1. General Information


Postgraduate studies in Internet technologies aim to provide quality and top European education and training of ICT engineers with deep knowledge of Internet networks, technologies and security. Upon completion of their studies, these engineers will be able to take responsible positions in the processes of planning, design, management and security of Internet networks and work with various types of the latest technologies, including their business aspects.

  • 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 Internet technologies
  • Scientific-research area: technical-technological
  • Field: Computer Engineering & Informatics
  • Area: Information Systems and Networks
  • 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 Internet Technologies


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 Sciences 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 selection of courses should be made in accordance with the previous knowledge of the candidate and the necessary knowledge to continue with postgraduate studies in intelligent systems. When choosing courses, the student should coordinate with the head of the study program. A free choice of subject is also allowed, which is on the university list of subjects for the first year of two-year postgraduate studies.


Table 2:   List of items

РБ Code / Subject Semester ECTS Prerequisite2
1 CSEW513   Distributed Systems VII 6 Computer Networks, Algorithms and Data Structures
2 CSEW519   Mobile platforms and programming  VII 6 Object-Oriented Programming
3 CSEW702   Web based systems  VII 6 Network Programming
4 CSEW303   Probability and Statistics  VII 6 Calculus 1, Discrete Mathematics 2
5 CSEW504   Network Services Administration VII 6 Computer Networks, Operating Systems
6 CSES609   Computer Network Design  VIII 6 Computer Networks
7 CSES405   Wireless mobile systems  VIII 6 Computer Networks
8 CSES618   Network Security  VIII 6 Computer Networks, Operating Systems
9 CSES633   Networking VIII 6 Computer Networks
10 CSES612   Electronic & Mobile Commerce  VIII 6 Internet programming


[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). p>


3. Studies

Table 3: List of Postgraduate Courses

РБ CODE / Subject Semester З / И ECTS
1 IT-Z-01 Network Analysis IX З 6
2 IT-Z-02 Advanced mobile and web applications IX З 6
3 IT-Z-03 Internet Security and Privacy IX З 6
4 Elective IX И 6
5 Elective IX И 6
6 IT-Z-04 DevOps for networking  X З 6
7 Elective 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 < / span> Semester ЕКТС
1 IT-I-01   5G communication networks IX 6
2 IT-I-02   Parallel processing IX 6
3 IT-I-03   ICT Management  IX 6
4 IT-I-04   E-business IX 6
5 IT-I-05   Data visualization IX 6
6 IT-I-06   Network penetration testing  IX 6
7 EI-I-07   Client server programming paradigms X 6
8 IT-I-08   Digital Marketing  X 6
9 IT-I-09   Advanced Distributed and Parallel Systems IX 6
10 IT-I-10   IX 6
15 IT-I-15   Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture X 6
16 IT-I-16   Security incident and response management  IX 6
17 IT-I-17   Cyber threat intelligence X 6
18 IT-I-18   Data Science IX 6
19 IS-I-04   Mobile web services IX 6
20 IS-I-17   Collaborative computer systems X 6
21 PS-I-08   Linked Open Data X 6
22 PS-I-05   Smart grid 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 .