Course detail

Field Training (K)

FAST-BN003CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Summer semester3. year of study3  credits

Optimization project of section of railway line. Geodetic surveying of track alignment, earth formation and engineering structures, evaluation of horizontal and vertical alignment. Design of new geometry components, laying out of new track alignment, laying out respective of fixed points. Practical application of diagnostic methods, static and dynamic loading test. Characteristic cross sections, design and estimation of substructure layers. Railway superstructure diagram. Geometry layout of standard turnout, precise levelling of vertical alignment. Geodetic surveying of section of railway station. GPS surveying principles and methods. GPS practice with different apparatus sets. Calculation of bearing capacity of bridge structure. Working out of technical drawings.
Terrain mapping with GPS methods. Levelling of road route with standard optical automatic level instrument. Design of the road reconstruction. Terrain and present situation surveying. Reconstruction plan - horizontal and vertical alignment, width disposition and cross sections. Design of a crossroad and a parking lot on concrete local conditions. Practical geodetic layout of the designed road project, GPS methods usage for road route layout. Practical application of diagnostic methods e.g. static loading plate, drill core, visual inspection and classification according to TP82 - Catalog of flexible pavement malfunctions, unevenness measuring with 4 meter beam, roughness of road surface - evaluating of macrotexture with sand grain.
Field presentation of basic methods of geotechnical survey, bore log documentation, exploratory set G10, light dynamic penetration, interpretation of engineering geological survey.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student improves acquires knowledge and skills in railway structures, road structures and soil mechanics in practical lessons during field training.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Geodesy in Civil Engineering, coordinate systems, geodetic computations, measurement of directions and angles, distance measurements, height systems, height measurements, setting out of buildings, roads and railways, maps Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions, railway track design, subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers. Complete highway route design, computation of highway geometry. Soil mechanics, classification of soils for engineering purposes.


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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The objective of the subject is to practise acquires knowledge and skills in railway structures, road structures and soil mechanics in practical lessons during field training.

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.

Type of course unit


240 hours, compulsory

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