The first initiative related to the master's (graduate) study programme AUTOCOM started in 2016 with companies RT-RK Osijek and Rimac Automobili. Furthermore, valuable insights were gained in the project entitled “Modernizing laboratories for innovative technologies (DRIVE)” whose implementation started in July 2017.

The project is jointly carried out by FERIT Osijek and the Faculty of Technical Sciences Novi Sad within the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020. Within the project, four specialized laboratories, two in each of the Faculties, are equipped with the most advanced computing infrastructure for studying on how to develop and test software support for the automotive industry.

Upon defining the basic structure of the master's (graduate) study programme, companies were invited to participate in defining the study programme on the portal STUP in January 2017. Four companies, namely Yazaki, AVL AST, Xylon and GlobalLogic responded to the proposal, i.e. joined to Rimac Automobili and RT-RK Osijek, and engaged themselves in defining the final version of the study programme as well as provided their viewpoint in the Report of the study programme.

In 2020 the Orqa company has also joined our list of partner companies. Orqa builds enabling technology for remote First Person View from drones or autonomous platforms in the consumer, enterprise and defence sector.

Of course, FERIT is open to cooperation with other automotive companies as well!


  • Mate Rimac
    Continuous collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek is a great opportunity to offer our expertise in the field of electrical engineering and computer engineering in directing and employing young talents. Read more...
    Mate Rimac
    Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili
  • Zvonimir Kaprocki
    From the very beginning of our cooperation, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek has proven to be a reliable partner. Read more...
    Zvonimir Kaprocki
    General Manager RT-RK Osijek
  • Goran Mirkovic
    I believe that the study programme in Automotive Computing and Communications is perfectly adjusted to the industry needs. Read more...
    Goran Mirkovic
    Manager of the AVL affiliate in Croatia
  • Davor Kovacec
    Automotive companies in the world compete to develop an autonomous driving system based on the most sophisticated computers and sensors, hence a huge demand for automotive computing engineers. Read more...
    Davor Kovacec
    Founder and CEO of Xylon
  • Dario Planinec
    The Autocom study programme is absolutely applicable to the growing need of the automotive industry labour market. The automotive industry is very high demanding and we, GlobalLogic... Read more...
    Dario Planinec
    Head of Delivery Center Croatia at GlobalLogic
  • Dr. Drago Žagar, Full Professor with Tenure
    AUTOCOM study programme is developed in cooperation with partner companies in order to provide students with knowledge and skills required to succeed on the global market. Read more...
    Dr. Drago Žagar, Full Professor with Tenure
    Dean of FERIT
  • Borna Jelic
      I have opted for this graduate study programme because I think that at this point of our education we should specialize in a specific area of computer science. Read more...
    Borna Jelic
    Second-year student of AutoCom
  • David Mijic
    I have chosen this study programme, because it seemed interesting to me and because during the presentation of the study programme it was said to be based on practical applications which will prepare us for work after we graduate. Read more...
    David Mijic
    Second-year student of AutoCom


With a key focus on raising our international visibility, FERIT's AutoCom Master's (Graduate) Study Programme provide students with knowledge and skills required to succeed on the global market. In Osijek, there are several associations working with international students, as IAESTE, ESN Osijek and IEEE Student Branch Chapter Osijek.

The main goals of IEEE Student Branch include promotion of science, new technologies and professional work by organizing numerous interesting activities for students and teachers like congresses, workshops, lectures, IEEEmadC and IEEEXtreme competitions and travels and visits to foreign and domestic universities and companies. IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Student Branch Chapter Osijek (IEEE PES Student Branch Osijek) is a great opportunity for students to get experience outside lectures. Read more here.

IAESTE is an international association for the exchange of students in natural and technical sciences. The association is active in six continents and 90 countries worldwide. The association aims to train young people by providing them with paid professional practical experience abroad.

With a lot of hard work, ESN Osijek section was able to stand tall and slowly became what it is today – working on broadening horizons in our small community, promoting mobility and improving opportunities for our students in taking their first steps abroad.All the activities ESN Osijek organises on a daily basis are focused on the Erasmus students, on integrating them in everyday life in Osijek.

In 2020, FERIT signed the Cooperation agreement with Technische Hochschule Deggendorf which allows FERIT's AutoCom students to study at TH Deggendorf. Students studying at the graduate university study programme in Automotive Computing and Communications can apply to take a summer semester at TH Deggendorf.

If students pass all exams within the study programme in Applied Computer Science at TH Deggendorf, specified in the Cooperation agreement, during one (summer) semester study stay at TH Deggendorf, they will be eligible to obtain a diploma for that study programme issued by TH Deggendorf. Upon meeting all requirements and defending a Master thesis, the student will obtain two different diplomas for each of the said study programmes


What can you do after you obtain your master’s degree in automotive computing and communications?
Where to pursue extraordinary careers?
Research have shown that efficient and practically oriented education is a prerequisite for success. However, other factors also have to be taken into consideration before a successful career can begin. After graduation, having excellent knowledge is not enough; you need to present yourself as indispensable to your future employer. In order to help you develop this skill and keep track with the industry, we are supported by leading local and global companies in the field.