Course detail

Ecological Engineering

FEKT-MEKIAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course deals with the persistent sustainable development strategy, the basic laws of ecology, the human environment, bioclimatology. Furthermore, the chemical aspects of the environment, ecotoxicology, physical aspects of the environment, exposure and assessment of noise, vibration, electrostatic, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, radioecology, light, heat. Explains electromagnetic compatibility, monitoring of basic parameters of environmental, the geographic information system architecture as the basis of environmental information systems, the long range recognition of Earth. Features hygienic limits of physical fields. Also discusses waste management and environmental legislation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- explain the basic laws of ecology,
- list the marginal factor in ecology,
- list the parameters of the biological needs of human being and environment
- describe the parameters of noise, vibration and ultrasound in the environment and describe their effects on humans,
- explain the formation of electrostatic and magnetic fields of the Earth,
- describe the interaction of electromagnetic fields and radiation with biological structures,
- interpret health limits physical fields in the environment,
- explain the principle of environmental audits and assessments of environmental impact,
- explain the principle of geographic information systems and applications in environmental information systems,
- describe the basic principles and function block measuring systems for ecology,
- discuss the principles of waste management.


Student who writes this article should be able to: - explain the basic principles of physical fields, - explain the basics of physical chemistry, - apply the basic principles and electrotechnical law, - interpret the basic units of physical quantities, - the basic principles of biology and physiology. General knowledge is required at the level of bachelor's degree.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Tolgyessy,J. a kol.: Chémia,biológia a toxikológia vody a ovzduší.SAV,Bratislava 1985.
Rozman J., Sadovský P., Čermák D.: Diagnostika životního prostředí. VUT FEI, Brno, 2000
Rozman J., Pospíchal Z.: Ekologické inženýrství. Projekt Phare,VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1996
Kiely G.: Environmental Engineering. McGraw Hill, Boston, 1997 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning systems.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Up to 40 points for lab - student gets points for 6 protocols and one thematic project,
up to 60 points for the oral exam.
To pass the examination must be obtained from oral at least 10 points.
The exam focuses on the verification of basic knowledge of the principles of ecology, the interaction of physical fields with biological structures including hygiene limits and knowledge of function block measuring systems.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The strategy of sustainable development. The basic laws of ecology.
2. Human environment, bioclimatology.
3. Chemical aspects of the environment, ecotoxicology.
4. Physical aspects of the environment - exposure and assessment of noise and vibration.
5. Electrostatic and magnetic fields in the environment.
6. Electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic compatibility.
7. Radioecology.
8. The light and colorimetry.
9. Monitoring biosphere and physical fields in the environment.
10. Measuring systems for climate monitoring.
11. Measuring systems of physical fields. Hygienic limits.
12. Geographic information systems, environmental information systems.
13. Waste management. Environmental legislation.


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic information about the laws of ecology, bioclimatology, technical aspects of environmental measurement systems to monitor the biosphere and the physical fields, health limits, geographic information systems, environmental information systems, legislation and waste management.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation:
Laboratory is compulsory, correctly excused absences laboratory exercises can be in agreement with the substitute teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-BEI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course