The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) was established within the University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje (UKIM), which is the highest ranked university in Macedonia, according to 4ICU World University Ranking
. The main goal and activity of the Faculty is the development of computer science and technology in Macedonia. FCSE as part of UKIM is the largest and most prestigious faculty in the field of computer science and technologies in Macedonia, and is also among the largest in the region.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) within the UKIM, is the largest and most prestigious faculty in the field of computer science and technologies in Macedonia, and among the largest faculties in that field in the region. FCSE teaching staff consists of 38 professors and 40 associates. These include many “best in field” personal, such as the most referenced scientist in Macedonia, the most influential professor in ICT industry in Macedonia, etc. As a result, only this year 750 students has enrolled at 8 different modules (majors) with more than 20 profiles (minors) in the first year of undergraduate studies. The total number of students enrolled at FCSE is more than 3000, of these 2600 undergraduate students, more than 400 master students and 100 PhD students. These figures make FCSE the largest technical faculty in R. Macedonia. The FSCE offers wide range of selective courses to its students making different profiles capable to cope with different professional challenges. The FSCE students are familiar with English and the languages of the region. Those facts, with combination with HD video conferencing resources that are on FSCE disposal, ease intensive collaboration with foreign Universities and companies including possibility to invite different highly specialized lectures when needed.
FCSE has the largest quota for admissions of prospective students in Macedonia among IT faculties, has the largest number of study programmes and the largest number of elective courses allowing a wide range of IT profiles. FCSE continues the long tradition of successful and promising students who have studied information technology on the two institutes in the last 30 years. Former students of the two preceeding institutes (II and ICTI) today work at the most prestigious companies and scientific institutions in Macedonia, and some of them abroad. Studying at the FCSE is facilitated with the help of modern equipped computer laboratories, university computer center, computerized library, wireless internet covering the entire area of the faculty, distance learning, online materials, online discussions, online news and press releases, direct e-mail communication with the professors and assistants, sports hall, student’s café, etc. Also, FCSE has the largest super-computer in Macedonia.
Internship at domestic companies while studying is mandated for all students of FCSE, with at least one month each study year. The collaboration that the Faculty has with the industry offers opportunity to get internship positions for FCSE students both in the country and abroad, sometimes even as a joint graduate work, or implementation of parts of the educational activities in some courses.
Symbolism: The basic logo symbols are the digits 1 and 0, which directly reference the binary number system digits as the basis of any computer system. Also, the logo can be read as the number 10 (ten) - the highest grade a student can achieve in Macedonian higher education.
Because of the shape of two elements, the numbers 1 and 0 can be seen as a Latin letter "I" and "O" that carry additional association of the term Input/Output, directly associated with the transfer of knowledge and their spread outside the Faculty, or with Information Education, as a central activity of the Faculty.