Branch Details

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

3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BC02Building Materials Chemistrycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ01Ceramicscs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
BJ02Ceramics - Laboratoriescs4CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
BA04Mathematics IIIcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ04Concrete Technology Ics5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ03Concrete Technology – laboratoriescs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
BJ05Fundamentals of Technological Processescs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BYA4English Pre-Intermediate 2cs1RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BYA5English Intermediate 1cs1RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BYA21First Certificate Level English IIcs, en0RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BI03Diagnostic methods in buildingcs5CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ06Physics of Building Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ07Insulation Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ08Metal and Wood Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BW03Mechanical equipmentcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ09Technology of Building Elementscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BYA5English Intermediate 1cs1RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BYA6English Intermediate 2cs1RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BYA22First Certificate Level English IIIcs0RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BL08Concrete structures (M)cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BO05Timber Structures (M)cs3CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
BJ10Lightweight Building Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BH08Building Constructionscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BZ03Social Communicationcs2CompulsoryCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
BJ11Technical Thermodynamicscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ12Technology of Prefabricated Structurescs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BYA23First Certificate Level English IVcs0RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BY01Pre-Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2CompulsoryExyes
BJ16Binders IIcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BJ13Special Insulationscs3CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
BJ14Special Ceramicscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BZ01Building Lawcs2CompulsoryCrP - 26yes
BT04Building Services (M)cs2CompulsoryCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
BJ15Concrete Technology IIcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BYA7English Upper-Intermediate Ics0RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BY51Intermediate Level English (exam)cs0RecommendedExyes
BYA9Professional English Ics0RecommendedCrC1 - 26yes
BJ55Properties and Use of Building Materials in Structurescs4ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 263659yes
BJ56Selected Entries of Building Materials Technologycs4ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 263659yes
BJ54Seminar for Bachelorshipcs2ElectiveCrC1 - 263660yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
3659 0 BJ55, BJ56
3660 0 BJ54