Course: Communication in Industrial Enterprises

« Back
Course title Communication in Industrial Enterprises
Course code KET/KOPO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Steiner František, Doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Function of communications in organization. Model of basic communication process. Communication flows in organization. Communication barriers. Electronic media in communications. 2. Information theory. Information quantity and information average information content. Coding and transmission of information. Languages and grammar. Information quality. 3. Company's organizational structures. Procedure of organizational structure making. Organizational structure types and their division. 4. Project management principles. Project goals definition. Work Breakdown Structure. 5. Time scheduling tools. Gantt charts. Network diagram. Computer software. 6. Information system architecture. Management information system (MIS). Executive information system (EIS). Data warehouses. Client/server architecture. 7. Enterprise information system. Enterprise resource planning (ERP). Methods applied in terms of enterprise information system. 8. Project management under ERP system conditions. 9. Workflow - automated process control. Workflow system types. Workflow reference model. 10. Informatics metrics. Information system efficiency. Information system expenses and benefits. 11. IT Service Management, ITIL. 12. Service delivery. Webhosting, outsourcing, Application Service Providing (ASP). 13. e-Business - electronic commerce. e-Banking, e-Learning.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Students' portfolio, Seminar classes, Individual study, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 26 hours per semester
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 10 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students are able: - to explain fundamental terms of communications and communication process - to distinguish organizational structure types - to explain project management principle - to apply basic tools for project management - to describe the architecture of information system used in industrial organization - to distinguish enterprise information system types - to explain principle of automated process control - to explain principle of IT Service Management - to compare e-business models
teaching methods
Collaborative instruction
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Group presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Dědina J. Podnikové a organizační struktury. Victoria Publishing Praha, 1996.
  • Molnár, Zdeněk. Moderní metody řízení informačních systémů. 1. vydání. Praha : Grada, 1992. ISBN 80-85623-07-2.
  • Vodáček, Leo; Rosický, Antonín. Informační management : pojetí, poslání a aplikace. 1. vyd. Praha : Management Press, 1997. ISBN 80-85943-35-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Nuclear Power Engineering (12) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Commercial Electrical Engineering (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 2 Winter