Civil Engineering Management
Faculty: FCEAbbreviation: DPA-EAcad. year: 2021/2022
Type of study programme: Doctoral
Study programme code: P0732D260017
Degree awarded: Ph.D.
Language of instruction: English
Tuition Fees: 4000 EUR/academic year for EU students, 4000 EUR/academic year for non-EU students
Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029
Mode of study
Standard study length
doc. Ing. Jana Korytárová, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Drahomír Novák, DrSc., doc. Ing. Tomáš Hanák, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Vít Hromádka, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Alena Tichá, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Jiří Vala, CSc., prof. Ing. Mária Režňáková, CSc.
Ing. Pavel Kocanda, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Daniela Špirková, Ph.D.
Fields of education
Doctoral study program Construction Management focuses on scientific preparation, methodology of scientific work and the development of knowledge in the field of investment project management, innovation management, project management, business management, strategic management, spatial economy and forensic engineering. The scientific preparation in this field is based on mastering the initial theoretical disciplines of science and the theoretical and scientific disciplines in the field of applied sciences and is also aimed at acquiring the necessary habits of students for independent scientific research and creative activities in research and development in solving current theoretical problems and questions arising from practice requirements. During the study the student gains both new theoretical knowledge and new own experience from preparation, realization and evaluation of necessary experiments. The dissertation thesis is focused on the evaluation of the current state of development of the solved problems in the Czech Republic and abroad, on the definition of the subject and methodology of the topic under development and especially on the creative contribution proven by acquiring new partial knowledge and regularities. His knowledge of foreign languages will enable him to study abroad as well.
The aim of the study is also to involve students in the preparation and solution of national and international scientific research projects, presentation of achieved results at national and international scientific and professional conferences and their publication in professional and scientific foreign and domestic journals.
Graduates of the doctoral study program Civil Engineering Management are ready to apply in development, research and top management in the field of Civil Engineering.
The graduate gains knowledge in the field of theoretical knowledge of construction, management, construction economics, scientific work and also new own experience from preparation, realization and evaluation of necessary experiments concerning modeling and simulation of technical-economic tasks. The acquired skills reinforce the graduate's ability to solve difficult and unconventional problems related to the management of costs, time, value and risk of construction works on the supply side (construction enterprises) and on the investor side (construction investment projects). He / she is capable of independent scientific research and independent creative work in the field of research and development in the field of construction and economics.
The graduate has the skills for immediate application in the field of construction management in practice and in research teams, has a deep and systematic knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods. Continuous active scientific activity is also a prerequisite not only to achieve the ability to communicate in a comprehensible and convincing way own knowledge in the field to other members of the scientific community at international level and to the general public, but also to find graduates as academic and scientific researchers with the possibility of career and professional growth.
Graduate of the proposed doctoral study program Management of Civil Engineering is after graduation ready to apply in development, research and top management in the field of Civil Engineering. The graduate gains knowledge in the field of theoretical knowledge of construction, management, construction economics, scientific work and also new own experience from preparation, realization and evaluation of necessary experiments - technical-economic modeling and simulation. Within the acquired skills the graduate is able to solve challenging and unconventional problems associated with the management of costs, time, value and risks related to construction parts on the supply side (construction companies) and on the investor side (investment projects of construction works). He / she is capable of independent scientific research and independent creative work in the field of research and development in the field of construction and economics.
The graduate has the skills for immediate application in the field of construction management in practice and in research teams, has a deep and systematic knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods. Ongoing active scientific activity is also a prerequisite not only to achieve the ability to communicate intelligently and convincingly own knowledge in the field to other members of the scientific community at international level and to the general public, but also to the possible employment of graduates as academic and scientific researchers of universities, research institutions and expert institutes with the possibility of career and professional growth.
Fulfillment of the subjects of the individual study plan, successful completion of the state doctoral examination, foreign experience, relevant creative activity and successful defense of the dissertation.
Study plan creation
The rules and conditions for the creation of study plans of study programs carried out at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT define:
Rules of BUT study programs (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/vnitrni-predpisy-a-dokumenty), which according to Article 1, paragraph 1, point:
c) defines the processes of creation, approval and changes of study program proposals before their submission for accreditation to the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education,
d) lays down the formal requirements for study programs and courses,
e) defines the obligations of study program and subject guarantors,
f) defines the standards of study programs at BUT,
g) defines the principles of quality assurance of study programs.
Study and Examination Regulations of the Brno University of Technology (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-details-and-documents)
Details of the conditions for study at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT are governed by the Dean's Directive )
The PhD student studies according to an individual study plan, which is elaborated by the supervisor in cooperation with the PhD student. The individual study plan is binding for the doctoral student. It specifies all duties set in accordance with the BUT Study and Examination Regulations that a doctoral student must fulfill in order to successfully complete his / her studies.
During the first three semesters, the doctoral student consists of compulsory, compulsorily elective or at the same time, it is intensively engaged in its own study and analysis of knowledge in the field determined by the topic of the dissertation and continuous publication of the knowledge and results obtained in this way. In the following semesters, the doctoral student focuses more on research and development related to the topic of the dissertation, on the publication of the results of his / her creative work and on his / her own dissertation. By the end of the fifth semester, the doctoral student has passed the state doctoral examination. The doctoral student is also involved in pedagogical activities, which is a part of his scientific preparation.
