Institutional language policy

The courses within this study programme are taught in Serbian language.

For all additional information on the courses or a study programme please contact the Erasmus institutional coordinator, Professor Saša Mijalković, PhD, the Vice-Rector for International and Institutional Cooperation, at e-mail: sasa.mijalkovic@kpu.edu.rs.

All information on the teachers who are in charge of the courses of this study programme are available in the following document: TEACHING STAFF.


Purpose of the Curriculum

The purpose of this curriculum is for the students to acquire a professional title of graduate computer scientist. This professional competence allows a student to become a police officer in the Ministry of Interior. Having that status, he/she will perform more complex jobs at higher levels of hierarchy in a legal and efficient manner. The profession of a graduate computer scientist who is also a police officer is of special social significance.

A part of students of the University who complete this programme will be able to get employed by other government bodies, organisations and non-government subjects, where they will apply the knowledge in the field of computer sciences working at the jobs which include the positions and jobs at higher levels of complexity.
This curriculum offers clearly defined possibilities both for continuous further education and for following the scientific achievements in the field of computer sciences, all in order to create a high-quality scientific and educational profile capable of execution of police jobs.

By implementation of such a concept of curriculum we educate future graduate computer scientists who will be competent to work in both European and international frameworks.


Objectives of Curriculum

The objectives of the curriculum of undergraduate academic studies are as follows:
• To achieve an educational level required for quality performance of work and tasks related to professional profile of a graduate computer scientist;
• Competences and academic skill required for a professional profile of graduate computer scientist are achieved by the following methods: lectures, modified lectures, presentations, simulations, demonstrations, practical training, specific forms of learning (handling the data in the police, use of police powers…), case studies;
• learning and applying scientific methods and academic skills required for complex jobs within the Ministry of Interior and other government bodies, organizations and non-government subjects;
• developing inclination, knowledge and skills for criminal-investigative and general policing on clearing up crimes and acquiring special practical skills required for practical police work on clearing up crimes;
• acquiring necessary legal knowledge and adopting ethical standards required for police and other jobs;
• developing creative skills in considering a problem and capability of critical thinking;
• developing communicative skills and fostering team work spirit;
• acquiring knowledge necessary for practical information system  problems;
• developing students’ awareness of the need for permanent education and development of society as a whole.


Competences of Graduated Students

The student who passes successfully all exams determined by the curriculum of the undergraduate academic studies acquires higher education and a professional title of graduate computer scientist. The acquired professional title of the graduate computer scientist provides the following general competences:
- selection of hardware and software products according to the organizational needs, their integration into the system, their installation, adjustment and maintenance of application;
- establishing of safe computer communications and safe data processing and transfer;
- acquiring knowledge to use computer technologies on practical criminal-investigative and general police cases;
- real, timely and prompt analysis and evaluation of usability and significance of information and relevant facts on a criminal event;
- open and uninterrupted exchange of information, ideas and best practice with corresponding experts and institutions in the country and abroad;
- application of contemporary scientific methods and means in prevention and suppression of crime;
- competence in legal and efficient performance of information technologies and high-technology crime related policing;
- acknowledgment of standards and ethical norms of the profession;
- permanent improvement in the profession.

The graduate computer scientist also has the following specific competences:
- comprehensive knowledge of criminal-investigation and forensic disciplines and their application in solving complex criminal-related problems;
- integration of adopted multidisciplinary knowledge (in the field of legal, natural and other sciences) in performing complex police jobs;
- justified and regular exercising of police powers in preventing and suppressing misdemeanours, economic and criminal offence;
- capability to use contemporary technical means, systems and software, as well as support to decision-making when preventing and suppressing illegal activities.


Student Enrolment

Student enrolment is carried out by careful selection of candidates according to the determined rules and procedure prescribed by the Articles of Association and the Rulebook on Enrolment and Undergraduate Studies of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies. The decision on the number of students for enrolment into the first year of curriculums financed from the budget is passed by the Government on the proposition of the Ministry of the Interior. The decision on the number of the self-financed students for the enrolment into the first year of curriculums is passed by the Council of the University, with a previous consent of the Ministry. Students are accepted into the first year of undergraduate studies at the University based on the Call announced by the University in accordance with the conditions determined by the Articles of Association of the University. The Enrolment Commission, appointed by the rector of the University, carries out the Call for Enrolment, determines and announces the order of the accepted candidates.

The right to enter the Call have the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, and on rare occasions the citizens of other countries with the consent of the Ministry of the Interior which fulfil: the conditions for the enrolment determined by the Law on Higher Education, special law stipulated safety conditions for the acceptance into labour relations into the Ministry of the Interior and special conditions in terms of health, psychophysical and other abilities for performing stipulated work, further determined by the minister of the interior. The Call for Enrolment is announced no later than five months before the beginning of school year and contains the number of students for specific curriculums, enrolment conditions, criteria for determining the order of candidates, the procedure for carrying out the call, ways and deadlines for submitting a complaint to the determined order, as well as tuition fee for the self-financed students. The basis for determining the order of candidates for the enrolment to undergraduate studies is the general GPA in high school and the results at the exam for checking tendencies and abilities. GPA in high school is expressed on a scale from 16 to 40 and represents a doubled sum of GPA in the first, second, third and fourth school year. The selection of candidates is performed based on health and psychological check-up, morphological status and tendencies and abilities test. The results of the tendencies and abilities test are expressed on a scale from 0 to 60: mathematics test 20 points, general knowledge test 20 points and IT test 20 points. Based on the criteria from the call, the University drafts a ranking list of the applicants. The place of the candidates on the ranking list is determined based on the sum of the points of the mentioned addends. The candidates eligible to the undergraduate studies are the ones which are placed on the ranking list within the number of students for the enrolment.