Branch Details

Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection

Original title in Czech: Chemie a technologie ochrany životního prostředíFCHAbbreviation: BKCO_CHTOZPAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2005Accredited until: 31.8.2019


The aim of the study is to provide general education in technical chemistry with a focus on environmental issues. Graduates may find their jobs in all branches of industry in positions of environmentalists, water managers, experts for air protection and waste management, at all levels of state and local governments in the control bodies for the protection of the environment, in the laboratories of chemistry and biology of the environment and in many emerging research and educational institutions aimed at protection of the environment. In addition, graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and prerequisites for further study in master degree study programs of the Faculty of Chemical, as well as other courses of chemical or chemical-technological focus.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates will gain the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of general, inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry as well as in chemical engineering, based on a thorough knowledge of other disciplines of natural science (mathematics, physics, biology, toxicology). The general base is then developed towards environmental protection in areas of environmentally friendly chemical technologies, advanced technologies for the treatment of drinking water and waste water, renewable energy, responsible waste management with an emphasis on recycling, constantly taking into account the principles of sustainable development. An essential accessory is a language training (English) and other skills gained in elective courses in humanities and technical nature, such as management and quality control, project preparation and management, pedagogy and psychology, philosophy and fundamentals of ethics, legal propaedeutic. Graduate also can make use of contemporary information technologies in chemical practice (calculations, statistical and graphical data processing, orientation in the factual and full-text databases, means of electronic communication).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Bachelor degree course "Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection" is focused on chemistry and technology of environmental compartments. The practical orientation of the course allows both successful finding of jobs and the smooth continuation of studies in the same field in two-year Master program, or through lifelong education of practitioners. The assembly of courses in the first two years covers general subjects of chemical specialization and appropriate laboratory exercises. Specialization is realized in courses such as Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of atmosphere, Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology. The third year, focused on deepening knowledge of specialized subjects and on practical training, is completed by bachelor thesis. Graduates may successfully use acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a dynamic growing industry of environmental protection, at all levels of state and local governments and in a range of laboratories focused on the chemistry of the environment in the areas of surveillance, research, scientific and academic institutions.

Entry requirements

Written entrance examination test checks ability/competence of applicants to study chemistry at university level. Applicants are given points for correct answers; a notional pass mark is applied to this examination. The applicants will be enrolled on condition of either successful passing the entrance examination or fulfilment of requirements for granting dispensation. Current information on admission regulations is available at


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
BCV_A1English for Chemists Ics1winterCompulsoryCryes
BCT_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_MAT1Mathematics Ics8winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics8winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2winterCompulsoryExyes
BCT_CHL1Legislation in Chemistry Ics1winterCompulsoryCryes
BCT_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1winterCompulsoryGCryes
1. year of study, summer semester
BCV_A2English for Chemists IIcs1summerCompulsoryCryes
BCT_FYZ1Physics Ics6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_MAT2Mathematics IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs2summerCompulsoryExyes
BCT_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Laboratory Technics Ics3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_TEKTechnical Drawingcs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
2. year of study, winter semester
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIcs1winterCompulsoryCryes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_ACH2_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry IIcs3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_FYZ2Physics IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1)cs3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_COZPChemistry of Environmental Protectioncs3summerCompulsoryExyes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_LSP1_ŽPLaboratory project I - ŽPcs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_ODP_ZTechnical Practices - CHTOZPcs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
BCA_ISOSystem of Quality Assurance and ISO Standardscs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
BCO_AMPAnalytical Methods of Technical Praxiscs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_AVOWater Analysiscs3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
BCO_JCHNuclear Chemistrycs3winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering Ics2winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCO_TCVTechnology of Chemical Substancescs3winterCompulsoryExyes
BCA_UBP_ŽPIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - ŽPcs2winterCompulsoryGCryes
BCO_AVO_PLaboratory Classes in Water Analysiscs3winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_ZVE_PLaboratory classes of of Environmental Samplingcs3winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_ZVEThe basic of Environmental Samplingcs3winterCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
3. year of study, summer semester
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryCryes
BCO_TZPTechnology of Environmental Protectioncs4summerCompulsoryExyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
BCO_CHOAir chemistry Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_HYB_PLaboratory Classes in Hydrobiologycs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering IIcs2summerCompulsory-optionalGCr1yes
BCO_PZHPrevention of Chemical Accidentscs2summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes