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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0716A060001Automotive Electronic Systems2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
SIM01doc. Ing. Petr Šimoník, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The master's study program Automotive Electronic Systems is focused on independent creative activity in the sub-areas of electrical engineering, applied electronics and informatics. The master's study also enables students to follow up on related bachelor's study fields, which are offered at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of VŠB-TUO and at other universities. A partial goal of the master's study program is the education of professionals, which develops the graduates of their ability to work independently. By studying theoretical and applied subjects according to the study plan and elaboration of the diploma thesis, the student demonstrates the ability to creatively apply the knowledge obtained during study. The quality of teaching in the master's study program Automotive Electronic Systems will be evaluated by the number of successful graduates of the study program and their application in practice.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
During the study, the graduate of the Automotive Electronic Systems program will acquire the necessary knowledge of applied mathematics and physical principles of automotive systems; Advanced knowledge of algorithms and programming for the development of automotive control systems; Advanced theories of specific AES; Software development tools, Including real-time operating systems; Advanced forms of programming and software development of specific AES; Knowledge of current practices in the development of AES with regard to functional safety and reliability; Use of computer modeling tools, simulations and HIL testing; Further work in a team in solving the development, testing, measurement and reverse engineering of AES. Therefore, after completing this study program, graduates have extensive knowledge and understand the specific areas in the field of HW and SW resources of automotive electronic systems. They anchored a broad knowledge of theories, concepts and methods in general, and understands the possibilities, conditions and restrictions on the use of theories, concepts and methods in the practice. An essential erudition of the graduate is the knowledge of project management, which is also included in the teaching.
Emphasis is placed on the practical part of teaching, which is an essential part of project-oriented teaching (especially from the second semester) and in the implementation of diploma theses in relation with industrial practice. This student receives the necessary professional expertise and practical skills to enhance graduate with the ability to quickly incorporate the new employer of the automotive industry. Graduates of the Automotive Electronic Systems program are able to solve practical problems in the development of SW and HW of electronic vehicle systems, including respect for functional safety and Automotive Spice, as well as reliability criteria. Graduates will already be working with technologies that are expected to integrate early in the so-called autonomously controlled vehicles. They will learn to apply these in the field of automotive development. We are talking mainly about radar and lidar systems, tools and algorithms for image processing and identification of 3D objects and more. Graduates are able to find, classify and interpret information that is important for solving a defined practical problem, and can use some basic research procedures for solving practical problems.
General competencies:
Graduates are able to make independent and responsible decisions in a partially known context on the basis of a framework assignment. According to the framework assignment, he can coordinate the activities of the team and take responsibility for its results. They are able to include considerations of their ethical dimension in problem solving. It can clearly summarize the views of other team members and use their expertise, skills and general competence in at least one foreign language. They acquire additional specific knowledge, skills and competences on the basis of practical experience, which can be supplemented by an independent study of theoretical knowledge.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Thanks to obtained specific skills, the graduate will find employment in the development departments of companies engaged in the development of hardware and software in the field of automotive. At present, development centers for research and development of autonomously controlled vehicle systems, predictive maintenance applications, artificial intelligence applications and more are already being developed in cooperation with the university environment. This is quite exceptional, as automotive research and development needs to research and develop a large number of new technologies in the field of propulsion, on-board systems and chassis systems. Graduates can be immediately valid employees, able not only to learn new things, but also to pass on a range of knowledge. Graduates can work as managers of research, development, service and trade; They can be designers in the automotive industry; they can also be executives in maintenance and repair operations, in research and development departments in the development and implementation of electronic applications in control technology, performance semiconductor systems, electrically controlled drives and measuring and diagnostic techniques for automotive. The graduate has a broad theoretical basis of the study program Automotive Electronic Systems, after the completion of knowledge from other specializations find employment in other areas of electrical engineering and computer science.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits