study programme

Information Security

Original title in Czech: Informační bezpečnostFaculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPC-IBEAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0612A060001

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 28.5.2019 - 27.5.2029

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

2 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
60
40

Study aims

This study program provides higher interdisciplinary education in the field of information security. The study plan combines technical fields, such as applied mathematics, cryptography, informatics, and humanities, especially law. Courses are provided by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology. The aim of this program is to fully prepare experts in the field of information security who will be able to technically carry out mechanisms and systems of cyber security with respect to the Czech and international legislation´s requirements. This aim is achieved thanks to the integration of advanced courses covering the theory of communication systems, modern cryptography and theoretical informatics which are followed by practical courses focusing on particular information and communication technologies (ICT). To broaden the knowledge, students choose subjects from other programs of master´s degree programmes at FEEC BUT, the language subjects and general knowledge subjects. Master´s degree programme can be studied after successfully completing Bachelor´s degree programme (with Bachelor´s Diploma Thesis), preferably in a study programme focusing on information security.

Graduate profile

The graduates acquire qualification for work experience in the fields which involve knowledge of technical, social and legal branches to ensure information security. The graduates acquire knowledge of advanced mathematics, modern cryptography and theory of information and communication technology. This knowledge is supported by knowledge of related law fields. Following the theoretical knowledge, the students also possess practical skills for using devices used in the field of information processing and transferring. After completing the study programme, the graduates will be ready to work in the job positions such as security administrators, analytics, developers in ICT, auditors, research workers or ICT security experts. The graduates will be able to design and implement security architecture of ICT systems and evaluate related legal and economic impacts. They will be able to analyse in detail not only function of existing security systems but principles, algorithms and implementation aspects in which the existing security systems are based on. The graduates will be able to provide procedural, personal and administrative requirements required by cyber security legislation.

Study plan creation

Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, classified credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a two-year master study, the student must earn at least 120 credits in the specified credit composition:
94 credits in compulsory courses,
26 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
6 credits in elective courses,

Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
Compulsory elective courses of profiling fundamentals (PVA) are field-oriented professional courses that profile the student into narrower areas of his / her interests.
Other compulsory (PVB) courses are other professional courses included in the offers of the departments of FEEC BUT. Their goal is to extend students' professional knowledge.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of master study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.
Students must obtain the corresponding electrotechnic qualification at the beginning of their study. Students who begin their study in the year 2020/21 and later, have to fulfil one subject in English for successful study graduation, according to the Guideline BUT To education of foreign languages.

Professional experience length

The master study programme includes an obligatory 2 week professional practice of the student. The practice can be completed in companies focused on the development, implementation and administration of information and communication technologies (ICT), auditing companies, manufacturers and distributors of security appliances, state security agencies, telecommunication operators in the Czech Republic and abroad. The practice is organized by the student itself and it should be passed outside from the regular education time in the academic year (especially in the summer vacation periods) from the beginning to the end of the student master study.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-ODPLiability in ICT Lawcs2winterCompulsoryCryes
MPC-PDAData Structures and Algorithmscs7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-TLSTelecommunication Systemscs7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-TSDTheory of Communicationcs7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-KPMMobile Network Communication Systemscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-VDPAdvanced Data Transmission Technologycs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-SINExpert Assesment in ICTcs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-KRYCryptographycs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-MATMatrices and Tensors Calculuscs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-PKTModern Communication Techniquescs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-ZMDMultimedial Data Processingcs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-CT3ICT Security 3cs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-IMAManagement of Information Systemscs4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-MOSModern Network Technologiescs7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-SPISemestral Thesiscs1winterCompulsoryCryes
MPC-CPOCompliance and Legal Responsibilitycs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
MPC-OSEOptical Networkscs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-ORERisk Management of Electrotechnical Devicescs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-UINArtificial Intelligencecs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-MSTDiploma Thesiscs20summerCompulsoryCryes
MPA-SIBInformation Security Seminaren2summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-SSYWireless Sensor Networkscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-CSIDigital Signals and Systemscs7summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MPGModern Computer Graphicscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-NAVComputers and Peripheral Devicescs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PZOAdvanced Techniques of Image Processingcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PLDProgrammble Logic Devicescs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-SKSServices of Communication Systemscs7summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-EFE1English for Life 1cs2winterCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
MPC-EFE2English for Life 2cs2winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
XPC-CA1CISCO Academy 1 - CCNAcs3winterOptionalExyes
XPC-CA3CISCO Academy 3 - CCNPcs3winterOptionalExyes
XPC-CA5CISCO Academy 5 - CCNPcs3winterOptionalExyes
MPC-FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-EPOProfessional Ethicscs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5winterOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0winterOptionalCryes
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-POUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4winterOptionalExyes
MPC-RETRhetoriccs2winterOptionalCryes
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-EFE1English for Life 1cs2summerCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
MPC-EFE2English for Lifecs2summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
XPC-CASCISCO Academy - CCNAcs3summerOptionalExyes
XPC-CA2CISCO Academy 2 - CCNAcs3summerOptionalExyes
XPC-CA4CISCO Academy 4 - CCNPcs3summerOptionalExyes
MPC-FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs2summerOptionalCryes
MPC-EICElectrical Installationscs5summerOptionalGCryes
XPC-EPOProfessional Ethicscs2summerOptionalCryes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5summerOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0summerOptionalCryes
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-POUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4summerOptionalExyes
MPC-RETRhetoriccs2summerOptionalCryes
XPC-TPRTechnical Lawcs3summerOptionalCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
1 4 MPC-EFE1, MPC-EFE2, MPC-EFE1, MPC-EFE2
1 4 MPC-CPO, MPC-OSE, MPC-ORE, MPC-UIN
1 6 MPC-SSY, MPC-CSI, MPC-MPG, MPC-NAV, MPC-PZO, MPC-PLD, MPC-SKS
1 6 MPC-KPM, MPC-VDP