Building Material Engineering
Original title in Czech: Stavebně materiálové inženýrstvíFASTAbbreviation: MAcad. year: 2013/2014
Programme: Civil Engineering
Length of Study: 4 years
Accredited from: 30.10.2003Accredited until: 1.8.2015
The aim of studying in the four-year Civil Engineering bachelor’s programme in the field of Building Material Engineering is to gain a comprehensive foundation in essential theoretical understanding and general technical knowledge from throughout the civil engineering discipline. Furthermore, students will be acquainted with basic knowledge particularly from production technology and specialised construction disciplines and, in addition, gain a higher level of knowledge and orientation within the issues of the field through the deepening of theoretical, technological and structural engineering knowledge. The gained specialised knowledge will allow graduates to understand the problems arising in their field within a wider context and will increase their employability in industry.
Proof of attaining the final goal of the course, i.e. the mastery of the studied material and the ability to take a comprehensive, independent approach, will be the production and successful defence of a bachelor’s thesis on an assigned topic from the area of production technology or the application of building materials.
Key learning outcomes
Graduates from the field of Building Material Engineering are well-prepared from the theoretical standpoint, particularly in the areas of silicate structure, structural physics and thermodynamics, which provides them with the prerequisites for attaining more complex knowledge in connection with practical laboratory training.
In their laboratory work graduates will have become acquainted with the characteristics and testing of basic building materials, particularly mortars, ceramics and special ceramics, concrete, light materials and insulation materials (including special types), timber and metals. Through the combination of practical and theoretical knowledge graduates will have attained one of the goals of the course, this being the attainment of more complex knowledge and skills.
The emphasis placed on the connection of theoretical and experimental training, together with the acquaintance of students with real operational technologies on specialised excursions is based on the intention to equip graduates with a complete set of knowledge and practical skills.
Alongside this, the graduate is capable of applying building materials in structures, including prefabricated components and their installation, diagnostic methods and practical demonstrations on structures, which supports the fundamental goal of providing graduates with the prerequisites for employment in industry.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
Graduates from the Civil Engineering bachelor’s study programme are university-educated specialists able to hold positions in industry requiring the independent solution of more complex production technology, construction, technical and managerial problems via an approach drawing from deeper knowledge of the field of building material engineering. This is combined with the ability of graduates to also understand such problems within a wider theoretical context through being equipped with information regarding the issues connected with the whole field of production technology and the usage of substances and materials used in construction.
Graduates can continue their education in consecutive master’s programmes and gain the title “inženýr“.
The education attained enables graduates, after meeting legal requirements, to be certified as construction technicians or construction engineers in one of the certified fields of the Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|BC02||Building Materials Chemistry||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ01||Ceramics||cs||4||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 13||yes|
|BJ02||Ceramics - Laboratories||cs||4||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 39||yes|
|BA04||Mathematics III||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ04||Concrete Technology I||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ03||Concrete Technology – laboratories||cs||2||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ05||Fundamentals of Technological Processes||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA4||English Pre-Intermediate 2||cs||1||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA5||English Intermediate 1||cs||1||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA21||First Certificate Level English II||cs, en||0||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BI03||Diagnostic methods in building||cs||5||Compulsory||GCr||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ06||Physics of Building Materials||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ07||Insulation Materials||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ08||Metal and Wood Materials||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BW03||Mechanical equipment||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ09||Technology of Building Elements||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA5||English Intermediate 1||cs||1||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA6||English Intermediate 2||cs||1||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA22||First Certificate Level English III||cs||0||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BL08||Concrete structures (M)||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BO05||Timber Structures (M)||cs||3||Compulsory||GCr||P - 13 / C1 - 13||yes|
|BJ10||Lightweight Building Materials||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BH08||Building Constructions||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BZ03||Social Communication||cs||2||Compulsory||Cr||P - 13 / C1 - 13||yes|
|BJ11||Technical Thermodynamics||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ12||Technology of Prefabricated Structures||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA23||First Certificate Level English IV||cs||0||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BY01||Pre-Intermediate Level English (exam)||cs||2||Compulsory||Ex||yes|
|BJ16||Binders II||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ13||Special Insulations||cs||3||Compulsory||GCr||P - 13 / C1 - 13||yes|
|BJ14||Special Ceramics||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BZ01||Building Law||cs||2||Compulsory||Cr||P - 26||yes|
|BT04||Building Services (M)||cs||2||Compulsory||Cr||P - 13 / C1 - 13||yes|
|BJ15||Concrete Technology II||cs||5||Compulsory||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||yes|
|BYA7||English Upper-Intermediate I||cs||0||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BY51||Intermediate Level English (exam)||cs||0||Recommended||Ex||yes|
|BYA9||Professional English I||cs||0||Recommended||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|BJ55||Properties and Use of Building Materials in Structures||cs||4||Elective||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||3659||yes|
|BJ56||Selected Entries of Building Materials Technology||cs||4||Elective||Cr,Ex||P - 26 / C1 - 26||3659||yes|
|BJ54||Seminar for Bachelorship||cs||2||Elective||Cr||C1 - 26||3660||yes|
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