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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0732A260012Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions1.5 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements90 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
PET368doc. Ing. Jan Petrů, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester
30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study is to prepare the graduates of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions as university-educated professionals for work applications in design organizations focused on transport constructions, in construction companies in the preparation and implementation of transport structures, in the administration and maintenance of roads, in the management and maintenance of railways, in the performance of administrative activities (eg transport departments in municipalities and regional authorities), in research and development organizations, in schooling and in the academic sphere. Graduates will acquire the knowledge for to be able to continue their PhD studies at the universities in the Czech Republic and abroad (after completing the admission process).
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The graduates of the master study program Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions have systematic technical knowledge that corresponds to the state of the art in the field of designing, realization, repairs and maintenance of transport structures, especially roads and rail systems, including their accessories. Graduates demonstrate, in the adequate range and degree of detail, especially knowledge of technical disciplines relevant to building practices, knowledge of transport regulations and related activities, knowledge of material engineering, knowledge of methods of data collection and analysis, knowledge of the use of buildings by persons with reduced mobility or orientation , knowledge of transport engineering, understanding of the social context of building practice, the operation of building structures and their impacts on the environment and the environment, the knowledge of risk prevention and the adoption of measures to eliminate them or to reduce their consequences in the preparation of the construction, its implementation and maintenance, knowledge of planning, and construction of transport routes of different modes of transport and orientation in transport solutions of land-use planning, road traffic or utility networks. Understands the issue of ensuring safety and traffic fluency. Understands the principles and context of related fields, particularly in the field of geotechnics and bridge construction.
Graduates of the master's study program Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions have the necessary skills in terms of using terminology and developing concepts, plans and technical documentation. They know the principles of scientific disciplines and can use them in practical contexts. They are able to acquire and develop new theories and methods in the field, including their inclusion in application practice. Basic competencies include the ability to design transport systems and related technologies efficiently, taking into account the minimization of their negative environmental impacts. Graduates are able to independently perform complex activities in the preparation, implementation and maintenance of transport structures and facilities, as well as in administrative activities within the field. They can analyze and synthesize problems within the building organizations and building industry, use engineering techniques to solve problems of building practice, design, implement and manage the performance of construction activities, work out project documentation of transport structures, including project documentation for their use and maintenance , to carry out diagnostics of transport structures, to carry out built-technical or engineering surveys, to design constructions, including in terms of its safe use and maintenance, and to design and assess systems of transport facilities of large territorial units.
General competencies:
Graduates of the master's study program Civil Engineering - Transport Constructions are able to use engineering approaches based on generally accepted computational methods and procedures, including standard and specialized software applications. They are able to evaluate new knowledge, taking into account the long-term social consequences of their use, and to plan more extensive creative activities. They will able to acquire new expertise, skills and capabilities through its own creative activities. They will be able to independently perform complex activities within the field professional areas and to organize and lead implementation teams to deal with complex large-scale contracts. They will be able to independently plan, implement, organize and decide construction activities and work, whether directly in construction or in designing of construction, especially in the field of rail and road transport. After obtaining the relevant experience, the graduate has the possibility to obtain an authorization pursuant to Czech Act No. 360/1992 Coll. as an authorized engineer in the field of Transport Construction. For example, he can find a job as a project manager, as a specialist skilled in built preparation, as a designer in project organizations, as well as in academia and other science, research, development and innovation institutions.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Applicability of the graduate to the labor market is predominantly in the field of construction in professions, for which the graduate will be prepared. This is especially the position of civil engineer (designer, contractor, technologist, preparation of production and investment, investment realization, quality control and management). After obtaining the relevant experience, the graduate has the possibility to obtain an authorization pursuant to Czech Act No. 360/1992 Coll. as an authorized engineer in the field of Transport Constructions, and can also act as an expert in the construction industry. Other graduate application can be found as a specialist in spatial planning and building regulations, as a teacher of vocational subjects at secondary schools and higher education, in research and development and in the academic sphere. Graduates can be also be employed in the management and superior positions of commercial companies.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.