• 1 Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine


The article deals with the development of human capital through training specialists in innovatively oriented specialties and applicants’ selection of specialities by different criteria. There is presented the argumentation of the criterion of education cost, in other words the cash (financial) flow from the family of the consumer of educational services when choosing the university for studying innovatively oriented specialties. These specialties include Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Materials Science and Engineering, a number of Computer Science degree programmes, namely Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis, Information Systems and Technology. In order to achieve the goals of the study, the typology of Ukrainian universities, which implement educational programmes in the studied specialties, is deepened. Comparison of bachelor’s programmes in several selected specialties on the criterion of the cost of studying in Ukrainian universities is made. The cost of one of the study programmes of Ukrainian as compared with foreign universities of Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland and Russia, has also been analysed.



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