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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0732A260006Civil Engineering - Geotechnics and Underground Engineering1.5 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
HRU30doc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, 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
Study of the program Civil Engineering-Geotechnics and Underground Engineering follows the long tradition of teaching focused on the field of geotechnics and underground and mining construction at VŠB-TUO, which is dated since 1955. The basic objective of study is the complex education and training of professionals in this field and the achievement of a level of engineering education that ensures the effective use of acquired information, especially in the field of geotechnical, underground and mining construction, foundation engineering, but also in the field of environmental and energy geotechnics. Following sub-objectives can be specified: • Expanding and deepening knowledge and skills from basic profiling areas, including underground and mining engineering, foundation engineering and geotechnical structures so that graduates are able to solve complex tasks of geotechnical practice and research using modern construction techniques and methods related to automatization and the use of new information technologies (BIM etc.) • Expanding and deepening the knowledge of concrete, steel and wood structures, which are an important part of geotechnical structures • Education in specialized subjects focusing on blasting work and technical blasting, technology of excavation and reinforcement of underground and mining works, geotechnical surveying, mathematical modelling, geohydrodynamics, unconventional methods of construction of underground works, environmental geotechnics (landfill, flood protection dam, dumps, etc.), fast-growing areas of energy geotechnics connected with the use of geotechnical structures for the extraction and storage of geothermal energy • Implementation of courses in the field of testing, quality, organization and management of buildings to increase the management and organizational skills • Increasing the interconnection of teaching with practice, especially in the final period of study, which contributes to the improvement of the final diploma thesis and successful and rapid involvement into the practical work after graduation • Participation in the scientific and research activities and projects • Motivation and readiness of students with best study results as well as results of scientific and research activities for the subsequent PhD study in doctoral study program Geotechnics and Underground Engineering
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
•knowledge of technical, ecological and economic disciplines relevant to construction practice in the field of geotechnics, underground construction and wider civil engineering practice • knowledge of natural sciences, technical, environmental and economic disciplines relevant to mining construction, activities carried out in a mining manner and blasting (explosiveing) practice and geotechnical survey • knowledge of legislation in the field of geotechnical, underground and mining construction • knowledge in the field of organization and management of buildings • knowledge of relevant safety regulations in the field of blasting works and activities carried out by mining activities Graduate acquires the following knowledge and skills: • knowledge of the technology of realization of geotechnical, underground and mining engineering • knowledge in the field of ventilation and safety in underground and mining construction • knowledge in the field of geotechnical risks associated with the realization of geotechnical and mining ... • skills related to the use of technical procedures and modelling in solving problems of geotechnics, underground and mining construction • skills related to the design, implementation and management of various types of geotechnical and underground constructions
Graduate of the Master's programme Civil Engineering - Geotechnics and Underground Engineering will be prepared on the basis of acquired knowledge and skills: • design and realization of the geotechnical surveys for all types of geotechnical and underground constructions and structures • design, implement and manage all kinds of geotechnical, underground and mining buildings in the rock environment (construction pits, underground structures, tunnels, mining works, transport embankments, dumps, landfills, etc.) using modern construction, modelling and information technologies (e.g. BIM) • assess the reliability of geotechnical, underground and mining structures and structures, including reliability with regard to the environmental impacts of buildings and structures • contribute to the development of knowledge in the field through scientific research activities
General competencies:
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
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.