Course detail

Distributed systems and networks

FEKT-NDSSAcad. year: 2019/2020

Subject deals with modern problems in automation e.g. with distributed control systems. The main attention is given on the communication subsystem that creates the backbone of these systems. Students obtain a deep and large view of open system interconnection, communication standards, proprietary communication systems and their implementation. Next part of the subject deals with distributed control systems DCS from the first control level as many as the operator level. The last topic of the subject is the soft control.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge in open systems interconnection, serial industrial communication systems and distributed control systems.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Zezulka F.: Automatizační prostředky. Skriptum PC DIR, 2000. (CS)
Stallings W.: Handbook of Computer-Communication standards. Vol1. Macmillan Book, 1988 (EN)
Zezulka F.: Prostředky průmyslové automatizace. Vutium, 2004 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

30 points from laboratories
70 points from examination

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim are large knowledge in industrial communication buses and distributed automation/control systems.

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

lab works, project

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer