The undergraduate Informatics Engineering program is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, and was established in 2002. The pioneering of this program started in 1995 when Soegijapranata Catholic University developed a computerized system throughout the entire university environment. Within 3 years the operational permit was acquired and in 2005 the program became accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
The vision of the Informatics Engineering program is to become a course of academically international standards and a place where students can develop their dreams.
To achieve this vision, the course has a mission to develop an environment that promotes academic and student growth and personal development.
Curriculum and Courses
The curriculum of the course covers all the basics of computer science, with groups of supporting courses and elective courses in areas of expertise. All courses are designed to be completed in 8 semesters requiring a total of 144 credits.
In one semester, students will take 4-5 courses with the face-to-face study requirement of each being approximately 2 times per week – 90 minutes for lectures and 120 minutes for practical laboratory work. Therefore, students are required to take 20-25 hours of programmed study each week. At the end of the semester, students must complete a project or thesis which is then to be presented at a scientific forum on campus.
Graduates in the Informatics Engineering program possess the skills required to work in various fields relating to computer and information technology. Since 2005, the Informatics Engineering program has been graduating students who now work in various fields. Career prospects exist, for example, in companies, banking, government agencies, and hospitals, supported by the 5 pillars of expertise in the fields of:
The Scientific Development of the Informatics Engineering course is supported by various student activities, particularly in the areas of scientific reasoning.
Creative Kitchen and monthly discussion groups, which have been set up by the students themselves for self development, direct their ideas and creativity into such activities as writing books and articles. Various student works have been published in national and local mass media. Some of the student work has also been nationally recognized and published in the National Student Science Week (PIMNAS).
Scholarships are available for those students who excel or are less financially able from sponsors such as Djarum, Supersemar, Salim, PPA, BBM, the Sandjojo Foundation, as a token of appreciation.