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The University Department of Professional Studies

The University Department of Professional Studies is one of the youngest constituent parts of the University of Split.

 

The Department was created in 2003 by annexation of the former University of Practical Studies to the University of Split. It is the only constituent part of the University that conducts professional programmes and specialist graduate professional programmes.

 

The University Department has a distinct organizational scheme with the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Accounting and Finance and Business Trade running six appropriate professional programmes in duration of three years with allocated 180 ECTS credits.

 

The study programmes are as follows:

  • the professional study programmes in Economic: Finance and Accounting and Business Trade;
  • the professional study programmes in Electronics and Electrical Power Engineering: Electrical Engineering and Electronics;
  • the professional study programme in Information Technology: Information Technology;
  • the professional study programme in Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Engineering.

 

Since the academic year 2010/2011 the Department offers graduate specialist professional study programmes in duration of two years with allocated 120 ECTS credits.

 

These are:

  • Polytechnic specialist graduate professional study;
  • Specialist graduate professional study of Finance and Accounting and
  • Specialist graduate professional study of Business Trade.

 

Units of Informatics, Foreign Languages, Mathematics and Physics, Law and Ethics run general courses for all the Department’s study programmes. This enables the provisioning of the three essential values of a future professional: a good knowledge of the profession, knowledge of foreign languages and the necessary IT training.

 

Innovation of the curriculum follows the latest professional achievements and trends in contemporary professional education in Europe.

 

The mission of the Department is to develop such higher educational institution which contributes with the excellent quality of its teaching and scientific work to the recognition of the professional higher education and produces experts who have the knowledge and skills to respond to modern business challenges.

 

Virtual Tour of the University Department of Professional Studies

City Split

The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.

 

Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.

 

Such stratification is mirrored in everyday life of Split. Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes, restaurants, shop in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, by arriving to Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm. The vegetable market and the fish market represent the centre of each family’s life in Split, just as the entire social life of this city of 200 thousand reflects on the Riva (waterfront), where every guest should endeavour to have his coffee alongside noisy, temperamental folk of Split.

 

Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world. Split with its sport results is something only a handful of cities of similar size around the world can boast about as it is the home of a dozen Olympic medal winners as well as other sports medals.

 

When you tire of the city bustle, there’s Marjan, hill symbol over the city, with its forest, jogging trails, mountain climbing and biking, recreational terrains, but also the ancient churches where the late citizens of Split sought spiritual peace. Also very unusual to find in a city the size of Split are the numerous beaches with extraordinarily clean sea, from the well known Bačvice to the stone secluded oases’ all around Marjan.

 

After all that’s said are you at all surprised that citizens of Split have a saying "There is no place like Split”?

 

More information: www.visitsplit.com

How to Reach Us

How to reach Split?

 

BY PLANE

Split Airport “Resnik” (SPU) is about 25 km west from Split, near the city of Trogir.

There are numerous car rentals and taxies right at the airport. Airport shuttle buses run from the terminal to the main bus station right in the city center, just a few minutes walk from the port and from the old town. A single bus ticket from the airport to Split costs 30 kn (subject to change). From the main bus station there is a short walk to the local bus station where you can catch a bus (number 3) or take a taxi to The University Department of Professional Studies in Kopilica 5.

Split airport: http://www.split-airport.hr/index.php?lang=en 

 


 

BY CAR

Documents: In order to enter Croatia you will need a valid driving license, an automobile registration card and a green insurance card.

Tolls: are payable on motorways.

You can reach the city of Split:

  • by highway A1 “Zagreb-Split” (this is the easiest and quickest way).
  • taking the local road through inland Croatia (Zagreb - Karlovac - National Park “Plitvicka jezera” - Knin - Sinj - Split).
  • traveling along the Adriatic coast from the north Adriatic (Rijeka - Zadar - Šibenik - Split).
  • or other roads if coming from other directions.


For more information: http://www.hac.hr/en/

 


 

BY TRAIN

Split train station is right in the city center; a few minutes walk from the port and from the old town. Trains run between Split and Zagreb.

From the train terminal there is a short walk to the local bus station where you can catch the bus (number 3) or take a taxi to University Department of Professional Studies in Kopilica 5.

For more information: http://www.hzpp.hr/Default.aspx?sec=282

 


 

BY BUS

The main bus station is located right in the city center, just a few minutes walk from the port and from the old town. From the main bus station there is a short walk to the local bus station where you can catch the bus (number 3) or take a taxi to University Department of Professional Studies in Kopilica 5.

For more information: http://www.ak-split.hr/EN/

 


 

BY FERRY / BOAT

Ferries across the Adriatic, to/from Ancona and Pescara (Italy) run three times a week. There is also a coast ferry liner that runs twice a week from Rijeka to Dubrovnik.

For more information: http://www.jadrolinija.hr/

 


 

How to find University Department of Professional Studies?

 
If you arrive from the city center the easiest way is to take a taxi to Kopilica 5.

You can also take the bus number 3 from the city center. Get off at the bus station by the shopping center Joker, walk across the yellow bridge, turn right and you will find us. The walk takes less than 5 minutes.

 

TAXI

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