study programme

Civil Engineering – Building Construction

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – pozemní stavbyFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SISAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260023

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

1.5 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Civil Engineering 100

Study aims

The division of the three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “BUT Faculty”). The Czech Republic (hereinafter the “CR”) and the European Union (the “EU”).
The content of the study program is designed to meet the requirements of:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education and on the Amendment to Other Acts, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Higher Education Act”),
- Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., on Standards for Accreditation in Higher Education,
- Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll., on Education in Higher Education
all in accordance with the methodological materials of the Board of the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education and the documents of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “BUT”) and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of BUT.
The study program is taught in the Czech language in full-time form of study and is designed for graduates of bachelor's degree programs at universities and non-university technical universities in the Czech Republic and the EU. The content of the course builds primarily on the knowledge of graduates of the four-year bachelor study program Civil Engineering, specializing in Water Management and Water Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT. The study program also enables student mobility and part of study at other selected universities with a similar focus.
The study program is aimed at gaining knowledge and knowledge in theoretical and engineering disciplines in the field of water management and water structures. The content of the study program are theoretically focused subjects with examples of practical applications. Compulsory courses are the basis of the student's expertise, focusing on selected topics from landscape water management, municipal water management and water structures with links to the entire construction industry, as well as to ecology and the environment. Compulsory subjects form the basis for compulsory optional subjects that extend the student's expertise. The study is completed with subjects of legal and managerial basis.
The graduate will acquire professional knowledge at a high level and in the required quality, which will be applied in practice in the design, implementation, reconstruction and operation of water structures in the field of water management.
After passing the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title “engineer” (abbreviated to Ing. Before the name).

Graduate profile

Graduates of the study program Civil Engineering - Building Constructions are able to orientate themselves in professional issues, they are fully professionally prepared for the performance of the profession and for their successful application especially in construction practice.
Professional experience of graduate of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Building Constructions in practice is possible at various levels of managerial, managerial and managerial positions in the construction industry, in design offices and at implementation companies. It can also be used in research and development. He can also be employed in the state administration and administration. also in companies producing and supplying products and structural components for buildings. He can also teach professionally in the field of education at secondary schools. universities. The necessary qualifications for this can be obtained directly at the faculty within the framework of lifelong learning of additional pedagogical studies, or. also with another institution that provides this education.
Graduates also have the prerequisites for their professional career in practice as a private entrepreneur in construction or as a self-employed.
Gaining knowledge of English and other recommended world languages ​​offered by the faculty during the studies creates the conditions for students to complete part of their studies at foreign universities within the Erasmus + project and after graduation they also have the possibility to apply them abroad.
Attained education enables the graduate of the master's degree program to gain the authorization as an authorized builder, technician, but above all as an authorized engineer awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction.
A graduate of the master study program Civil Engineering - Building Constructions, he / she can continue in his / her professional education in the follow-up doctoral study program "Building Constructions" to obtain the Ph.D.

Profession characteristics

Mastering theoretical and vocational subjects allows graduates of the study program Civil Engineering - Building Constructions to orientate in professional issues, is fully professionally prepared for the performance of the profession and for its successful application especially in construction practice. It is a branch specializing in the field of building design, building technical equipment, concrete and masonry structures, metal and timber structures and building mechanics.
Specifically, it is able to prepare project documentation of building constructions, technical equipment of buildings, to prepare land-use planning documentation and relevant parts of land-use planning documentation, to carry out static and dynamic calculations, building physics calculations and simulations, construction of the environment, lead the implementation of building construction, perform authorial or technical supervision of the implementation of building construction, representing the builder, respectively. on the basis of authorization in territorial, construction or occupancy permit proceedings, to perform professional functions in state administration bodies, etc. The graduate has acquired the latest scientific and technical knowledge in a complex of their mutual relations. He is able to apply the acquired knowledge in the whole area of ​​building construction.
Professional activities of graduates of the follow-up master's degree program in the field of Building Constructions in practice are possible at various levels of managerial, managerial and managerial positions in the construction industry, in design offices and at implementation companies. It can also be used in research and development. He can also be employed in the state administration and administration. also in companies producing and supplying products and structural components for buildings. He can also teach professionally in the field of education at secondary schools. universities. The necessary qualifications for this can be obtained directly at the faculty within the framework of lifelong learning of additional pedagogical studies, or. also with another institution that provides this education.
According to internal statistics, the long-term employability of graduates of the current master's degree program in the field of building construction (without continuing studies) is 95–100% within six months of graduation. The general applicability in practice is practically 100% and is also supported by FAST BUT in the form of joint meetings of last year students with future employers with whom they cooperate in the long term. It can be assumed that the applicability of graduates of the proposed study program Civil Engineering - Building Constructions will be similar.
A graduate of the master's degree program has the opportunity to continue studying the doctoral degree program, which leads to obtaining the academic degree doctor.

Fulfilment criteria

He / she has fulfilled all study obligations prescribed by the study plan of the study program, obtained the prescribed number of credits (90 credits) and submitted his / her diploma thesis within the set deadline. Successfully passed the state final examination, which consists of the following parts:
- defense of diploma thesis,
- an oral state examination which comprises three thematic areas.

Study plan creation

The rules and conditions for creating curricula are governed by:
- the Higher Education Act,
- Government Decree No. 274/2016 Coll., on standards for accreditation in higher education,
- Best practices for the preparation of study programs (material NAU 8/2017),
- Methodological materials for preparation and evaluation of applications for study program accreditation (NAU material)
- by the BUT degree programs,
- The rules of the quality assurance system for educational, creative and related activities and internal evaluation of the quality of educational, creative and related activities of BUT,
- BUT Study and Examination Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “SER”),
- BUT Standards of Study Programs,
- other documents as well as the current Dean's Directive Rules for the Organization of Studies in Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology. Orders for compulsory optional subjects are governed by a valid Dean's Instruction for enrolling students for study programs and orders for compulsory optional subjects.
Rules for organization of studies in Bachelor's and follow-up Master's degree programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology specify in detail the study in degree programs, specify the academic year and its time division and study period, study plans, credit system, way of teaching and its securing, course documentation, study counseling, way of study completion, verification of study results, credit and graded credit, colloquium and exam, grading scale, weighted average, continuous study and conditions for continuation of study, enrollment and enrollment in the next year of study, interruption of study, recognition of examinations or fulfillment of other study obligations, abandonment of study, termination of study for failure to meet the requirements arising from the study program, final examination, examination board for final state examination, diploma thesis and its defense, final state examination, overall study evaluation, rules of study organization, study documentation, publication of final works, procedure for detecting plagiarism, obstacles to study, termination of study, praise and awards, medical fitness and communication through the BUT information system, student card, etc.
The master study program Civil Engineering - Building Structures is divided into the following areas:
- Structural Design (NPS),
- Building Services (HVAC),
- Construction and statics of buildings (KSS).
The focus is given by the choice of subjects in selected groups of compulsory optional subjects.
The study plan includes:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 5 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 14 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 1 group of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and an elective course (for a total of 2 credits, which is less than the BUT recommendation).
The above courses correspond to the objectives of the study and the field of education Civil Engineering, thematic area Building Constructions.
Lessons are organized according to weekly schedules, except for subjects that require a specific course. Most of the lessons are organized in the form of:
- lectures in audiovisual lecture rooms equipped with modern technical equipment in such a way that teaching is conducted in accordance with current teaching methods,
- exercises (eg in computer labs equipped with all necessary programs, fully equipped laboratories, etc.),
- field trips, etc.,
which take place on a regular, weekly schedule and during which the student has the opportunity to directly acquire knowledge. The course is completed by granting a credit, granting a classified credit, passing the exam, passing the exam after granting the credit. In the case of part-time study, consultations and seminars take place on Friday.
At the same time, students can choose technical English or another language provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (Institute of Social Sciences), if their language level is higher than B1.
A single credit system compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used to quantify the course of study. In each academic year, it is checked within the set deadlines whether the student has earned the number of credits in the given section of study in the prescribed structure set by the study plan of the study program and whether he / she has successfully completed repeated courses whose completion is obligatory for the given study program. The minimum number of credits required to continue studying is a minimum of 30 credits to advance to the next year.

