Course detail

Diploma project - module M3

FA-EDP3Acad. 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 Design (UN)

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

He or she proves the ability to design constructions of any type, as employee of a design office.


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

Norbert-Schulz, Ch: Genius loci
Lynch, K: The image of the City (Obraz města)
Valenta, T.: Město a topografie
Halík,P.,Kratochvíl, O., Nový,O.:Architektura a město
Neufert, E.: Navrhování staveb
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

Submission of the complete project according to the assignment and FA Rules for Study in time.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Ve výuce student systematicky připravuje diplomovou práci podle zadání. Práce probíhá 12 týdnů. Jedná se o samostatnou práci, pravidelně konzultovanou s vedoucím a dalšími odborníky.


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 SMEs “Architecture and Urbanism”. The diploma project proves the ability of individual and creative approach to the solution of architectural-urban design.

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

Presence on consultations with work leader and specialists.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

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

Type of course unit


Studio work

312 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer