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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0532A330035Geoscience and Industrial Tourism2.0 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
MAR31prof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
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 follow-up study program aims to expand basic knowledge with the field of traditional and specialized tourism, inanimate and living nature and technical disciplines associated with the use of the earth's resources. The study focuses on the development of knowledge analysis, planning and implementation of such specialized tourism. Great emphasis is placed on the analysis, processing and use of information and data that are necessary to address the issues of geoscience and industrial tourism. Special attention is paid to the selection of new and suitable tourist activities, which will be adapted more and more to the dynamically developing tourism industry. The proposed study program responds and fills the gap in the education of professionals whose need arises from the basic trends in tourism development, ie a very significant growing interest in natural and technical monuments and the growing individualization of the requirements of those interested in such tourism. The follow-up master's study continues the 23-year tradition of the bachelor's study program in Geoscience and Industrial Tourism.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Knowledge: - extended knowledge with the field of natural, geosciences and technical sciences - extended knowledge of geological subsoil - basic knowledge of geoinformatics - extended knowledge of places of tourist interest in the Czech Republic - ability to work with computer applications for the needs of tourism - extension of knowledge necessary for application in classical and specialized tourism - extended knowledge of transport and logistics systems - knowledge of current and future interesting forms of tourism (ecotourism, agrotourism, spa tourism, space tourism) - extended regional knowledge (landscapes of the Czech Republic, regional geology of the world)
Skills: - application of information technologies in tourism - ability to plan and design in tourism - application of new tourist forms in practice - application of new transport and logistics forms in tourism - ability to process sophisticated tourist itineraries corresponding to the ever-increasing demands of the client - ability to apply the acquired knowledge in tourism practice - ability to apply geoscience and industrial tourism to classical forms of tourism and thus make the monument more attractive (e.g. explanation of the geological subsoil of castles, chateaux, building materials of monuments, etc.) - application of communication and extended language skills in guide activities
General competencies:
Graduates of this study program will gain a broad knowledge of natural and technical sciences, which they will be able to apply for the needs of geoscience and industrial tourism, as well as for the needs of traditional forms of tourism. The graduate can professionally describe the tourist attractiveness of individual geological, mining, and industrial buildings or areas. He can independently and creatively solve complex problems using selected theories, concepts, case studies and methods. The graduate can make independent decisions in new or changing contexts, or to adapt to new specific needs in tourism. He can use his professional knowledge, skills and general competences in at least one foreign, mostly English language.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduate will find employment: - in specialized and general focus tourism organizations - in the relevant state administration and self-government bodies - in all legal entities focused on the protection and care of geoscience and industrial wealth - in management and managerial positions both in the mentioned organizations and related organizations - as a qualified guide in geoparks and technical, industrial but also natural monuments - as a qualified expert in travel agencies, logistics centres, tourist information centres or technical museums, etc. Typical job positions that graduates can hold: - tourism workers - museum staff - geotourism workers - guides in geoparks - Guides to industrial monuments - staff of information centres - travel agency staff - workers at exhibition grounds - staff of natural museums - workers in tourism logistics
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 VSB-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