Design, build and run a secure computer system!

Degree programme objectives

Programme "Computer systems, communications and security" aims to lead its graduate to understanding of architectures, principles, design methods and operations of secure computer systems, respecting both hardware and software aspects, including network communications. The graduate will also gain deeper knowledge in of the chose specializations of the programme. Specialization "Hardware systems" will lead to acquiring practical skills for design, implementation, analysis, testing and operations of embedded systems. Specialization "Software systems" will lead the graduate to knowledge and skills necessary in all stages of development and changes in extensive software systems, especially information systems. Emphasis is set on knowledge necessary at the design and development of systems with on deployed modern software technologies. Specialization "Information security" will prepare the graduate to work in development and management of systems supporting security operations, with the ability to thoughtfully select and apply methods supporting particular security functionality in computer systems. Specialization "Computer networks and communications" targets architectures, principles of operations of computer networks and applications, work with multimedia data, basic knowledge in the area of parallel systems.

Study plans


Admission Procedures
Admission to Master’s programmes in English 2020/2021 (study from autumn 2020)

Studies

  • Objectives

    Programme "Computer systems, communications and security" aims to lead its graduate to understanding of architectures, principles, design methods and operations of secure computer systems, respecting both hardware and software aspects, including network communications. The graduate will also gain deeper knowledge in of the chose specializations of the programme. Specialization "Hardware systems" will lead to acquiring practical skills for design, implementation, analysis, testing and operations of embedded systems. Specialization "Software systems" will lead the graduate to knowledge and skills necessary in all stages of development and changes in extensive software systems, especially information systems. Emphasis is set on knowledge necessary at the design and development of systems with on deployed modern software technologies. Specialization "Information security" will prepare the graduate to work in development and management of systems supporting security operations, with the ability to thoughtfully select and apply methods supporting particular security functionality in computer systems. Specialization "Computer networks and communications" targets architectures, principles of operations of computer networks and applications, work with multimedia data, basic knowledge in the area of parallel systems.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • explain architectures, principles, methods of design and operations for secure computer systems;
    • understand advanced concepts in designing, developing, managing, analyzing and securing computer systems;
    • consider hardware and software aspects of development and operations, including network communications;
    • review inter-dependencies between system components and point out major shortcomings and vulnerabilities;
    • create both written project report and (oral) presentation of a project.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Programme graduate will be prepared to design and maintain operations of secure computes systems with respect to both hardware and software aspects, including network communications. Graduate in the specialization "Hardware systems" will be prepared to design solutions of practical problems with the use of computer hardware, to creatively adjust hardware systems and to deploy them. Graduate in the specialization "Software systems" will be ready to take various roles in the IT departments taking part in the development and operations of information systems and in the use of IT for support of organizations. Graduates of the specialization "Information security" will be able to work in organizations developing or providing systems respecting security requirements, but also in advanced management and operations of such systems. Graduate on the specialization "Computer networks and communications" will be able to work as an architect of large networks, manage network operations and related projects, or to work as an expert in applications or security of computer networks.

  • Practical Training

    The practical training in not an obligatory part of the study program.

  • Goals of Theses

    The goal of Maters's thesis is to demonstrate that student is capable of working on a project of non-trivial size (e.g. to create a useful application, or to formulate and prove advanced mathematical thesis), as well as to demonstrate the capability of presentation and positioning of the results in the context of actual state-of-the-art in the field. Bachelor's thesis is expected to be written in Czech, Slovak or English language. Expected structure of the work includes declaration of the author about the thesis being a school work, declaration of authorship, contents, the proper text, and references. Minimal expected scope of the work is 40 regular pages of the proper text (including illustrations).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the studies, it is possible to continue in doctoral degree programme at the faculty (after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
RNDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
English English

50
estimated number of admitted
3
number of active students

Faculty of Informatics
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