The academic bachelor study programme Biology provides basic natural science subjects which are essential in understanding all areas of biology: biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, systematics, developmental biology, physiology, ecology, neuroethology and evolution. In addition to classical pedagogical approaches, the programme also includes several additional methods of study that will orient a student towards studying regularly, and emphasise the need for lifelong learning, interdisciplinary and practical issues, project work and group work. Due to the programm broad scheme, graduates will have employment opportunities in various areas – research laboratories, administrative institutions (ministries, inspectorates, various institutes and municipalities), national and landscape parks, botanical and zoological gardens, museums, and national and international non-governmental organizations.
The main aim of the programme Biotechnology is to provide complete undergraduate education in the field of biotechnology. Basic knowledge of natural science, together with its application in specialized biotechnological contexts, will provide the education required to meet the demands of the most up-to-date technologies and the skills needed in various professions, and will enable a student to continue his/her studies in master study programmes. Biotechnologists who have completed the academic bachelor study programme will be qualified for critical judgement of relevant biotechnological topics and will have the knowledge and skills needed independently to carry out both traditional and modern biotechnological procedures in agriculture, food science, pharmacy, health care and environmental protection.
The academic bachelor study programme Microbiology opens and encourages understanding of the living world, microbial processes and organisms invisible to the human eye and essential for life on our planet. The programme offers basic natural science knowledge and specialized knowledge of microbial physiology, genetics, taxonomy, biotechnology, ecology, virology, immunology and the role of microbes in medicine. The basic aims of the study programme are to provide complete undergraduate education in the field of microbiology, which will enable graduates of this programme to use classical and modern methods in microbiology and to make independent decisions in microbiology related themes, and successfully participate and communicate with other profiles in natural science.
The academic bachelor study programme Biochemistry is a programme providing for a sound knowledge base in all major fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, sufficient knowledge in biochemistry informatics, mathematics, and physics, and generals skills for laboratory work and practical skills for independent routine and research work in biochemistry laboratories. With this level of knowledge and skill,s candidates should be able to continue studies on master programmes in biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, biomedicine and other life sciences.
The academic bachelor study programme Chemistry provides sound and broad knowledge in all main areas of chemistry, supported by solid knowledge of mathematics and physics, supplemented with basic knowledge in biochemistry and chemical engineering. the graduates acquire basic knowledge in computer science and bioinformatic, practical skills for laboratory work to be able to work individually or in teams in chemical laboratories, general transferable skills, high standard of knowledge, competencies and study skill necessary for further autonomous study. Graduates acquire competencies for employment in any working environment, including positions in chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The professional bachelor study programme Computer and information science is aimed principally at those with an interest in learning to solve practical problems in computer and information science. The programme is comparable to international standards, taking into account the rapid development of computer science and new knowledge. In addition to providing fundamental knowledge of subjects necessary for future engineers, the study programmes enable students to tailor their studies according to their own wishes, motivations and strengths, always taking into account the various possibilities of professional specialisation. This is helped by the compulsory nine-week work assignment, which acquaints students with the needs of the commercial and public sectors and enables them once they become employed to be productively involved in the work of their selected company. The study programme accordingly provides future engineers with a sufficient professional basis, once they have completed this professional course of study, to be able to keep abreast of technical changes and continue their careers successfully at home as well as at an international level.
This academic bachelor study programme Computer and information science is inviting for young people who are interested in computer and information science. The programme is comparable to international standards and keeps up with the rapid development of computer science and the latest knowledge. In view of all this, the study programme accordingly provides future engineers with a sufficient professional basis to be able to keep abreast of technological changes and successfully continue their career at home as well as on an international level. The study programme allows students to tailor courses according to their preferences and motivation, in keeping with the possibilities offered by professional specialisations. The core courses are followed by elective modules that offer specialisations in different professional fields.
The professional bachelor study programme Practical mathematics is designed to train and educate professionals capable of application of their mathematical knowledge in the working process in communications and information technology, technology, logistics, and elsewhere. Graduates of the professional study programme can find employment in the information technology sector of the economy (computer programmers, IT developers, system administrators, and customer support employees), the technology and logistic sector, statistical companies at survey planning and statistical data analysis, financial institutions at information technology and mathematical support, the public sector, and elsewhere.
The aim of the program Techniques of measurement in physics is education of qualified personnel that would be able to use the acquired physical and technical knowledge in the working process of the technological, measurement, diagnostic and computer-modelling sector of the economy and elsewhere. The study is practically oriented and intended for training of the qualified personnel in research and industrial laboratories and in other institutions that are using high-tech equipment at their work.
The academic bachelor study programme Financial mathematics is accredited to create experts capable of solving hard mathematical problems arising in the banking and insurance sector, in trading activities of stock exchanges and brokerage firms, and in management of pension and health funds. Graduates of this study program also acquire enough theoretical knowledge to be able to proceed to the master study programme Financial mathematics. Graduates should possess basic knowledge of mathematics, economics and finance, as well as informatics, and should be able to solve non-deterministic problems with the help of probability theory and statistics, solve deterministic problems with the help of optimisation methods and operations research, compute approximate solutions with the help of numerical methods, and use computers to solve problems and present results. Graduates of the academic bachelor study programme Financial Mathematics can find employment in banks and insurance companies, stock exchanges and brokerage firms, pension and health benefits companies, both the public sector and agencies as well as in the private sector, for example the logistic sector (optimisation).
The academic bachelor study programme Mathematics is designed to qualify students for solving hard mathematical problems arising in industry, in the public sector and in sciences. At the same time, graduates of the programme are equipped with the core knowledge necessary for studies in the second cycle. Mathematics is the link between natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and computer sciences. Therefore, any graduate of Mathematics should be able to model a practical problem mathematically, qualitatively analyse the obtained mathematical problems, conceive algorithms to solve them, implement those algorithms using appropriate programming tools, analyse and present the results. Graduates are eligible for employment in the technology and logistic sector of the economy, banks and insurance companies, research and planning institutions, technology parks and the public sector.
The main goal of the academic bachelor study programme Physics is to educate an expert capable of solving problems occurring in investigations of natural phenomena in a broader sense, and in the narrower sense in the study of properties and structure of matter as well as physical properties of materials. Becoming acquainted with new technologies and information systems is the key ingredient. The orientation in Astronomy offers experience in a variety of problems encountered in studies of physical phenomena in space. The orientation in Educational Physics is intended for students who wish to obtain a solid knowledge of fundamental physics and acquire the skill of communicating scientific results to a broader audience. The orientation in Meteorology is designed to equip students with capablility of solving problems in basic physics of atmospheric phenomena and to understand the fundamentals of their mathematical description in weather and climate models, as well as geophysics and interdisciplinary areas.
Graduates of the undergraduate academic bachelor study programme Geology obtain fundamental knowledge from all fields of geology. They also get a solid base in elementary natural sciences and mathematics. Students obtain basic knowledge from scientific areas related to geology and required for practical geological work and interaction with related areas of expertise. With select elective subjects students further extend their knowledge in the areas of interest, targeting specific narrower topics in geology. During the study, students will get familiar with traditional principles, and upgrade them with the latest discoveries; all this in a modern educational environment and using modern technology. Special attention is paid to practical training, especially field work. By working in groups, undertaking project work and solving problems, students will learn to work in teams, give public talks and manage the projects. Students will test thetheoretical knowledge by exercises concerning real-life scenarios; this will facilitate thetransition to the practical work after the finished studies. At the same time, students will learn a sufficient amount of engineering contents, which enable development of abstract thinking, and to successfully continue their studies in different second-level programs.