Course detail

Computer Science in Automation

FEKT-BVTAAcad. year: 2015/2016

The course is targeted to basis program MATLAB, modeling of simple tasks, the basics of the program Simulink and demonstration exercises.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are able to use the program MATLAB and Simulink, high-tech software packages, which are used in the field of automation and generally in praxis. The acquired knowledge will continue to be used in the preparation of protocols, tasks, and projects. After graduating from the course will gain insight about how to use computer technology to the solution of typical problems in the automation as well as in technical practice.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PIVOŇKA, P. Výpočetní technika v automatizaci, 75 s. Brno: 2003. s. 1 ( s.) (CS)
Noskievič, P.:Modelování a identifikace systémů. Montanex, 1999 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Rated activities during the semester:
1. A pilot test of MATLAB
2 . Final test
Max. 100 points. A listener in obtaining at least 50. points will get credit.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Computer exercise:
1. Introduction lesson
2. Program MATLAB as a reference system program
3. Fundamentals of MATLAB
4. Vectors and matrix.
5. User-defined functions
6. Preparing for test
7. Test (max. 40 points)
8. Works with strigs and files
9. Graphic 2D, 3D.
10. Simulink 1. part
11. Simulink 2. part
12. Test (max. 60 points)
13. Credit


Become familiar with basic software packages which are used in automation and with using simulation programs and their employment in solution of common problems in automation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-AMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer