EnrolmentIt is only through enrolment that you become a regular student of the FIT. The date of enrolment is indicated in the electronic application or in the news on the faculty's homepage.
Before enrolmentYou will need the following for the enrolment:
After enrolmentAs soon as your enrolment has been processed, your initial password for BUT's school-wide information system will become accessible in your electronic application. Using this password and your personal identification number (foreign nationals will use the birth code which is available in the Completed data tab), you can activate your account for the BUT information system on the initialisation page of the IS BUT by setting the BUTpassword. You will learn your personal number and BUTlogin upon activation. You will then use the BUTlogin (or personal number - the two are interchangeable) for the school-wide agendas.
Before the beginning of teachingAs a rule, teaching in the winter semester begins the last but one week in September; the exact date is determined by the Academic Calendar. You can visit the Faculty and collect the BUT student identity card or ISIC approximately from the first week in September (the exact date and instructions will be made available in the Study News).
The Faculty has its own information system accessible using the faculty account. A summary on when to use which account is provided in the document on accounts; the homepage of the information system contains a link to the Faculty login and password.
Start@FIT and Matriculation
The traditional Start@FIT event starts on the 19th September 2019, that introduces new students to the faculty and to one another. Students are going to get basic information about their study and learn how to use available information systems. They will also learn how to search for information that might be needed during your studies. For the participants it is recommended to accommodate in the dormitories since 18th September 2019. The option should be available online, if not, it can be arranged by phone or in person with with Halls of Residence contact persons. Just mention that you are attending Start@FIT.
The event will begin with two training lessons (Thursday or Friday). These tutorials serve to introduce you to schedules, registrations of courses and activities, that will start on Friday evening. Check back later to find out the times of lessons in English. The traininggs will include basic information about study, operating regulations of the computer centre and introduction of the Student union of FIT, how to use information systems of FIT and the entire BUT and how to make your first schedule.
The training on the Operating Regulations of the FIT Computer Centre is compulsory. Before the first laboratory (at it's beginning at the latest), you must pass a test (probably in the information system) to prove that you've familiarized yourself with the Operating Regulations. If a student is unable attend the training, he/she can later watch a recording. However, the recording will only be available in the following week (updates can be expected against previous years).
After the training, every student who has not yet done so can collect the BUT student identity card or ISIC in one of the rooms where the training takes place.
After the lessons on Thursday, The main part of the Start@FIT event will take place, starting with an official welcoming of students by the Faculty management and a lecture on the academic environment, general study-related matters and other matters you will need to know for your studies.
After the welcoming, you can attend the social event Beer with academics od 6:30 PM. You can meet your new classmates and teachers in an informal setting. You'll learn that your teachers are not only top experts in their fields but also caring and willing people, that you can ask for help, work with them on interesting projects and your bachelor thesis. Matriculation, which takes place on the last Friday before beginning of teaching in the relevant semester, is an academic ceremony on the occasion of admitting students for their studies. Attendance in matriculation is de facto compulsory. For detailed information and division into groups, please refer to the Study News.
After every block of matriculations, the Students Union is going to host the guided tours of the faculty and the students club "U kachničky" (At the Duckling) will also be opened.
The entertainment programme organised by the Student Union will follo wOn Saturday (for example, the Tour the Pub event).
On Sunday, you can play "Brnění" (the game about getting to know Brno) from 11 AM until 3 PM and you can grill with Student union of FIT and FEEC students.
Student Union FIT
Student Union FIT (SU FIT) is a group of students interested in the goings on at FIT. The group participates in the decision making of the faculty and represents the students. The Student Union also organizes several activities, whether to relax from school duties, entertainment, or even further education. The SU also manages the student club U Kachničky (The Duckling), where you can just relax, play games or just enjoy a beer or tea.
SU FIT also organizes Rock@FIT (music groups showcase), Day of the closed doors (fun filled afternoon, guided tour of the underground, with games and competitions), Board games and gaming tournaments, Start@FIT (experiences with the university life, meet up and fun in the student club), Student's ball of FIT, Representative ball of FIT and FEKT and so on.
You can contact the Student Union on Facebook or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For the students of each year SU FIT will create 2 groups on the Facebook - for students who started their bachelor's study in 2019/2020, they are VUT FIT BIT 2019-2022 (or study related problems) and VUT FIT BIT 2019-2022 teambuilding (for the student's life, etc.). The Student Union has also prepared channel on Discord.
You can find more information on the student counselling page. It is recommended to check list of tasks that the first year student should not forget.
Note for students who are not new at BUT
Students who have studied at BUT before need not (and in fact cannot) set their BUTpassword. The password they used most recently remains valid. Also the Faculty account is only reactivated.
If a student has the student identity card (from any faculty), he/she need not order a new card. The identity card is activated at the time of enrolment for the access system; for the identity card to be used as proof of study, it is necessary to have the validation stamp glued at the Student's Affairs Department. The ISIC validation stamp should be ordered at the BUT portal, whereas the BUT validation stamp can be collected in person. The BUT stamp can also be used to validate ISIC, thus reducing it to a BUT card.