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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0732A260007Civil Engineering - Building Environment1.5 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
SKO80doc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, 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.
Regulations:
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VŠB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study is to prepare graduates of the follow-up master's program Civil Engineering - Environment of Buildings for Occupation of Civil Engineer with a Focus on Technical Equipment of Buildings and Indoor Environment of Buildings. Graduates will acquire professional knowledge and skills in the areas of building technical equipment design (sanitary, heating, air conditioning, cooling), design of energy efficient and intelligent buildings, design and assessment of healthy indoor environment and in energy auditing.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Knowledge:
Students will acquire professional knowledge necessary for design, operation or management work in the areas of building environment engineering, energy performance of buildings and building construction. The first semester concentrates mainly on theoretical and vocational subjects focused on deepening and extending knowledge especially in the theoretical areas of thermomechanics, building thermal technology, acoustics, lighting, energy behavior of buildings. They are followed by specialized subjects focusing on the analysis and design of technical building equipment and building energy systems, the use of alternative and renewable energy sources, ventilation and cooling systems for buildings. Students will acquire knowledge in the areas of management, measurement and regulation of technical and information systems of buildings with regard to the ever-growing demands on smart and energy-efficient buildings.
Skills:
Students can reliably apply their professional skills in solving complex problems within a specialized focus using innovative methods and tools. Students can use professional terminology and process technical documentation in the field of conceptual designs of energy efficient and intelligent buildings, optimal indoor environment of buildings, in the area of ​​building environment engineering, in the field of energy auditing. The graduate of the study program can develop a project from the mentioned areas, master the basic design, graphic and computational software, acquire basic knowledge of building structures, materials and technologies that can be used in their work. Great emphasis is placed on acquainting students with software tools in individual professional areas that are currently used in practice. The Faculty of Civil Engineering (as well as the Department of Building Services and Building Environment) regularly complements and upgrades specialized software for teaching students. An important contribution to the professional skills of students is the possibility of practical experimental measurements in the framework of vocational subjects (Laboratory of Building and Building Environment, Testing, Measurement and Control, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). The measurement equipment and equipment used for the measurement are provided by the Department of Building Services and Building Engineering for the teaching of their specialized subjects.
General competencies:
Graduates of the follow-up master study program Civil Engineering - Building Environment are able to use engineering approaches based on generally accepted computational methods and procedures, including standard and specialized software applications. Education also includes support for the area of ​​soft skills - creativity, autonomy, ability to solve problems and also general skills - computer competence. The graduate can apply this knowledge in building practice with a focus on technical equipment of buildings and environment of construction, namely in positions at various levels of management, managerial and managerial functions of design offices and implementation companies, as well as in research and development. A graduate can also be employed at senior positions in the state administration, but also in vocational education. The graduate is also able to follow up the follow-up Master's degree program with a doctoral degree program, either within the university at FAST VŠB-TU Ostrava or at another technical university in the Czech Republic or abroad. After fulfilling the requirements set by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians, graduates can obtain an appropriate level of authorization for independent business in the field of HVAC - field of Environmental Engineering (specialization technical equipment) or in the field of Civil Engineering. After obtaining authorization in one of these fields, graduates can also obtain authorization in the Energy Audit specialization - see www.ckait.cz.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduates are able to work in various job positions thanks to the broader overview obtained within the framework of the study program Civil Engineering - Environment of Buildings: In practice, graduates are employed in the position of civil engineer with a focus on technical equipment of buildings and environment of buildings, as well as in working positions at various levels of leadership, management and managerial functions of design offices and executives, as well as R&D. Graduates can carry out management positions at the level of engineers, especially in the areas of heating, medical technology, air conditioning, gas distribution in residential, civil, industrial and agricultural buildings, and can act as experts and consultants in the field of building thermal engineering and building power engineering, building acoustics and daylighting buildings. They can apply in the management of production of HVAC components, maintenance of existing files, in laboratories of Building Services, in research and in administrative matters. After meeting the requirements set by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians, they can obtain the appropriate level of authorization for independent business in the field of HVAC - field Engineering of Building Environment (specialization Technical Equipment) or in the field of Civil Engineering. After obtaining authorization in one of the above fields, graduates can be authorized in the Energy Audit specialization - see www.ckait.cz.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Curriculum:
Remark:
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 VŠB-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