Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Field of Study Details

Computer Networks and Communication

Abbreviation: MSK

Length of Study: 2 years

Min. Credits: 120

Degree Programme: Information Technology

Language of Instruction: Czech

Form of Study: full-time

Accredited from: 2008 Accredited till: 2024 Last admissions: 2019

Profile
Study branch Computer Networks and Communication covers different parts of data transmission (wired, wireless, mobile), implementation of computer networks for data, voice and multimedia transmissions, including sensor and real-time communications. Students will understand basic concepts and principles of computer communication,  network architecture, and design of network application. They will learn how to design different communication systems, model their behavior, simulate and test them. They will learn how to design communication hardware and process signals. They will get acquainted with design principles of distributed systems connected with information and database systems. Students will study aspects of threat analysis and security. Students will be prepared to manage network applications and nets.
Key learning outcomes
Student of the branch acquire deeper knowledge in the area of data transmission (wired, wireless, mobile), implementation of computer networks for data, voice and multimedia transmissions, including sensor and real-time communications. Student will understand basic concepts and principles of computer communication, network architecture, and design of network application. He/she will learn how to design different communication systems, model their behavior, simulate and test them. He/she will learn how to design communication hardware and process signals. They will get acquainted with design principles of distributed systems connected with information and database systems. Student will study aspects of threat analysis and security.
Guarantor
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
  • Graduate students of the branch understand principles of communication and data services. They can use tools for design, analysis and modelling of communication. They are able to propose data path over different media (wired, wireless, mobile), define and implement distributed applications. They can design and implement communication interface for specialized appliances as well as for common Internet devices. Graduates can interconnect communication technologies with application like databases, information systems, sensors, or real-time communication systems.
  • Graduate students are given basic principles of converged networks that includes computer networks, mobile, wireless, sensor or voice transmissions. They understand architecture of those technologies and how to implement applications. They can work in many fields of communication systems, like IP telephony, database or information systems, wireless transmissions, mobile services, teleconferencing, or industrial networks.
  • Graduate students can be employed as technicians, designers or administrators of both large and specialized computer networks, as system integrators, or designers of distributed applications. They can work in private companies, like ISPs, or state-owned telecommunication institutions as network administrators, in data centers, as security experts in domain of networking, or in education, health or machinery industry.
Extent of the final state examinations
The State Final Examination has two parts: A defence of the Master Thesis, and a discussion based on selected topics from the course "Networks and Communication" which is derived from compulsory courses of the branch of Study. The areas of possible questions must be approved by the Study Branch Council, and students will be informed about the selected topics at least 2 months before the state final examination is held in the particular academic year. The discussion will be held on two topics.
Examples of theses
  • Static Analysis of Configurations of Active Network Devices
  • Using SIP Server for IP Telephony on FIT
  • Network Simulation Based on Analysis of Configuration Files of Active Devices
  • User Authentication and Authorization in New Generation Networks
  • Network Traffic Generator with Graphical API
  • Modelling Link States Routing Protocols
  • How to practically deploy IPv6 in LAN networks
  • OpenVPN implementation for Windows CE
  • Virtual environment for Node Access in PlanetLab Testbed

Choose academic year and curriculum

1. year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
GALGraph Algorithms5CEx
HSCHardware/Software Codesign5CCr+Ex
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Science5CEx
PKSAdvanced Communication Systems5CCr+Ex
TINTheoretical Computer Science7CCr+Ex
THEGame Theory5CEMCr+Ex
PDBAdvanced Database Systems5CENCr+Ex
SEMSensors and measurement5CENCr+Ex
SMTSeminar of Mathematical Structures2ECr

1. year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
PPPPractical Parallel Programming5CCr+Ex
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols5CEx
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithms5CCr+Ex
KRYCryptography5CEBCr+Ex
POSAdvanced Operating Systems5CEBEx
KKOData Coding and Compression5CECCr+Ex
LOGLogic5CEMCr+Ex
PP1Project Practice 15ECr

2. year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
BISInformation System Security5CCr+Ex
BMSWireless and Mobile Networks5CCr+Ex
PDIDistributed Application Environment5CEx
SEPSemester Project5CClCr
AVSComputation Systems Architectures5CECCr+Ex
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Design5CEMCr+Ex
SAVStatic Analysis and Verification5CEMCr+Ex
SINIntelligent Systems5CEMEx
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databases5CEMCr+Ex
PP2Project Practice 25EClCr

