study programme

English for Practice in Electrical Engineering and Communication Technologies

Original title in Czech: Angličtina pro praxi v elektrotechnice a komunikačních technologiíchFaculty: FEECAbbreviation: BPC-APEAcad. year: 2023/2024

Type of study programme: Bachelor's

Study programme code: B0288P090002

Degree awarded: Bc.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 27.6.2023 - 27.6.2028

Profile of the programme

Professionally oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

3 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Electrical Engineering Without thematic area 43
Philology Without thematic area 57

Study aims

The aim of the study is to acquire interdisciplinary skills and acquire the necessary knowledge to enable graduates to obtain an education that is in limited supply in the labour market. This is particularly necessary given the development and scope of the electrical engineering disciplines in the world today and the fact that English has become a global communication tool.
The aim of the study programme is for graduates to acquire a basic overview and knowledge of the field of electrical engineering and communication technology and, above all, to be equipped with C1 Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level competence in a professional language.
Practical skills and knowledge will focus in particular on the use of the special variety of English used in electrical engineering and communication technology. This functional variety of English is based not only on knowledge of the language but also, and especially, on practical skills in electrical engineering and communication technology, so that users of specialist English are practically familiar with electrical engineering and communication technology. In addition to language, the programme subjects also include technical subjects with exercises and laboratories, so that graduates have a practical idea and can adequately describe and convey it in English. English focused on electrical engineering and technical communication disciplines is extremely necessary with the current rapid development and use of electrical engineering and communication disciplines. For the last ten years, there has been a single degree programme in the Czech Republic focused on English in electrical engineering and computer science, run at Brno University of Technology, which this programme builds on, but with an emphasis on wider application in technical practice.

Graduate profile

Profession characteristics

The main aim of the bachelor degree programme English for Practice in Electrical Engineering and Communication Technologies is to prepare professionals in this specific field endowed with a high level of language skills. Apart from the language tuition and relevant technical courses, students will practice managerial skills and broaden their awareness of the cultural and geopolitical aspects. These in combination with English for specific purposes, electrotechnical background will provide graduates with qualifications for the work in industry, administration, research and development, management, multinational corporations, and specialized translations.

Study plan creation

The curriculum is composed in such a way that the students are trained to gradually master the English language in subjects Practical English and at the same time receive training in electrical engineering and information technology. The lecturing in subjects focused on electrical engineering and communication technology will be in English (70%), only summarizing and discussion will be held in Czech (30%). This will further improve the students‘ language skills. The subjects dealing with theoretical linguistics and translation studies require a higher level of knowledge, and are, therefore, predominantly included in the curriculum for the second and third year of study.

Availability for the disabled

All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a master's study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-EFEEnglish for Engineeringcs, en3CompulsoryExCj - 26yes
BPC-ELEElectrical Engineeringcs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / L - 26yes
BPC-FYEPhysics in Electrical Engineeringcs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 13yes
BPC-MAEMathematics in Electrical Engineering 1cs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / CPP - 26yes
BPC-MFCGrammar and Phonetic Structurescs4CompulsoryGCrCj - 39yes
BPC-PA1Practical English 1cs5CompulsoryExCj - 52yes
BPC-ILSIntroduction to Linguisticscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / S - 13yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-EITEnglish for CTcs, en5CompulsoryExCj - 52yes
BPC-DOMDigital Circuits and Microprocessorscs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13yes
BPC-EDEElectronic Devicescs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / COZ - 13yes
BPC-MTDMaterials and Technical Documentationcs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / Cp - 6 / L - 7yes
BPC-POPComputers and Programmingcs4CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / Cp - 26yes
BPC-PA2Practical English 2cs5CompulsoryExCj - 52yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-ATEAnalog Technologycs, en3CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / L - 13yes
BPC-JDTLanguage as Discourse in Science and Technologycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / Cj - 39yes
XPC-BENBusiness Englishcs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExCj - 26no
BPC-OP2Professional Practice 2cs, en5CompulsoryCrPX - 160yes
BPC-PA3Practical English 3cs5CompulsoryExCj - 52yes
BPC-SISSignals and Systemscs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26yes
XPC-FR1French for Beginners 1cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-NE1German for Beginners 1cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-RU1Russian for Beginners 1cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-ESP1Spanish for Beginners 1cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-DAN Analysis of Professional Discoursecs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / Cj - 26yes
BPC-CPPCzech Language for Interpretationcs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / COZ - 13yes
BPC-ELMElectrical Machinescs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / COZ - 13yes
BPC-EVAEM Waves and Linescs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / Cp - 13yes
BPC-KSYCommunication Systemscs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / S - 13yes
BPC-AC1Cultural Studies 1cs5CompulsoryExP - 26 / Cj - 26yes
BPC-PA4Practical English 4cs5CompulsoryExCj - 52yes
XPC-FR2French for Beginners 2cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-NE2German for Beginners 2cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-RU2Russian for Beginners 2cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
XPC-ESP2Spanish for Beginners 2cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrCj - 261yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-AC2Cultural Studies 2cs5CompulsoryExP - 26 / Cj - 26yes
BPC-MPRMethodologycs4CompulsoryExS - 26yes
BPC-OP3Professional Practice 3cs, en5CompulsoryCrPX - 160yes
BPC-RREControl Theorycs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / Cp - 13yes
BPC-BSPSemestral Thesiscs5CompulsoryGCrK - 52yes
BPC-SAZStyles and genres in ESPcs5CompulsoryExCj - 52no
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BPC-NARNetwork Architecturecs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / L - 13yes
BPC-BATBachelor Thesiscs10CompulsoryCrVB - 52yes
BPC-CATContrastive Analysis of Professional Textscs2CompulsoryCr,ExCOZ - 26yes
BPC-TRSTranslation Seminarcs2CompulsoryExS - 26yes
BPC-BTSBachelor Thesis Seminarcs5CompulsoryCr,ExS - 39yes
BPC-VDEElectrical Power Production and Distributioncs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / S - 26yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Number of ECTS credits Courses
1 3 cr - 12 cr XPC-FR2 (3 cr), XPC-NE2 (3 cr), XPC-RU2 (3 cr), XPC-ESP2 (3 cr)
1 3 cr - 12 cr XPC-FR1 (3 cr), XPC-NE1 (3 cr), XPC-RU1 (3 cr), XPC-ESP1 (3 cr)