study programme

Communications and Informatics

Original title in Czech: Telekomunikační a informační technikaFaculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPC-TITAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0714A060011

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 [%]
100

Study aims

The two-year masters study programme Communications and Informatics (MPC-TIT) in the master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC) BUT aims to educate MSc graduates with a profound theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of modern telecommunications and information technologies who are also qualified in light-current electronics and communication technology and are able to apply this knowledge in design of new appliances and systems. The core courses include subjects in theoretical and practical information technology, multimedia, communication technology and electronics.
The study of this programme can be commenced only after the students have successfully completed the bachelor’s degree programme and passed the bachelor’s final state examination, preferably in a programme oriented towards electrical engineering or information technology.
Instruction in this programme of study is ensured primarily by the Department of Telecommunications (UTKO). The offer of optional courses along with an individual semester project and the thesis enable students to focus more closely on the area of mobile and fixed communications, metallic, optical or wireless networks, modern network technology appliances, telecommunication services, multimedia, internet technologies and their services, Internet of things (IoT), smart technology, security methods and multimedia transmission. Students are also introduced to knowledge of digital filters, signal processors, multimedia signal processing and design of electronic circuits and systems. The graduates will be able to work with user interfaces, use parallel processes in operation systems and ensure security of information systems. Depending on their individual choice, students will be thoroughly acquainted with digital methods of processing and transmission of speech, sound and image signals. They will be introduced both to the design and realization of computer networks, database systems and distributed applications and diverse information technologies. In order to improve the students’ understanding of theory, courses within theoretical extension in higher Mathematics and Physics are provided. Students can also choose technical courses in other study areas in the Master’s degree programme at FEEC BUT, language and general knowledge courses.

Graduate profile

The graduate will possess detailed knowledge in the field of communication and information technologies. He is both well-provided with theoretical knowledge of communication and information systems and familiar with their design, the electronic design itself, applications, services, smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT), surveillance and measuring systems. The spectrum of his theoretical and practical knowledge embraces properties of transmitted multimedia signals and data, their processing and subsequent technical realization of communication and information systems. He is familiar with the structure and provision of various services in mobile and fixed communication and computer networks.
The graduate is qualified to solve problems of communication and information technologies. He is sufficiently knowledgeable in problems of related radio communication design, instrumentation and applications of microelectronic circuits. Thanks to the good theoretical foundations coupled with sufficiently universal education he can be expected to accommodate to all specific requirements of his future professional practice also in other areas of electronics and electrical engineering.
Graduates in this programme of MSc studies will find application in the research, development, design and operation of challenging communication and information technologies. They can participate in the development of new generations of services in classical and mobile communication and computer networks. In addition to their technical knowledge of problems, they will be prepared to perform higher executive and managerial functions. Their sufficient theoretical education provides the required basis for possible enlargement of their knowledge in doctoral studies.

Profession characteristics

According to surveys, graduates of the information programs in the labour market are the most demanded and have no problems with exercise, graduates of MPC-TIT are very wanted preferred. They can usually choose from many offers and the employer's interest is also an above-average financial valuation. Graduates also often choose their own business, they have appropriate education for it. Employers and practice generally appreciate practical knowledge with deeper theoretical foundations of modern telecommunications and information technologies, including the use of knowledge of light current electronics and communications technology in designing new devices or systems. Graduates offer knowledge of mobile and fixed communications, metallic, optical or wireless networks, means of modern network technologies, telecommunication services, multimedia, internet technologies, including Internet of Things, smart technologies and generally Industry 4.0, security methods and multimedia transmissions. Graduates are ready to meet current labour market requirements in the field of telecommunication and information technology

Study plan creation

Study plans correspond to fast development of telecommunications and information technology.
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:
57 credits in compulsory courses,
54 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
9 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.

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-DSAData Structures and Algorithmscs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-TSDTheory of Communicationcs7winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-DREDifferential Equations in Electrical Engineeringcs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PSOProbability, Statistics and Operations Researchcs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-KVEQuantum and Laser Electronicscs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-MFYModern Physicscs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-MOSModern Network Technologiescs7winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex3yes
MPC-OSEOptical Networkscs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex3yes
MPC-DMEDiagnostic Methods in Electroengineeringcs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex4yes
MPA-KPMMobile Network Communication Systemsen6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex4yes
MPC-PSDDesign of Power and Data Networkscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex4yes
MPC-SAJReliability and Qualitycs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex4yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-CSIDigital Signals and Systemscs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-PKTModern Communication Techniquescs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-SSYWireless Sensor Networkscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MATMatrices and Tensors Calculuscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MNMModern Numerical Methodscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MPGModern Computer Graphicscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-NSBProjecting, Administration and Security of Computer Networkscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-NAVComputers and Peripheral Devicescs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PZOAdvanced Techniques of Image Processingcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-ADPA/D and D/A Converterscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-ZRESpeech Processingcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-FPFSolid State Physicscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-NANNanotechnologycs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-BKSCommunication System Securitycs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-SPISemestral Thesiscs1winterCompulsoryCryes
MPC-CASDigital Audio Signal Processingcs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-KPMMobile Network Communication Systemscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PZPParallel Data Processingcs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-SPRDigital Signal Processorscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-TLSTelecommunication Systemscs7winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-VDPAdvanced Data Transmission Technologycs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-MSTDiploma Thesiscs20summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-STTTIT Seminarcs3summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-KRYCryptographycs7summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-SKSServices of Communication Systemscs7summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-ZMDMultimedial Data Processingcs7summerCompulsory-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-MW1Microsoft Windows Desktop Systemscs5winterOptionalExyes
MPC-ELOElectronic Circuitscs6winterOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-EPLEPLAN - Designing in Electrical Engineeringcs4winterOptionalGCryes
XPC-EPOProfessional Ethicscs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5winterOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0winterOptionalCryes
MPC-MAUBookkeeping for Managerscs2winterOptionalCryes
MPC-OPTPractical Trainingcs4winterOptionalCrno
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-POMManagement Minimumcs4winterOptionalCryes
MPC-RETRhetoriccs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-MW3Microsoft Windows Network Technologiescs5winterOptionalExyes
MPC-UINArtificial Intelligencecs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
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-ELBSafety in Electrical Engineeringcs2summerOptionalExyes
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
MPC-IKSImplementation of Communication Systemscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MPC-IAPInternet Applicationscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5summerOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0summerOptionalCryes
MPC-MAUBookkeeping for Managerscs2summerOptionalCryes
MPC-NENDesign of Electronic Instrumentscs6summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-MW4Microsoft Enterprise Solutionscs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-POUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4summerOptionalExyes
XPC-MW5Programming .NET and C#cs5summerOptionalExyes
MPC-PLDProgrammble Logic Devicescs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MPC-RETRhetoriccs2summerOptionalCryes
XPC-MW2Microsoft Windows Server Systemscs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-TPRTechnical Lawcs3summerOptionalCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
3 5 MPC-MOS, MPC-OSE
4 5 MPC-DME, MPA-KPM, MPC-PSD, MPC-SAJ
1 4 MPC-EFE1, MPC-EFE2, MPC-EFE1, MPC-EFE2
2 5 MPC-KVE, MPC-MFY, MPC-FPF, MPC-NAN
1 5 MPC-DRE, MPC-PSO, MPC-MAT, MPC-MNM
1 6 MPC-CAS, MPC-KPM, MPC-PZP, MPC-SPR, MPC-TLS, MPC-VDP
1 11 MPC-SSY, MPC-MPG, MPC-NSB, MPC-NAV, MPC-PZO, MPC-ADP, MPC-ZRE
1 7 MPC-KRY, MPC-SKS, MPC-ZMD