Bachelor degree
General information for students of specializations guaranteed by the Department of Mathematics
The standard length of undergraduate (bachelor) study is 3 years (yet the credit system allows one to complete studies in longer time). The main forms of the study are lectures, seminars, practical classes and consultations. Students pass their exams and receive credit from subjects given by the curriculum.
In the first two years the students attend general course in Mathematics (levels A, B and C), Informatics and usually in Physics. They obtain essential mindset in calculus, linear algebra and they familiarize themselves with the use of computers and programming. Other courses of mathematical disciplines follow, namely algebra, functional analysis, regular and partial differential equations, numerical methods, probability theory and mathematical statistics. After this, students enrol themselves in other subjects according to the curricula of their specializations.
The undergraduate study finishes with degree examination, which also comprises the defence of the thesis. Upon successful completion of undergraduate studies the student is awarded the degree Bc. (B.A.). However, after the admission processing students may continue their studies on the faculty in a following 3-year Masters degree programme (under certain circumstances – see below – it is possible to graduate in 2 years time). In addition, the Masters degree study is also open to Bachelors from other colleges. For Bachelors from our faculty the admission exams to the Masters degree programme may be designed as a part of degree examination. Nevertheless, alumni of the majority of specializations have the possibility to continue in the following Masters degree programme of their respective specialization and accomplish it in 2 years time (see following description of specializations). This is quite likely, for the concluding part of the undergraduate study differs only slightly from the first year of the respective following Masters degree programme.
Specializations guaranteed by the Department of Mathematics
The study shielded by the Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering has an interdisciplinary nature based on the application of theoretical mindset of various scientific disciplines and engineering experience, such as mathematical modelling of countless processes in nature and technology, in the fields of modern mathematical physics, theoretical informatics, discrete mathematics and software engineering applied primarily in natural sciences. In the undergraduate study programme of “Application of Natural Science” accredited at the FNSPE the Department of Mathematics guarantees the education in the following specializations:
- Mathematical Modelling
- Applied Mathematical and Stochastic Methods in Mathematical Engineering
- Mathematical Informatics
- Applied Informatics
- Mathematical Modelling
- This specialization has a direct succession in the Masters programme as Mathematical Engineering and it is primarily designed for further studies.
- The condition for admission to this programme is the graduation from mathematical subjects from group A.
- After the completion of the basic course of mathematical analysis (calculus), linear algebra, informatics and physics the students refine their knowledge and skills in the disciplines essential for the creation of mathematical models in various fields of science and technology. This specialization is thematically directed towards the creation and analysis of deterministic and stochastic models of processes in numerous fields of physical, technical, medicinal, economic and other researches. The assignments of undergraduate theses are often derived from a public subscriptions.
- Applied Mathematical and Stochastic Methods
- This specialization has a direct succession in the Masters programme and it is primarily designed for further studies.
- The condition for admission to this programme is the graduation from mathematical subjects of at least group B.
- This specialization is aimed at those students of group B mathematics, who desire to continue in the studies of mathematical disciplines with direct application in the world.
- After the completion of the basic course of mathematical analysis, linear algebra, informatics and physics the students refine their knowledge and skills in disciplines such as the theory of probability, mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics, mathematical physics, stochastic games, graph theory, econometry and other disciplines, on which the successive advanced and complex lectures follow up in the Masters programme. Furthermore, students develop their practical skill in the LaTeX document preparation system and in mathematical software (MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple). Students then gain first-class theoretical basis in mathematic-stochastic disciplines reflecting modern scientific trends and practical experience in selected fields of applied research.
- Mathematical Informatics
- This specialization has a direct succession in the Masters programme and it is primarily designed for further studies.
- The condition for admission to this programme is the graduation from mathematical subjects from group A.
- After the completion of the basic course of mathematical analysis (calculus), linear algebra, informatics and physics the students refine their knowledge and skills in informatics and mathematical disciplines. In particular, they are educated in theoretical disciplines (algebra, languages and automates, numerability and mathematical logic, theory of graphs and numbers), yet they also go through numerous practical subjects (programming for Windows, object-oriented programming, basics of operating systems). This specialization educates both brilliant programmers and top-notch theoretical IT experts; this outcome depends solely on the choice of the student. The topics are oriented on mathematical problems connected to various tasks in informatics. Often complex software applications are developed for the solution of particular research and commercial projects. Alumni of this specialization use their experience in design, analysis and management of software projects and basically wherever profound skills in mathematics and informatics are required.
- Applied Informatics
- This specialization does not have a succession in the Masters programme.
- The graduation from mathematical subjects of just group C is required.
- The emphasis is laid on the education of English language, whose knowledge is the essential condition for the study of this specialization. The entry language requirements and the succession of the education of English language in this specialization are to be specified by the Department of Languages. It is necessary to complete the entire English education in full extent. The course should allow students to pass the State Language Exam. The undergraduate thesis is written and defended in English language.
- Many other departments of FNSPE and contractors participate in the tuition and supervision of undergraduate theses. The students then familiarise themselves with practical aspects of the use of modern computational technologies. Alumni are often employed as highly qualified workers in fields with a frequent use of information technologies, where they may utilise both their solid knowledge of English language and their extensive skills in the field of IT.
Who takes care of the students?
Many employees of the Department of Mathematics of FNSPE take part in the education of Bachelors in the specializations guaranteed by the DM. Moreover, operatives of many significant research institutes of The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Institute of Computer Science, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Institute of Thermomechanics) also participate at a considerable rate. Students have the opportunity to become a part of internationally acclaimed teams of FNSPE, which take part in the scientific inquiries of several research intentions and research centres.