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Socio-technical Systems Modelling

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein.

Title of the Study programme:  Sociotechnical Systems Modelling
Form of studies: Full time
Duration of the programme: 1.5 year (3 semesters)
Education acquired: Professional Master's degree in Sociotechnical Systems Modelling
Programme Director: Prof. Egīls Ginters,
Goal of the Study Programme

The goal of the study programme is to offer up-to-date knowledge and relevant skills, specifically for modelling, simulation, use of e-technologies (RFID, GIS, telecommunications and networking etc.) and knowledge management required by the master’s degree level.

Main Objectives of the Study Programme

  • To give students an understanding of sociotechnical systems, manageable (controllable) systems respecting the human and/or biologic and/or environmental factor’s role, mutual assistance and influence on joint functioning of both technical and social systems;
  • To provide for the representatives of social sciences a possibility to obtain new knowledge in ICTE use, but for the representatives of engineering sciences – an understanding of the role of human factor in systems management.

Research Areas

The students are oriented to further activity in science therefore participate in the research of Socio-technical Systems Engineering Institute, attend scientific conferences. The students have an opportunity to elaborate their master’s theses in foreign universities in Italy, Poland, Spain, and Germany.  Research directions of Socio-technical Systems Engineering Institute include logistics information systems and RFID technologies, social systems and process modelling, hybrid simulation systems and use of virtual and augmented reality in the training process.

Career Prospects

Graduates will use the newly acquired competencies in their current professions to make their job more efficient and competitive. They can continue studies in doctoral study programmes.

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