• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
After acquiring basic knowledge in the field of advanced programming and embedded computing systems, this graduate study provides students specific knowledge related to communication networks and car protocols, design and testing of software support in security-critical management systems (eg, autonomous vehicle) and security of vehicle information systems. 

About

Additional specific knowledge is gained through the program of this study in the field of power supply and vehicle systems, application of energy electronics in the vehicle, digital image and video processing and in the field of machine learning in systems of autonomous and networked vehicles.

Upon completion of the master’s (graduate) study programme in Automotive Computing and Communications, students will be able to:

  • create a project plan using appropriate project planning and management tools and techniques;
  • develop and test algorithms for effective message transmission in wireless ad-hoc vehicle networks;
  • design automotive software support: from risk analysis to a functionally safe concept;
  • develop one’s own software solution to the given problem for the target architecture and correct the faults that occurred in its creation;
  • design and test embedded computing systems with peripheral units;
  • specify and explain the functioning of developed and applied automotive computer systems;
  • explain and apply automotive software diagnostics methods;
  • choose and apply appropriate deep learning methods and models to solving specific problems in intelligent transport systems;
  • analyse modes of energy flow management in a vehicle by using electronic energy converters;
  • create energy storage system models in a vehicle and perform a critical analysis of simulation results;
  • apply advanced image and video processing algorithms in real time;
  • analyse communication networks in a vehicle and define the characteristics of key protocols;
  • identify engineering tasks, necessary knowledge and skills related to manufacturing technologies, measures, procedures, regulations and norms for ensuring work safety and employment protection.

Accreditation

Accreditation given by Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education. 

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • COMPUTER SYSTEM DESIGN
  • EMBEDDED LINUX
  • ADVANCED PROGRAMMING
  • AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
  • DRIVE SYSTEMS AND VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY
2nd semester
  • SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE IN SAFETY-CRITICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
  • OBJECT BASED PROGRAMMING
  • APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS
  • AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER NETWORKS AND PROTOCOLS
  • EMBEDDED COMPUTER SYSTEMS
3rd semester
  • DIGITAL IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
  • METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE TESTING
  • SECURITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • MACHINE LEARNING IN SYSTEMS OF AUTONOMOUS NETWORKED VEHICLES
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  • ELECTIVE COURSE
4th semester
  • MASTER’S THESIS
  • INTERNSHIP

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Generally, master’s (graduate) study programme requires 3 years of higher education, in fields of electrical engineering and/or computer engineering, computer science, computing. The enrolment will also be possible for candidates who had obtained their degrees in technical or natural sciences (e.g. mechanical engineering*, mathematics, etc.). 
  • In such cases, the Faculty Committee for Teaching and Student Affairs will determine additional/differential courses which must be passed prior to enrolling in the second study programme year (for additional questions regarding this issue, please contact autocom@ferit.hr). 
  • English language certificate – B2 level is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Regular tuition fee – 7000€
  •  The Faculty will reward 50% of the best students according to the ranking list of all students (newly enrolled) or based on the grades achieved in the 1st year (continuing students). These students will be charged a reduced tuition fee amounting 5000 € per year.
  • Furthermore, the Faculty will reward 20% of the best students according to the ranking list of all students (newly enrolled) or based on the grades achieved in the 1st year (continuing students). These students will be charged a reduced tuition fee amounting 3000 € per year.

Funding

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