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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0413A270002Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems2.0 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
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
JAN45prof. Ing. Zora Koštialová Jančíková, CSc.
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.
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 Quality Management and Management of Industrial Systems study programs is to educate middle and top industrial systems managers – managers in manufacturing enterprises, design companies, research, development and other specialized institutions, primarily in the industrial sphere of metallurgy and engineering, in connection with the automotive industry. Study is based on a balanced synergistic combination of familiarity with quality management, managerial-economic knowledge and modern management, information and communication technologies. This knowledge and these skills create the prerequisites for the performance of managing positions in conditions undergoing automation, robotization and manufacturing within Industry 4.0. Specialization in Quality Management aims to educate experts with deep understanding of quality management systems and approaches and methods of quality management and applied statistics when planning, managing and improving product quality. Graduates will also be equipped with information on the approaches to certification and other processes of compliance assessment, management of knowledge and changes, as well as legal issues in product quality. The aim of the Industrial Economics and Management specialization is the application of theoretical knowledge to practical, synthetic conclusions and the ability to independently resolve the issues of company functions (production, human resources, scientific-technological, sales and financial) in material, economic, organizational, information and managing contexts. The aim of the Intelligent Management Systems in Industry specialization is the application of acquired knowledge, methods and means of knowledge-based management to propose and elaborate studies and technical analyses of problems in complex control systems and parameterization of control systems in accordance with the needs of the operation and optimization of the technical state of the control systems and, further, proposing concepts of development and innovation of technical, system and program means in connection with the needs of industrial and company processes.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduates of the Quality Management and Management of Industrial Systems study programs demonstrate knowledge of conventional and unconventional methods of modeling, technical measurement and experimental methods, quality management, business economics and advanced systems management in industrial technologies. Graduates of the Study Program: • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of managing industrial, namely metallurgic, chemical and energy technologies, with an emphasis on knowledge interdisciplinary. • Demonstrate knowledge of conventional and unconventional methods of modelling, technical measurement and experimental methods, and optimal control systems • Are familiar with the principles, methods and tools of business economy and advance management of economic systems in industrial technologies • Have knowledge of an industrial enterprise as an economic system • Know the financial and economic management of an industrial enterprise and its ties to the business environment • Demonstrate knowledge in the field of accurate decision-making, modeling and multi-criteria assessment of business processes • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced concepts, approaches, methods and tools of modern quality management and integrated management systems, including special statistical methods • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the management of complex industrial systems based on programmable logic automata, enterprise information systems and modern management methods including artificial intelligence methods.
Graduates of the study program are able, in an independent and creative manner, to: • Apply the fundamentals of industrial technologies, based on their knowledge, in particular, of metallurgic, machining and automotive industry tools, in quality management and economic and financial management of an enterprise • Apply the methods of managerial decision making when seeking the optimum solution to issues • Verify new manufacturing processes from the perspective of quality production and to choose suitable methods of quality management • Secure and organize technological support for production and its management while following modern trends in the field of management of industrial processes • Propose the optimal arrangement of machines and preparations and the supply chain continuity of workplaces, from the perspective of their management and information and communications interconnection • Perform monitoring of technological processes and to create analyses and concepts of innovations in checking and management systems as needed for industrial processes. • Conceive the strategy of a business entity and planning and quality improvement strategies; • Apply tools in the field of economic and financial management of the enterprise • Apply managerial decision-making methods in the search for optimal solutions to problems, along with assessment, improvement and design of business processes • Apply creative solutions to various aspects of advanced quality management systems and integrate these systems with other management subsystems • Perform advanced analyses, designs and implementation of technical process automation systems in industrial enterprises through the application of modern computer, measuring and automation means; • Participate in team collaborations, but also lead creative teams when solving industrial management issues, on an industrial application basis or research basis.
General competencies:
Graduates have general competencies as defined by the national descriptors of the Czech qualification framework, with an emphasis on communication ability, management and organizational skills, and the ability to communicate in at least one foreign language, etc. Graduates of Quality Management gain a deep understanding of the advanced concepts, approaches, methods and tools of modern quality management, including special statistical methods, both in theory and in practice. Based on the acquired knowledge, they are prepared to decide on the application of appropriate methods and tools in problem solving, creatively addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of advanced quality management systems and integrating these systems with other management subsystems, namely in the automotive industry. They are also able to lead creative planning and quality improvement teams, applying advanced methods and tools. A graduate of the specialization in Economics and Management in Industry is familiar with the basic theoretical advanced knowledge of economics, strategy and development of an industrial enterprise, understands the essence of the economy of the industrial enterprise, can apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to practical conclusions. The graduate gains an overview of organization, management, processes in the company, approaches to management and financing of the company, and monitoring and evaluation of its economic activity under various conditions of their implementation. Graduate of the specialization Intelligent Control Systems in Industry demonstrates a deep knowledge of advanced exact and heuristic methods from modeling and simulation of optimal control of industrial systems. The graduate can analyze complex production, technological and information systems, and to design their controlling using modern control, information and communication means and methods. He or she has a grasp of the methods for parameterization of control systems in accordance with the needs of an operation and optimization of the technical state of control systems, as well as design of concepts of development and innovation of technical, system and program resources associated with the needs of industrial and business processes.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
A graduate of the Quality Management and Industrial Systems Management Program will find employment in manufacturing, sales and engineering organizations, as well as in organizations of a non-manufacturing nature. A graduate of the program will act as a manager for quality management systems or as a quality engineer in various industrial organizations, and will specialize, for example, in planning or improving the quality of products and processes. He or she will also find employment in the field of modernizing technological and manufacturing processes through progressive management, information and communication technologies, and in the creation and use of advanced information and communication structures and in the introduction and administration of enterprise management and information systems. Graduates of the Quality Management specialization can find employment in management representative positions for quality management systems, for integrated management systems as managers, quality engineers, or specialists in planning, managing, or improving quality in various manufacturing, or even non-manufacturing organizations. They are widely employed namely in manufacturing organizations in the supply chain of the automotive industry. Graduates apply for example for the positions: Quality Manager, Quality Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Controller, Quality Management System Auditor, Quality Management Officer, Technical Controller, Quality Management Application Specialist, Planning, Quality Management and Quality Specialist. A graduate of the specialization in Economics and Management in Industry will find employment after graduation in manufacturing companies in the middle and top management of company processes (namely manufacturing processes) and specialized functions and departments of technical and economic and economic focus of industrial enterprises and organizations. Graduates work, for example in positions such as: small organization director, large and medium-sized enterprise manager, finance director, HR director, marketing manager, sales manager, marketing director, purchasing director, director of sales, and accountancy specialists. Graduates of the Intelligent Control Systems in Industry specialization can work wherever information is collected and processed in the field of primary and secondary information sources. This includes using modern management, information and communication technologies, as well as creation of concepts of information structures, and ensuring the optimal setting of industrial systems in terms of hardware-software connections in their management and in ensuring changes in system management and new elements in software and hardware in connection with the needs and new operating realities, as well as in the operation of the most sophisticated control equipment including the optimizing the use of computers and communication systems in industrial processes. Graduates work, for example, in positions such as: systems engineer for application management, software application administrator, control systems administrator, data center administrator, operating systems and network specialist, metallurgist, energy control systems specialist, programmer analyst, manager and specialist in industrial manufacturing, manager and specialist in information and communications technology, or R & D manager.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Degree Branches
CodeDegree Branch TitleLanguage of Instruction
S01Quality ManagementCzech
S02Economics and Management in IndustryCzech
S03Intelligent Control Systems in IndustryCzech