Branch Details

Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection

Original title in Czech: Chemie a technologie ochrany životního prostředíFCHAbbreviation: BKCO_CHTOZPAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2005Accredited until: 31.8.2019


The aim of the study is to provide general education in technical chemistry with a focus on environmental issues. Graduates may find their jobs in all branches of industry in positions of environmentalists, water managers, experts for air protection and waste management, at all levels of state and local governments in the control bodies for the protection of the environment, in the laboratories of chemistry and biology of the environment and in many emerging research and educational institutions aimed at protection of the environment. In addition, graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and prerequisites for further study in master degree study programs of the Faculty of Chemical, as well as other courses of chemical or chemical-technological focus.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates will gain the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of general, inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry as well as in chemical engineering, based on a thorough knowledge of other disciplines of natural science (mathematics, physics, biology, toxicology). The general base is then developed towards environmental protection in areas of environmentally friendly chemical technologies, advanced technologies for the treatment of drinking water and waste water, renewable energy, responsible waste management with an emphasis on recycling, constantly taking into account the principles of sustainable development. An essential accessory is a language training (English) and other skills gained in elective courses in humanities and technical nature, such as management and quality control, project preparation and management, pedagogy and psychology, philosophy and fundamentals of ethics, legal propaedeutic. Graduate also can make use of contemporary information technologies in chemical practice (calculations, statistical and graphical data processing, orientation in the factual and full-text databases, means of electronic communication).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Bachelor degree course "Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection" is focused on chemistry and technology of environmental compartments. The practical orientation of the course allows both successful finding of jobs and the smooth continuation of studies in the same field in two-year Master program, or through lifelong education of practitioners. The assembly of courses in the first two years covers general subjects of chemical specialization and appropriate laboratory exercises. Specialization is realized in courses such as Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of atmosphere, Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology. The third year, focused on deepening knowledge of specialized subjects and on practical training, is completed by bachelor thesis. Graduates may successfully use acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a dynamic growing industry of environmental protection, at all levels of state and local governments and in a range of laboratories focused on the chemistry of the environment in the areas of surveillance, research, scientific and academic institutions.

Entry requirements

Written entrance examination test checks ability/competence of applicants to study chemistry at university level. Applicants are given points for correct answers; a notional pass mark is applied to this examination. The applicants will be enrolled on condition of either successful passing the entrance examination or fulfilment of requirements for granting dispensation. Current information on admission regulations is available at


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCV_A1English for Chemists Ien1CompulsoryCrC1 - 13yes
BCT_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3CompulsoryGCrP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_MAT1Mathematics Ics8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26 / CPP - 13yes
BCT_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics (en)8CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / S - 13 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCT_CHL1Legislation in Chemistry Ics1CompulsoryCrS - 13yes
BCT_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1CompulsoryGCrL - 13yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCV_A2English for Chemists IIen1CompulsoryCrC1 - 13yes
BCT_FYZ1Physics Ics6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 13 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_MAT2Mathematics IIcs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26 / CPP - 13yes
BCT_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs (en)5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
BCA_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs (en)2CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCT_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry Ics3CompulsoryGCrL - 52yes
BCT_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3CompulsoryGCrL - 39yes
BCA_TEKTechnical Drawingcs2Compulsory-optionalGCrC1 - 261yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIen1CompulsoryCrCPP - 26yes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3CompulsoryGCrL - 52yes
BCT_ACH2_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry IIcs3CompulsoryGCrL - 52yes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3CompulsoryGCrL - 39yes
BCT_FYZ2Physics IIcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 261yes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 261yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1)en3CompulsoryCr,ExC1 - 26yes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics (en)4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
BCA_COZPChemistry of Environmental Protectioncs3CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3CompulsoryGCrL - 52yes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3CompulsoryGCrL - 39yes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3CompulsoryGCrL - 52yes
BCA_LSP1_ŽPLaboratory project I - ŽPcs2Compulsory-optionalGCrSL - 261yes
BCO_ODP_ZTechnical Practices - CHTOZPcs4Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 781yes
BCA_ISOSystem of Quality Assurance and ISO Standardscs2Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 13 / C1 - 131yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCO_AMPAnalytical Methods of Technical Praxiscs4CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCO_AVOWater Analysiscs3CompulsoryGCrP - 26yes
BCO_HCHHydrochemistrycs4CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics (en)6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 52yes
BCO_JCHNuclear Chemistrycs (en)3CompulsoryGCrP - 26yes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering Ics2CompulsoryGCrL - 26yes
BCO_TCVTechnology of Chemical Substancescs3CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCA_UBP_ŽPIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - ŽPcs2CompulsoryGCrC1 - 26yes
BCO_AVO_PLaboratory Classes in Water Analysiscs3Compulsory-optionalGCrL - 521yes
BCO_ZVE_PLaboratory classes of of Environmental Samplingcs3Compulsory-optionalGCrSL - 521yes
BCO_ZVEThe basic of Environmental Samplingcs3Compulsory-optionalGCrP - 261yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12CompulsoryCrSL - 156yes
BCO_TZPTechnology of Environmental Protectioncs4CompulsoryExP - 26yes
BCO_HYBHydrobiologycs3Compulsory-optionalExP - 261yes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs (en)6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 521yes
BCO_CHOAir chemistry Ics4Compulsory-optionalExP - 261yes
BCO_HYB_PLaboratory Classes in Hydrobiologycs2Compulsory-optionalGCrL - 261yes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering IIcs2Compulsory-optionalGCrL - 261yes
BCO_PZHPrevention of Chemical Accidentscs2Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / C1 - 131yes