Course detail

Algorithms and Programming

FAST-CU051Acad. year: 2020/2021

Design of programs and applications in Microsoft Visual Basic.
Basic algorithms, structured programming, object-oriented programming, application object libraries and their use, solving engineering problems, simulation and animation techniques. Application of elementary numerical methods in continuum mechanics problems.


Institute of Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Science (AIU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Programming in Visual Basic using modern techniques of events driven programming, component technology and object-oriented programming


Fundamentals of algorithms and programming, basic knowledge of technical English


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Computer model from the perspective of a programmer. Language development environment.
2. Variables, data types, constants, assignment statement.
3. Functions and procedures (ways of calling and transfering of parameters, global and local variables).
4. Built-in language elements, inputs and outputs.
5. Commands for flow control, conditional statements and loops.
6. Working with structured variables.
7. Structured and object-oriented programming, event-driven programming.
8. Application object libraries.
9. Fundamentals of simulation using numerical methods.
10. Animation techniques, program project.
11. Working with the file system, data conversion algorithms.
12. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Statistical and optimization problems, the initial task.
13. Examples of solving of engineering problems. Advanced solutions and animation of large deformations.


Topics include structured program design, event-drive programming, and Visual Basic program components. This is a course designed to introduce students to more advanced elements Visual Basic programming language. Students will design and write Windows applications in Visual Basic.

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 N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer