Course detail

Diploma Thesis Seminar

FEKT-MPA-DTSAcad. year: 2022/2023

The student gains an insight into the newest trends in the area of satellite systems. The first part of the course consists of a series of lectures, presented in English by specialists from the insdustry, foreign universities or from BUT. The content of the lectures is focused on spacecraft structures, sattelite networks, signal processing, antennas and signal propagation.

In the second part of the course, the student will present ideas of a selected scientific journal paper from the field of space applications.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate of the course is able to: (a) understand a professional presentation conducted in English; (b) describe the nature of selected modern techniques used in satellite systems; (c) understand the nature of a professional journal article; (d) prepare and defend a technical presentation in English.


All compulsory courses of the first year of MPA-SAP have to be passed.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Based on the diploma topic (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Techning methods include seminars covering lectures, and practical team project work. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course consists of two parts: a) participation in online English lectures; b) study and presentation of a professional article.
To successfully complete the course, it is necessary to obtain a specified minimum number of points in each part.
- Evaluation during the lectures min. 24 points, max. 48 points
- Studying a professional article and its presentation min. 26 points, max. 52 points
Total min. 50 points, max. 100 points

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction, organization
2 - 12. Professional lecture in the field of satellite technology
13. Presentation and evaluation


The aim of the course is (a) to acquaint students with the latest techniques and trends in the field of satellite systems, (b) to develop students' ability to understand a professional text and (c) to support presentation skills.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-SAP Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer