Course detail

Computer-supported solution of engineering problems

FEKT-NPPRAcad. year: 2019/2020

Interpretation of numerical methods, implemented in widely-utilized CAD programs, is given. This course covers essential methods of solving both linear and nonlinear problems. Within each group, methods are classified according to their features and practical applicability. The comment is then centred on the well proven methods. For these methods, also the MATLAB source code is available in computer exercises.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Active knowledge of mathematic numerical methods of solving frequent practical problems as a precondition of effective utilization of professional programs, to which these methods are included.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PRESS,W.H. et al.: Numerical Recipes in Pascal. The Art of Scientific Computing. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-37516-9 (book), 0-521-37532-0 (CD).
ACTON, F.S.: Numerical Methods that Work. The Mathematical Association of America, Washington D.C., 1990. ISBN 0-88385-450-3.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


To elaborate actual and to acquire more of the knowledge about the practically exploitable numerical methods of solving engineering problems with a view to electrical engineering, about the corresponding algorithms of computer solution, and about the efficient utilization of professional programs as MicroCap, PSPICE, SNAPwhere these algorithms are implemented and possibilities of using numeric methods by spreadsheet programs.

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-MN Master's

    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer