Branch Details

Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection

Original title in Czech: Chemie a technologie ochrany životního prostředíFCHAbbreviation: BPCO_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 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
BCA_TEKTechnical Drawingcs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
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_FYZ2Physics IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
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_COZPChemistry of Environmental Protectioncs3summerCompulsoryExyes
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
BCA_LSP1_ŽPLaboratory project I - ŽPcs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_ODP_ZTechnical Practices - CHTOZPcs4summerCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
BCA_ISOSystem of Quality Assurance and ISO Standardscs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
BCO_AMPAnalytical Methods of Technical Praxiscs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_AVOWater Analysiscs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCO_JCHNuclear Chemistrycs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering Ics2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_TCVTechnology of Chemical Substancescs3winterCompulsoryExyes
BCA_UBP_ŽPIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - ŽPcs2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_AVO_PLaboratory Classes in Water Analysiscs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_ZVE_PLaboratory classes of of Environmental Samplingcs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_ZVEThe basic of Environmental Samplingcs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
3. year of study, summer semester
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCO_TZPTechnology of Environmental Protectioncs4summerCompulsoryExyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCO_CHOAir chemistry Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_HYB_PLaboratory Classes in Hydrobiologycs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering IIcs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_PZHPrevention of Chemical Accidentscs2summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes