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CodeDegree Branch TitleLanguage of InstructionStandard Length of Study
2302T043Hydraulics and PneumaticsCzech2.0 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
KOZ30prof. RNDr. Milada Kozubková, 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 VŠB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Branch
The Master's degree course " Hydraulics and Pneumatics " is a two-year course, following the three-year bachelor's program "Hydraulic and pneumatic machinery and equipment". So far this continuity was ensured specialization "Hydraulic and pneumatic machinery and equipment" as a part of a study program " Mechanical and Process Engineering" . The basic specialization modules are Hydraulic components and systems, Pneumatic components and systems, Control of hydraulic mechanisms and Control of pneumatic mechanisms, along with other items such as Drives and transfers, Pumping equipment, Hydraulics of working and production equipment, Dagnostics and reliability. Expanding specialization modules, which give more opportunities to graduates for applying in research, development and project work are Modeling and simulation of fluid systems, Modeling the flow with heat transfer, 3D flow, Applied Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic and pneumatic transport, Design of hydraulic mechanisms, Turbines. Specialized courses are supplemented by other theoretical subjects on general basis such as Mathematics IV, Robotics, Machine parts and mechanisms III, II CAD, FEM I, Applied Mechanics or elective courses from a wide and varied menu. In subjects Thesis Seminar and Thesis project the students process separate projects, thematically related to the diploma work. Besides the solutions the emphasis is put on processing quality, sufficiently large and critical literature search, not only from magazines and books, as well as foreign literature as the use of Internet search engines. Study is finished by the State exam of two required courses, namely: Hydraulic components and systems, Pneumatic components and systems and three curriculum options, namely: Modeling and simulation of fluid elements and systems, Management of hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms, Drives and gears. Such a comprehensive education in the field does not imply any college in the country. Teaching is complemented by the practical use of computing technology and the experimental exercises in the laboratories of the department and simulating hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms on trainers.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Students master's degree may participate in research projects in the field of hydraulics and pneumatics, within the department the graduates may continue their studies at the doctoral programs "Applied Mechanics" with a focus on fluid mechanics and "Machine and process control" with focus on hydraulic and pneumatic machinery and equipment.
Graduates are profiled as engineers, designers, CAE, researchers and development workers in the field of hydraulic and pneumatic machinery and equipment.
General competencies:
Students are learning in the field of hydraulics and pneumatics and related fields, such as tribotechnology, pumping equipment, water management, but generally gaining knowledge on a wider scale, ie in the field of general construction, creation of project documentation, are able to work in research and development centers.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Students can work in the fields of hydraulic, but also in related fields such as tribotechnology (lubrication equipment), transport of liquids and gases, pumping equipment, water management, pipeline hydraulics and pneumatic transport, pipelines in the chemical industry, energy, etc. They become progressively managers - managers - at all levels of construction and design organizations or branches of foreign companies.
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 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