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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0732A260003Civil Engineering - Building Structures1.5 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
CAJ61prof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc.
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 in the follow-up Master's program is to prepare the graduate for activities in the construction industry, for which he gains theoretical and professional knowledge and skills. Graduates will gain extended knowledge and skills in the areas of: designing, assessing and implementing steel, concrete, timber and composite structures; load on building structures; mathematical modeling of structural behavior, behavior of structures in extreme conditions, including fire resistance of structures and remediation and reconstruction of structures.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The graduates will be acquainted with the ways of designing structures of civil, industrial and technological structures and bridges of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, but also of steel and wood-based materials. All subjects dealing with the design and assessment of building structures are inextricably linked to theoretical subjects in which graduates acquire practical skills to perform static and dynamic calculations based on Finite Element Method and the use of computer technology, including modern software. The graduates will be acquainted with advanced modeling of the problems of statics and dynamics of building structures and also with the automation of static assessments. The course also includes subjects dealing with materials mechanics, probabilistic calculations in structures and demanding computational systems for special tasks.
Graduates of the follow-up Master's degree program Civil Engineering - Building Structures have the necessary skills in terms of using professional terminology and processing concepts, plans and technical documentation. They know the principles of the scientific methods of the field and can use them in a practical context. They can adopt and develop new theories and methods of the field, including their inclusion in application practice.
General competencies:
Graduates of the follow-up Master's degree program Civil Engineering - Building Structures 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 societal implications of their use and to plan more extensive activities of a creative nature. They can acquire new expertise, skills and competences through their own creative activities. They will be able to independently carry out complex activities within the aforementioned professional areas and organize and lead implementation teams to solve complex large-scale contracts. They will be able to independently plan, implement, organize and decide on construction activities and work, whether directly in the construction industry or in design and construction practice.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
A graduate of the follow-up Master's program Civil Engineering – Building Structures will find employment especially in companies and design offices designing civil, engineering and technological structures and bridges, or ensuring their operation, maintenance and reconstruction. The graduate will be acquainted with the ways of designing structures of civil, industrial and technological constructions and bridges of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, but also of steel and wood-based materials. The graduate will comply with the conditions for authorization in the fields of "Statics and Dynamics of Buildings", "Engineering Structures and Bridges", or "Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings" after meeting the requirements for professional practice. The graduate will be theoretically equipped for follow-up university doctoral studies at the Faculty of Civil Engineering VŠB - TU Ostrava or at other building faculties in the Czech Republic and abroad.
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.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits