study programme

Architecture and Urban Development

Original title in Czech: Architektura a rozvoj sídelFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-ARSAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0731P010002

Degree awarded: Ing. arch.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 9.6.2020 - 9.6.2030

Profile of the programme

Professionally oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

2 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Architecture and Urbanism 100

Study aims

The follow-up master's study program Architecture and Urban Development is based on:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Other Acts (Act on Higher Education Institutions),
- Act 360/1992 Coll., On the exercise of the profession of authorized architects and on the exercise of the profession of authorized engineers and technicians active in construction,
- Authorization Rules of the Czech Chamber of Architects.
- European Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.
It responds to changes in the performance of the profession of architect, which occur both abroad and at home. It complements the unsatisfied requirements for the expanding demands of professional qualifications. To do this, it uses the possibilities of the professional background of the parent faculty. It expands the range of the study of architecture with disciplines not yet offered, especially from the social sciences and economics. The study is in accordance with the Act on Higher Education Institutions four-semester (two-year), ending with a diploma thesis. An important part of the study program is also professional practice with future employers in response to the requirements of the profession and the result of the assessment of tertiary education in the Czech Republic by OECD experts. A graduate of any bachelor's degree in architecture can apply to study this study program.
After successful completion of the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title of Ing. arch.

Graduate profile

Specialization Architecture
The profile of a graduate of the professionally oriented follow-up master's study program Architecture and Urban Development with a specialization in Architecture is based on:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Other Acts (Act on Higher Education Institutions),
- Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., On standards for accreditation in higher education,
- Government Decree No. 275/2016 Coll., On the areas of education in higher education,
- Act 360/1992 Coll., On the exercise of the profession of authorized architects and on the exercise of the profession of authorized engineers and technicians active in construction,
- Authorization Rules of the Czech Chamber of Architects,
- European Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Specialization Spatial planning
The profile of a graduate of the professionally oriented follow-up master's study program Architecture and Urban Development with a specialization in Spatial Planning is based on:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Other Acts (Act on Higher Education Institutions),
- Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., On standards for accreditation in higher education,
- Government Decree No. 275/2016 Coll., On the areas of education in higher education,
- Act 360/1992 Coll., On the exercise of the profession of authorized architects and on the exercise of the profession of authorized engineers and technicians active in construction,
- Authorization Rules of the Czech Chamber of Architects,
- European Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Profession characteristics

A graduate of the Architecture specialization is able to process an architectural design of operationally demanding buildings or sets of buildings and at the same time ensure their quality implementation. He is ready for authorization with the Czech Chamber of Architects and subsequently for running an independent architectural office. Its application is mainly in the design activities that it is able to perform, thanks to the experience gained during professional practice as part of the study program, in a quality corresponding to the needs of the profession immediately after graduation.

The graduate of the specialization Spatial Planning is prepared especially for work in the state administration. He is able to manage the development of settlements both from a technical and economic point of view, as well as from an environmental and aesthetic point of view. He is acquainted with the new situation of development of settlements resulting from the membership of the Czech Republic in the European Union. He is acquainted with working with European and domestic public funds. Its application is mainly in the departments of territorial development of municipalities and regions, or in highly qualified work for building authorities.

Fulfilment criteria

He / she has fulfilled all study obligations prescribed by the study plan of the study program, has obtained the prescribed number of credits (120 credits) and submitted his / her diploma thesis within the set deadline. Successfully passed the state final examination The final state examination in the bachelor study program Architecture and Urban Development consists of the following parts:
- defense of diploma thesis,
- an oral state examination which comprises two 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, bachelor thesis and its defense, final state examination, overall study evaluation, rules on organization of study, 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 courses are evaluated by ECTS credits. The credit expresses 1/60 of the average annual workload of the student during the standard period of study. The student obtains credits for the given subject only after its prescribed completion, ie after granting a credit, graded credit, or passing an examination under the conditions given by the SER, internal standard Rules for the organization of studies in bachelor and follow-up master's degree programs and the composition and content individually set out in each subject.

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

Graduates from the consecutive master’s programme Architecture and Settlement Development can continue their studies in a doctoral study programme with a similar focus, where they may gain the title Ph.D. With regard to their language skills in the area of their specialisation, graduates may study for their doctorate both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Specialization

Abbreviation Title (specialisation) Mandatory credits