study programme

Civil Engineering – Construction Project Execution

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – realizace stavebFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SIRAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260022

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 three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Construction Project Execution focuses on acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical expertise for optimum technological preparation and management of building constructions that meet current demand and needs of technical practice in the Czech Republic (hereinafter “CR”) (hereinafter referred to as "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 designed for graduates of bachelor study programs of university and non-university technical universities in the Czech Republic and the EU. The content of the course builds mainly on the knowledge of the graduates of the four-year bachelor's study program Civil Engineering, specializing in “Building Constructions”, “Construction and Transport Structures” and “Water Management and Water Structures” at FCE BUT.
The study enables to gain knowledge in the field of building process technology, building construction methods, investment and construction technology preparation of building realization, building management and their reconstruction and building business. In accordance with the current level of theoretical knowledge and developmental tendencies of technical, technological and economic development, emphasis is placed on teaching exact methods in solving engineering tasks of construction technology design and using computer support for the preparation and construction of buildings.
An obligatory part of the study program Civil Engineering - Construction Project Execution is a ten-week professional practice of students, which takes place in cooperation with major construction companies operating in the Czech Republic. Students work as assistant construction manager. This contributes to the verification of acquired knowledge in practice and to the acquisition of further theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and experience in the field of construction preparation and implementation.
The aim of the study is to broaden the theoretical and practical knowledge of graduates concerning construction technologies, working procedures and methods of construction management and to educate professionals capable of immediate application in the preparation and management of construction. To create conditions for a substantial shortening of the graduate's adaptation period after entering the practice and also in the higher management of the construction company.
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 - Construction Project Execution are able to solve the technical, technological, economic and managerial tasks in the building industry independently and creatively. During the three-semester study of this study program the student gains knowledge in theoretical and professional subjects, especially in the field of building technologies and methods of building construction, construction realization management, project management in construction, economic tools of construction production management, construction law, construction quality management management of work teams, environmental protection and occupational safety during construction. They will acquire the use of computer support to solve engineering problems in the preparation and implementation of constructions.
Learning outcomes of the course unit The subject is focused on the development of new building materials, products, technologies in building industry, new models of construction production management and modern methods of construction site management.
The graduate of this study program is possible in the whole field of civil engineering. His study specialization, however, gives him a higher level of knowledge of investment and technological preparation of buildings, project management of construction, construction management and state building administration.
A graduate of the study program Civil Engineering - Execution of Constructions can be employed primarily as a manager of large constructions (eg chief site manager) and manager in various operational departments of executives of construction companies and also as a construction technology designer.
The graduate can gain further employment opportunities as a responsible worker in the state construction administration, a worker in the preparation of construction investment projects, a private entrepreneur in the construction industry, a worker in the field of quality management in construction, a worker in the construction environment and occupational safety.
After obtaining the prescribed practice, a graduate of the Civil Engineering - Construction Project Execution study program can obtain an engineering authorization in one of the ČKAIT authorization fields specified by law.
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

Graduates of this follow-up Master's degree program Civil Engineering - Construction Project Execution is possible in the whole field of civil engineering. However, it gives him a higher level of knowledge of investment and technological preparation of buildings, project management of construction, construction management and state building administration. This implies possibilities of its application and characteristics of employers.
Thus, the graduate can work primarily as:
 manager of large constructions (eg main site manager),
 manager in various operational departments of management of construction companies,
 construction technology designer,
 responsible worker in the state construction administration,
 worker in preparation of construction investment projects,
 worker in the field of quality management in construction,
 coordinator of occupational health and safety at the construction site.
It will therefore find employment with employers in the investment, supply and government construction sectors. It can also work as a private entrepreneur in the construction industry.
One of the reasons for the preparation of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Construction Project Execution is the great interest of construction companies in graduates of this study program. Survey among graduates shows that the success rate of employment at present is almost 100%.

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 study plan includes:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 18 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 3 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 1 group 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 program and the field of study Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering, the thematic area of ​​Realization of 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.),
- professional experience and 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 is higher than B1.
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 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.
NVA026Economic Tools for Building Production Managementcs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NUA012Informatics (R)cs4CompulsoryCrP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
NAA020Mathematics 5 (R)cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NLA031Prestressed Engineering Constructioncs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NWA014Construction Project Planningcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NWA015Quality Management Systemscs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NWA016Selected Chapters of Construction Processescs3CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NHB056Selected articles from Building Structures (R)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135777yes
NHB057Selected Chapters from Building Physics (R)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135777yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs, en2CompulsoryExyes
NWA017Environmental and Labour Protection Mangementcs2CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NWA018Professional Practical Trainingcs7CompulsoryGCrVT - 1200yes
NWA019Computer Support in Construction Preparation and Realization 1cs3CompulsoryCrP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NVA027Law in the Area of Civil Engineering Businesscs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NWA020Execution and Reconstruction of Reinforced Concrete Structurescs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NWA021Specialized project (R)cs3CompulsoryGCrC1 - 26yes
NWA022Construction Machines (R)cs2CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NWB023Inspection and Documentation of Construction Processescs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265739yes
NWB024Logisticscs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265739yes
NJB026Life Cycles of Building Materialscs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265739yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
NWA025Diploma Seminar (R)cs5CompulsoryGCrC1 - 26yes
NWA026Computer Support in Construction Preparation and Realization 2cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
NVA028Project Managementcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NWA027Management of Construction Contractscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NWA028Reconstruction Technologiescs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NVB029Managerial Skillscs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135741yes
NWB029Special Technologiescs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135741yes
NMB007Technology of Road and Street Construction (R)cs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135741yes
NZB013Presentation Skillscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135742yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265742yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5742 0 NZB013, NZB014
5741 0 NVB029, NWB029, NMB007
5777 0 NHB056, NHB057
5739 0 NWB023, NWB024, NJB026