study programme

Civil Engineering – Structural and Transport Engineering

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – konstrukce a dopravní stavbyFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SIKAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260026

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 70
Civil Engineering 30

Study aims

The structure of the three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Construction and Transport Structures is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “FAST BUT”). (Czech Republic) and in the 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 referred to as “BUT”) and the FCE 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's study program Civil Engineering, specializing in Construction and Transport Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. 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 design and assessment of building structures and transport structures. The content of the study program are theoretically focused subjects with examples of practical applications. Compulsory courses as a basis of the student's specialization are focused on selected topics from the statics and dynamics of buildings, foundation and transport structures with links to the entire building industry and also to ecology and the environment. Compulsory courses form the basis for compulsory optional courses that extend the student's expertise in the field of concrete, masonry, metal and timber structures and bridges, composite materials and glass structures, road design, railway structures and junctions, as well as in diagnostics and evaluation of structures. The study is completed with subjects of legal and managerial basis.
The graduate will acquire professional knowledge at a high level and in the necessary quality, which will be applied in practice in the design, implementation, reconstruction of load-bearing structures and bridges, as well as road and rail transport structures.
After passing the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title “engineer” (abbreviated to Ing. Before the name).

Graduate profile

A graduate of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Structures and Traffic Structures, will acquire deeper knowledge of theoretical and professional disciplines during the three-semester study. His studies are gradually focused on designing concrete, masonry, metal and timber structures and bridges, structural engineering, geotechnics and foundation engineering, designing and technical design of roads and railways, testing and diagnostics of buildings and evaluation of all types of existing structures.
During the study the student acquires the latest scientific and technical knowledge in a complex of their mutual relations and is led to independent creative engineering work. He / she applies the gained knowledge in individual subjects on individually assigned technical problems in the given specialization and specialization of study. Emphasis is placed on independent creative engineering work. After graduation, he / she is able to independently solve even demanding professional activities or projects and bear responsibility for their quality.
The graduate is equipped with prerequisites for solving even complex technical problems, not only in the complex design of buildings, but also in their preparation and implementation. He / she is able to prepare documentation for preparation and realization of engineering and traffic constructions, process construction-technical surveys and expert opinions and expert opinions, evaluate structurally static and structural-technical condition of existing structures and traffic constructions. It can also be used in research and development.
Its knowledge of foreign languages ​​in the area of ​​its expertise is a prerequisite for eventual activities abroad. As a highly qualified expert, he is able to take responsibility for the management of individuals or groups and succeed in high-level engineering and managerial positions. Graduates also have the prerequisites for their employment in the field as a private entrepreneur.
She can continue her education with a doctoral program for her Ph.D. Upon completion of the prescribed practice, a graduate of the follow-up master's study program can obtain an authorization as an authorized engineer in the fields and specializations related to constructions and transport structures, awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction. These are the fields “Statics and Dynamics of Buildings”, “Transport Structures”, “Bridges and Engineering Structures”, “Geotechnics” and “Building Testing and Diagnostics”.

Profession characteristics

Graduates are specialized in the field of designing concrete, masonry, metal and timber structures and bridges, structural engineering, geotechnics and foundation engineering, designing and technical design of roads and railways, testing and diagnostics of buildings and evaluation of all types of existing structures.
After graduation, he / she is able to independently solve even demanding professional activities or projects and bear responsibility for their quality. The graduate is equipped with prerequisites for solving even complex technical problems, not only in the complex design of buildings, but also in their preparation and implementation. He / she is able to prepare documentation for preparation and realization of engineering and traffic constructions, process construction-technical surveys and expert opinions and expert opinions, evaluate structurally static and structural-technical condition of existing structures and traffic constructions.
The graduate is trained for the performance of a regulated profession related to the design and implementation of load-bearing structures of buildings, including engineering structures, bridges, underground structures and road and railway transport structures. These are the authorization fields “Statics and Dynamics of Buildings”, “Transport Structures”, “Bridges and Engineering Structures”, “Geotechnics” and the specialization “Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings”.
Typical employers are bodies of state administration and territorial self-governing units, state and private organizations engaged in designing and designing of building structures, bridges, underground structures, transport infrastructure buildings. Its knowledge of foreign languages ​​in the area of ​​its expertise is a prerequisite for eventual activities abroad. As a highly qualified expert, he is able to take responsibility for the management of individuals or groups and succeed in high-level engineering and managerial positions. Graduates also have the prerequisites for their employment in the field as a private entrepreneur. She can continue her education with a doctoral program for her Ph.D. and find employment in research and development.
The long-term employability of graduates of the current master's degree program in the field of water management and water structures (without continuing their studies) ranges from 90% to 100% in the long term within one year of graduation (internal statistics of the institutes). The general applicability in practice is practically 100%. It is expected that the applicability of graduates of the newly designed study program will be similar.

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 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 plan includes:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 8 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 11 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 2 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and optional subjects (for a total of 2 credits, which is less than the BUT recommendation).
These courses correspond to the objectives of the study and the field of education in Civil Engineering.
The master study program Civil Engineering - Structures and Traffic Structures is divided into the following areas:
- Construction (KON),
- Traffic Constructions (DST),
Which correspond to the basic thematic areas: Building constructions and Transport constructions in the field of education Construction. The focus is given by the choice of compulsory optional subjects from the groups PVP1, PVP2, PVP3, PVP9, PVP10 and PVP13. The subjects in the above groups have their focus in brackets for clarity.
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.
At the same time, the student can choose technical English or another language provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT (Institute of Social Sciences), if his / her English 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.
NDA027Dynamicscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NVA035Economy of Civil Engineeringcs3CompulsoryCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NNA008Geographic Information Systemscs2CompulsoryCrP - 13 / C1 - 13yes
NAA022Mathematics 5 (K)cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NDA028Nonlinear Mechanicscs4CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NMA008Road Designcs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NFA015Earth Structurescs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NNA009Railway Constructions Ics4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs, en2CompulsoryExyes
NDA029Theory of Structures Reliabilitycs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NLB032Concrete Bridges 2 (KON)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265761yes
NMB010Traffic Engineering (DST)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265761yes
NOB028Metal Bridges 2 (KON)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265762yes
NNB010Railway Stations and Junctions 1 (DST)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265762yes
NMB009Pavement Diagnostics and Management (DST)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NMB011Modern Trends in Traffic Engineering (DST)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NFB016Special Foundation Methods (KON)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NDB019Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structurescs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NIB013Building Survey and Building Reconstruction (KON)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NOB030Selected Problems of Design and Realization of Metal and Timber Structures and Bridges (KON)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NLB031Selected Chapters of Concrete Structures 1 (K)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
BNA007Selected Chapters on Railway Structures 1 (DST)cs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265763yes
NPB024Utility Networkscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135764yes
NLB033Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures Exposed to Firecs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135764yes
NOB029Design of Metal and Timber Structures to Fire Effectscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135764yes
NEB028Structural and Industry Geodesycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135764yes
NUB013Algorithms and Programmingcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265765yes
NAB023Applied Mathematicscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265765yes
NUB017Database Systemscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265765yes
NCB008Chemistry of Building Materialscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265765yes
NBB009Special Physicscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265765yes
NZB012Ethics in Businesscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265766yes
NZB013Presentation Skillscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135766yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265766yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
NLB036Special Concrete Structures (K)cs6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265769yes
NMB015Technologies of Road Construction (K)cs6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265769yes
NOB032Metal Structures 3cs6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265770yes
NNB014Railway Constructions IIcs6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265770yes
NLB034Concrete Bridges 2 (DST)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135771yes
NMB014Traffic Engineering (KON)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135771yes
NOB033Metal Bridges 2 (DST)cs3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135772yes
NNB015Railway Stationscs3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135772yes
NMB013Transportation in citiescs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NIB015Experimental Methods of Construction Surveycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NDB031Fracture Mechanicscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NOB034Special Metal Structures (K)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NLB038Selected Chapters of Concrete Structures 2 (K)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NFB019Selected Articles of Geomechanicscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NNB016Railway Stations and Junctions 2cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135773yes
NFB018Geotechnical Laboratorycs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NIB016Materials for Reconstruction of Structurescs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NLB037Static at Reconstructions (K)cs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NMB016Special Topics of Highwayscs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NNB012Selected Problems of Traffic Engineeringcs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NDB032Selected Chapters of Structural Mechanics 2 (K)cs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NNB013Selected Chapters on Railway Structures 2cs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NOB035Application of Computer Technology in Design of Steel Structures (K)cs5Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26 / C1 - 135774yes
NLB035Diploma Seminar (K-BZK)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NFB017Diploma Seminar (K-GTN)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NOB031Diploma Seminar (K-KDK)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NMB012Diploma seminar (K-PKO)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NDB030Diploma Seminar (K-STM)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NIB014Diploma Seminar (K-SZK)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
NNB011Diploma seminar (K-ZEL)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265775yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5771 0 NLB034, NMB014
5770 0 NOB032, NNB014
5772 0 NOB033, NNB015
5773 0 NMB013, NIB015, NDB031, NOB034, NLB038, NFB019, NNB016
5775 0 NLB035, NFB017, NOB031, NMB012, NDB030, NIB014, NNB011
5774 0 NFB018, NIB016, NLB037, NMB016, NNB012, NDB032, NNB013, NOB035
5769 0 NLB036, NMB015
5767 0
5763 0 NMB009, NMB011, NFB016, NDB019, NIB013, NOB030, NLB031, BNA007
5762 0 NOB028, NNB010
5764 0 NPB024, NLB033, NOB029, NEB028
5765 0 NUB013, NAB023, NUB017, NCB008, NBB009
5766 0 NZB012, NZB013, NZB014
5761 0 NLB032, NMB010