Course detail

Diploma Project - Module M4

FA-DP4Acad. year: 2019/2020

Studio work is the main and essential method of teaching architecture. It is based on the “learning by doing” method, i.e. acquiring knowledge and skills through practical application. It consist of a dialogue between the teacher and the student about the project in progress. The diploma project should prove the general preparedness of the graduate to enter the profession, the ability to pass the authorization examination at the Czech Chamber of Architects and then potentially lead the architectural freelance studio independently.


Department of experimental design (UET)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Diploma work has to prove the skill of student to practically apply his knowledge and skills gained during bachelor´s studies, graduate studies and practice on socially important assignment.


The assignment of the master thesis can be obtained only after completing all other compulsory and compulsory elective courses in the bachelor program “Architecture and Urbanism”. Creation of dissertation work uses knowledge of all previous theoretical subjects of bachelor´s and graduate studies and experience gained in practice.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NEUFERT, Ernst. Navrhování staveb: zásady, normy, předpisy o zařízeních, stavbě, vybavení, nárocích na prostor, prostorových vztazích, rozměrech budov, prostorech, vybavení, přístrojích z hlediska člověka jako měřítka a cíle : příručka pro stavební odborníky, stavebníky, vyučující i studenty. 2. české vyd., (35. něm. vyd.). Praha: Consultinvest, 2000, 618 s. ISBN 80-901-4866-2.
Soubor norem ČSN, předpisů a vyhlášek k danému zadání
Odborné architektonické časopisy a literatura doporučená vedoucím práce k zadanému tématu

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

In order to complete the course, it is necessary to submit the complete work in time according to the assignment and the Rules for Study at FA.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The student systematically prepares the master thesis according to the assignment. Work takes 12 weeks. This is an independent work, regularly consulted with the supervisor and other experts.


The aim of the course is to elaborate a diploma project – architectural-urban study according to the assignment, which thematically corresponds to the module in which the student enrolled at the beginning of his studies in master program “Architecture and Urbanism”.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The dissertation work is an individual work of students and therefore there is no need to use continuous checks. It is assumed that it is their interest to consult it maximally with work leader and other specialists from school and practice.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCHURB , 2. year of study, summer semester, 30 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit