Course detail

Selected Chapters from Theory of Civil Engineering

FAST-DR77Acad. year: 2020/2021

The subject of "Selected State of the Theory of Civil Engineering" is focused mainly on the problems of the technical solution of the transport structures in the basic structure - waterways, roads, railway constructions. Student will be acquainted with the basics of design of individual buildings, technical parameters, preparation of project documentation, problems of operation and current status.


Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Basic knowledge of structures of land and civil engineering.


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.

Course curriculum

1. Waterways – technical solution.
2. Waterways – building objects (weirs, sailing yards – outfits, rafts).
3. Waterways – Boats on the waterways of the Czech Republic (pushing ships).
4. Use of waterways, demonstrations of realizations in the Czech Republic and in the world transport model.
The subject aim is to deepening of knowledge in the field of the whole system of railway infrastructure, organisation and control of railway transport.
5. Road structures (classification according to the legislation, composition elements of the road structures, regulations, stages of project documentation).
6. Design of road structures (horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, width arrangement, road structure).
7.–8. Transport Engineering (surveys, capacity of roads, intersection capacity, traffic forecasts), transport model.
9. Railway infrastructure, railway track classification according to legislation, subsystems, the single European railway system (interoperability).
10. Design of railway infrastructure (track geometry parameters, the design of railway superstructure and substructure).
11. Subsystems Control and Command System and Energy (power systems, overhead catenary system).
12. Organization of rail transport, railway stations and junctions, network performance.
13. Final summary, linking the technical parameters of the constructions to the economic assessment documents.


Not applicable.

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 D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch MGS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

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