How Do I Want to Study?

It is possible to study at FAI in either the Full-time or Part-time/Combined Studies programmes. "Full-time" studies and "Combined" studies are "forms of study."


(So-called "Daily Studies")
This is the most common type of studies - previously the "Daily Studies" term was used (i.e. most of the teaching is organized in the form of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory work and other forms, in which the student is in direct contact with the teacher and
obtained the knowledge directly). Attendance is checked. Students attend classes according to their timetable (about 25 hours per week) directly within the premises of the Faculty.


(So-called "While-in-Employment", sometimes inaccurately referred to as "Remote")


The composition of subjects in the Combined Studies programme is consistent with that of  the Full-time courses. Tuition usually take place, once every two weeks, on Fridays and Saturdays. Part of the studies takes place in the Full-time form (usually in Tuition Blocks) and part of the studies is through the self-study of available materials.

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Explanation of other terms:

Study Programme - Higher Education is realized in the framework of an accredited degree programme, according to the
prescribed curriculum. Studies are completed by a State Examination and the award of an academic degree (e.g. Bachelor, Master., Ph.D.). The Study program may be divided into Study Disciplines.
At FAI, a single study programme: Engineering Informatics is
provided, which is further sub-divided into fields of study.

The Standard Studies Period expresses the time in years, in which the completion of studies is
expected in an accredited degree programme (e.g. for Bachelor's Degree programmes - three years, the Master's Degree programmes - two years, etc.). If the actual period of study of a student in a programme exceeds the standard period of studies, this has a number of consequences for the student in terms of claims on certain types of scholarships; in cases where the standard study period is exceeded by more than one year, this also means in terms of the obligation to pay tuition fees.

The course of studies in an accredited programme is recorded through a credit system based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). In order to complete each type of accredited programme, it is necessary to achieve the set minimum number of credits: 180 credits in the Bachelor's Degree programme, 120 credits in the Master's Degree programme. Credit represents the quantitive expression of the student´s workload; the standard study-load in each academic year is thus 60 credits.