study programme

Civil Engineering Management

Original title in Czech: Management stavebnictvíFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: DPC-EAcad. year: 2021/2022

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P0732D260016

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

4 years

Programme supervisor

Doctoral Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Civil Engineering 75
Economic Disciplines 25

Study aims

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.

Graduate profile

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.

Profession characteristics

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.

Fulfilment criteria

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

  1. Analysis of labor market changes and their impact on the price of labor

    The dissertation aims to capture the development, innovation and trends of changes in the labor market. Above all, focus on changes in job positions, on the innovation of wage and motivation systems and on the required skills and knowledge, especially in connection with the upcoming digitalisation of the construction industry. The research goal is to analyze changes in the labor market and quantify their impact on the price of labor using appropriate software.

    Tutor: Tichá Alena, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Building certification

    The dissertation will focus on the examination of building certification methods and their assessment for application in the Czech Republic and in the world. The focus of the work is assumed to define the importance of building certification for facility management, property management and asset management of buildings. The research goal is focused on finding the relationship between cost and quality of the building from the point of view of certification.

    Tutor: Tichá Alena, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. 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.

    Tutor: Hanák Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. 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.

    Tutor: Hanák Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  5. 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.

    Tutor: Hanák Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. The influence of applying the principles of circular economics on the price of real estate

    The principles of the circular economy bring significant potential for sustainability and the achievement of the goals of the European agreement "Green deal". The application of the principles of the circular economy in the construction industry represents on the one hand an environmental and economic burden, but on the other hand a great potential for the development of companies, municipalities, regions, the society and the entire construction industry. The aim of this work is to evaluate the effects of applying the principles of circular economy in the field of real estate prices.

    Tutor: Krejza Zdeněk, Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA068Doctoral seminar 1 (MGS)cs4CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
DYA004English Language Tutorial for PhD Studentscs1CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
DVA069Methods and legal aspects of scientific work and researchcs2CompulsoryExP - 26yes
DAB029Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395822yes
DAB030Numerical methods 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395822yes
DAB031Probability and mathematical statisticscs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395822yes
DRB029Selected Chapters from Theory of Civil Engineeringcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395823yes
DHB069Selected Chapters from Theory of Building Constructionscs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395823yes
DVB070Financial Managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395824yes
DVB071Theory of prices and innovation in the building industrycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395824yes
DVB072Management Theorycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395824yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA073Doctoral seminar 2 (MGS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
DAB032Time series analysiscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DAB033Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DAB034Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DAB035Numerical methods 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DAB036Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DAB037Models of regressioncs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395826yes
DVB074Investment Projects Managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395827yes
DVB075Project Managementcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395827yes
DVB076Forensic Engineering - General Methodologycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395827yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DYA005English for PhD studentscs8CompulsoryExyes
DVA077Doctoral seminar 3 (MGS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA078Doctoral seminar 4 (MGS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA079Doctoral seminar 5 (MGS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA080Doctoral seminar 6 (MGS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DVA081Doctoral seminar 7 (MGS)cs20CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5822 0 DAB029, DAB030, DAB031
5823 0 DRB029, DHB069
5824 0 DVB070, DVB071, DVB072
5826 0 DAB032, DAB033, DAB034, DAB035, DAB036, DAB037
5827 0 DVB074, DVB075, DVB076