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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0732A260009Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of 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
BIL0077doc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, 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
Study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures is designed to cover a wide range of knowledge and skills of civil engineer. The study content of the program of Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures includes the issues of all civil engineering branches. Teaching of building materials and diagnostics of structures has a long tradition at the university. The basic aim of the study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures is to provide comprehensive education and training of specialists and to achieve a level of engineering education that will ensure the effective application of the acquired knowledge especially in the following areas: - application of building materials to building structures, material compatibility, durability, - application of building materials in relation to the required mechanical, physical and thermal-technical properties of building structures, - design and development of building materials, sourcing of raw materials, - production of building materials and elements, range of products and its practical application, - the impact of the whole lifecycle of building materials and structures on the environment, recycling, the principles of sustainable development, - the role of testing and quality issues in the civil engineering, - issues about diagnostics of structures - requirements for building structures, defects and damages, diagnostic methods for assessment of structures and materials, - rehabilitation of structures - rehabilitation methods for masonry, steel, concrete and timber structures, historical structures, rehabilitation of surface finishes of structures or the requirements and assessment of repair materials themselves, - the issues of design and implementation of building structures in relation to building materials. The aim of the study is to prepare graduates of the follow-up master study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures as multidisciplinary universal specialists for a wide range of job opportunities in the civil engineering in the Czech Republic and also abroad.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Knowledge:
The graduates of the master study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures have systematic expertise knowledge that corresponds to the state of the art in the design, development and application of building materials as well as in the field of technical building investigations, defects and damages of structures and strategies of rehabilitation interventions. Graduates demonstrate in particular the knowledge of technical disciplines relevant to building practice and knowledge of legal regulations in the appropriate width and rate of detail.
Skills:
The graduates of the master study Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures have the necessary skills in terms of using terminology, application of test methods and evaluation of building materials, performance of investigations and proposals for rehabilitation interventions. They know the principles of the branch scientific methods and can use them in practical contexts. They are able to acquire and develop new branch theories and methods including their inclusion in application practice. Graduates have specialized skills in formal and practical processing of the buildings impact on the environment. They can analyse and synthesize problems within the building and production organization in adequate width and rate.
General competencies:
Graduates of the master's study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures are able to use engineering approaches for solving problems based on generally accepted computational methods and procedures, including standard and specialized software applications. They are able to evaluate new knowledge with regard to the long-term social consequences connected with their use, and are able to plan extensive activities with creative nature. They can acquire new expertise knowledge, skills and capabilities through its own creative activities. They will be able to independently perform complex activities within these professional areas and to organize and lead implementation teams in solving complex large-scale contracts. The above mentioned knowledge can be applied by the graduates in the construction practice, where they can get find employment in management positions of design and production organizations in civil engineering, as construction manager, technologist, construction specialist, technical advisor, employee of management and quality control, employee of state-owned or private testing and research institutes or as a private businessman. The graduate also has the possibility to continue on a doctoral study program either at the university at FAST VŠB-TU Ostrava or at another technical university in the Czech Republic or abroad after master's degree. They can be also accredited as an Authorized Engineer in the field of Building Structures and specialization Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings after fulfilling the requirements set by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Techniques in the Constructions.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates can find employment in management positions of design and production organizations in civil engineering, as construction manager, technologist, construction specialist, technical advisor, employee of management and quality control, employee of state-owned or private testing and research institutes or as a private businessman. The graduate also has the possibility to continue on a doctoral study program either at the university at FAST VŠB-TU Ostrava or at another technical university in the Czech Republic or abroad after master's degree. They can be also accredited as an Authorized Engineer in the field of Building Structures and specialization Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings after fulfilling the requirements set by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Techniques in the Constructions.
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