1. General Information


Postgraduate studies in Ecoinformatics strive for top European education and training of staff, who after graduation will be able to meet the needs of industry.

  • Name of the proposer: University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering - FINKI
  • Name of the study program: academic second cycle studies in Ecoinformatics
  • Scientific-research area: technical-technological
  • Field: Computer Engineering & Informatics
  • Area: eco-informatics
  • The value of postgraduate studies is 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS credits .
  • Duration of studies: 2 or 4 semesters .
  • One academic year consists of two semesters lasting 30 weeks (1 semester = 15 weeks).
  • The first semester consists of subjects, while the second has a smaller number of subjects and is reserved for the final project, ie. for the master's thesis.
  • Admission Requirements : Completed undergraduate studies in the field of informatics or computer technology and informatics with a minimum of 240 credits. For study directions that carry less than 240 credits, exams offered in the introductory layer are added.
  • Introductory layer : Students who have earned less than 240 credits during their studies are offered a set of differential introductory courses. After their successful realization, the student acquires the right to continue with the second year of postgraduate studies.
  • First semester: 3 Mandatory courses and 2 electives, one of which may be from the University list.
  • Second semester: 1 Mandatory and 1 elective, which can be from the university list (only if in the first semester the subjects are selected at the Faculty level) and a final project of 18 ECTS
  • 1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of total work engagement
  • The number of contact hours is 4
  • The academic title or degree obtained after graduation is

- Master in Information Science and Computer Engineering in the field of Ecoinformatics



2. Introductory layer

The introductory layer is intended for students who study for less than four years or have earned less than 240 credits from previous studies.

Table 1: List of introductory layer items

РБ Subject Semester ECTS
1 Mandatory subject 1 of Table 2 VII 6
2 Mandatory subject 2 of Table 2 VII 6
3 Mandatory subject 3 of Table 2 VIII 6
4 Mandatory subject 4 of Table 2 VIII 6
5 Elective course 1 1 VII 6
6 Elective 2 1 VII 6
7 Elective course 3 1 VII 6
8 Elective 4 1 VIII 6
9 Elective course 5 1 VIII 6
10 Selection from the university list of free courses VIII 6

[1] Selection from the lists of subjects from the introductory layer of all master studies at the Faculty of Information Technologyauki and computer engineering

Elective courses can be selected from the proposed list of courses of the study program, Table 2, or from the proposed lists of courses from the introductory layer of other study programs of the Faculty of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering. The choice of courses should be made in accordance with the previous knowledge of the candidate and the necessary knowledge to continue with the postgraduate studies in Internet technologies. Only one free choice of subject is allowed which is on the university list of subjects for the first year of two-year postgraduate studies.


Table 2: List of electives

РБ New Code / Subject Semester ECTS Prerequisite2
1 CSEW501   Management Information Systems  VII 6 Software Engineering or Software Requirements Analysis
2 CSEW702   Web based systems  VII 6 Web programming or Internet technologies
3 CSEW303   Probability and Statistics  VII 6 Calculus 1, Discrete Mathematics 2
4 CSEW504   Network Services Administration VII 6 Computer Networks, Operating Systems
5 CSEW710   Research methodology in ICT  VII 6 no
6 CSEW711   Modeling and Simulation  VIII 6 Probability and Statistics
7 CSES606    Geographic Information Systems  VIII 6 Databases
8 CSES622    Data Mining VIII 6 Databases
9 CSES805    Intelligent Information Systems VIII 6 Machine learning
10 CSEW517   Machine learning  VIII 6 Probability and Statistics or Business Statistics


[2] The titles of the courses are given according to the curricula of the undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Information Technologies and Computer Engineering, UKIM, Skopje. Students who have graduated from other institutions will have to show passed exams in subjects appropriate to the above in order to meet the prerequisites for the respective subject.


After the successful completion of all ten courses and 60 credits, the student with previously acquired 180 ECTS credits (or completed three-year studies) continues with the courses from the second academic year of postgraduate studies - Table 3 (IX and X semester).  


3. Studies

Table 3: List of Postgraduate Courses

РБ CODE / Subject Semester З / И ECTS
1 EI-Z-01 Concepts in Eco-informatics IX З 6
2 EI-02 Ecological modeling  IX З 6
3 EI-Z-03 Implementation of Geographic Information Systems  IX З 6
4 Elective course 1 IX И 6
5 Elective 2 IX И 6
6 EI-Z-04 Knowledge Discovery in Environmental data X З 6
7 Elective course 3 X И 6
8 Master Thesis X З 18


At least one elective should be chosen from the offered electives in Table 4. At most one of the electives can be chosen from the University list of master's degree programs. A maximum of two electives can be selected from the courses offered at the other postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering.


Table 4: Electives

РБ New Code / Subject Semester ECTS
1 EI-I-01   Requirements Analysis in Ecosystem informatics  IX 6
2 EI-I-02   Monitoring and data processing in environmental engineering  IX 6
3 EI-I-03   Remote sensing  X 6
4 ЕИ-И-04   E-business IX 6
5 ЕИ-И-05   Data visualization IX 6
6 ЕИ-И-06   Digital Marketing  X 6
7 EI-I-07   Advanced Distributed and Parallel Systems IX 6
8 EI-I-08   Internet Infrastructure Management IX 6
9 ЕИ-И-09   Smart Sensor Networks  X 6
10 IT-I-10   Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing  X 6
11 IT-I-11   Data Science IX 6
12 IS-I-04   Mobile web services   IX 6
13 PS-I-08   Linked Open Data X 6
14 PS-I-07   IoT for Environmental Systems IX 6


The student can choose a subject from the list of offered elective courses from all study programs of the second cycle of studies. The list of offered electives can be found on this   link .