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M-AIR Applied Computer Science and Control

Study programme

Mechanical Engineering

Type of study

Type of study (language, specialization, curriculum):

  • full-time study (cs, no specialisation, 1. year, 2. year)
  • full-time study (cs, linked to branch B-AIR, 1. year, 2. year)
  • full-time study (en, no specialisation, 1. year, 2. year)
  • combined study (cs, no specialisation, 1. year, 2. year)
  • combined study (cs, linked to branch B-AIR, 1. year, 2. year)

Characteristics of the branch

The programme is of a strong interdisciplinary nature. The graduates are leaving the university as experts able to apply state-of-the-art information technologies, design and build information and control systems, employ means of automation in controlling and regulating technological processes. Much attention is paid to modern and promising AI-based approaches, knowledge systems, advanced control techniques, modern automation engineering tools including non-industrial automation, and protection systems.

Goals of the branch

The aim is to educate experts in the development and application of information technologies, designing, implementing and using elements and systems of automation with the use of state-of-the-art computing technology. Major focus is on issues of industrial production as well as on automation in non-industrial areas. Great emphasis is also placed on new and future-oriented approaches based on artificial intelligence. The graduates may find jobs at companies that design and develop information, control and regulation systems, create software products, sell programs and computers. Next they may find profitable jobs at organisations in various areas of human activities as experts in installing and operating means of automation, in building and operating information systems and systems supporting design, manufacture, marketing and economic administration. They may, for example, work as analysts, system engineers, computer network and information system administrators, system programmers, designers and operation engineers of automation and information systems, operators, or automation consultants.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering gained at FME, or in another branch with corresponding course structure gained at another faculty or school,
  • successfully completed written part of the entrance examination (if not remitted by the dean),
  • very good results in Bachelor’s study, especially in the field of mathematics, automation and computer science.
  • Candidates are expected to be interested in computer science and automation.

Career prospects

The graduates may be employed as analysts, system or specialised programmers, administrators of computer networks, information and knowledge systems, specialists in designing and operating information and automation systems, and as consultants in automation and information technologies.
After receiving a Master's degree, students may continue their studies in a Doctor’s degree programme to receive a Ph.D. degree.

Study stays abroad, international cooperation

The Institute of Automation and Computer Science co-operates with a number of renowned foreign universities such as Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Molde University College (Norway), University of Vaasa (Finland), University College Dublin (Ireland), Nottingham Trent University (Great Britain), University of Applied Sciences Zittau (Germany), Slovak University of Technology of Bratislava (Slovakia), and Technical University of Košice (Slovakia). Students may take part in the SOCRATES/ERASMUS exchange programme at some of these universities.

Study adviser

prof. RNDr. Ing. Miloš Šeda, Ph.D.