Programming and application development
Are you interested in computer science or computer technology? Wondering how ubiquitous digital systems are created and managed? Have you met programming or are you interested in understanding what it actually entails? If at least one of these applies, or if you're simply curious and like to solve practical problems, you've just found the right study programme.
You will study the principles of the technical implementation of basic computer aspects from hardware, to operating systems, networking and the principles of secure and efficient data storage. At the same time, you will also gain knowledge of basic mathematics and computer theory. The study combines lectures with seminars and continuous practical verification of your gradually acquired knowledge and skills. There is also a semester project and, in particular, an optional, usually financially rewarded semester internship.
Graduates of this degree programme always have a wide range of options to choose from. The program will prepare you especially well for positions as programmers, developers, or computer and information systems administrators, but the employment opportunities are much broader because your ability to solve practical problems will be extremely valuable.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of laboratories at the Faculty, to start participating in research activities with teachers, or to work with a commercial company that is an industrial partner of the Faculty.
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Is studying the programme for you?
Absolutely yes! If you are interested in the first paragraph and if you are looking for a study that is not based on the ability to remember facts, but will develop your systematic thinking skills. On the contrary, the study does not require that you already know how to program; it is enough that you have an open mind, are close to logical thinking and are not intimidated by mathematics.
And if during your first year you find that you are more interested in theory, then you can transfer to our sister programme, Computer Science, with complete ease.
As a graduate of this degree programme, you will be fully prepared to take up positions as junior and senior developers or administrators of information systems immediately after your studies, and as such you will be highly valued in the job market. Alternatively, you can continue your studies in a follow-up degree programme focused on Computer Science.
Where to go after this study?
A suitable follow-up master's programme in FI:
Graduate employment survey
FI graduates are valued in practice, with an average gross starting salary of more than 45,000 CZK in the last few years, according to a survey of all degrees. More about graduate employment
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The study catalogue contains lists of required and elective courses and a recommended course of study.
You will have the opportunity to complete a 12-week internship. The faculty has extensive cooperation with industrial partners and there are always a number of places available in attractive companies, or you can design the location of your internship yourself. Internships are usually paid, so in this way you will also receive financial support directly as part of your studies.
The internship will be carried out in the 5th semester, when you will already have enough experience to put into practice. The internship takes up 4 days a week, and the fifth is spent teaching and contact with the faculty, when you can also easily solve any problems.
Involvement in research and development
Students have the opportunity to get involved in scientific research or development work within the FI research laboratories. At the undergraduate level of study, collaboration typically takes the form of lab projects or lab-led theses. Typical topics of such focused bachelor theses include evaluation of new procedures, implementation of prototypes, or participation in the development of larger software products.