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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
B0532A330040Applied Geology3.0 years
Qualification AwardedBachelor degree, Bc.
Level of QualificationFirst Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Second cycle
Graduation Requirements180 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Bachelor thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
KLE028doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, 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
3. year / Winter semester3. 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 secondary education with secondary school-leaving exam.
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 study is to obtain a general geological overview, ie to have a broad basic knowledge in general geology, technical geology and applied geology. Students complete science and technology subjects. In theoretical and practical teaching, the study aims at the implementation, management, organization and evaluation of all types of geological work. The study is intertwined with the analysis of geological problems and related technical activities, evaluation of ecological aspects of geological, mining and industrial activities, applications of computer technology and geoinformatics.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The professional knowledge of the graduates is based on a strong general geological basis, which is followed by technical and applied geology during the study. Graduates have a wide geological and technical outlook, which allows them to hold the positions of field geological workers and intermediate operations technicians. Graduates will have expertise in engineering geology, hydrogeology, knowledge of technical and applied petrography, knowledge of environmental geochemistry, knowledge of deposit geology and knowledge of shallow drilling, engineering and technology of exploration and applied geophysics. Emphasis is also placed on quality knowledge in the field of visualization of the geological environment, but also on knowledge in the field of statistical processing of data obtained from the field.
Graduates will have these skills after successfully completing the study part. They will: - capable of professional adaptability to related technical and natural sciences; - able to create searches from domestic and foreign sources; - able to create, manage and use geodatabases; - able to manage, organize and evaluate all types of geological and shallow exploration work; - capable of professional field activities; - able to interpret and visualize the results of data obtained from field work; - able to analyze geological problems and prepare and implement follow-up technical activities; - be able to analyze problems and automate appropriate workflows. Thanks to the emphasis on language skills (English as the dominant language of the professional geological public) they will graduates will be able to work not only in the environment of the Czech Republic, but with their professional knowledge they will be able to work in similar jobs in the world.
General competencies:
- Adaptation to working conditions in various national and international working groups; - Opportunities in further education (professional competence in the relevant geological and mining fields); - Analytical and systems thinking. - Presentation of the results of the work in front of a professional audience; - Ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice; - Active cooperation within international working project teams.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates find employment in companies and institutions operating in most industries, especially in the development of technology, the environment, the financial sector, construction, and in private geological companies. The evaluation of the applicability of graduates of the field of study Applied Geology shows that 70% of graduates have found employment in the private sector, 20% in state administration and other parts of the state and 10% work in scientific research positions. These are mainly the following positions: • laboratory staff, • staff of the research team, • specialist technician, • state administration officer, • pedagogical worker at secondary school, • researcher at the university or Academy of Science or in the commercial sphere.
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
5. Semester3. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
6. Semester3. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits