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Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Original title in Czech: Chemie, technologie a vlastnosti materiálůFCHAbbreviation: BPCO_CHMAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -

Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2005Accredited until: 31.8.2019

Profile of the branch

Students will acquire necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills applicable especially in the following fields of fine and special chemicals manufacture: printing industry; agrochemistry; paper industry; materials for electrical engineering industry; housing and household chemistry; chemistry for building industry; manufacture of paints and lacquers; surface treatment; pharmaceutical industry; cosmetic industry; textile industry; processing and use of biomaterials; production of special and final polymers; photography, image and film processing; and image communication. Alumni are supposed to work at technical positions in plants, in management or in research and development in the above specified industries. They acquire necessary knowledge and abilities for further study of master programs accredited at the BUT Faculty of Chemistry or other master programs dealing with chemistry or chemical technology disciplines.

Key learning outcomes

The „ Chemistry, technology and properties of materials“ study program provides students with essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be applied in control and evaluation of basic parameters of chemical technologies in the following fields: production and processing of plastics, composites, ceramics, silicates and cements; surface treatment of metallic or non-metallic materials in relation to environment protection and environment quality control. The students are thoroughly trained in proper and exact processing of laboratory experiment results and production parameters and they also get proper background in quality control. They can also apply to study master programs accredited at the BUT Faculty of chemistry and also to enrol in other master study programs oriented on chemistry and chemical technology.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates of the „Chemistry, technology and properties of materials“ branch master chemical and technological principles of preparation and processing of both synthetic and natural polymers, cement, lime, ceramics and other inorganic adhesives and special cements. They are familiarized with mechanisms and kinetics of synthetic and modification reactions and with operation of individual technological components of production lines. They are acquainted with relationships between structure of non-metallic materials and their chemical-physical properties. They are able to modify qualities of materials using proper chemical, physical, and technological methods and procedures to get optimal utility properties of manufactured materials and products. The graduates master manufacturing technologies for production of the above materials and basic principles of product development and design. They have also capacity to evaluate interaction of polymer materials with components of environment regarding lifespan of the material and its influence on environment. The graduates are familiar with the use of chemically oriented literature and they also familiarize with basics of commercial law and patent right, management of human resources and economy of businesses.

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

Programme supervisor

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
BCV_A1English for Chemists Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_MAT1Mathematics Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2winterCompulsoryExyes
BCT_CHL1Legislation in Chemistry Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1winterCompulsoryClAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
BCV_A2English for Chemists IIcs1summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_FYZ1Physics Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_MAT2Mathematics IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs2summerCompulsoryExyes
BCT_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Laboratory Technics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
2. year of study, winter semester
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIcs1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_ACH2_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry IIcs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1)cs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_SMAStructure of Materialscs3summerCompulsoryExyes
BCO_ODP_MTechnical Practices - CHMcs4summerCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineeringcs2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_MCH_PLaboratory Classes in Macromolecular Chemistrycs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCO_SKPGlass, Ceramics, Bindercs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_SVMPhysical Chemistry of Macromoleculescs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_TCVTechnology of Chemical Substancescs3winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_VYPProduction Technology of Polymers, Composits and Silicatescs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCO_KOMComposites and their Technologies Ics4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_POMPolymer Materialscs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCA_UBP_CHMIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - CHMcs2winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
3. year of study, summer semester
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineeringcs2summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_CHPChemistry and Technology of Polymer Materialscs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_KOVMetallic Materialscs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_ZPMPowder Technologycs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes