study programme

Municipal Engineering

Original title in Czech: Městské inženýrstvíFASTAbbreviation: N-P-C-MIAcad. year: 2017/2018Level of course unit: Master's

Title awarded: Ing.

Level of qualification: Master's (2nd cycle)

Qualification awarded: Ing. in the field "Municipal Engineering"

Specific admission requirements

Candidates applying to study in the consecutive master’s study programme Municipal Engineering must demonstrate knowledge and understanding within the scope specified by the appropriate directive of the Dean of FCE BUT in the following ways: through successful completion of the bachelor’s study programme Municipal Engineering at FCE BUT, or at another university (in which case the programme must provide an adequate basis for the pursuit of further studies via the consecutive master’s study programme Municipal Engineering); or through successful completion of another bachelor’s study programme and the demonstration of sufficient knowledge from the core specialized subjects required for study in the consecutive master’s study programme Municipal Engineering; or via passing an entrance exam in general foundation subjects and core specialised subjects within the scope of knowledge required from graduates of the four-year bachelor’s study programme Municipal Engineering at FCE BUT or other civil engineering faculties in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Profile of the programme

Professionally oriented.
The consecutive master’s study programme Municipal Engineering with a standard duration of 2 years is designed to meet the requirements of the Higher Education Act (Act No. 137/2016 Coll.); it has been created in accordance with the National Programme for the Development of Education in the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic; and with standards formulated within European documents currently in force, for example in Act No. 2005/36/ES, paragraph 8, article 46, on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications. The study programme is designed for the graduates of bachelor’s study programmes from technically- oriented universities and tertiary education institutions, and primarily for graduates from the four-year bachelor’s study programme Municipal Enginnering offered at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at BUT in Brno. The programme is also designed for graduates from three-year technically-oriented bachelor’s study programmes from the states of the EU, enabling student mobility; students may choose to take part of their degree at a different institution, choosing between similar accredited master’s study programmes offered by faculties of civil engineering in the Czech Republic and in other EU states. The study programme is purposefully aimed at a wide range of main activities which graduates may encounter in problems with the operation of Towns and Municipalities. Students extend the theoretical knowledge gained from the bachelor’s study programme with further theoretical knowledge from urbanism and technical infrastructure of the territory, economy, building and administrative law, and other professionally oriented subjects. The Final State Exam is composed of two parts: the defence of the student’s master’s thesis and a specialized discussion on the subjects of the study programme. The aim of the master’s study programme Municipal Engineering is that graduates from the programme: can find full employment of their skills in their field of study; are able to creatively apply the knowledge obtained during the programme; can compete with graduates from similar study programmes from educational institutions not only in the Czech Republic but also within the countries of the EU; command the necessary language skills; have gained the necessary theoretical, specialised and practical knowledge and skills in the area of municipal engineering, these being grounded in the current state of scientific knowledge, research and development, and manage to apply them and develop their capability for independent creative activity.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates from the consecutive master’s study programme have gained highly specialized (theoretical and specialized) knowledge in their field of study. They are capable, within the scope of the skills they have gained, of independently solving even demanding specialised problems and are thus prepared for a career as an engineer in industry. As highly-qualified specialists they are able to hold high engineering and managerial posts and successfully perform the functions required of them. They are able to work in state administration, where they may carry out all kinds of activities, including management.
Graduates from the tudy programme Municipal Engineering are able to solve all basic technical, economic and ecological problems connected with the maintenance of functional urban and municipal infrastructure and are capable of the creation and coordination of public infrastructure solutions, i.e. transport and technical infrastructure, open public areas, etc.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

After completing their studies, graduates are engineers with an education in engineering, technical subjects, economics and ecology. They are entitled to use the title “engineer“ (abbreviated to “Ing.”) before their name. Graduates gain knowledge and skills that they can utilize during administrative work and when performing management activities in the preparatory phases of the investment process and engineering activities, in the obtaining of source data for land use planning, in the areas of planning, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and in the maintenance of functional urban and municipal infrastructure. They can find employment in posts requiring the ability to carry out specialised tasks within the public administration apparatus. With regard to the wide range of subjects offered in the syllabus, graduates can also find employment with contractors (in firms involved in investment, engineering and design activities). Graduates can subsequently deepen their specialised education within courses offered via lifelong learning. After gaining the stipulated amount of work experience, graduates can gain certification as a technician from the Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction.

Access to further studies

Graduates may continue their education further through a doctoral study programme, where they may gain the title Ph.D. With regard to graduates’ knowledge of foreign languages in their specialised area they can study for a doctorate either in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Graduation requirements

diploma thesis, final state examination

Mode of study

full-time study

Programme supervisor

ECTS departmental co-ordinator

Branches (course structure diagrams with ECTS credits)

Year Branch Course structure diagram with credits
no. Abbr. Title (specialisation) Com. Opt. Tot.
1XMunicipal Engineering51960
2XMunicipal Engineering151530?