Availability for the disabled

At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT, barrier-free access to all teaching rooms is currently provided. However, students must be physically fit to be qualified as a civil engineer. In practically oriented laboratory teaching, they must be able to operate measuring instruments and similar laboratory equipment independently without endangering themselves or their surroundings.
BUT provides support to students with specific needs, for details see Guideline 11/2017 (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-documents-and-documents/-d141841/uplne-zneni-smernice-c-11- 2017-p147550).
In order to promote equal access to higher education, BUT incorporates the Alfons Advisory Center, part of the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning, to provide guidance and support services to applicants and students with specific educational needs. Specific educational needs include learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic somatic illness, autistic spectrum disorders, impaired communication skills and mental illness (alfons.vutbr.cz/o-nas).
Students are provided with information concerning the accessibility of study programs with respect to the specific needs of the applicant, information about the architectural accessibility of individual faculties and university parts, about accommodation at the BUT dormitory, about the possibilities of adapting the admission procedure and adapting the study itself. Other services of the Center for Students with Special Educational Needs also include interpreting and rewriting services, or assistance services - guiding, spatial orientation, in order to enable these students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the same way as other students. This is done through the so-called adaptation of study, ie by appropriate adjustment of the study regime, which cannot be understood as a simplification of the content of study or relief of study obligations.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
NLA022Concrete Structures (S)cs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NOA019Metal Structures 2cs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NAA019Mathematics 5 (S)cs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NHA040Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 2cs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NDA015Elasticity and Plasticitycs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NDB016Finite Element Methodcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135702yes
NHB041Computer Aided Building Physics Applicationcs, en3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 13 / C1 - 265702yes
NTB023Experimental Methods in Building Servicescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265703yes
NHB042Saving and Building Adaptationcs, en4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265703yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs, en2CompulsoryExyes
NBA007Applied Physicscs, en3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVB025Construction Valuationcs, en3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135705yes
NHB045Building Acoustics and Daylighting Buildingscs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135705yes
NDB020Theory of Reliabilitycs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135705yes
NDB018Dynamicscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265706yes
NHB048Selected Chapters from Fire Protection of Buildingscs, en4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265706yes
NTB026Selected Chapters of Heatingcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265706yes
NTB025Computer Modeling Basics of Buiding Services Systemscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135707yes
NFB013Special Foundation Methods (S)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135707yes
NHB046Sustainable Buildingcs, en4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135707yes
NOB021Simulation of Metal and Timber Structures Behaviourcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265708yes
NLB025Selected Chapters of Concrete Structures 1 (S)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265708yes
NDB021Selected Chapters of Structural Mechanics 2 (S)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265708yes
NTB027Selected Chapters of Air-conditioningcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265708yes
NHB047Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 1cs, en5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265708yes
NDB019Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structurescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265709yes
NLB024Static at Reconstructions (S)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265709yes
NHB044Low Energy Housescs, en4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265709yes
NTB028Selected Chapters of Plumbingcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265709yes
NOB022Selected Chapters of Metal and Timber Structurescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265709yes
NLB023Diploma Seminar (S-BZK)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265710yes
NOB020Diploma seminar (S-KDK)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265710yes
NHB043Diploma Seminar (S-PST)cs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265710yes
NDB017Diploma Seminar (S-STM)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265710yes
NTB024Diploma Seminar (K-TZB)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265710yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
NZB012Ethics in Businesscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265711yes
NZB013Presentation Skillscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135711yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265711yes
NHB052The Course of the Construction Processcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135712yes
NOB027Special Metal Structures (S)cs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135712yes
NLB029Special Concrete Structures (S)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265713yes
NTB034Thermomechanicscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265713yes
NHB055Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 2cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265713yes
NOB023Automation of the Design of Metal and Timber Structurescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265714yes
NIB011Modern building materialscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265714yes
NDB023Nonlinear Mechanicscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265714yes
NTB031Management and Operation of HVACcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265714yes
NLB030Selected Chapters of Concrete Structures 2 (S)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265714yes
NFB014Mathematical Modeling of Geotechnical Constructionscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NLB026Computing Calculation of Concrete Structurescs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NOB024Diagnostic and Reconstruction of Metal Structurescs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NTB030Fluid Mechanicscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NHB050The Proposal of Building in the Process of Planning Permission Proceedingscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NHB051Room Acousticscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NHB053Reconstruction and Renovation of Historical Buildingscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NDB025Reliability and Theory of Material Damagecs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NTB033Enviromental Engineeringcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265715yes
NLB028Specialized Project (S-BZK)cs8Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265717yes
NOB026Specialized Project (S-KDK)cs8Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265717yes
NHB054Specialized Project (S-PST)cs8Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265717yes
NDB024Specialized Project (S-STM)cs8Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265717yes
NTB032Specialized Project (S-TZB)cs8Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265717yes
NTB029Energy Audit of Buildingscs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395718yes
NLB027Structural Detail (S-BZK)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395718yes
NOB025Structural detailcs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395718yes
NHB049Structural Detail (S-PST)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395718yes
NDB022Structural detail (S-STM)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395718yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5713 0 NLB029, NTB034, NHB055
5712 0 NHB052, NOB027
5714 0 NOB023, NIB011, NDB023, NTB031, NLB030
5715 0 NFB014, NLB026, NOB024, NTB030, NHB050, NHB051, NHB053, NDB025, NTB033
5718 0 NTB029, NLB027, NOB025, NHB049, NDB022
5717 0 NLB028, NOB026, NHB054, NDB024, NTB032
5711 0 NZB012, NZB013, NZB014
5703 0 NTB023, NHB042
5707 0 NTB025, NFB013, NHB046
5706 0 NDB018, NHB048, NTB026
5708 0 NOB021, NLB025, NDB021, NTB027, NHB047
5709 0 NDB019, NLB024, NHB044, NTB028, NOB022
5702 0 NDB016, NHB041
5710 0 NLB023, NOB020, NHB043, NDB017, NTB024
5705 0 NVB025, NHB045, NDB020