study programme

Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics

Original title in Czech: Biomedicínské inženýrství a bioinformatika Faculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPC-BTBAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0688A060001

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 23.8.2018 - 22.8.2028

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

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Study aims

Study programme Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics aims to provide both practically oriented graduates and future students of following PhD study programs in the fields of biomedical engineering, medical computer science, bioinformatics, and mathematic biology at leading national universities (VUT, ČVUT, UK, MU). Students gain not only theoretical knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and human pathology, that are needed for understanding of basic biological processes in human body. They will also gain knowledge that is necessary for successful communication with health professionals. Students learn to use medical equipment and biomedical computer science tools including use of program interfaces to these tools. They also gain knowledge of necessary laws and regulations that are applicable to the health sector.

Graduate profile

Graduates of the study program Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics are biomedical engineers with technical and natural sciences overview of the field of biomedical engineering, medical informatics and bioinformatics technology. They have the ability to work in a team is very well prepared to language in general and professional, and have potential to learn and develop in line with the development of knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering and bioinformatics. Graduates will be able to work with medical instrumentation, assist in the diagnosis and therapy with special clinical techniques, control instrumentation, detailed analysis of bioinformatic data including genetic, perform statistical analysis of medical data, design, implement and use software to support diagnostics.
Graduates will be able to work in a team of experimental research and development. The application is also available in the development teams of researchers and educational institutions in the development and manufacturing companies in the field of medical technology and information technology, companies engaged in the sale and service of medical equipment or software creation, biological and genetic laboratories.
Graduates will have a good knowledge of mathematics, molecular biology, biostatistics and medical ethics. Be familiar with current trends in health technology and informatics. Will be able to apply national and international norms and standards in the field of medical technology. The general basis of study enables further PhD studies at the University or at another university.

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:
92 credits in compulsory courses,
18 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
10 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

Master's study programme requires professional practice at the length of two weeks (80 hours) in health institutes, companies or enterprises focused on health services, production, operation, research, sales and services of biomedical technology, bioinformatics both home or abroad. The practise is self-organized by the student and it has to be performed outside the regular semester (recommended is the summer period). The practise has to be performed before the end of the regular master's studies.

Availability for the disabled

All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.

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
MPC-BEZSafety of Electrical Devicescs2winterCompulsoryCryes
MPC-MISMedical Information Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-MOLMolecular Biologycs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-ACSAdvanced Analysis of Biological Signalscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exno
MPC-PRGProgramming in Bioinformaticscs5winterCompulsoryExyes
MPC-NPRStochastic Processescs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-STAAdvanced Methods in Biostatisticscs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
1. year of study, summer semester
MPC-ABSAnalysis of Biological Sequencescs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-ABOAnalysis of Biomedical Imagescs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-EALEvolution Algorithmscs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-MVPMethodology of Scientific Workcs2summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-SYSSystem Biologycs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-KODCoding in Informaticscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MNMModern Numerical Methodscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
2. year of study, winter semester
MPC-MKPMicroprocessor Devices in Biomedicinecs4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-MZTMicroscopic Imaging Technologycs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-BSESemestral Thesiscs5winterCompulsoryGCryes
MPC-MLRMachine Learningcs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exno
MPC-VIZBiomedical Data Visualizationcs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, summer semester
MPC-BCEDiploma Thesiscs20summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-PMBAdvanced methods in Bioinformaticscs3summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
MPC-ZBMImaging Method Practice in Biomedicinecs3summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
MPC-AB2Advanced Methods in Image Processingcs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
Any year of study, winter semester
MPC-EFE1English for Life 1cs2winterOptionalCryes
MPC-EFE2English for Life 2cs2winterOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-CA1CISCO Academy 1 - CCNAcs3winterOptionalExyes
MPC-FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-EPOProfessional Ethicscs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-KATConversation through Hot Current Issuescs3winterOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5winterOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0winterOptionalCryes
MPC-MAUBookkeeping for Managerscs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5winterOptionalExyes
XPC-POMManagement Minimumcs4winterOptionalCryes
XPC-POUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4winterOptionalExyes
MPC-TAPAdvanced Technical Englishcs2winterOptionalCr,Exno
Any year of study, summer semester
MPC-EFE1English for Life 1cs2summerOptionalCryes
MPC-EFE2English for Lifecs2summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-CA2CISCO Academy 2 - CCNAcs3summerOptionalExyes
MPC-FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs2summerOptionalCryes
MPC-EICElectrical Installationscs5summerOptionalGCryes
XPC-IPDEngineering Pedagogy and Didacticscs5summerOptionalExyes
XPC-KATConversation through Hot Current Issuescs3summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-KPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5summerOptionalCryes
XPC-LADLaboratory Didacticscs0summerOptionalCryes
XPC-PEPPedagogical Psychologycs5summerOptionalExyes
MPC-TAPAdvanced Technical Englishcs2summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-TPRTechnical Lawcs3summerOptionalCryes
MPC-TBITechnology in Cellular Engineeringcs5summerOptionalCr,Exno
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses