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GRADUATE STUDY OF PHYSICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Title of the study: Graduate Study of Physics and Computer Science
Study holder: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Performer of the study programme: The Deparment of Physics
Duration of the study: Two years (4 semesters)
ECTS credits: The proposed graduate study programme proposes a minimum of 120 ECTS credits

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The proposed Graduate Study of Physics and Computer Science can directly be enrolled by students who have completed Undergraduate Study of Physics at the Department of Physics, University of Osijek. Students who have completed Undergraduate Studies of Physics at some other Croatian universities can enroll the graduate study after passing necessary exams.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the proposed study programe the candidate will develop following competencies:

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
  • The analysis and preparation of curricula in accordance with the requirements of the education system.
  • The application of didactic theories and models of teaching in planning, preparation and execution of direct teaching.
  • The application of pedagogical and psychological skills in the work with children and young people including the popularization of science and computer science.
  • The application of basic computer programming methods and their application in solving simple problems.
  • The development of presentation and interpretation skills as well as exchange of experimental data through information and communication technologies.
  • The application of basic tools for multimedia presentation of results obtained by applying active teaching methods.
GENERAL COMPETENCIES
  • The active use of spoken and written skills in native and foreign language.
  • The need to develop skills and abilities in organizing and regulating of learning in a variety of contexts – at home, at work, in education and vocational training.
  • Taking responsibilities for effective project management in order to develop skills for teamwork in the educational process.
  • Understanding the impact of physics and computer science in the development of science, technology and the environment.
  • Interpersonal and civic behavior for effective and constructive participation in social life and solving of problems when necessary.
LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the proposed study program the candidate will be able:

  • To perform duties of teachers of physics and computer science in primary and secondary schools and in various private informatics schools and companies.
  • To implement ICT in modern educational techniques of teaching.
  • To analyze complex natural and social systems.
  • To acquire knowledge about the structures and principles of action of various physical systems used in other areas.
  • To interpret the basic physical concepts.
  • To understand the connection of physical systems with other systems in nature.
  • To display and interpret experimental data using ICT.
POSSIBILITIES OF CONTINUING THE STUDY

Upon completion of the study, master’s degree holders can pursue Doctoral Studies in Physics or Computer Science / Computer Engineering in the Republic of Croatia or abroad under conditions prescribed by the relevant higher education institutions.

PROFESSIONAL OR ACADEMIC TITLE AWARDED UPON COMPLETION OF STUDIES

Master of Education in Physics and Computer Science

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