Branch Details

Urban design

Original title in Czech: UrbanismusFAAbbreviation: URBANAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Architecture and urban design

Length of Study: 4 years


The ability of the doctoral student of an independent scientific work on the selected topic, familiarity with scientific work methodology, especially the problem analysis and synthesis of the findings and its creative application in the proposed solution.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate is ready for an independent scientific and research work in the field of architecture and urban design theory, is able to solve practical problems in the field of architecture and urban design independently and at a scientific level, publishes outcomes of both practical and theoretical activities, also in any of the world languages, is able to teach at a higher-education institution.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Scientific and research workplaces targeted at the issues related to architecture and urban design.
Higher education institutions providing studies in the branch of architecture and urban design,pment, etc.).
State administration (departments of all-level development, departments of urban design development, etc.), specialized organizations and public offices (e.g.historical sites preservation) etc..

Entry requirements

The master degree qualification in the branch of architecture or similar achieved at a higher-education institution in the Czech Republic or a school of architecture abroad.
Passing successfully the admission examination during which the applicant proves his/her interest and expert knowledge for a research work.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Buildings in Landscape for Agrotourism

    The output of the dissertation is the determination of urban and architectural design principles of building in the landscape for agro tourism with respecting to the requirements of sustainable development of the countryside. Design principles will be verified experimentally in student's workshop.

    Tutor: Urbášková Hana, prof. Ing. arch., Ph.D.

  2. Development strategies for the architectural restoration of the built industrial heritage in CZ

    The topic shall provide a solution for a missing dialogue between architectural practice, investment groups and municipalities. As the main tool the development strategy for the architectural restoration of the built industrial heritage will be introduced.

    Tutor: Urbášková Hana, prof. Ing. arch., Ph.D.

  3. Renewal and transformation of postindustrial cities in central Europe

    The main motive is a systematic approach to the current problems of urban development in a postindustrial age. The aim is to compare approaches and solutions to the problems of transformation of the former Industrial areas in the industrial as well as important university cities in the central Europe. The theme is focused on the new trends in urban strategies.

    Tutor: Havliš Karel, doc. Ing. arch.

  4. Revitalization of religious buildings and premises for secular society

    Search for the new and current concepts for the renewal and revitalization of religious buildings and premises in the new social and urban context. The theme is focused on assessing the potential of existing unused or underused religious buildings and premises for new functions while preserving their cultural architectural and urban values.

    Tutor: Havliš Karel, doc. Ing. arch.

  5. The typology of the contemporary city and the village

    Pluralism of post-modern period, globalization and purposes of sustainable development bring new requirements into our city organisation and our settlement of country-side. Do our settlements and their traditional compositional elements comply with the needs of the near future ? Is the corresponding form compact city or garden city ?

    Tutor: Kopáčik Gabriel, doc. Ing. arch., Dr.

  6. Transformation of pedestrian zones in Europe

    Pedestrian zones and their functional structure underwent in past through many different forms and functions. The task is to find and determine prerequisite for well functioning form of pedestrian zones appropriate to the city of today while foreseeing the future needs of city transportation.

    Tutor: Dokoupilová Pazderková Kateřina, Ing. arch., Ph.D.

  7. Village, landscape and generational memory of the Moravian - Austrian border

    The dissertation focuses on critical evaluation of a legacy of rich cultural heritage of villages and landscape inscribed into the cultural landscape of South Moravian borderland.

    Tutor: Ponešová Barbora, Ing. arch., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
D01Fundamentals of Scientific Work Ics0winterCompulsoryExyes
DA2Protection and Renovation of Monumentscs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrEx1Rocnik_ZSyes
DU6Problems of Inner Citiescs0winterCompulsory-optionalEx1Rocnik_ZSyes
DU3Architecture and Protection of Landscapecs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrEx1Rocnik_ZSyes
DU7Sustainable Urban Developmentcs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrEx1Rocnik_ZSyes
1. year of study, summer semester
D03Theory of architecturecs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
D02Theory and Development of Urbanismcs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
D011Fundamentals of Scientific Work IIcs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
DA3Architectural Spacecs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DA6Digital Imagingcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DU8Geographic Information Systemscs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DA1Language of Architecturecs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DA10Advanced Methods of Digital Modellingcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DU1Urban and Regional Developmentcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DU2Spacial Planning Development Strategy cs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
DA4Technology and Construction in Architecturecs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrEx1rocnik_LSyes
2. year of study, winter semester
D04Professional and Academic Englishcs0winterCompulsoryDrExyes
DU8Geographic Information Systemscs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DA11Landscape Architecturecs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DA2Protection and Renovation of Monumentscs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DU6Problems of Inner Citiescs0winterCompulsory-optionalExyes
DU3Architecture and Protection of Landscapecs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
DU2Spacial Planning Development Strategy cs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
D05State Doctoral Examinationcs0winterCompulsorySZZyes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
1rocnik_LS 3