2. year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
DIPMaster's Thesis13CCr
PISAdvanced Information Systems5CEBCr+Ex
ZRESpeech Signal Processing5CEBEx
NAVDesign of Embedded Systems5CECEx
NSBProjecting, Administration and Security5CENCr+Ex

all years of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
CCSDesign and Security of Enterprise Networks5CEBClCr
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)5CECClCr
AEUEnglish for Europe3CEHCr+Ex
FCEEnglish: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation3CEHCr
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture *)3CEHCr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology3CEHCr
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3CEHCr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3CEHCr
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3CEHCr+Ex
PRMFundamentals of Law3CEHCr
RETRhetoric3CEHCr
RTSaReal-Time Systems (in English)5CENEx
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systems5EEx
BIOBiometric Systems5ECr+Ex
EIPEconomics of Information Products5EEx
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Java5ECr+Ex
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processors5ECr+Ex
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window System5EEx
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards5EEx
PCSAdvanced Digital Systems5EEx
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphics (in English)5EEx
PGRComputer Graphics5EEx
POVaComputer Vision (in English)5EEx
ROBaRobotics (in English)5EEx
SFCSoft Computing5ECr+Ex
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systems5EEx
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devices (in English)5EClCr
VINComputer Art5EClCr
VYPaCompiler Construction (in English)5EEx
ZPJaNatural Language Processing (in English)5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr

all years of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
AEUEnglish for Europe3CEHCr+Ex
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture3CEHCr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology *)3CEHCr
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3CEHCr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3CEHCr
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3CEHCr+Ex
PRMFundamentals of Law3CEHCr
RETRhetoric3CEHCr
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)5CEMClCr
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) *)5CENClCr
BIFBioinformatics5EEx
BINBio-Inspired Computers5EEx
BZASecure Hardware Devices5EEx
CSOaCCNA Cybersecurity Operations (in English)5EClCr
DFAaDigital Forensics (in English)5EEx
DJADynamic Languages5EEx
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithms5EEx
FLPFunctional and Logic Programming5ECr+Ex
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systems5EEx
FYOPhysical Optics5EEx
GISGeographical Information Systems *)5ECr+Ex
MARMarketing *)5ECr+Ex
MEKEconomics for Managers *)5ECr+Ex
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculus5ECr+Ex
MPRProject Management5ECr+Ex
MULMultimedia5EEx
OPMOptimization4ECr+Ex
MBAModel-Based Analysis5EEx
PMAProject Manager5EClCr
SLOaComplexity (in English)5EEx
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniques5ECr+Ex
SPPFault Tolerant Systems5ECr+Ex
SSPStochastic Processes4ECr+Ex
STMStrategic Management *)5ECr+Ex
UXIaUser Experience and Design of User Interfaces and Services (in English)5EClCr
VGEComputational Geometry5EEx
VIZaVisualization and CAD (in English)5EClCr
VNVHigh Performance Computations5EEx
VYFComputational Photography5EClCr
WAPInternet Applications5ECr+Ex
ZPOImage Processing5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr
Course is not open in this academic year
Compl: Course completion: Ex - examination, Cr - credit, ClCr - classified credit, Co - colloquium
Duty: C - compulsory, CEx - compulsory-elective group x, R - recommended, E - elective

Compulsory-elective groups

AbbrvMin. coursesMax. coursesMin.credOver asCoursesTitle
B190ECCS, KRY, PIS, POS, ZREAdvanced Systems and Security
C190EAVS, C2P, KKO, NAVHardware and Communication
H113EAEU, FCE, FIK, FIT, HKO, HVR, JA3, PRM, RETSocial Course
M190EAIS, C3P, LOG, SAV, SIN, THE, ZZNModelling and Analysis
N190EC1P, NSB, PDB, RTSa, SEMAdvanced Systems and Communication
If you are allowed to enroll more CE courses than the required minimum, then successfully completed courses that exceed Min. courses (or Min.kred, if not 0) of the CE group, will be assigned as courses of duty Over as.
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