Course detail

Diploma Seminar (M-IMB)

FSI-RD8Acad. year: 2015/2016

This course should help students to elaborate and to present their diploma projects at a high professional level. They are introduced to the methodology and technology of scientific research, to the realization of literature retrievals, to the content-bearing and formal requirements of a diploma project. Principal ethical features of scientific work and of oral and written presentations are overviewed. Students are warned of substantial content-bearing mistakes, which frequently occur in diploma projects. The way of presenting a diploma project is shown. The title and content of everybody's own diploma project are consulted with each of the students.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students get information about a systematic approach to the diploma project realization, to its content, structural and formal sides. The way of diploma project presentation.


Knowledge of problems concerning the individual diploma project.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Janíček P., Ondráček E.: Řešení problémů modelováním. Skriptum VUT v Brně, FS, PC-DIR Real, 1998.
Janíček P.: Systémové pojetí vybraných oborů pro techniky.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Individual interview with every student about his own diploma project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to increase the standard of diploma projects upon the systematic level.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Presence in seminars is required and recorded.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-IMB , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Characteristics and division of scientific works.
2.Charakteristics of a diploma project.
3.System approach to the diploma project.
4.Problem situations and problems - definition and comprehensive analyses.
5.Approaches and methods in solutions to problems.
6.Logical methods, system analysis.
7.Statistical methods, modelling.
8.Creation of systems of significant quantities at real systems – creation of partial models.
9.Structure and methodology of computational modelling.
10.Credibility of results of modelling.
11.Factual side of the diploma project.
12.Formal and language side of the diploma project.
13.Presentation of the diploma project.