Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Will the students have an opportunity to participate in solving scientific problems?

The students will have an opportunity to participate in projects solved at IT4Innovations as well as projects of the Student Grant Competition.

What is the technical background at IT4Innovations like?

For more efficient communication with lecturers and uniting a study group, the students will have their own research HPC laboratory available at IT4Innovations building. While studying or working on a diploma thesis, the students will use IT4Innovations infrastructure (e.g. supercomputers, laboratories) and also the laboratories of the university departments which participate in ensuring the HPC study.

Master Study Program

How will the studies be organized?

Upon entering the study program, you will choose one of the 4 following specialization:

The study itself consists of compulsory subjects of, so-called, Common HPC basics, and of compulsory facultative subjects of a chosen specialization. At the end of the first semester you will choose the diploma thesis topic corresponding to your specialization, and a supervisor will recommend facultative subjects suitable for its realization to you. While studying or working on your diploma thesis you will use the IT4Innovations infrastructure (e.g. supercomputers and laboratories) and also the laboratories of the university departments which participate in ensuring the HPC study.

Can I also choose subjects taught at other university departments?

Apart from the compulsory subjects of common HPC basics and compulsory facultative subjects of your specialization, which are necessary for gaining a required number of credits, you can choose some other facultative subjects offered by the Department of Applied Mathematics, for example, or the Department of Computer Sciences (e.g. Computer Graphics) etc.

Is there a lot of maths included in HPC study? Do I have to worry about it?

You will, of course, encounter various subjects related to mathematics. However, there is no need to worry. “The Differential and Integral Calculus of Functions of Real and Complex Variable” is, to a large extent, a revision and is primarily equalizing for students coming from other faculties than the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Hence, the studies in this subject will be approached accordingly. In Mathematical modelling, the basic algorithms of solutions mainly to practical problems of applied informatics and mechanics will be demonstrated. It is definitely not about proves and mathematical analysis but about algorithms, methods and their implementations. Yet, students interested in penetrating into mathematical analysis of these problems can choose computational mathematics as their specialization or choose an appropriate portfolio of facultative subjects.

Doctoral Study Program

Is it possible to move from another PhD degree programme/field of study to your PhD degree programme?

Yes, indeed. There is such an option. Send us, please, some information about your current field of study and the diploma thesis topic you have chosen within our programme. All requests for movement will be handled individually. Upon an agreement with your new instructor, you will be allowed to apply for recognition of taken exams and diploma thesis seminar activities.

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Use the opportunity to study a field of study which has no parallel within the Czech Republic. You will learn to program effectively and exploit computational resources to solve demanding practical problems. You will use your acquired knowledge no matter if you have only an ordinary laptop, high-performance work station, or a supercomputer right away.