Information Systems

Higher education teachers: Kos Anton
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64654

Subject description


  • Passed examination at Introduction to Computer Programming I (1st year)

Content (Syllabus outline):

Fundamental concepts of information systems, their importance and usage: information, data, knowledge, data sources. Ways of data, information, and knowledge representation: basic and complex data types, meta data, relations between data. Infrastructure of information systems: hardware and software, data storage, communication devices and communication networks, security devices and equipment, virtualisation and cloud computing. Data storage: databases, data servers, data warehouses.
Access to data: direct data access, data access interfaces, client/server remote access, web applications.
Queries: query languages, key words, text search. Data protection.
Tools for data manipulation: tools for local and remote databases, tools for local, remote and virtual data servers, tools for manipulation of data over the web.

Objectives and competences:

Presentation of fundamental knowledge and skills from the field of information systems, which are a part of general education and learning of an information society engineer. Review of existing and up-to-date information systems. Insight into methods and means for data access, data search, and data processing. Use of different tools for data maintenance, data management, data display and data query.

Intended learning outcomes:

Fundamental knowledge of information system’s design, implementation and use. Understanding of procedures and knowledge of tools for basic management of information systems.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures and
  • laboratory tutorials,
  • individual work.

Study materials


  1. Carlos Coronel et al, Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, Tenth International Edition, Cengage learning, 2013.
  2. Sašo Tomažič, Anton Kos, Informacijski sistemi, skripta v elektronski obliki dostopna na spletni strani predmeta, 2012

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications