Course detail

Computers and Programming 1

FEKT-BPA-PC1SAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with introduction to MATLAB and Simulink syntax. Introduction to vector and matrix creation, manipulation and arithmetic operations. Introduction to programing and algorithms. Introduction to modeling of dynamic systems in Simulink.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduate of course:
- understands to introduction of MATLAB syntax.
- understands to principles of modeling in MATLAB/Simulink


Knowledge on the secondary school level is required, students should be familiar with principles of matrix calculus.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Attaway, S. MATLAB:A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Elsevier, 2009 (CS)
Moore, H. MATLAB for Engineers,Pearson Education, 2012 (EN)
Hahn, B., Valentine D., T., Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Elsevier, 2007 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and computational seminars. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students elaborate individual project on programming.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student can obtain 100 points for projects realized during semester.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. VUT/FEKT IT system, users accounts.
2.Introduction to E-learning,
3. MATLAB - Users interface, syntax basics
4. MATLAB - Elementary vector and matrix operations
5. MATLAB - Elementary mathematical, logical operations and operators
6. MATLAB – Introduction to programming I. – control structures
7. MATLAB – Introduction to programming II. – function definition
8. MATLAB – Graphics and visualization
10. MATLAB – Introduction to Simulink
11. MATLAB /Simulink: Simulink model based on differential equations
12. MATLAB/Simulink: Practical examples of dynamic systems
13. MATLAB/Simulink – Introduction to Simscape toolbox


Not applicable.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-PSA , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer