Course detail

Computers and Programming

FEKT-BPA-POPAcad. year: 2022/2023

The course is oriented to basic pronciples of information technologies. It is focused on getting knowledge about representation and coding of information, algorithmization, networking, computer organization, basics of object-oriented programming and practical knowledge on programming in MATLAB Programming Software.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will be able to:
- describe computer structure,
- explain fundamental terms of information technologies,
- write an algorithm in symbolic language,
- explain fundamental principles of computer communication,
- explain fundamentals of object-oriented programming,
- understand a program written in Java language,
- understand a program written in MATLAB programming software.


The student should have basic user experience with information technologies.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and computer laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write projects/assignments during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

up to 100 points from computer exercises:
- test (up to 35 points)
- final test (up to 65 points)

Course curriculum

1. Representation of numerical and symbolic information, information coding.
2. Building of an algorithm, progams in symbolic language.
3. Information transfer, computer networks, communication protocols.
4. Object-oriented programming basics.
5. Java programming language basics.
6. Computer organization, internal structure of computers.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to introduce students to computer science including its practical use. The subject deals with fundamentals of algorithmization and programming.

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

Computer exercises are obligatory. Excused absence can be substituted.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-BTB Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer