|Type of study programme||Professional master studies|
|Degree||Professional Master in Sociotechnical Systems Modeling|
|Duration||Full-time studies – 1,5 years (3 semesters)|
|Credit points||60 (ECTS: 90)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students follow the program in English in special groups formed for international students.|
|Study programme description||The aim of the professional interdisciplinary master's study programme "Socio-technical Systems Modelling" is to offer up-to date master's level knowledge and skills in modelling that may be used to minimise the disproportion in the number between the social and engineering specialists in the national economy and to give an understanding of the human factor's role in engineering sciences.
Study Programme Contents:
Discrete-Event Systems Simulation Technologies and Tools;
Social Systems Simulation;
Research Methodology and Data Processing in SPSS Environment;
Introduction to Knowledge Management;
Communication and Social Interaction;
Business Process Modelling;
E-applications Design and Geoinformation Systems;
ICTE and Management Development;
Introduction to RFID Technologies;
Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies and Tools;
Internship - 6 weeks in the first study year.
The main objective of the professional interdisciplinary master’s study programme “Sociotechnical
Systems Engineering” is to provide the graduates of the study programme with
interdisciplinary, mainly technological IKTE knowledge and skills as well as knowledge of the
human factor’s role in designing and exploitation of socio-technical systems; the skills that
may be used within the competence of their professional qualification in different spheres of
|Study programme link||www.va.lv/en/node/462|
|Requirements||Bachelor's degree or equally recognised higher education.
Entrance test for applicants without a professional degree in engineering or natural sciences, or an equally recognised education
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences was established in 1996 and offers high quality and flexible study programmes with skillfully balanced theory and practice. University offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s as well as college level programmes in the fields of Social Sciences, Tourism, Business and IT. Applied research and internationalization are among the priorities of the university aiming at strengthening the quality of education and integrating its results into the development of Vidzeme Region.
Population in the city of Valmiera: 27 300
Total number of students: 1197 (2011/12)
Number of International students: --
Number of academic staff: 59
Accommodation possibilities and costs: Accommodation offered in university student hostel. For further information see www.va.lv/lv/hostelis