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Mechanical Engineering

Field of Study: VŠTE 2341R000 STROp Mechanical Engineering
Study Mode: 81 Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject
Language of instruction: Czech
Standard length of study: 3 year(s)
Identification number:
Programme: B2341 STRO Mechanical 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 (240 – 300 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.

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 aim of the three-year bachelor degree program Mechanical Engineering, the major Mechanical Engineering is the education of skilled, practically equipped, professionally oriented professionals in the field of machine construction and a production technology. The profile of Mechanical Engineering program is designed so that graduates are prepared for the design of structures and mechanisms with computer support and action in the field of a production technology. An important part of the study is a semester of professional experience in the duration of 13 weeks, which allows students to gain practical skills in the environment of industrial companies.

Key learning outcomes

The basic prerequisite for the profession of mechanical engineer is the knowledge of design, technology and business management. This corresponds to the curriculum. Study introduction consolidates and deepens the theoretical basis of technical disciplines with an emphasis on language training, organization basics, control and management of enterprises, related legislation, information technology and communication (subjects Mathematics, Business Economics, Business Management, Computer Science, Thesis Methodology a Foreign Language). In the study area focused on the knowledge of the rigid and deformable body mechanics (subjects Statics, Dynamics, Strength and Flexibility) and the basic principles of the design of simple components and complex structural systems (subjects Machine Parts, Fundamentals on Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Drives machines). In the field of technology, the studies will focus on the knowledge of materials division and machining, welding and surface treatment (subjects Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Anticorrosion Protection).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the bachelor study program will understand the technical and economic disciplines within engineering and materials fields, they will be able to understand the interrelationships, they will have the necessary knowledge of theories, concepts and program methods and techniques enabling to collect data and analyze the problem, implement the performance of technical and management functions. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program can be employed mainly in the middle and higher level of technical-economic positions in mechanical engineering (or in related technical areas), i.e. in providing technology in particular in structural or design part of the production process, in organizing operations and logistics in commercial and technical services, etc.

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
INF_1Informatics 12 credits
MAT_1Mathematics I5 credits
MOPTechnical Thesis Methodology5 credits
PEK_1Business Economics4 credits
PRI_1Businees Management4 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
CHSChemistry in Engineering3 credits
ODVProtection of intellectual property2 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
AJP_2English as the First Language II5 credits
FYS_1Physics3 credits
INF_2Informatics II2 credits
MAT_2Mathematics_25 credits
NAM_1Materials Science I4 credits
PAP_1Strenght and flexibility I.4 credits
STT_1Engineering Technology I3 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
PSS_aPsychology and Sociology4 credits
2. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
ASP_1English for mechanical engineering I.3 credits
CMS_1Parts and mechanismes of machines4 credits
FYS_2Fyzika II.4 credits
PAP_2Strenght and flexibility II.4 credits
STTstatics4 credits
STT_2Technologies of mechanical engineering II.5 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
TEZTechnical measurement4 credits
Free Choice:
TVP_1Physical Education - Swimming2 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
ASP_2English for mechanical engineering II.3 credits
CMS_2Parts and gadgetry machines II4 credits
DYNdynamics4 credits
KINkinematics4 credits
MEKFluid mechanics4 credits
NAM_2Materials Science II4 credits
TEMThermomechanics4 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
PPVComputer Aided Manufacturing3 credits
3. year
Autumn semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
OPXProfessional Practice20 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
ENEEnergetics4 credits
Free Choice:
AKOProfessional English Conversation2 credits
MAKMarketing Communication2 credits
ZSKWinter Sports Course2 credits
Spring semester30 ECTS credits
Mandatory courses:
BAKBachelor work14 credits
POISurface engineering4 credits
Choice from the blocks of courses:
IPRThe innovation process4 credits
POSPropulsions of machines4 credits
PUSOperation and maintenance of machines4 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

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


Programme director or equivalent

doc. Ing. Ján Kmec, CSc.