Course detail

Computers and Programming

FEKT-BPC-POPAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Entry knowledge

The student should have basic user experience with information technologies.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

up to 100 points from computer exercises:
- test (up to 35 points)
- final test (up to 65 points)
Computer exercises are obligatory. Excused absence can be substituted.


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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

PECINOVSKÝ, Rudolf a Miroslav VIRIUS. Učebnice programování - základy algoritmizace. Praha: Grada Publishing, 1997. ISBN 80-7169-577-7. (CS)
DOŇAR, B. a K. ZAPLATÍLEK. MATLAB - tvorba uživatelských aplikací. BEN, 2004. ISBN 8073001330. (CS)
KABELOVÁ, Alena a Libor DOSTÁLEK. Velký průvodce protokoly TCP/IP a systémem DNS. 5., aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-2236-5. (CS)
SCHLÖMER, N. Guidelines for writing clean and fast code in MATLAB. (EN)
GETREUER, P. Writing Fast MATLAB Code. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APE Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Representation of numbers and characters, information coding. Operational systems, process, multitasking, UNIX, basic characteristics. Fundamentals of algorithms, program in symbolic language. Programming in Matlab. Information transfer, computer networks, topologies of local networks. Communication protocols, data transfer in Internet, protocol layers. E-learning course of information literacy (self-study).

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction to computer lab and directive "Rules of computer lab operation at BUT", how to log on. Electronic mail - a system of mail delivery. Making web presentation. E-learning course of information literacy (self-study). UNIX - using basic commands, file management. Algorithmisation - how to make algorithm and writing a program in symbolic language. Programming in Matlab - design and construction of a simple program in Matlab, design and construction of an extended program in Matlab. Internet services. Individual project - making a document in MS Office, OpenOffice or Latex.