study programme

Civil Engineering – Building Materials and Technologies

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – stavební materiály a technologieFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SIMAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260027

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 structure of the three-semester follow-up Master's study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Technologies is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “Faculty of Civil Engineering”). Republic (Czech Republic) and European Union (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 intended for graduates of bachelor's and master's degree programs of university 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's study program Civil Engineering, specializing in Building Materials and Technology 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.

During the study the student gains deepened knowledge of theoretical and professional disciplines in the field of building material engineering. The first semester is focused on deepening the knowledge in subjects profiling the basis of the study program and acquiring new theoretical knowledge, which is a prerequisite for further development of his professional knowledge and skills required at the level of civil engineer. In the following semesters are gradually included other professional engineering courses in the program, in which the student will acquire more detailed knowledge of new approaches to solving building materials issues. Significant attention is also paid to teaching subjects of economic and ecological focus.
In the last two semesters of study, within the compulsory optional subjects of the program, the possibility of a narrower specialization is offered, eg in relation to the selected topic of the thesis and these subjects extend the student's expertise.
The aim of the study is to educate specialists capable of immediate qualified application in the field of building material engineering. It is used in wide areas of production technology of all kinds of building materials, as a manager of quality and environment of a construction company, as a technical support of marketing, furthermore it is business companies dealing with sale of building materials and components, building offices, engineering, and scientific and research institutes, educational activities, entrepreneur in the production and distribution of building materials.
Upon successful completion of the state final examination, which includes the defense of the diploma thesis, the graduate is entitled to use the title “engineer” (abbreviated as “Ing.” Before the name).

Graduate profile

Graduates of the study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Technologies will acquire highly specialized theoretical and professional knowledge and deepened knowledge of civil engineering focused on building materials and technologies during three semester studies. They will complete their knowledge of a foreign language in their area of ​​expertise and legal knowledge. As a highly qualified expert, he is able to successfully assert himself in leading engineering and managerial positions.
Mastering theoretical and vocational subjects enables graduates of the program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Technologies creative engineering solution of problems concerning: design of building materials, their development, innovations, standard and new progressive technologies of production, testing and verification of their properties; optimal application of building materials in building structures; durability monitoring methods; building technical survey and diagnostic methods; the design of remediation procedures up to the issues of recycling of end-of-life materials. The graduate is theoretically and practically prepared for laboratory management of production of mortars, ceramics, concrete, components and other building materials, procedures and analyzes used here, but also for the application of knowledge about the properties of materials in the implementation and reconstruction of buildings - is professionally equipped and able to optimize the selection of suitable materials or their compositions taking into account societal needs, operational requirements, risks, economic impacts and environmental impacts. They will acquire knowledge about economic and ecological aspects of production technology, management and marketing. Emphasis is placed on research and cooperation with practice in the field of new progressive materials and technologies, the use of secondary raw materials as alternative raw materials resources contributing to the development of environmentally friendly technologies while contributing to the reduction of input and production costs. During their studies they will consolidate their professional outlook thanks to domestic and foreign excursions and knowledge of the latest technologies in the field of production and construction. He / she is able to solve complex construction-technical and managerial problems in the building materials industry or their application on buildings of various character and is ready for his / her engineering work in practice.
Within the scope of his / her competences, his / her application in wide areas of production technology of all kinds of building materials, as a quality or environmental manager of a construction company, is able to manage demanding professional technical activities and bear responsibility for their quality and professional management of individuals and groups. It can also find its place in the academic sphere and in other institutions dealing with science, research, development and innovation. Its knowledge of foreign languages ​​in the area of ​​its expertise is a prerequisite for eventual work abroad. After fulfilling the length of practice and legal conditions, he can be authorized by ČKAIT as a civil engineer in the field of Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings, Energy Auditing or in the field of Building Technology. 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.

Profession characteristics

Mastering theoretical and vocational subjects allows graduates of the study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Technologies creative engineering solutions to problems related to: design of building materials, their development, innovations, standard and new progressive technologies of production, testing and verification of their properties; optimal application of building materials in building structures; durability monitoring methods; building technical survey and diagnostic methods; the design of remediation procedures up to the issues of recycling of end-of-life materials. The graduate is theoretically and practically prepared for the management of the production of mortars, ceramics, concrete, components and other building materials, procedures and analyzes used here, but also for the application of knowledge about the properties of materials in the implementation and reconstruction of buildings - is professionally equipped and capable of optimizing the selection of suitable materials or their compositions taking into account societal needs, operational requirements, risks, economic and environmental impacts.
Employment of graduates of the Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Technologies program is in a wide area of ​​production technology of all kinds of building materials, as a quality or environmental manager of a construction company, is able to manage demanding professional technical activities. Graduates are well placed to work in the academic sphere and in other institutions dealing with science, research, development and innovation. Its knowledge of foreign languages ​​in the area of ​​its expertise is a prerequisite for eventual work abroad. After fulfilling the length of practice and legal conditions, he can be authorized by ČKAIT as a civil engineer in the field of Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings, Energy Auditing or in the field of Building Technology.
According to internal statistics, the long-term employability of graduates of the current master's degree program in the field of building material engineering (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 Materials and Technology 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 the 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 length of study, 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 examination, grading scale, weighted study average, continuous study and conditions for continuing 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 plan includes:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 14 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 3 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 3 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and optional subjects.
These courses correspond to the objectives of the study and the field of education of the Construction industry, the thematic area Building Materials.
Lessons are organized according to weekly schedules and most of the lessons are organized in the form of:
- lectures in audiovisual lecture rooms equipped with modern technology in such a way that teaching is conducted in accordance with current teaching methods,
- exercises, in particular, in fully equipped specialized laboratories and in computer rooms equipped with the necessary programs,
- professional domestic and foreign excursions, etc.,
which take place on a regular, weekly schedule and during which the student has the opportunity to directly acquire new 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 can choose technical English or another language provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT (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.
NJA027Applied Softwarecs2CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVA030Economy of Construction Industrycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA028Composite Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA029Binders 3cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NAA021Mathematics 5 (M)cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NJA030Polymer Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA031Concrete Technology 3cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs, en2CompulsoryExyes
NJA032Organisation and Management of Manufacturing Plantscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA033Glass Technologycs2CompulsoryGCrP - 26yes
NJA034Technology of Rehabilitationcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA035Durability of Building Materialscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJB036Engineering Technological Processescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265721yes
NJB037Assessing of Immovable Propertycs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265721yes
NWB030Theory of Measurement and Controlcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265721yes
NVB031Financingcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265722yes
NVB032Accountingcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265722yes
NZB013Presentation Skillscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135723yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265723yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
NJA038Diploma Seminar (M)cs5CompulsoryGCrC1 - 26yes
NJA039Ecology in the Building Industrycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJA040Laboratory Tests of Building Materials and Componentscs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NJA041Optimization of Building Materials Usecs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NJB042Theoretical Basics of Special Building Materialscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265725yes
NIB012Basics of Management And Metrology in the Construction Industrycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265725yes
NBB008Applied Physics (M)cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135726yes
NWB031Special Machines and Equipmentcs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135726yes
NDB026Reliabilty Theory of Building Materialscs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135726yes
NVB033Economy of Investmentscs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135727yes
NVB034Marketing and Managementcs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135727yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5726 0 NBB008, NWB031, NDB026
5727 0 NVB033, NVB034
5725 0 NJB042, NIB012
5723 0 NZB013, NZB014
5722 0 NVB031, NVB032
5721 0 NJB036, NJB037, NWB030