Course detail

Diploma Project - Module M5

FA-DP5Acad. year: 2020/2021

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 Urban Design (UU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By defending a diploma project, the student proves the versatility of using the theoretical and practical skills acquired throughout the study and is able to apply them in architectural and urban design.


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

Karel Kuča; Města a městečka v Čechách na Moravě a ve Slezsku (CS)
Christian Norberg-Schulz; Genius loci (1994) (CS)
Jan Gehl &1; Život mezi budovami (1998) (CS)
Gehl, J. , Gemzoe, L. : Nové městské prostory. (CS)
Camillo Sitte; Stavba měst podle uměleckých zásad (1889) (CS)
Léon Krier; Architektura – volba nebo osud (2001) (CS)
Jiří Hrůza, Jiří Zajíc: Vývoj urbanismu I.a II.díl (CS)
Dieter Prinz: Staedtebau , Band 1 a Band 2 (DE)
Specifické odborné časopisy odpovídající tématu zadání doporučené vedoucím práce (CS)

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.
Usual content and warp diplomní work:
Analytical part
Schematics wider relations 1:20 000
Analyses buckthorn territory troubleshooting drawing 1:5000, 1:2000
Photodocumentation, text part analysis, findings for draft, theoretic data background research -instances
Conceptual part
Proposal functional usage 1:10 00 /possibly. 1:5 000/
Proposal traffic solving 1:10 00 /possibly 1:5 000/
Main drawing, situation 1:2 000 /possibly. 1:1 000/
Diagram of all sorts transport and attendance, situation 1:2 000
Choice fragments public space, situation 1:1 000 /possibly. 1:500/
Choice fragments public space, cubic formulation /various techniques/
Juxtaposition current and suggested space in perspective step
Characteristic chicken adjustments, incorporation small architecture, constructions and mobility - according to personal election accompanying texts – argumentation, balance - sheet
CD -PowerPoint – presentation, files according to fable

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.


By going through this subject and by submitting full set of self elaborated project or theoretic work the student will show universal orientation in problems of chosen topic and also his readiness to use gained theoretical and information and practical skills from existing study and also is able to conceptually use them in architectonic and urbanistic design.
The aim of this subject is to show in all important views the city problems /or urbanized country/ by individual work on chosen topic in the form of urbanistic composition. Also finding main problems concerning the task by evaluating research, determining priorities for own concept of spatial and functional arrangement, correct adjustment of final solution in graphical and digital form with supportive argumentation for proposal defence, convincing presentation form.

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

Dissertation project is an individual student’s work, continuous controls are connected with mandatory and active presence during critiques. It is an interest of student to consult his work with project leader, eventually with specialists from the school and external specialists.

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


Guided consultation

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer