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B-AIR Applied Computer Science and Control

Study programme

Engineering

Type of study

Type of study (language, specialization, curriculum):

  • full-time study (cs, no specialisation, 2. year, 3. year)
  • full-time study (en, no specialisation, 1. year, 2. year, 3. year)
  • combined study (cs, no specialisation, 2. year, 3. year)

Characteristics of the branch

This three-year Applied Computer Science and Control programme is offered at the Institute of Automation and Computer Science. The programme's key courses are related to information technologies and automation. The programme includes basic courses in computer hardware and software and courses in the design of engineering automation tools program development for information and control system. The students will learn about the design and operation of information systems working in the environment of computer networks, about optimisation methods employed in economy as well as about particular programs used in practice including both general ones, such as operating systems of computer networks, database systems, and specialised products such as MATLAB, SIMULINK, CASE, CAE, CONTROL WEB, STEP 7, etc. Students will learn how to use computers for controlling technological processes and how to build information systems. Field trips to the leading companies and universities both at home and abroad are part of the programme.

Goals of the branch

Mastering practical skills required for work with computing and control technology is their primary objective. In the computer science part of the programme, emphasis is placed on computing applications such as database systems, CAD/CAM systems, design, operation and administration of computer networks and telecommunications. The automation and control part focuses on state-of-the-art automation engineering tools including non-industrial automation and protection systems. In addition to the above-mentioned fields, students can acquire the basic skills needed for business and management.
Jobs abound in small companies as well in large corporations that develop software, sell computer programs, and computers, design regulation and control systems.

Entry requirements

Completed secondary-school education and successfully passed entrance examination (if not remitted by the dean). General entrance requirements are given here. No specific entrance requirements are set in the degree programme. Candidates are expected to be interested in computer science and automation.

Career prospects

After graduation, the students will find ample job opportunities since, nowadays, new information technologies are required on a large scale in business, industries and in public service. The graduates may be employed in companies developing software, trading with computers, designing control systems, installing and administering computer networks both in small and large companies.
Our graduates are much in demand thanks to a large number of new dynamic IT companies that have recently emerged. All our graduates have found jobs with many of them being the owners of specialised businesses. The present demand of companies significantly exceeds the number of graduates. The expected future development of information technologies and automation will, for a long time, guarantee our graduates good job opportunities with a good pay.
After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Applied Computer Science and Control, students may continue their studies in the same follow-up Master's degree programme to receive a Master’s degree of “Ing.”.

Study stays abroad, international cooperation

The Institute of Automation and Computer Science co-operates with leading Czech and foreign companies in the information and automation technology markets. Solutions to concrete practical problems are supplied to such companies in the form of consulting, work on degree projects, and on particular orders etc. Such companies support the Institute of Automation and Computer Science by supplying it with state-of-the-art devices, computers and software. The Institute of Automation and Computer Science also co-operates with a number of renowned foreign universities such as Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Graz University of Technology (Austria), Kyoto University (Japan), McMaster University Hamilton (Canada), Nottingham Trent University (Great Britain), University of Applied Sciences Zittau (Germany), University of Split (Croatia), Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) and Slovak University of Technology of Bratislava (Slovakia).

Study adviser

Ing. František Vdoleček, CSc.