The institute offers BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees. The curricula consist mainly of mandatory courses for undergraduates and a broad spectrum for specialization on graduate level. The curricula have already been adjusted to conform to the so-called Bologna project, embracing most of the topics of modern informatics and computer science.
The informatics/computer science and some of the engineering courses belong to the departments of the Institute of Informatics. The Institute of Mathematics and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration are responsible for the mathematics and economics courses. The physics courses are taught by the Departments of Physics. In the Computer Engineer BSc program we cooperate with the Kecskemét College.
Presently we have three programs at undergraduate level: Computer Economist, Computer Engineer, and Computer Program Designer.
Computer Economist, BSc
The normal duration of the program is 7 semesters. The program produces experts who are well versed in the information society, and are able to understand and solve the problems arising in real business processes. They can manage the information technology supporting the business needs, such as improve on the knowledge base and business intelligence of companies, model the cooperation of info communication processes and technologies, control those processes, identify problems, and develop applications (and also maintain and monitor their quality). Moreover the graduates are equipped by the theoretical basics to continue their studies at MSc level.
Computer Engineer, BSc
The normal duration of the program is 7 semesters. The goal of the program is to train computer experts with solid engineering skills. The graduates are expected to install and operate complex systems, especially in the information infrastructure area, and also to plan and develop the data and program system of such systems. This means skills both in hardware and advanced software technology, involving modeling, simulation, performance, reliability, configuration, trouble shooting, maintenance, and development of systems. They are also provided with appropriate basic knowledge to continue their studies at MSc level.
Computer Program Designer, BSc
The normal duration of the program is 6 semesters. The graduates are supposed to have high skills in planning and development of company information systems using modern software tools. Furthermore, they are trained in the planning, development and operation of decision support systems, expert systems, and multimedia systems. The graduates also receive firm basis in Computer Science knowledge in order to have suitable knowledge to continue their studies at MSc level.
Computer Program Designer, MSc
The normal duration of the program is 4 semesters. The goal of the training is to produce informatics/computer science experts who have firm theoretical basis, and they are able to expand their knowledge autonomously in a long run. They can work in teams or on their own, to develop, produce, apply, introduce, maintain, and to service information systems at high level. Furthermore, they possess the necessary cooperation and model making skill that are needed for solving of the informatics problems arising in their fields. They are also able to conduct research work, and to continue their studies at PhD level. There are six offered fields for specializations: Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Model Making for Informaticians, Operations Research, Computer Science, and Software Development.
In addition of the above programs, a doctoral program in Computer Science is available since 1993. The aim of this program is to support postgraduate studies, leading to the degree of PhD in computer science, with an emphasis on theoretical aspects. The program is part of the Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science of the Faculty of Science of the University of Szeged. It is composed of three subprograms: Theoretical Computer Science, Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization, and Applications of Computer Science. The possible research topics include mostly come from those parts of computer science and related areas, which are being investigated at the Institute of Informatics. The normal durations of the program is 6 semesters. Students are required to take entrance examinations for the admittance. The State of Hungary usually supports up to 5-6 new fellowships every year that is offered to Hungarian citizens. Foreign students are not entitled for that fellowship, their tuition and other expenses have to be supported from other sources.