Course detail

Research and Development Project

FSI-ZKRAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course is focused on team realization of advanced problems during prototype design or research and development project. Emphasis is placed on more advanced way of project based learning in which students are involved in problems identification and finding possible solutions. The presentation of obtained results in the form of technical paper is developed.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

- knowledge of machine design, solid mechanics and material science, finite element methods, 3D parametric modelling.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Conditions for obtaining credit:
- active participation in exercises,
- submission of a complete project in digital form (CAD data, technical report, drawing documentation, presentation in pptx) and in printed form
(technical report, drawing documentation).
- submission of a technical paper in digital (docx) and printed version.
Examination conditions:
- successful defence of the project before the committee (it takes place in a team and is a prerequisite for passing the second part of the exam),
- Successful completion of an individual discussion in front of the committee (the key to success is sharing knowledge about the project solution among all team members), the overall grade is based on
the assessment in both parts of the exam. In total, up to 100 points can be earned, the resulting classification is determined by the ECTS scale.

Exercises and laboratories: attendance is compulsory and controlled by the teacher, maximum two absences are allowed. In the case of long-term absence, compensation of missed lessons is on the competence of the course guarantor.


Graduates will adopt the process of research and development projects solution and will be able to identify complex problems during prototype design or research and development projects.
- Ability to work in a team to solve advanced research and development projects.
- Ability to identify key problems and propose their solution.
- Practical experiences in experiment planning and prototype development.
- Ability to present obtained results in the form of a technical paper.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

. CHILDS, P. R. N. Mechanical design engineering handbook. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014. ISBN 978-0-08-097759-1. Dostupná z: (EN)
MACK, Ch. A. How to Write a Good Scientific Paper. SPIE Press, 2018, 124 s. ISBN 978-1510619135 (EN)

Recommended reading

Literatura doporučená garanty pro konkrétní téma projektu

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-KSI-P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

96 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Depending on the requirements and objectives of a projects, the student usually carries out development or research work in one of the following laboratories:
- Tribology.
- Reverse engineering and additive technologies.
- Technical diagnostics.

Computer-assisted exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Presentation of project assignments, division of competencies, project map, Gantt chart.
- Problems identification and analysis / - Proposal of prototype variants of solutions.
- First review meeting with presentation of results.
- Experiments / prototype testing planning
- Data acquisition and evaluation of obtained results
- Second review meeting with presentation of results.
- Analysis of obtained results and their publication.