Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Specialization Details

Embedded Systems

Abbreviation: NEMB

Length of Study: 2 years

Min. Credits: 120

Degree Programme: Information Technology and Artificial Inteligence

Language of Instruction: Czech

Form of Study: full-time

Accredited from: 2019 Accredited till: 2029

Key learning outcomes
Student of the branch acquire deeper theoretical knowledge of behavior description and behavior modelling, design and its verification, testing computer systems, and will be learned the principles of the synthesis and analysis of functional units of computers and other digital devices. Further, he/she will be informed about the architectures of computer systems with the emphasis on multi-processor, reconfigurable and distributed systems. He/she will understand the principles of formal specification and their implementation in the design of embedded systems, be able to utilize advanced techniques for rapid prototyping and the implementation of typical applications.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
  • The graduates have good insight into architecture of computers, can integrate hardware and software products and optimize their configuration, predict system performance, design distributed, internet-based, parallel and reconfigurable applications. They can design embedded systems based on microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs and microcontrollers as well as specialized interfaces, including interfaces to Internet.
  • The graduates are ready for design work, operation and management of networks as well as high-performance parallel and reconfigurable systems, further for research and development work in the area of custom computing, digital control and embedded systems. They understand principles of project control and are able to apply them at the development, design and in application of computing systems. They are able to design and carry out an experiment, analyse and interpret the data, work individually or in a team, present the results in written or oral form and further educate themselves. Their adaptation is easy even into as diversified areas as demanding scientific computations and simulations, digital signal and image processing or advanced Internet automation or E-education.
  • A carrier is possible in professions like system programmer, computer systems network designer and manager, system integrator, development specialist in design and rapid prototyping of combined hardware/software computer-based systems, distributed digital control systems as well as custom and programmable circuits and interfaces. Graduates in this branch of study will use their education in development and research divisions of companies dealing with computer hardware and software and further in a huge number of companies, which computer systems operate only, e.g. in state and local bodies, in the army, in education and health institutes, and practically in any industrial enterprise.
Extent of the final state examinations
State Exam in Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence, specialization Embedded Systems consists of the following parts:
  • presentation and defense of diploma thesis,
  • oral exam, which combines the basic themes contained in the courses profiling the basis of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (Theoretical Computer Science, Statistics and Probability, Computer Systems Architectures, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Storage and Preparation, Functional and Logic Programming, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Modern Trends in Informatics),
  • oral exam, which combines the basic themes contained in the courses profiling base in Embedded Systems (Advanced Digital Systems, HW/SW Codesign, Embedded Systems Design, Practical Parallel Programming, Functional Verification of Digital Systems, Coding and Data Compression).
All parts of the state examination are held on the same date before the State Examination Board. The state exam can be taken by a student who has obtained the required number of credits in the prescribed composition necessary for the successful completion of the master's degree and has submitted the master's thesis in due time. The organization and course of the state examination are given by the corresponding internal standard of the faculty and by the relevant instructions of the program guarantor for state examinations.
Examples of theses
  • Mapping of Match Tables from P4 Language to FPGA Technology
  • Data Loader for Complex Testing of On-Board Systems
  • Expansion Module with Touch LCD Display for Educational Minerva Platform
  • Network Traffic Analysis Using NXP Processor and FPGA
  • Application of Machine Learning Algorithms for the Generation of Checking Circuits
  • Framework for Hardware Acceleration of 400Gb Networks
  • Acceleration of Applications Using Specialized Instructions
  • Using High-Level Synthesis for ZYNQ Platform Applications

Choose academic year and curriculum

1. year of study, winter semester

AVSComputation Systems Architectures5CCr+Ex
MSPStatistics and Probability6CEx
TINTheoretical Computer Science7CCr+Ex

1. year of study, summer semester

PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithms5CCr+Ex

2. year of study, winter semester

SEPSemester Project5CClCr

2. year of study, summer semester

PPPPractical Parallel Programming5CCr+Ex
DIPMaster's Thesis13CCr

all years of study, winter semester

HSCHardware/Software Codesign5CCr+Ex
PCSAdvanced Digital Systems5CEx
SUIArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning5CEx
UPAData Storage and Preparation5CEx
AEUEnglish for Europe3ECr+Ex
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systems5EEx
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Design5ECr+Ex
BAYaBayesian Models for Machine Learning (in English)5EEx
BIOBiometric Systems5ECr+Ex
BISInformation System Security5ECr+Ex
BMSWireless and Mobile Networks5ECr+Ex
CCSDesign and Security of Enterprise Networks5EClCr
CZSaDigital Signal Processing (in English)5EEx
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) *)5EClCr
EIPEconomics of Information Products5EEx
SAVStatic Analysis and Verification5ECr+Ex
FCEEnglish: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation3ECr
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture *)3ECr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology3ECr
GALGraph Algorithms5EEx
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Java5ECr+Ex
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processors5ECr+Ex
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window System5EEx
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards5EEx
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3ECr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3ECr
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3ECr+Ex
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Science5EEx
MOGMolecular Genetics3EEx
PBIAdvanced Bioinformatics4EEx
PCGParallel Computations on GPU5EEx
PDBAdvanced Database Systems5ECr+Ex
PDIDistributed Application Environment5EEx
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphics (in English)5EEx
PGRComputer Graphics5EEx
PKSAdvanced Communication Systems5ECr+Ex
POVaComputer Vision (in English)5EEx
PP2Project Practice 25EClCr
PRMFundamentals of Law3ECr
ROBaRobotics (in English)5EEx
RTSaReal-Time Systems (in English)5EEx
SEMSensors and measurement5ECr+Ex
SFCSoft Computing5ECr+Ex
SINIntelligent Systems5EEx
SLALinear Algebra6ECr+Ex
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systems5EEx
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devices (in English)5EClCr
THEGame Theory5ECr+Ex
VINComputer Art5EClCr
VYPaCompiler Construction (in English)5EEx
ZPJaNatural Language Processing (in English)5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databases5ECr+Ex

all years of study, summer semester

FLPFunctional and Logic Programming5CCr+Ex
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systems5CEx
KKOData Coding and Compression5CCr+Ex
MTIaModern Trends in Informatics (in English)4CClCr
NAVDesign of Embedded Systems5CEx
ATAAutomated Testing and Dynamic Analysis5EEx
BINBio-Inspired Computers5EEx
BZASecure Hardware Devices5EEx
CPSaCyber-Physical Systems Design (in English)5EEx
CSOaCCNA Cybersecurity Operations (in English)5EClCr
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) *)5EClCr
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) *)5EClCr
DFAaDigital Forensics (in English)5EEx
DJADynamic Languages5EEx
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithms5EEx
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture3ECr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology *)3ECr
FYOPhysical Optics5EEx
GISGeographical Information Systems *)5ECr+Ex
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3ECr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3ECr
SURMachine Learning and Recognition5EEx
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3ECr+Ex
KNNConvolutional neural networks5EClCr
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculus5ECr+Ex
MPRProject Management5ECr+Ex
NSBProjecting, Administration and Security5ECr+Ex
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols5EEx
MBAModel-Based Analysis5EEx
PISAdvanced Information Systems5ECr+Ex
PMAProject Manager5EClCr
POSAdvanced Operating Systems5EEx
PP1Project Practice 15ECr
PRMFundamentals of Law3ECr
SLOaComplexity (in English)5EEx
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniques5ECr+Ex
SPPFault Tolerant Systems5ECr+Ex
TOIPrinciples and Design of IoT5ECr+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
ZRESpeech Signal Processing5EEx
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
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