Mathematical Informatics – Field of study catalogue MU
The study programme of Mathematical Informatics (Mathematical Computer Science) provides the necessary background for further study and scientific work in theoretical computer science, or in interdisciplinary fields involving mathematics, operational research, and computer science. This study programme is primarily targeted at students who intend to continue their study on Master’s (and also PhD) level. Graduates of Mathematical Informatics receive knowledge background sufficient for any master study programme in computer science, and suitable also for studies in related mathematical or operations research fields. The study plan of Mathematical Informatics places emphasis on theoretical computer science subjects and formal methods, and on related mathematical disciplines. The choice of selective subjects in the study programme is at the discretion of each student and should reflect student's future study plans.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- understand formal and mathematical background of computer science;
- use basic skills in all areas of IT.
After the completion of their studies, students of Mathematical Informatics can:
Continue their study in various Master’s Degree Programmes specialised in informatics, including the study of Theoretical Computer Science.
Continue in Master’s Degree Programmes with another specialisation and obtain interdisciplinary knowledge with good prospects, particularly in connections with mathematics or operational research.
Start work as Bachelor’s degree graduates with the opportunity to develop their qualifications and specific professional expertise in accordance with their employer's needs.
Standard duration of studies is six semesters. In order to be admitted to take the final state examination, students must acquire in total 180 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 Bachelor's thesis defence and an oral exam aimed at checking the field-related knowledge of the students. Two questions are randomly drawn for each students before the oral exam. The student is allocated thirty minutes to answer these questions in writing. This written preparation is given to the committee and it constitutes a part of the official protocol about the final exam. Committee members are allowed to ask additional questions to the written preparation, and about other topics related to the drawn questions. The final state examination typically takes about thirty 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_bc/.
After the completion of the Bachelor’s studies, students may choose to continue their studies in any Master’s degree programme. It is advisable to prepare for further studies field specifics by selecting wisely the elective courses during the Bachelor studies.