Course detail

Individual Engineering Project

FSI-URP-AAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course provides students with an opportunity to work on individual projects in the area of mechanical engineering. The skills and abilities acquired during the work on the projects can student later utilize during the work on their master’s thesis and in mechanical engineering jobs. For this reason, the main emphasis is placed on self-study and independent work. Students regularly consult the progress of their projects with the assigned supervisors.

Nabízen zahradničním studentům

Pouze domovské fakulty

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn to work independently when solving engineering problems. They will learn how to proceed from acquiring of relevant information to the development of the solution and its presentation.


Practical knowledge of engineering mechanics, machine design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluid mechanics and material engineering. Computer skills (the level must correspond with the requirements of the course project).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Appropriate literature will be recommended by the teacher (project supervisor) based on the focus of the course project. Vhodná literatura bude doporučená vyučujícím (vedoucím projektu) na základě zaměření ročníkového projektu. (EN)
BUDYNAS, Richard G., J Keith NISBETT and J. Joseph Edward SHIGLEY, Shigley's mechanical engineering design. New York, McGraw-Hill Education 2015. ISBN 9780073398204. (EN)
DOWLING, Norman E, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4th Edition, Pearson, 2013. ISBN 9780131395060. (EN)
ZIENKIEWICZ, O. C., Robert L. TAYLOR a D. D. FOX. The finite element method for solid and structural mechanics. 7th ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014. ISBN 978-1-85617-634-7. (EN)
ÇENGEL, Yunus A. a Michael A. BOLES. Thermodynamics an engineering approach. 8. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015, 1115 s. ISBN 978-0-07-339817-4. (EN)
INCROPERA, Frank, David DEWITT, Theodore BERGMAN a Adrienne LAVINE. Principles of heat and mass transfer. 7th ed., international student version. Singapore: John Wiley, c2013, xxiii, 1048 s. ISBN 978-0-470-64615-1. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Independent work of the student under the supervision of the assigned project supervisor.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To obtain the credit, the student must successfully complete the assigned project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The goal is to prepare students for independent solution of engineering problems. The course stimulates self-study as a way of obtaining new knowledge, independent proposal and analysis of solutions to engineering problems, and elaboration and presentation of the selected suitable solution.

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

Students are obliged to report the progress of their project to the teacher (project supervisor), who also carries out the final evaluation of the project. The scope and extent of progress monitoring is determined by the project supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ENG-A Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 12 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The content of the course is independent work of the student on an assigned project under the supervision of the assigned supervisor. The scope of work is determined by the supervisor. The work may include, but is not limited to, self-study, proposal and analysis of various solutions to the assigned problem, engineering calculations, and presentation of results.