arrangements in time (visa, accommodation, etc.). These are not legitimate reasons for postponing the beginning of study obligations. Admission is possible in the winter semester only.

ENROLMENT DATES: from September 16 to September 20, 2019
THE WELCOME DAY: one week prior to the beginning of lectures (lectures will begin in October)

TUITION FEE FOR ONE YEAR (2 SEMESTERS)

7000 €

Regular tuition fee

5000 € *

* The Faculty will reward 50% of the best students according to the ranking list of all students (newly enrolled) or based on the grades achieved in the 1st year (continuing students). These students will be charged a reduced tuition fee amounting 5000 € per year.

3000 € **

** Furthermore, the Faculty will reward 20% of the best students according to the ranking list of all students (newly enrolled) or based on the grades achieved in the 1st year (continuing students). These students will be charged a reduced tuition fee amounting 3000 € per year.

If you repeat a year of study, the following formula is used to calculate the tuition fee:

7000 euro x (number of ECTS in courses that the student did not pass/60 ECTS), for example: If you earned 36 ECTS in the 1st year, the calculation is as follows: 7000 x ((60 ECTS – 36 ECTS)/60 ECTS) =2800 euro.

**If the calculated number of students is not an integer number, the number of students is determined by rounding the calculated number to the nearest integer. Thereby, if the calculated number is exactly half-way between two integers, the number of students is determined by rounding up the calculated number. For example, in the case of 21 enrolled students, the best 50% of students would be:
21 x 50% = 10.5 = 11 best students
and the best 20% of students would be:
21 x 20% = 4.2 = 4 best students

i.e. four best students would pay the 3000 Euro tuition, and next 11-4=7 students would pay 5000 Euro tuition. Remaining 21-11=10 students would pay 7000 Euro tuition.

REQUIREMENTS

NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENTS
  • your OIB number (personal identification number) which is issued by the police department/station when registering your temporary residence in Croatia for the first time. OIB field is a mandatory field in the information system and the enrolment is not possible without it
  • EU citizens – residence card (Croatian: “Boravišna iskaznica” – as soon as you get it and before December 1, 2019
  • Non-EU citizens – stay permit (Croatian: “Dozvola boravka”) – as soon as you get it and before December 1, 2019
  • paid tuition fee – payment slip is obligatory!
  • all documents needed for application
CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • your matriculation book with all required signatures and grades
  • EU citizens – residence card (Croatian: “Boravišna iskaznica”)
  • Non-EU citizens – stay permit (Croatian: “Dozvola boravka”)
  • paid tuition fee – payment slip is obligatory!
  • fully completed application form: http://autocom.ferit.hr/application-form/ (printed and signed)

SCHOLARSHIPS

The partner companies will give you a possibility for AutoCom scholarship. If you are interested, please contact:

Any additional questions about the scholarships? Please contact autocom@ferit.hr.

VISA

After being accepted for studies in Croatia, the student must apply for a visa at the local Croatian embassy.

The whole procedure for obtaining a visa for study purposes can take up to 60–90 days, so it is recommended to apply for the visa well in advance.

The visa can be issued by the Croatian Embassy or Consulate before entering the country. More information can be found here.

To get the student visa, you need to present the letter of acceptance from the University.

When arriving in Croatia, please ask the border custom officer to stamp the passport. In case you do not enter Croatia with a student visa (even if you do not need one for Croatia as a tourist), you cannot apply for a residence permit which entitles you to stay in Croatia for a longer period of time.

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