Course Details

Informatics (MI)

Academic Year 2023/24

BUA004 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-MI Winter Semester 1st year

Operation system usage and management.
Computer networks, Internet (principles, network protocols, Internet services).
Computer network security.
Basic principles of computer graphics and image processing.
Computer document processing, basics of typography.
Advanced engineering computations using MS Excel.

Course Guarantor



Basics theoretical knowledges of computer science necessary for the whole study of civil engineering. Mastering of spreadsheets for engineering calculus.


Knowledge of the use of spreadsheets for data processing, engineering calculations and general problems of civil engineering.


Basics of Computer Science within the scope of secondary school.

Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 4 hours/week, compulsory


1. Computer lab use policy, FCE computer network, computer network security, faculty information system. 2. Rudiments of spreadsheets: cell addressing, entering names, copying, formatting, built-in Excel functions, formulas. 3. Conditional formatting, data validation, data import (measurement data import). 4. Graphic output. 5. Advanced computations in engineering science using spreadsheets. 6. Database applications (sorting, pivot tables, filtering). 7. Analytical tools: goal seek, solver. 8.–9. Basics of computer typography: text processing, document structure, styles, headings, references, footnotes, content, etc. 10. Typesetting of technical documents. Formulas, tables, pictures, etc. 11.–12. Basics of computer graphics: Image/photo processing using text processor and raster editor, image parameters for typesetting. 13. Final test, final work (document) evaluation.