Information on degree branches

CodeDegree Branch TitleLanguage of InstructionStandard Length of Study
3908T006Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial SafetyCzech2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Branch Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
DUD20prof. Dr. Ing. Aleš Dudáček
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 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 Branch
The technical field of study Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety is part of the follow-up Master’s degree programme Fire Protection and Industrial Safety. It is classified into the group of security fields of study. From the point of view of International Standard Classification of Education ISCED-97, the field of study belongs to the narrow fields of education, 86 – Security services, and to the detailed fields of education, 861 – Protection of persons and property. The field of study follows directly the field of study leading to the Bachelor’s degree Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety; nevertheless, also graduates in other related technical fields of study leading to the Bachelor’s degree can be admitted. The curriculum consists of subjects of the theoretical, scientific and technical foundations of the field that focus on the study of origin, development and control of fires and other incidents and on the proposing of preventive measures to eliminate them and to reduce their consequences. In addition to the compulsory subjects, the curriculum further contains specialized subjects of the field concerned that enable the student to focus better on fire suppression and prevention, including civil protection and industrial safety. The subjects are drafted with regard to the creative approach of students.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Knowledge:
The curriculum consists of necessary subjects of theoretical and scientific foundations, their applications, and other specialised subjects so that the student may acquire broad and deep knowledge needed for the engineering approach to solving the problems associated with the origin, development and control of fires and other incidents and the proposing of preventive measures to avoid them. Furthermore, the curriculum also contains specialised subjects that enable the student to familiarize himself/herself better with fire suppression and prevention, civil protection and industrial safety. However, the graduate specializing in any of the above-mentioned areas acquire a necessary range of knowledge also from other areas. The curriculum is supplemented by humanising subjects providing social-science, legal and economical knowledge. Subjects of the area of fire prevention give the student deep and broad theoretical and pratical knowledge for the analysis of hazards of fires, explosions and other incidents in structures and technologies. On the basis of the knowledge acquired, the graduate is able to formulate a conception of comprehensive fire-safety designs for structures and technologies and to propose necessary preventive measures and engineering solutions to avoid incidents and to minimize their consequences, and to ensure the safety of persons and property. Moreover, in the area of industrial safety the graduate’s knowledge and abilities are strengthened primarily in the procedures of risk analysis (failures in equipment, releases of toxic substances, fires and explosions) in technological processes and methods for estimating the consequences of accidents (e.g. by calculation methods, computer programs ROZEX, ALOHA and TEC DOC 727) and in regulations in the area of occupational safety and safety of technical equipment. With chosen technological processes, their specific risks of fires, explosions and releases of toxic substances and possibilities of preventive protection are emphasized. A part of the study is teaching computer applications in engineering practice, in the command of forces, in the design and elaboration of operative plans and other documents, and in fire safety design for structures and technologies. The credit system of study enables, through a suitable choice of compulsorily optional and optional subjects, the orientation of study according to the interest and job opportunities of the student.
Skills:
By completing the subjects and practical training in the area of fire prevention, the student is able especially to analyze and assess idependently and creatively hazards of fire, explosion and other incidents in structures and technologies and to propose necessary preventive measures to avoid and mitigate them and to ensure the safety of persons and also property. The student acquires skills necessary for the elaboration and evaluation of documentation relevant to the phases of planning, implementation and operation of structures and technologies. He/she is able to apply an engineering approach to solving the problems of fire safety. After completing the subjects and practical training in the area of fire suppression the graduate is able especially to analyze independently and creatively the situation on scenes of incidents, to perform and direct firefighting operations and rescue of persons using the present-day special fire appliances and equipment, to organize activities of communication, mechanical and chemical services, to assess fire appliances and equipment from the point of view of their operation. He/she is able to prepare and evaluate independently fire protection documentation also for complex plants.
General competencies:
Graduates in the field of study Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety are able to solve independently and responsibly problems and to make decisions in the case of new or changing relations and in a basically developing environment with reference to broader social consequences of decision making. They are able to define, on the basis of developing relations and available resources, assignments concerning professional activities, to coordinate them, and to bear final responsibilitiy for their results. They are able to include considerations about the ethical dimension into the solving of problems. Graduates in the field of study are further able to communicate clearly and convincingly information on the nature of special problems and their own opinions on solving the problems to professionals and also to laymen, to use their professional knowledge, skills and general competence in at least one foreign language. They are able to acquire other professional knowledge, skills and competence, to plan, support and manage, on the basis of theoretical knowledge in the field concerned, the acquiring of knowledge, skills and competence by the other team members.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduate in the field of study will obtain employment especially in the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and other services of FRS, state administration authorities, security services of companies, will be able to function as professionally qualified persons in the field of fire protection,in fire hazard assessment, in preparation of fire safety designs and safety documentation in the course of planning, implementation and operation of structures and technologies, as specialists in research institutes, test laboratories, etc. After completing the prescribed practical training and satisfying other requirements according to Act No. 360/1992 Coll. on authorisation, the graduate in the field can become an authorised engineer or authorised technician in the field of structural fire safety. The graduates in the field who are interested in and have abilities to do research can continue directly studying for the doctoral degree in the doctoral degree programme Fire Protection and Industrial Safety, or in another doctoral degree programme orientated to safety.
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
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits