study programme

Civil Engineering – Civil Engineering Management

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – management stavebnictvíFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SIEAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260021

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 76
Economic Disciplines 24

Study aims

The structure of the three-semester follow-up Master's degree program in Civil Engineering - Building Management is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter referred to as “Faculty of Civil Engineering”). 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 “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 the graduates of the four-year bachelor's study program Civil Engineering with a specialization in Civil Engineering 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 aim of the proposed follow-up Master's study program Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Management with a standard length of study of 1.5 years is that the graduate of this program:
- found employment in the field of study,
- be able to creatively develop knowledge gained through study,
- succeeded in the competition of graduates of similar educational institutions not only in the Czech Republic but also in EU countries,
- could be authorized under Law No 360/1992 as an authorized engineer,
- has the necessary language skills,
- could continue his studies in doctoral programs,
- acquired the necessary theoretical, professional and practical knowledge and skills in the field of civil engineering, which are based on the current state of scientific knowledge, research and development, on mastering their applications and developing the ability for independent creative activity of students of this study program.
During the first and second semesters the student gains further deepening of theoretical knowledge, especially from the technical subjects, which is a necessary prerequisite for further development of his / her professional knowledge and abilities. The study plan gradually includes other specialized engineering courses, in which more detailed knowledge of new approaches to the solution of civil engineering problems will be acquired. When solving the assigned tasks, the course is led to apply the latest knowledge of science, construction technology and technology. Under the professional and methodological influence of his teacher, he is motivated to an independent creative approach and at the end of his studies under his leadership he elaborates a diploma thesis demonstrating his creative erudition. The three-semester follow-up Master's study program Civil Engineering - Management of Civil Engineering extends the knowledge of theoretical, civil engineering and economic-managerial disciplines acquired in a bachelor's degree specialized in civil engineering management.
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 three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Management of Civil Engineering is a civil engineer with adequate economic and managerial education and legal knowledge.
The graduate has knowledge of subjects oriented mainly to civil engineering subjects, which are developed by the inclusion of building construction, technology of building processes, land use planning, engineering networks and building foundations, modernization and reconstruction of buildings, statics in reconstruction and diagnostics of building structures and management of the building. Theoretical and engineering knowledge is deepened by applied physics and mathematics, economic statistics and reliability theory. Important are subjects focused on prices in construction, managerial accounting, managerial techniques, management systems, building contract management and administrative law, marketing, value engineering, but also subjects focused on financial analysis in a construction company and investment in construction.
Emphasis is placed on synthesizing courses focused on project management of buildings, construction company management and investment activities in construction. Within the acquired skills the graduate is able to perform demanding tasks and independent creative work in the field of construction-technical, construction-economic and construction-manager and is ready for his engineering work in practice.
The graduate has the competence to work in various senior and senior managerial engineering and managerial positions in the business sector in implementation companies, investor organizations and design offices, as well as in research and development, public services and public administration. It is able to establish and manage its own construction company or engineering organization. The education will enable the graduate of the field of study to be authorized as a civil engineer or civil engineer in one of the authorization fields of the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians active in construction. He may also apply the qualifications for the work of a senior official in the field of construction investment or a senior authority in public administration. Within the competencies acquired, he / she is able to manage complex technical and economic professional activities or projects and take responsibility for their quality. He is able to take responsibility for professional management of individuals and groups. When equipped with foreign language skills, it is well placed to work in the field abroad.
Immediately after graduation or at any later time, a graduate of this degree program may continue in further studies as part of a doctoral degree program in Civil Engineering Management or another related degree program.

Profession characteristics

A graduate of the newly designed follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Management is a civil engineer with economic and managerial education and legal knowledge. He / she will work as a project manager, construction economist, construction manager, construction preparer, budgeter, calculator, worker in top positions in construction companies, at construction, financial, investment, property, but also expert institutes focused on assessment of civil engineering issues. It is also well placed to work in science and research.
He / she can work in designing, implementing and administrative companies, in the field of public administration or at another similar professional level. After gaining practical and managerial experience, the graduate can also hold higher managerial positions, respectively. to pursue private business in the field. The graduate may hold the position of coordinator of occupational health and safety at the construction site or an expert in the construction industry in the relevant field and specialization after fulfilling other conditions of the relevant authorities.
The study program is designed to enable graduates to continue their studies in the doctoral study program.

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,
- 14 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 7 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 3 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 based on a combination of the education field Construction (thematic area Preparation and realization of buildings) and education field Economic fields (thematic area Management).
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, 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 ( 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 (
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.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NVA036Prices in Civil Engineering 2cs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
NVA037Engineering Seminar 1cs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NVA038Managerial Accountingcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NAA024Mathematics 5 (E)cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NHB058Modernization and Reconstructioncs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135744yes
NGB006Town Planningcs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135744yes
NWA016Selected Chapters of Construction Processescs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135744yes
NIB017Diagnostics of Buildings Constructions (E)cs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135745yes
NLB039Static at Reconstructions (E)cs4Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135745yes
NVB039Economic Statisticscs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135746yes
NDB020Theory of Reliabilitycs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135746yes
BPA002Utility Networkscs2Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135747yes
NFB020Foundation Engineering (E)cs2Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135747yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2CompulsoryExyes
NVA040Engineering Seminar 2cs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NVA041Real Estate Valuationcs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVA042Project Management of Building Constructions 2cs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NVB048Administrative Lawcs3Compulsory-optionalExP - 265749yes
NVB049Construction Contract Managementcs3Compulsory-optionalExP - 265749yes
NBB010Applied Physics (E)cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135751yes
NVB047Regional Policycs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 26 / C1 - 135751yes
NVB045Managerial Techniquescs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 13 / C1 - 265752yes
NVB046Marketing 2cs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 13 / C1 - 265752yes
NEB029Geographic Information Systemscs2Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265753yes
NVB043Integrated Systems of Managementcs2Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 265753yes
NZB012Ethics in Businesscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265754yes
NZB011Pedagogy for Engineerscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265754yes
NVB044Investmentscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135873yes
BHA008Building Constructions 4cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265873yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NVA050Diploma Seminar (E)cs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NVA051Management of Construction Companycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVA052Project – Project Management of Building Constructions 2cs6CompulsoryGCrC1 - 39yes
NVA053Project – Building Enterprise 2cs6CompulsoryGCrC1 - 39yes
NVB056Investment Constructioncs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135756yes
NVB059Public Structural Investments 2cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135756yes
NVB054Financial Analysis in Construction Companycs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395757yes
NVB058Public Financescs3Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 395757yes
NVB055Value Engineeringcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135758yes
NVB057Facility Managementcs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 135758yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5747 0 BPA002, NFB020
5746 0 NVB039, NDB020
5756 0 NVB056, NVB059
5757 0 NVB054, NVB058
5758 0 NVB055, NVB057
5745 0 NIB017, NLB039
5744 0 NHB058, NGB006, NWA016
5752 0 NVB045, NVB046
5751 0 NBB010, NVB047
5753 0 NEB029, NVB043
5754 0 NZB012, NZB011
5873 0 NVB044, BHA008
5749 0 NVB048, NVB049