study programme

Civil Engineering

Faculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPA-SISAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: X00000000000

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: English

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 [%]
100

Study aims

The division of the three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “BUT Faculty”). The Czech Republic (hereinafter the “CR”) and the European Union (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 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 study program Civil Engineering, specializing in Water Management and Water Structures 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 study program is aimed at gaining knowledge and knowledge in theoretical and engineering disciplines in the field of water management and water structures. The content of the study program are theoretically focused subjects with examples of practical applications. Compulsory courses are the basis of the student's expertise, focusing on selected topics from landscape water management, municipal water management and water structures with links to the entire construction industry, as well as to ecology and the environment. Compulsory subjects form the basis for compulsory optional subjects that extend the student's expertise. The study is completed with subjects of legal and managerial basis.
The graduate will acquire professional knowledge at a high level and in the required quality, which will be applied in practice in the design, implementation, reconstruction and operation of water structures in the field of water management.
After passing the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title “engineer” (abbreviated to Ing. Before the name).

Graduate profile

The graduate of the follow-up Master's degree program Civil Engineering is able to orientate in professional issues, is fully professionally prepared for the performance of the profession and for its successful application especially in construction practice.
Professional experience of graduates of the follow-up Master's degree program Civil Engineering in practice is possible at various levels of managerial, managerial and managerial positions in the construction industry, in design offices and at implementation companies. It can also be used in research and development. He can also be employed in the state administration and administration. also in companies producing and supplying products and structural components for buildings. He can also teach professionally in the field of education at secondary schools. universities. The necessary qualifications for this can be obtained directly at the faculty within the framework of lifelong learning of additional pedagogical studies, or. also with another institution that provides this education.
Graduates also have the prerequisites for their professional career in practice as a private entrepreneur in construction or as a self-employed.
Gaining knowledge of English and other recommended world languages ​​offered by the faculty during the studies creates the conditions for students to complete part of their studies at foreign universities within the Erasmus + project and after graduation they also have the possibility to apply them abroad.
Attained education enables the graduate of the master's degree program to gain the authorization as an authorized builder, technician, but above all as an authorized engineer awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction.
A graduate of the Civil Engineering Master's program may continue his / her vocational education with a doctoral program (eg DSP Building Construction or DSP Building Construction) to obtain a Ph.D.

Profession characteristics

Mastering the theoretical and vocational subjects allows the graduate of the Civil Engineering study program to orientate in professional issues, is fully professionally prepared for the performance of the profession and for its successful application especially in construction practice. It is a branch specializing in the field of building design, building technical equipment, concrete and masonry structures, metal and timber structures and building mechanics.
Specifically, it is able to prepare project documentation of building constructions, technical equipment of buildings, to prepare land-use planning documentation and relevant parts of land-use planning documentation, to carry out static and dynamic calculations, building physics calculations and simulations, construction of the environment, lead the implementation of building construction, perform authorial or technical supervision of the implementation of building construction, representing the builder, respectively. on the basis of authorization in territorial, construction or occupancy permit proceedings, to perform professional functions in state administration bodies, etc. The graduate has acquired the latest scientific and technical knowledge in a complex of their mutual relations. He is able to apply the acquired knowledge in the whole area of ​​building construction.
In practice, the graduate of the follow-up Master's degree program with the field of Bulding Construction in practice is possible at various levels of managerial, managerial and managerial positions in the construction industry, in design offices as well as in implementing companies. It can also be used in research and development. He can also be employed in the state administration and administration. also in companies producing and supplying products and structural components for buildings. He can also teach professionally in the field of education at secondary schools. universities. The necessary qualifications for this can be obtained directly at the faculty within the framework of lifelong learning of additional pedagogical studies, or. also with another institution that provides this education.
According to internal statistics, the long-term employability of graduates of the current master's degree program in the field of building construction (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 Civil Engineering study program 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 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 curriculum of the follow-up Master's program Civil Engineering includes:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 20 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- two social science subjects,
- and an elective course (for a total of 2 credits, which is less than the BUT recommendation).
The above courses correspond to the objectives of the study and the field of education Civil Engineering, thematic area Building 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.),
- 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 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.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
NLA022Concrete Structures (S)cs, en5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NOA019Metal Structures 2cs, en5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NAA019Mathematics 5 (S)cs, en4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHA040Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 2cs, en4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB041Computer Aided Building Physics Applicationcs, en3winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NDA015Elasticity and Plasticitycs, en5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB042Saving and Building Adaptationcs, en4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs, en2summerCompulsoryExyes
NBA007Applied Physicscs, en3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB043Diploma Seminar (S-PST)cs, en3summerCompulsoryCryes
NVB025Construction Valuationcs, en3summerCompulsoryGCryes
NHB044Low Energy Housescs, en4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB046Sustainable Buildingcs, en4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB047Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 1cs, en5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB048Selected Chapters from Fire Protection of Buildingscs, en4summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
NHB049Structural Detail (S-PST)cs3winterCompulsoryGCryes
NIB011Modern building materialscs4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB052The Course of the Construction Processcs3winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs2winterCompulsoryCryes
NHB053Reconstruction and Renovation of Historical Buildingscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
NHB054Specialized Project (S-PST)cs8winterCompulsoryGCryes
NHB055Selected Chapters from Building Constructions 2cs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes