Parallel and Distributed Systems

Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 3 years 
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The study programme provides specific knowledge in parallel and distributed systems. The programme emphasises practical skills required for design, implementation, analysis, testing, and running of parallel and distributed systems. It furnishes students with basic knowledge of computer networks and of performing computationally difficult tasks. At the same time, the students of the study programme are equipped with the necessary theoretical understanding so that they can continue in Master’s degree programmes. An integral part of the study is a project accomplished in a small team and focused on a prototype or experimental solution of problems from this study programme.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • explain basic principles and architecture of distributed and parallel systems;
  • analyze and design simple distributed and parallel systems;
  • explain basic distributed and parallel algorithms, understand specific protocols for solving communication tasks;
  • explain basic routing and switching principles and algorithms;
  • manage simple networks.
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After the completion of their studies, students can:

- start work as Bachelor’s degree graduates with the opportunity to develop their qualifications and gain deeper professional knowledge in accordance with employer's needs,

- continue in Master’s degree programmes with other specialisations and thus obtain useful interdisciplinary knowledge,

- continue in Master’s degree programmes specialised in informatics, including the study of theoretical computer science.

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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/.

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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/.

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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.

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