study programme

Geodesy and Cartography

Original title in Czech: Geodézie a kartografieFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: BPC-GKAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Bachelor's

Study programme code: B0532A260001

Degree awarded: Bc.

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

3 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Civil Engineering 100

Study aims

The division of the three-year bachelor's study program Geodesy and Cartography is based on and continues the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Brno University of Technology (hereinafter "Faculty of Civil Engineering BUT"), which meet current demand and needs of technical practice in the Czech Republic and the European Union.
In terms of content, the study program is designed to meet the requirements of:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Other Acts, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Higher Education Institutions Act”),
- Government Order No. 274/2016 Coll., on standards for accreditation in higher education,
- Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll., on the areas of education in higher education
and all in accordance with the methodological materials of the Board of the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education and the documents of BUT and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of BUT.
The study program is taught in the Czech language in the full-time form of study. The study program enables the mobility of students and the completion of part of the study at other selected universities with a similar focus.
The aim of the study is to acquaint students with theoretical and practical aspects of performing the surveying profession. The study covers a wide area from mathematical-physical foundations, through planar geodesy, adjustment calculation, real estate cadaster, engineering, satellite and theoretical geodesy to the knowledge of the organization of surveying services and related legislation.
A partial goal is also the preparation of students for the follow-up master's degree program in Geodesy and Cartography.
After successful completion of the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title "Bachelor" (abbreviated to Bc. before the name).

Graduate profile

Completion of the bachelor study program Geodesy and Cartography entitles the graduate to perform surveying activities according to Act No. 200/1994 Coll.
Graduate of the bachelor study program Geodesy and Cartography is able to work in the state administration, in departmental organizations of various ministries (Cadastral Offices, State Land Office, RMD, SŽDC, SZIF, river basin undertakings,…) or in the documentation departments of utilities administrators. He can perform all basic activities at the offices of Cadastral Offices (checking and recording of geometric plans and their requisites, work in creation of digital cadastral maps, work in activities connected with cadastral documentation renewal, documentation work, etc.).
In the private sector, graduates will find employment with private geodetic firms, where they participate in the creation of geometry plans, in demarcation of land boundaries, in the creation of purpose maps, in geodetic works in construction, when surveying the actual construction of buildings, when surveying individual overhead and underground lines and other engineering networks, including their registration and maintenance in the relevant database and geoinformation systems.
The graduate should independently manage the creation of large-scale maps for various purposes ranging from direct field measurements, through the processing of acquired data, creation of digital map and other outputs. The graduate will be able to process materials obtained by the most modern measuring technologies (satellite measurements, ground and aerial photogrammetry, ground and aerial scanning, etc.).
The main objective of the study is to educate a theoretically educated and practically trained specialist for most of the geodetic and cartographic activities of current practice, who should also be able to continue in further professional studies within the follow-up Master's program.

Profession characteristics

The graduate is able to work in state administration, in departmental organizations of various ministries (Cadastral offices, State Land Office, RMD, SŽDC, SZIF, river basin enterprises,…) or in the documentation departments of utilities administrators. He can perform all basic activities at the offices of Cadastral Offices (checking and recording of geometric plans and their requisites, work in creation of digital cadastral maps, work in activities connected with cadastral documentation renewal, documentation work, etc.).
In the private sector will find employment with private surveyors, where he will participate in the creation of new geometric plans, demarcation of land, creation of purpose maps, geodetic work in construction, surveying the actual construction of buildings, surveying individual overhead and underground lines and other engineering networks, including their registration and maintenance in relevant database and geoinformation systems.
The Bachelor study program Geodesy and Cartography is designed to be recognized by the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre as a university education in the field of surveying and in accordance with the Surveying Act No. 200/1994 Coll. authorized his graduates to perform surveying activities.
Typical job positions include a separate surveyor, a specialist employee of the cadastral, state land or construction office, a specialist in the documentation department of the utility manager, transport infrastructure or a river basin.

Fulfilment criteria

He / she has fulfilled all study obligations prescribed by the study plan of the study program, has obtained the prescribed number of credits (240 credits) and submitted his / her diploma thesis within the set deadline. Successfully passed the state final examination The final state examination in the bachelor study program Geodesy and Cartography consists of the following parts:
- defense of bachelor 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 study program contains courses whose completion is necessary for the quality performance of the surveying profession supplemented by an extensive mathematical and physical basis. The study plan includes:
- 10 theoretical subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 23 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 1 group of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and optional courses (total of 4 credits).
The above courses correspond to the objectives of the study and education in the field of Civil Engineering, the geodesy.
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.),
- fieldwork,
- 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.
At the same time, students may choose technical English or another language provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT (Institute of Social Sciences), if their language level in English is higher than B1 slightly lower.
A single credit system compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used for the quantified assessment of 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 bachelor study program Geodesy and Cartography is directly followed by the master study program Geodesy and Cartography at FCE BUT. However, graduates may continue to study another similarly oriented follow-up Master's degree program.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BAA007Descriptive geometrycs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 26yes
BBA003Physics 1cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA003Geodesy 1cs8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 52 / C1 - 52yes
BAA008Mathematics 1 (G)cs8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 39yes
BUA006Basics of Computer Sciencecs2CompulsoryCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BBA004Physics 2cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 26yes
BEA004Geodesy 2cs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 39yes
BEA005Interactive Graphic Systemscs3CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
BAA009Mathematics 2 (G)cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA006Theory of errors and adjustment 1cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA007Field training 1cs4CompulsoryGCrVT - 360yes
BEA008Basics of programmingcs3CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BEA009Geodetic softwarecs3CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
BEA010Geodesy 3cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA011Mapping 1cs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 39yes
BAA010Mathematics 3 (G)cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA012Computer Graphicscs4CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA013Theory of errors and adjustment 2cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BEA014Databasescs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
BEA015Geodetic networkscs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA016Cadastre of Real Estates 1cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA017Mapping 2cs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 39yes
BSA012Theory of Landscapecs2CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BAA011Probability and statisticscs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA018Field Training 2cs4CompulsoryGCrVT - 360yes
2. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BYA001Pre-Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2CompulsoryExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BVA023Economycs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA019Photogrammetry and Laser Scanningcs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 26yes
BEA020Geographical Information Systems 1cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BEA021Engineering Geodesy 1cs8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 39yes
BEA022Cadastre of Real Estates 2cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BZB006Communication and Rhetoriccs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265696yes
BZB007Psychologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265696yes
BZB008Sociologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265696yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BEA023Cartography 1cs8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 52yes
BEA024Land Consolidationcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BHA019Building Constructions and urban planningcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BZA009Building Lawcs2CompulsoryGCrP - 26yes
BEA025Theoretical Geodesy 1cs7CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 39yes
BEA026Field Training 3cs3CompulsoryGCrVT - 240yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5696 0 BZB006, BZB007, BZB008