State Final Examination for the Bachelor of Computer Science study program
|2023–09–14||Today's exam results were posted at 19:00.|
|2023–08–15||Minor wording updates were done in the detailed requirements for future exams of the current program, change history added to the document.|
|2023–07–12||The exam form information was simplified.|
|2023–07–12||The fall exam dates for the expiring program are September 12, 2023 (mathematics) and September 14, 2023 (computer science).|
|2023–07–01||The fall exam date for the current program is September 14, 2023, for all specializations. Thesis defenses will take place on September 7, 2023.|
|2023–06–27||Today's exam results were posted at 20:15.|
|2023–06–14||The summer exam date for the current program is June 27, 2023, for all specializations. The summer exam dates for the expiring program are June 20, 2023 (mathematics) and June 27, 2023 (computer science), in the form of an expert conversation. Thesis defenses will take place on June 29, 2023.|
|2023–03–07||Due to changes in the academic year schedule, new tentative summer exam dates are June 20, 2023 and June 27, 2023, tentative thesis defenses date is June 29, 2023. Depending on the number of students that register for the term, these dates may change.|
|2023–02–09||Today's exam results were posted at 19:50.|
|2023–02–02||Tentative summer exam dates are June 13, 2023 and June 20, 2023, tentative thesis defenses date is June 15, 2023. Depending on the number of students that register for the term, these dates may change.|
|2023–02–02||Today's exam results were posted at 19:30.|
|2022–12–20||The detailed requirements for future exams of the current program were updated.|
|2022–10–10||A notification about an alternative exam form for the students of the expiring program was added.|
|2022–10–10||Tentative winter exam dates are February 2, 2023 and February 9, 2023, tentative thesis defenses date is February 7, 2023. Depending on the number of students that register for the term, these dates may change.|
The exam is geared towards general overview – the evaluation focuses on basic understanding of the relevant principles, where an appropriate language (formally accurate definitions and statements, correct terminology, common notation) and an understanding of associations and applications are required. In contrast, knowledge of technical details or complex proofs is deemed secondary, however, the answers must not contradict factual details. As a rough guideline, the questions from the past exam terms are available below.
Writing implements and photo ID are required. No notes, books or other reference material is permitted, neither are pocket calculators, phones, tablets or similar electronic devices. There is no formal dress code, given the length of the exam bringing refreshments is recommended.
For students of the current program (enrolled 2019 or later), the exam is in the form of a written test. The exam begins with handing out the test questions, based on the knowledge requirements for individual specializations, to all students. A detailed description of the exam topics is available here. Typically, the test consists of eight independent questions (two from the „Foundations of Mathematics“ topics, two from the „Foundations of Computer Science“ topics, four from the specialization topics) that can be further structured. The questions can concern any topic area and can ask for definitions, applications or proofs – the intent of the test is to cover the core topic areas using a spectrum of question types with the aggregate time requirements averaging between two and three hours.
The student proceeds by answering the questions in writing. In an average scenario, the exam shedule leaves more than ample time for writing answers, so that speed is not an important factor. On or before the time limit, the written answers are collected and submitted to the examination board, which evaluates the answers separately (with no more interaction with the student). The evaluation uses a point system where points for correct answers are added up – each answer receives 0–3 points, passing the exam requires a minimum of 5 points from the foundation topics and a minimum of 7 points from the specialization topics, the overall grade is based on the sum of all points, where 12 points suffices for the „good“ grade, 16 points for the „very good“ grade, and 20 points for the „excellent“ grade.
The exam results, which include the graded answers, are sent to the student via electronic mail using the address from the student information system. The student can ask for the evaluation to be reviewed, this must be done within one working day and together with specific reasons for revision. The examination board will collect the required information and process the revision request following an individual schedule.
For students of the expiring program (enrolled 2018 or earlier), the exam has two parts (mathematics and computer science), which are organized and graded independently. Each part is in the form of an expert conversation, during which the board asks oral questions of the same type and the same depth as with the written test form, but the student is evaluated continuously and interactively. A detailed description of the exam topics is available here."
|Spring 2023 M C S||Summer 2023||Fall 2023 (CZ)|
|Summer 2022 M (CZ) C S1 (CZ) S2 (CZ)||Fall 2022 M C S|
|Summer 2021 M C||Fall 2021 M C|
|Spring 2020 M C||Summer 2020 (CZ) M C||Fall 2020 (CZ) M C|
|Spring 2019||Summer 2019||Fall 2019 M C|
|Spring 2018 (CZ)||Summer 2018||Fall 2018|
|Spring 2017||Summer 2017 (CZ)||Fall 2017 (CZ)|
|Spring 2016 (CZ)||Summer 2016 (CZ)||Fall 2016|
|Spring 2015 (CZ)||Summer 2015 (CZ)||Fall 2015 (CZ)|
|Spring 2014 (CZ)||Summer 2014 (CZ)||Fall 2014 (CZ)|
|Spring 2013 (CZ)||Summer 2013 (CZ)||Fall 2013 (CZ)|
|Spring 2012 (CZ)||Summer 2012 (CZ)||Fall 2012 (CZ)|
Bachelor thesis defense
In the Bachelor of Computer Science study program, the thesis is defended either with a poster presentation or with a slideshow presentation. Theses advised at the KDSS, KSI, KSVI, KTIML, SISAL and ÚFAL departments typically have a poster presentation. Theses advised at the KAM and IÚUK departments typically have a slideshow presentation. The required presentation format is selected by the defense board and announced together with the defense invitation.
Both presentation formats provide opportunity for comments on the thesis reviews and general discussion. The defense board recommends that the students read the thesis reviews before the defense, the reviews are available in the thesis submission system.
Theses must be submitted and registered for defense within the deadlines set by the academic calendar. The electronic submission process includes technical file format checks per official directive, it may be a good idea to perform these checks early on a draft submission.
For a poster presentation, the student should prepare a poster and install it in a dedicated area prior to the defense. The defense board discusses the thesis in front of the installed poster.
|Jan Babušík||Kateřina Červinková||Patrik Dokoupil||Drahomír Hanák|
|Josef Kumstýř||Matyáš Lamprecht||Karel Maděra||Ondřej Roztočil|
|Martin Safko||Martin Studna||Patrícia Schmidtová||Roman Sobkuliak|
The poster must carry the name of the thesis, the thesis author and the thesis advisor, a link to the thesis repository is also recommended, the rest of the poster design is up to the student – a discussion on poster presentation guidelines is available here. The poster will be placed in a frame 842 mm wide and 1185 mm tall, the visible area is 820 mm wide and 1163 mm tall, the dimensions must be adhered to (the frames can be inspected at school premises). The poster does not have to be printed on a single sheet, tiling multiple sheets is also possible. After the defense, the poster remains displayed at the discretion of the defense board, an electronic version of the poster is stored in an online repository together with the thesis. The electronic version of the poster in a PDF format should be submitted to the board secretary Kateřina Hegrová.
For a slideshow presentation, the student should prepare a slideshow, to be shown during the defense. The defense board discusses the thesis after the slideshow presentation, which constitutes a part of the thesis defense.
The slideshow design is up to the student. Typical time allocated to the presentation is 10 to 15 minutes. The slideshow should be stored in a common electronic format (for example a PDF file) on a common electronic medium (for example a USB stick). An electronic version of the slideshow is stored in an online repository together with the thesis. The electronic version of the slideshow in a PDF format should be submitted to the board secretary Kateřina Hegrová.