Study programmes / B-AGB Agrobiology / Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture 1
Course code:AVTZ1
Course title in language of instruction:Aplikace výpočetní techniky v zemědělství 1
Course title in Czech:Aplikace výpočetní techniky v zemědělství 1
Course title in English:Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture 1
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 1/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Jiří Antošovský (instructor)
doc. Ing. Radim Cerkal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Svatava Hueberová (instructor)
Ing. Václav Kašpar (instructor, tutor)
Ing. Ondřej Polák, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Nela Poláková (instructor)
Ing. Lukáš Renčín (instructor)
Ing. Jakub Rozlivka (instructor)
doc. Ing. Pavel Ryant, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Jiří Skládanka, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Bc. Ing. Ondřej Šťastník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Michal Šustr, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Lukáš Tunka, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jaroslav Začal, Ph.D. (instructor)
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to acquire basic skills of working with computer technologies and gaining practical experience in working with software specialized on information, database and operation systems used in agricultural and food-processing practice. The basic theoretical knowledge of hardware, peripherals and operation systems will be expanded by information on the issue of collection, sorting, processing, analysis and presentation of data from the areas of agriculture and food-processing industry by the means of commonly available software including data protection and backup. A considerable part of the course will be dedicated to the issues of publishing, searching, communication, control and transport of data in the network environment (internet, intranet) and their safety (e-commerce, internet banking) and services available in these networks (FTP, WWW, e-mail and other).
Course contents:
1.Introduction to computer technology, history of computer technology. Importance of computer technology in agricultural practice (allowance 2/2)
a.Computer components, peripherals
b.Principles of operation and control systems

2.Application, presentation and information software (allowance 6/14)
a.Text editors
b.Table processors
c.Computer presentations
d.Information systems

3.Data processing, protection and backup; E-business (allowance 1/2)
a.Network protection, E-commerce

4.Environment and services of data networks. Basics of WWW design - presentation on the internet (allowance 1/6)
a.Basics of WWW pages design - languages HTML, XHTML, XML, DHTML

5.Software for agriculture (allowance 4/4)
a.Software for plant production.
b.Software for animal husbandry and breeding.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to make decisions
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-basic computing skills
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-resolve to succeed
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability be experienced in the various software and hardware products usable in the agriculture and follow-up sectors
-Ability of processing and analyzing operational as well as experimental data and prepare relevant outputs
-Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of used applications at specific institutions
-Ability to operate selected commercial software at the level of an advanced user

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The requirements for passing the course are at least 75% attendance in the seminars and a successful completion of the final written test. The test will be composed of questions on the topics covered in the lectures and seminars and the students will have 30 minutes to complete the test. The minimal requirement for passing is achieving 80% of the total points attainable.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h
     practice28 h
     consultation2 h
     preparation for regular assessment30 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
Total84 h

Basic reading list
  • NAVRÁTIL, P. Informatika a výpočetní technika - kompendium. Kralice na Hané: Computer Media, 2006. 136 p. ISBN 80-86686-57-4.
Recommended reading list
  • BILLO, J. Excel for Scientists and Engineers. New Jersey: Wiley, 2007. 454 p. ISBN 978-0-471-38734-3.