The individual study plan includes scientific outputs in individual years:
- regular publishing activity (Juniorstav and similar),
- participation in scientific conferences at home and abroad,
- for defense of DZP it is necessary to publish - min. 2x Scopus or 1x WOS with impact factor.
Availability for the disabled
At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT, barrier-free access to all teaching rooms is currently provided. However, students must be physically fit to be qualified as a civil engineer. In practically oriented laboratory teaching, they must be able to operate measuring instruments and similar laboratory equipment independently without endangering themselves or their surroundings.
BUT provides support to students with specific needs, for details see Guideline 11/2017 (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-documents-and-documents/-d141841/uplne-zneni-smernice-c-11- 2017-p147550).
In order to promote equal access to higher education, BUT incorporates the Alfons Advisory Center, part of the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning, to provide guidance and support services to applicants and students with specific educational needs. Specific educational needs include learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic somatic illness, autistic spectrum disorders, impaired communication skills and mental illness (alfons.vutbr.cz/o-nas).
Students are provided with information concerning the accessibility of study programs with respect to the specific needs of the applicant, information about the architectural accessibility of individual faculties and university parts, about accommodation at the BUT dormitory, about the possibilities of adapting the admission procedure and adapting the study itself. Other services of the Center for Students with Special Educational Needs also include interpreting and rewriting services, or assistance services - guiding, spatial orientation, in order to enable these students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the same way as other students. This is done through the so-called adaptation of study, ie by appropriate adjustment of the study regime, which cannot be understood as a simplification of the content of study or relief of study obligations.
What degree programme types may have preceded
Doctoral study program Construction Management is a continuation of the follow-up Master's study program Civil Engineering, especially in the field of study Construction Management, respectively. as well as other fields of study and nursing master's degree programs. After accreditation of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Management of Civil Engineering for this program.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
- Enterprise performance management system in construction industry
Student has to describe modern methods of enterprise performance measurement. The objective of thesis is to design the system of performance measurement in construction company using Key Performance Indicators. The aim of proposed system utilization is to ensure continuous performance improvement in the company.
- Improving efficiency of processes in construction industry using Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT), a progressive technology enabling communication between different devices through wireless data transmission and internet, is rapidly spreading also to the construction area and supports automation of processes. The thesis aims to analyse the potential of IoT use in construction from the perspective of managing construction procesess and life cycle costs and to create a framework for efficient usage of IoT in construction practice.
- Management of construction processes in the event of project delays
Student has to describe modern methods of managing construction project. The aim of the dissertation is to design the system that enables a structured management of construction processes in connection with process delays, elimination and minimization of the associated effects on costs and deadlines. Implementation of the designed system on real construction projects will be realized to verify its applicability and effect.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DVA068||Doctoral seminar 1 (MGS)||cs||4||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 39||yes|
|DYA004||English Language Tutorial for PhD Students||cs||1||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 26||yes|
|DVA069||Methods and legal aspects of scientific work and research||cs||2||Compulsory||Ex||P - 26||yes|
|DAB029||Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 1||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||6008||yes|
|DAB030||Numerical methods 1||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||6008||yes|
|DAB031||Probability and mathematical statistics||cs||4||Compulsory-optional||Cr||P - 39||6008||yes|
|DRB029||Selected Chapters from Theory of Civil Engineering||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6009||yes|
|DHB069||Selected Chapters from Theory of Building Constructions||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6009||yes|
|DVB070||Financial Management||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6010||yes|
|DVB071||Theory of prices and innovation in the building industry||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6010||yes|
|DVB072||Management Theory||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6010||yes|
|DVA073||Doctoral seminar 2 (MGS)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DAB032||Time series analysis||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DAB033||Applications of mathematical methods in economics||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DAB034||Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 2||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DAB035||Numerical methods 2||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DAB036||Numerical methods for the variational problems||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DAB037||Models of regression||cs||10||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6013||yes|
|DVB074||Investment Projects Management||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6014||yes|
|DVB075||Project Management||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6014||yes|
|DVB076||Forensic Engineering - General Methodology||cs||8||Compulsory-optional||Ex||P - 39||6014||yes|
|DYA005||English for PhD students||cs||8||Compulsory||Ex||yes|
|DVA077||Doctoral seminar 3 (MGS)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DVA078||Doctoral seminar 4 (MGS)||cs||8||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DVA079||Doctoral seminar 5 (MGS)||cs||14||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DVA080||Doctoral seminar 6 (MGS)||cs||14||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|DVA081||Doctoral seminar 7 (MGS)||cs||20||Compulsory||Cr||C1 - 78||yes|
|All the groups of optional courses|
|6008||0||DAB029, DAB030, DAB031|
|6010||0||DVB070, DVB071, DVB072|
|6013||0||DAB032, DAB033, DAB034, DAB035, DAB036, DAB037|
|6014||0||DVB074, DVB075, DVB076|