study programme

Information Technology

Faculty: FITAbbreviation: BITAcad. year: 2022/2023

Type of study programme: Bachelor's

Study programme code: B0613A140028

Degree awarded: Bc.

Language of instruction: English

Accreditation: 25.6.2019 - 25.5.2029

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

3 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Informatics Without thematic area 100

Study aims

The aim of the Information Technology Bachelor Degree Programme  is to prepare alumni who are able to use both hardware and software systems at a high professional level. They are able to act as designers, programmers, and servicemen of information and communication systems, digital systems, computer networks, computer-based systems and programmers and administrators of database systems and information systems. The programme is open for teachers of higher schools who aim to complete their knowledge in the branch of information technology for the purposes of teaching.

Graduate profile

A graduates have a theoretical background in computer hardware and software. They are a qualified and flexible workers being able to adapt specific conditions at the working site.

Taught theoretical basis, especially in the field of mathematics, formal languages, algorithms, general principles of programming languages and object-oriented programming, etc., in combination with continuous preparation for mastering all aspects of research activities (including the ethical dimension in some aspects), where students use appropriate basic research procedures, provides quality preparation for both practice and further study in subsequent master's and subsequently doctoral study programmes. The aim of the programme is to develop students' ability to make independent and responsible decisions based on the framework assignment and to independently acquire additional professional knowledge, skills and competences based on personal practical experience and its evaluation. Already within the study of courses, students work in teams, where they strengthen the ability within the field to clearly and convincingly communicate their views on the issue, and problem solving and process and clearly summarize the views of other team members.

Graduates of the study programme are not only able to draw on broad theoretical knowledge in the field but are also qualified and adaptable professionals able to adapt to specific conditions in the workplace. Graduates are typically employed in professions such as analysts, designers, programmers, testers and maintenance specialists for computer applications (e.g., database and information systems, web applications, mobile devices), designers of computer systems, computer and computer network configuration specialists, secondary school IT teachers or a qualified computer businessmans.

If a graduate of the bachelor's study programme Information Technology has taken elective electrotechnical courses specified in more detail in the rules for drawing up study plans, this study programme constitutes for him/her a university bachelor's degree in another field of education, the content of which fulfils the requirements for electrotechnical education pursuant to Section 19 (2) (a) (3) of Act No.250/2021 Coll. on occupational safety in connection with the operation of reserved technical equipment and on amendments to related acts.

Profession characteristics

Nearly 100 % of FIT graduates can easily find a job these days. Even back in 2015, the average unemployment period was less than a month and according to the development at the labour market over the last couple years, we can expect that period to be significantly shorter these days. The interest in FIT graduates is further reflected by the fact that they take part in training practice during their studies.

Bachelor study programme graduates who do not continue in master degree programme find jobs in both small and medium firms as well as large companies. The employers are residential (39 %) and foreign (43 %) companies, that are usually dedicated to software and hardware development. FIT graduates employed by these companies are mostly regular employees (84 %), but a significant portion of them (15.2 %) also work in low-level to middle-level management and some of them (0.8 %) even in top-level management. FIT graduates show the highest satisfaction when it comes to their employment and salary.

Graduates are usually members of national and international development teams, that apply their knowledge in development of computer systems and applications, database and information systems, mobile and web applications, digital systems etc. Other jobs include positions such as computer systems installation technicians, network administrators or applications programmers. Graduates often start their businesses focused on development of mobile applications, database and information systems or web applications. They can find jobs also as secondary education teachers of information technology or as qualified entrepreneurs in the field of computing.

The qualities of FIT graduates that employers value the most are good basic theoretical knowledge, considerable practical capabilities, ability to work in team and high adaptability to specific workplace conditions.

Fulfilment criteria

A one-term study course is the basic teaching modulus of a study plan. Every field of study has compulsory courses (a student must pass all of them), compulsorily elective ones (a student chooses the required number of courses from each group of compulsorily optional courses or the required number of credits) and optional ones. A student chooses optional courses from a list within the given field. There are two groups of compulsory elective courses in the bachelor study programme: PVA - English (the student has to pass an English exam at the BAN4 level or higher level or have it recognized) and PVT - technical (the student has to pass one of the IVH, ICP, ICS, and IJA courses). Due to the participation of students from different countries, and thus often with different language education, in addition to the specialized course English for IT, the course English is included for students in order to ensure an equal level for completion of courses in this language.

A student of the Bachelor Degree Programme must gain at least 15 credits in the 1st term of the study and at least 30 credits in every year of the study. In case a student studies just one semester in a certain academic year, the number of credits to be obtained in this year is reduced to 15 credits). In case a student registered less than 60 credits, in order to be allowed to continue the studies it is enough for him or her to obtain at least a half of the registered credits in such a year. Credits from recognized courses are not included in obtained credits for this condition. In case a student does not obtain a sufficient number of credits in a certain part of the studies, his or her studies are terminated due to non-fulfilment of the requirements according to § 56 subsection 1 letter b) of Higher Education Act.

In order to finish the Bachelor Degree Study Programme it is necessary to complete courses successfully in the total extent of at least 180 credits, to prepare a bachelor's final thesis and to pass a state final exam. The state final exam consists of a bachelor's thesis defence and an oral part of the state final exam. The oral part consists of a technical discussion about one of the announced thematic areas between the student and members of the examining committee.

Study plan creation

The compulsory courses are composed in a way to build prerequisites for the successor courses. There are 146 credits for compulsory courses. From the compulsory elective groups, it is necessary to complete at least one course of English from the PVA group at level B1 and higher and at least one compulsory elective technical course (PVT). Both the PVA and PVT groups are of type B groups in the terms of the MEYS methodology. Elective courses are offered after compulsory courses which prepare for them the theoretical background. The number of credits for elective courses is a supplement to 180 credits. The lesson is composed of 50-minute time slots.

Availability for the disabled

Brno university of technology provides studies for persons with health disabilities according to section 21 par. 1 e) of the Act no. 111/1998, about universities and about the change and supplementing other laws (Higher Education Act) as amended, and according to the requirements in this field arising from Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., on standards for accreditation in higher education, provides services for study applicants and students with specific needs within the scope and in form corresponding with the specification stated in Annex III to Rules for allocation of a financial contribution and funding for public universities by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, specifying financing additional costs of studies for students with specific needs.

Services for students with specific needs at BUT are carried out through the activities of specialized workplace - Alfons counselling center, which is a part of BUT Lifelong Learning Institute - Student counselling section.

Counselling center activities and rules for making studies accessible are guaranteed by the university through a valid Rector's directive 11/2017 concerning the status of study applicants and students with specific needs at BUT. This internal standard guarantees minimal stadards of provided services.
Services of the counselling center are offered to all study applicants and students with any and all types of health disabilities stated in the Methodological standard of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

What degree programme types may have preceded

It is not necessary to complete specific secondary schools to be accepted into the study program. However,
it mostly follows schools such as secondary industrial and vocational schools with a focus on IT.Graduates
can continue their studies within the master study programme Information technology at FIT BUT or
within related degree programmes at other universities.


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