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Architecture and Urban Development

Original title in Czech: Architektura a rozvoj sídelFASTAbbreviation: ARSAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: Architectural Engineering

Programme: Architecture and Urban Development

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 10.12.2008Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Profile of the branch

The consecutive master’s study programme Architecture and Settlement development with the Architecture specialisation and a standard 2-year study duration follows on from four-year bachelor’s courses with a similar focus on architecture.
During their studies, students will become familiar with the newest scientific and technical findings in all their complex mutual interconnectivity and are guided towards the creation of independent architectural and engineering work. They apply the knowledge gained in individual subjects in individually assigned architectural and technical tasks drawn from the issues of their field of study.
Students extend the theoretical foundation gained during their bachelor’s studies with additional theoretical knowledge. This serves as a basis for specialised subjects from various fields taken according to students’ specialisation, with a primary focus on the studied field of Architecture. Economics subjects are also represented in the syllabus.
During the course of the students’ studies, emphasis is placed on the independent creation of architectural and engineering work. After graduation, students are capable of independently solving even demanding specialised problems and are thus prepared for their careers in architecture or engineering branches in industry.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates from the consecutive master’s study programme Architecture and Settlement Development with a specialisation in Architecture have gained highly specialised (theoretical and professional) knowledge in the studied field. They are capable of applying their knowledge in dealing with the issues of their field and specialisation.
They are capable, within the scope of skills gained during their studies, of solving even demanding specialised problems and so are prepared for their careers in architecture or engineering branches in industry. As highly-qualified specialists, graduates from this programme are able to hold high positions as architects, engineers and managers, and successfully perform the functions required of them. They are equipped with the skills they need to solve even complex architectural and technical problems, and not only during the architectural design of structures but also during their preparation and realization. They are capable of preparing an architectural design for structures or groups of structures with demanding operational requirements, and ensure their realization is of high quality.
Within the context of professional competence, after gaining the stipulated amount of work experience, graduates of the consecutive master’s study programme Architecture and Settlement Development can gain certification. They are then certified architects capable of directing complex architectural, technical and professional activities and projects, and taking responsibility for their quality. They are also able to take responsibility for the professional management of individuals and groups.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates from the consecutive master’s study programme Architecture and Settlement Development with a specialisation in Architecture have deepened knowledge from both theoretical and specialised disciplines purposefully aimed at this field of study. They are entitled to use the title "inženýr architekt" (abbreviated to Ing. arch.) before their name.
They are familiar with the newest scientific and professional findings in all their complex mutual interconnectivity. They are capable of applying the knowledge they have gained in dealing with the issues of their field of study and specialisation. They are able to independently produce engineering and architectural work. They are capable of independently solving even demanding specialised problems and so are prepared for their careers in architecture or engineering branches in industry.
As highly-qualified specialists, graduates from the programme are able to hold high positions as architects, engineers and managers, and successfully perform the functions required of them. They are equipped with the skills they need to solve even complex architectural and technical problems.
They are capable of preparing an architectural design for structures or groups of structures with demanding operational requirements and ensure their realization is of high quality. They are prepared for certification by the Czech Chamber of Architects and subsequently for the leadership of an independent architectural design office. They are most of all capable of finding employment as designers. They are able to carry out such work thanks to the professional work experience they gain as part of the study programme. The work placement provides experience of the quality required by their profession from new graduates.
They can also find employment within their field in the area of research and development.
Their foreign language skills in the area of their specialisation equip them for possible work abroad.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
TG03Professional Practical Trainingcs30winterCompulsoryAcyes
BYA11Academic Writingcs0winterRecommendedAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
TG01Urban Planning Studiocs11summerCompulsoryClAcyes
TV01Prices in the Civil Engineeringcs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TV02Investmentscs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TY01Social Communicationcs2summerCompulsoryClAcyes
TW01Technology of Constructions Ics4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BYA12Academic Skillscs0summerRecommendedAcyes
TG51Architecture of Engineering Constructionscs3summerOptionalAc,Ex4306yes
TY51History and Philosophy of Technologycs3summerOptionalClAc4306yes
TY52Pedagogy for Engineerscs3summerOptionalClAc4306yes
TG52Cultural Values in Towns in History and the Presentcs3summerOptionalAc,Ex4306yes
TG53Specialized Excursioncs3summerOptionalClAc4306yes
TH51Sustainable Buildingcs3summerOptionalAc,Ex4306yes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BY51Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2winterCompulsoryExyes
TV03Firm’s Managementcs3winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TY02Law for Architectscs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
TG02Specialised Studiocs11winterCompulsoryClAcyes
TW02Technology of constructions IIcs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TV04Public Structural Investmentscs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
TM51transportation urbanismcs3winterOptionalClAc4308yes
TY53Ethics in Businesscs3winterOptionalClAc4308yes
TE01Geographical Information Systemscs3winterOptionalClAc4308yes
TG55Tradition and the New Urbanismcs3winterOptionalClAc4308yes
TS51Landscape Restoration and Stabilitycs3winterOptionalAc,Ex4552yes
TG54Theory and Practice of Architectural Designcs3winterOptionalAc,Ex4552yes
TH52Selected Chapters from Fire Protection of Buildingscs3winterOptionalAc,Ex4552yes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
TG10Diploma Projectcs28summerCompulsoryAcyes