Applied Informatics – Field of study catalogue MU
Students of this study programme attend subjects, in which they get general knowledge of informatics and also up-to-date findings applicable generally or in chosen application field. Only students with completed bachelor or master level education will be admitted. The applicants are expected to have general knowledge of information technologies (at the level of graduates of technical bachelor study programmes). The contents of this study programme consist of a combination of chosen and for this field specific master subjects complemented by suitable bachelor subjects. Advanced mathematical basis is not demanded but the contents allow for sufficient basis for future studies in this field. Within the study programme, students can gain one or more specialisations or they can graduate without any specialisation.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- Understand fundamental principles of computer systems, operating systems, database systems, and computer networks.
- Design algorithms and solutions for given problems in various application areas.
- Apply and evaluate different approaches to work with data and/or computer systems according to given needs.
- Programme in various languages on various operating system platforms.
The students of this study programme gain general knowledge of computer science and the latest findings that can be used generally or in selected applications. Graduates will find job opportunities in particular in the area of development and deployment of information technologies in practice.
Standard duration of studies is four semesters. In order to be admitted to take the final state examination, students must acquire in total 120 ECTS credits for required, selective and elective courses. Required subjects constitute the basis of the disciplines. Students choose the selective courses according to their interests and intended professional specialisation. During the course of their studies, students should follow the course catalogue for their year of matriculation. The catalogue shows a recommended course of study including suggestions for selective courses. Students can access the course catalogue at the Office for Studies or through the faculty website: https://www.fi.muni.cz/katalog/.
The final state examination consists of a diploma thesis defence and an oral exam aimed at checking the field-related knowledge of the students. There is no written preparation to the exam and the student answers two to three questions asked by the examination committee. The final state examination typically takes about sixty minutes, half of which is taken by the thesis defence and half by the oral exam.
More information about the final state exam and the questions can be found at the faculty website: https://www.fi.muni.cz/studies/szz_mgr/.
After the completion of the Master’s studies, students may choose to continue their studies in any Doctoral degree programme at Faculty of Informatics (after satisfying the admission requirements).