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Construction of Buildings

Field of Study: VŠTE 3607R037 KS Construction of Buildings
Study Mode: 81 Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject
Language of instruction: Czech
Standard length of study: 4 year(s)
Identification number:
Programme: B3609 ST Civil Engineering
Faculty: Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice

Qualification awarded: Bachelor, Bc.

A Bachelor’s degree programme takes from 3 to 4 years (180 – 240 ECTS credits) to complete, and ends with a final state examination. Part of the examination is usually the defence of a Bachelor’s thesis. Graduates are awarded one of the following academic degree:
  • bakalář (Bc.) – Bachelor.
The abbreviation of these title is always written before the name.

Level of qualification

1 cycle EHEA, 6 EQF

Specific admission requirements

Admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme is conditional on completion of comprehensive secondary education or comprehensive secondary vocational education after 13 years of study. The secondary school leaving certificate (maturitní vysvědčení) is issued after passing the secondary school leaving examination.

Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION TO A DEGREE PROGRAMME:

a) Achievement of secondary education with GCSE (school leaving exam), b) Submission of a properly completed electronic application by the deadline, c) To hand in of certified copies of certificates from the third year of high school or the first year follow-up study. Until the registration it is then required to provide a certified copy of the school- leaving certificate. If the school-leaving examination was carried out abroad (not in Slovakia there is a condition of handing in of recognition certificates of equivalent foreign certificate or foreign education validation,
d) Fee payment,
e) Foreign country citizens applying for study in Czech language (not applicable to citizens of the Slovak Republic) demonstrate their readiness to study the language by passing an examination conducted in the Czech language or passing an exam in the Czech language at the VŠTE.

Administrative fee is CZK 450.
The fee can be paid:
- by postal order (type “A”),
- by transfer order (Komerèní banka, Account No: 78-484180297/0100, a variable symbol is prefix 666 and candidate’s application number),
- by cash at the VŠTE cash register (in the office hours, see www.vstecb.cz)

The order of candidates will be determined by the average of their school report from the third year of secondary school or the first year of the follow-up study. The lists of enrolled and non-admitted students will be available on the VŠTE official board after the Rector’s decision. The lists will be released on www.vstecb.cz,too.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal)

There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Higher Education Act (article 89 and 90) and internal VŠTE Study and Examination Regulations (article 13).

Qualification requirements and regulations

Secondary education with secondary school leaving certificate.

Regulations:
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998) and internal regulations of the university, the VŠTE Statutes and VŠTE Study and Examination Regulations.

Profile of the programme

The objective of this field is to provide professionally oriented bachelor's degree and prepare professionals to function at the middle management level and to perform activities related to the issue of ensuring greater reliability, durability and functional perfection of buildings, as well as application of modern approaches to the prevention of defects and failures.

Students are encouraged to acquire knowledge systematically, skills and competencies associated with the management and performance of a broad set of actions and activities in the construction industry.

Breadth and depth of study is a subject to the ultimate goal - bringing practically skilled professionals with the necessary view and good orientation in business.

Construction of buildings is a good basis for immediate entry into the building practices and full participation in the activities of the organization on a lower and middle level management without the need for a longer time for adaptation.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates will be ideal representatives of the lower and middle positions; they will understand the theoretical and practical aspect of the construction activities and thus will be able to communicate with all levels of organizational structures.

Defining of graduate skills output:

A. general:

  • Gaining knowledge of the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, structural chemistry, descriptive geometry) necessary to understand and resolve technical problems in their field
  • Preparing for the practical use of computing equipment with the current software
  • Basic knowledge of economic and business areas of management activities and non-business organizations
  • Extension of basic language skills needed for professional communication in a foreign language, which increases fulfillment of graduates in the labour market not only in the CR

B. professional:

  • Basic professional knowledge of engineering in its all extent
  • Basic professional knowledge in the field of isolation and building reconstruction
  • Basic professional knowledge in the field of defect and building failure elimination
  • Professional knowledge in the field of engineering, surveys and investigations to diagnose the causes of defects and failures and the methodology for repairs
  • Basic professional knowledge in the field of corporate management
  • The ability of professional communication in a foreign language on the construction issues, etc.

C. practical:

  • Acquisition of knowledge of professional experience in construction at all levels, the possession of specific practical skills
  • Knowledge of the working environment, nature of work performed and the options used in building
  • Work habits and experience of long-standing practice for instant and seamless integration into the workforce.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

In the private sector graduate finds careers in the following fields:

  • Building technician in construction management
  • Designer
  • Head of operations
  • Head of production planning and building
  • Head of company investment planning
  • Estimate accountant
  • Building technician for special technologies

In the public sector (state and local government) graduate finds careers in the following fields:

  • In the area of property management
  • In the area of local development
  • In the investment area
  • In the building offices and they can perform state construction supervision

Access to further studies

Admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme is conditional on completion of comprehensive secondary education or comprehensive secondary vocational education after 13 years of study.

VŠTE doesn´t offer any master´s degree programmes.

Course structure diagram with credits (60 per full-time academic year)

Fulfilment of the requirements of studies in a programme is recorded through a credit system based on the principles of the European Credit Transfer System (henceforth ”ECTS”).

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Example of study plan

1. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
AJP_1English First I5 credits
CAD_1CAD Systems I2 credits
DEG_aDescriptive Geometry3 credits
INF_1Informatics 12 credits
MAT_1Mathematics I5 credits
MOPTechnical Thesis Methodology5 credits
PEK_1Business Economics4 credits
PRI_1Businees Management4 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
AJP_2English as the First Language II5 credits
MAT_2Mathematics_25 credits
MZGSoil Mechanics and Geology4 credits
POS_1Building Construction4 credits
SHMBuilding Materials5 credits
SMC_1Construction Mechanics4 credits
ZOVOrganization Principles of Construction and Health and Safety3 credits
2. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
ATP_1English for Civil Engineering students3 credits
CAD_2CAD Systems II2 credits
KDOCommunication Skillls2 credits
MAT_3Mathematics III2 credits
PAPFlexibility and Strenght4 credits
POS_2Building Construction II5 credits
SFY_1Building Physics I3 credits
SMC_2Building mechanics II4 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
RSSReconstruction of the substructure5 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
ATP_2English for Civil Engineering3 credits
BET_1aConcrete Constructions I.4 credits
CAD_3CAD Systems III2 credits
POS_3aBuilding construction III6 credits
TZB_1Technical Buiding Equipment I5 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
RNKReconstruction of structural frame5 credits
ROPPerimeter Housing Reconstruction5 credits
3. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
BET_2Concrete Constructions II.4 credits
CAD_4CAD Systems IV2 credits
KDKMetal and Wooden Structures4 credits
PRS_1Project I4 credits
SFA_aBuilding Physics II (acoustics, lighting)3 credits
TES_1Building Technology I4 credits
TZB_2Technical Buiding Equipment II4 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
RKSRoof Reconstruction5 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
GEO_aLand Surveying2 credits
PORConstruction fire risks3 credits
POS_4Building construction IV4 credits
PRRPreparation and Structure Management4 credits
PRS_2Project II CE4 credits
TES_2Structure Technology II3 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
HIKHistorical Construction3 credits
RDPReconstruction of the Finishing Works5 credits
RPBReconstruction of Concrete Blocks of Flats2 credits
4. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
OPXProfessional Practice20 credits
Free Choice:
A_EKSEcological Structures5 credits
A_ZNSHealth and safety buildings5 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
BAKBachelor work14 credits
ORSValuation and Stucture Budgeting4 credits
SPRConstruction Law3 credits
STPBuilding technical investigations4 credits
Free Choice:
EPSEnvironmentální politika ve stavebnictví2 credits
ETPEthics in business3 credits

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The end of the course means meeting the requirements of either the credit or examination.

The due dates of completion of courses are made public by the Examiner or the examination board Chairperson or another academic staff in IS VŠTE at least two weeks prior to the beginning of examination period. The number of dates of course completion must comply the type and form of course completion, number of enrolled students and course characteristics resulting from the requirements for course completion.

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The local grading scale complies ECTS principles employing the following grades:

GradeLetter symbolPoint value
ExcellentA1
OutstandingB1.5
GoodC2
SatisfactoryD2.5
AcceptableE3
UnacceptableF4

The classification is recorded in the IS VŠTE written designation. A numeric value is used to determine grade point average.

Students’ grade point average is determined separately for each of their studies as a weighted average of the numerical values from all dates classified completion of courses, which students study in full, including the evaluation of non-conforming.

Weighted grade point value of the course is given as a credit value. For more details please see the Study and Examination Rules of The Institute of Technology and Business.

Graduation requirements

The study is properly completed by a state examination before an examining board. The state examination itself and the release of the results are open to the public.

The state examination includes the defence of the thesis.

Work defence is oral.

The subjects of the state examination are tested in a written or oral form. Defence of the thesis does not provide automatic access to sitting other parts of the state examination.

Mode of study

full-time

Programme director or equivalent

doc. Dr. Ing. Luboš Podolka