Course detail

Computer Science in Automation

FEKT-BVTAAcad. year: 2016/2017

The course is targeted to basis program MATLAB, modeling of simple tasks, the basics of the program Simulink and demonstration exercises.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are able to use the program MATLAB and Simulink, high-tech software packages, which are used in the field of automation and generally in praxis. The acquired knowledge will continue to be used in the preparation of protocols, tasks, and projects. After graduating from the course will gain insight about how to use computer technology to the solution of typical problems in the automation as well as in technical practice.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required. Especially physics and math (matrix calculus)


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PIVOŇKA, P. Výpočetní technika v automatizaci, 75 s. Brno: 2003. s. 1 ( s.) (CS)
Noskievič, P.:Modelování a identifikace systémů. Montanex, 1999 (CS) (CS) (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures in computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Students have to do homework preparations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Rated activities during the semester:
1. A fast tests of MATLAB (6 x 5 points)
2. MATLAB test (35 points)
3. MATLAB test (35 points)
Max. 100 points. To obtain credit student must obtain at least 50. points along with obtaining more than 30% from every test group (points 1-3 above).
All tests are taken during semestr, there is no resit.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Computer exercise:
1. Introduction lesson. MATLAB basics.
2. MATLAB data types, basic functions
3. Basic MATLAB operators, data manipulation
4. Vectors and matrix.
5. User-defined functions
6. Strings and files
7. Test 1
8. Graphic 2D, 3D.
9. SIMULINK part 1
10. SIMULINK part 2
11. Legal holiday
12. Test 2
13. Legal holiday


Become familiar with basic software packages which are used in automation and with using simulation programs and their employment in solution of common problems in automation.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-AMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer