Criteria for admission to the Master’s Study Programmes at the Faculty of Informatics MU 2018/2019
When to ask for the remission of the entrance examination?
- successfully completion a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields or an applicant must be in the final year of the Bachelor's studies in Computer Science or related fields
the study average mark for the entire Bachelor's degree is at no more than 2.00 (according to the grading scale corresponding to the ECTS principles used at MU; in case of different grading scale the applicant must contact the Office for International Affairs of the Faculty of Informatics, MU) or must belong to the fiftieth percentile in his/her degree programme
- If you have successfully completed a Master's degree in Computer Science or any related fields and attach a list of courses completed in master and bachelor studies issued by the university. The both lists must be issued after the whole completion of studies (in this case, there are no requirements for study average). Or you are a student of final year of the Master's degree programme in Computer Science or any related fields and attach a list of passed courses issued by the university no earlier than on March 13, 2018 (in this case, there are no requirements for study average, but at the time of enrolment the study must be successfully completed). You also attach a list of passed courses in your bachelor study issued by the university after the whole completion of study (in this case, there are no requirements for study average).
Which documents have to be sent for entrance exam remission?
- A written request
- An applicant who is a holder of Bachelor’s/Master's degree will send a Diploma and a Transcript of records (Diploma Supplement) with the study average mark in case of the Bachelor's studies, issued by the appropriate university (it is also possible to demonstrate an obtained percentile)
- If an applicant is a student of the Bachelor’s/Master's study final year, the Transcript of records must be issued no earlier than 3 months before the date of the entrance exam.
- The Transcript of records has to be in Czech, Slovak or English.
- Students or graduates of the Faculty of Informatics, MU do not submit the Transcript of records.
Terms and method of study application submissionAn application for study shall be submitted electronically. An electronic application can be found at: http://is.muni.cz/application/.
What is the deadline for delivery of documents for exam's remission?Originals or certified copies must be delivered to the application deadline: 30. 4. 2018
Applications are processed continuously, after paying the application fee. Invitations for the entrance examination or a decision on the remission of the entrance exam will also be sent continuously. Applicants outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia we highly recommend an early application submission (including the sending of a request for the remission of the entrance exam) and payment of application fee.
Where to send the documents for remission?- hard copies send to:
Faculty of Informatics MU
Office for Studies
602 00 Brno
The general content and form of entrance examinations
The entrance test examines the ability of an applicant to study a Master's programme at the Faculty of Informatics successfully. It consists of questions concerning basic knowledge in computer science and mathematics and the form of a single-choice from five options offered. One point for a correct answer is added, and 0.25 points subtracted for an incorrect answer; for multiple selected answers or no answer zero points shall be counted.
Thematic areas for the entrance examThe entrance exam is written and its aim is to verify the applicants' basic knowledge in Computer Science and Mathematics.
- Algorithms and data structures (complexity, sorting algorithms, basic abstract data structures and their implementation).
- Programming (coding and interpretation of programs in common imperative programming language or pseudo-code, principles of object-oriented programming, main principles of imperative and object-oriented programming languages).
- Databases (relational data model, normal forms, SQL, applications).
- Computer networks (connection-less networks, ISO OSI and TCP/IP models, functions, addressing and main protocols of particular levels, switching and routing in IP networks, applications).
- Principles of computer systems (numeral systems in computer practice, processors, memories, operating system, peripherals).
- Software engineering (analysis and design of systems, modelling).
- Sets, relations, functions (Cartesian product, power set, ordering, equivalence, bijection).
- Logic (propositional logic, first-order logic, syntax and semantics, satisfiability, equivalence of formulas).
- Mathematical analysis (properties of the function, limits, derivations, integrals).
- Linear algebra (operations with matrices, linear functions, systems of linear equalities).
- Graphs and graph algorithms (types of graphs, distance in graphs, graph connectivity, trees, graph search, spanning tree).
Criteria for an evaluation of the entrance exam
The entrance exam is evaluated only by a response form, which is scanned by a computer and electronically processed in a de-identified fashion. The response form is identified by an assigned identification number (application number), which will be sent to applicant electronically and in a written invitation for the entrance exams. The determining factor of success in entrance exams is the percentile calculated according to the number of correct answers in the entrance examinations and exam’s version which the applicant wrote. The percentile indicates the percentage of applicants with lower or the same performance.