Course detail

Ceramics - Laboratories

FAST-BJA005Acad. year: 2020/2021

The students will be acquainted in the first six practical tutorials with basic laboratory tests, which are typical for properties determination especially of plastic ceramic raw materials (clays). In the same time they will prepare more samples, which will be in following laboratory tests fired at different temperatures. The students will visit as a part of these laboratory tutorials some selected ceramic plants in an educational trip. Afterwards follow three practical training tutorials, in which will be tested the properties of fired ceramic body in dependence on different firing temperatures.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student would manage the goal of the subject by participating in basic laboratory tests in ceramics – testing of ceramic base material properties, event. Ceramic production mixtures and fired ceramic bodies.


For successful completion of the course does not require any special knowledge. Only Theoretical fundamentals of ceramic body formation – general overview of ceramic raw materials properties, their processing, shaping methods in ceramics, drying, burning, properties of fired body are recommended.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Familiarization with basic laboratory tests in ceramics – testing of ceramic raw materials and burned ceramic bodies.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization M , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer