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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0724A290007Brownfields Technical Redevelopment2.0 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
STA35doc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, 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 programme is to prepare graduates for management, design, implementation and operational activities in the field of restoration and development of abandoned spaces in the industrial landscape - brownfields of all types. Graduates - brownfield managers - will be experts and generalists who can evaluate the building or area for reuse, prepare a restoration plan, put together a team of specialists, manage this team and lead to the ultimate goal of brownfield reuse. Graduates will gain the prerequisites for activities in the areas of management, technical and economic contexts, remediation and regeneration procedures and technologies, consulting - expert activities in the field of reuse of industrial and post-mining landscapes, solutions for the restoration of industrial and other types of abandoned areas - brownfields.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduates of the master's degree - brownfield managers - will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge in the field of brownfields reuse in urban areas and in the open landscape of post-industrial and post-mining landscapes. Graduates will be able to synthetically use knowledge from individual disciplines focused on the care of the seat, landscape and landscape elements, and thus solve problems related to the revitalization and reuse of abandoned and unused areas in countries affected by mining and industrial activities. They will be able not only to use the current state of knowledge, but to solve research problems and thus contribute to the further development of knowledge, as mitigating the consequences of industrial activity is based on a technical approach to the site, but is related to financial, construction, geoscience, economic and legal issues.
The main task for the brownfield manager is to create opportunities, to plan and to manage brownfield regeneration processes. The brownfield manager is responsible for involving entities - experts and specialists - in the issue and marketing activities. The extended area of responsibility of the brownfield manager requires a high ability of coordination and communication. The prerequisite is basic knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields. An open attitude to unconventional and innovative approaches also characterizes visionary and holistic approaches combined with managerial function.
General competencies:
The basic professional competencies required of a brownfield manager are not only technical. Crucial to this position is the ability to think conceptually, the prerequisites for leadership, the ability to reach agreement, as well as the ability to meet the requirements for the restoration and reuse of buildings and areas. Professional competencies are directed to the basic areas of management, communication, planning, legal and administrative aspects. The graduate must be capable of lifelong learning related to the development of knowledge in fields and disciplines related to the renewal of the use of brownfields.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates of the program will receive the title of Ing., they can be used in the positions of managers and technologists in companies focused on the regeneration of abandoned post-mining and industrial buildings, landscapes and territories, in the positions of experts and managers in state administration and self-government, building authorities, urban centres, as experts in restoration and reuse of abandoned areas will find application in industrial and agricultural enterprises, in design and business entities, in research and in other social activities. They can also teach at vocational secondary schools and universities. Graduates will be fully prepared for doctoral studies. Brownfield managers are gradually being created in the state and public administration of towns and municipalities, and graduates of the study programme will be ready to work in the positions of these specialists and experts. Overview of job positions: 1. Brownfield manager and technologist in companies focused on the regeneration of abandoned industrial buildings, landscapes and territories, 2. Specialist and manager for remediation and reclamation of the landscape, for the area of restoration and reuse of abandoned areas in state administration and self-government, 3. Specialist in the field of restoration and reuse of abandoned areas in building offices, urban centres, design offices and implementation companies, 4. Technical specialist for remediation and reclamation 5. Technician - specialist for monument care with a focus on industrial heritage.
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