study programme

Municipal Engineering

Original title in Czech: Městské inženýrstvíFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-MIAcad. year: 2022/2023

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260019

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 28.5.2019 - 31.12.2029

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

1.5 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Civil Engineering Without thematic area 100

Study aims

The aim of the study is not only to master theoretical and vocational subjects allowing independent solution and decision-making on all the more complicated problems associated with ensuring the operation of towns and municipalities, but also to provide a graduate labor market that is interesting for the state administration. necessary for the future employment of the graduate and is guaranteed a sufficient level of knowledge in the areas of law, civil engineering and land-use planning.
The content of the study program is designed to meet the requirements of:
- Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education and on the Amendment to Other Acts, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Higher Education Act”),
- Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., on Standards for Accreditation in Higher Education,
- Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll., on Education in Higher Education
all in accordance with the methodological materials of the Board of the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education and the documents of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “BUT”) and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of BUT.
The study program is taught in the Czech language in full-time form of study and is designed for graduates of bachelor's degree programs at universities and non-university technical universities in the Czech Republic and the EU. The content of the course builds primarily on the knowledge of graduates of the four-year bachelor study program Urban Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT. The study program also enables student mobility and part of study at other selected universities with a similar focus.
After passing the final state examination, the graduate is entitled to use the title “engineer” (abbreviated to Ing. Before the name).

Graduate profile

The graduate profile of the one-and-a-half-year follow-up master's study program Urban Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology is given by its applicability in practice and its expected position on the labor market. This is also reflected in the composition of the subjects of the study program, which is based on a balanced ratio of theoretical and professional disciplines. After graduation, the graduate is a master with a building - technical, economical - technical and ecological - technical education. He is entitled to use the title "Engineer" (abbreviated as "Ing.") Before the name.
Graduates are specialized in technical, urban, economic and ecological aspects of settlements, especially problems of transport, water infrastructure, electricity, gas and other energy supply in mutual relations and in the urban context in the area of ​​designing, negotiating, approving and construction.
He specializes in the coordination of technical equipment of the territory in the concept of land use, design and implementation of urban engineering buildings, their management and operation, transport infrastructure solutions, engineering networks in settlements and urban areas, flood protection and more.
Subsequently, the graduate can deepen his vocational education within the framework of lifelong learning. After fulfilling the prescribed practice, he / she can obtain an authorization as an engineer awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction.
A graduate of the follow-up Master's degree program in Urban Engineering has the opportunity to continue studying a doctoral degree program of a similar orientation, which leads to the achievement of the academic degree Doctor.

Profession characteristics

The graduate will apply his / her knowledge and skills in the management of the preparatory phases of the investment process and engineering activities, acquisition of land-use planning documents, in the areas of planning, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and operation of cities and municipalities. They may find employment in functions requiring the ability to perform professional tasks in the public administration apparatus. Due to the wide spectrum of subjects included in the curricula, graduates will also find employment in the supply sector (in companies engaged in investment, engineering and project activities).
The graduate of the follow-up Master's study program Municipal Engineering has acquired the latest scientific and technical knowledge in a complex of their mutual relations. He / she is able to apply the acquired knowledge in individual subjects in decision-making on all the more complicated problems associated with ensuring the operation of towns and municipalities, but also to provide the labor market with a graduate of a follow-up Master's degree program. necessary for the future employment of the graduate and is guaranteed a sufficient level of knowledge in the areas of law, civil engineering and land-use planning. In the case of a graduate of the follow-up master's degree program, this involves further knowledge and skills in the field of sustainable construction, energy resources, project management and public finance economics.
Characteristic professions:
- authorized engineer,
- safety and health coordinator at the construction site.

Fulfilment criteria

He / she has fulfilled all study obligations prescribed by the study plan of the study program, obtained the prescribed number of credits (90 credits) and submitted his / her diploma thesis within the set deadline. Successfully passed the state final examination, which consists of the following parts:
- defense of bachelor thesis,
- an oral state examination which comprises three thematic areas.
- Oral state examinations which combine two compulsory topics (Building construction, architecture and urban planning; Building management, public finance and economics) are compulsory and one optional (to be selected from: Roads and Transport; Energy Sources and Sustainable Construction; Revitalization and landscape stability).

Study plan creation

The rules and conditions for creating curricula are governed by:
- the Higher Education Act,
- Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., on Standards for Accreditation in Higher Education,
- Best practices for the preparation of study programs (material NAU 8/2017),
- Methodological materials for the preparation and evaluation of applications for study program accreditation (NAU material)
- by the BUT degree programs,
- The rules of the quality assurance system for educational, creative and related activities and internal evaluation of the quality of educational, creative and related activities of BUT,
- BUT Study and Examination Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “SER”),
- BUT Standards of Study Programs,
- other documents as well as the current Dean's Directive Rules for the Organization of Studies in Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology. Orders for compulsory optional subjects are governed by a valid Dean's Instruction for enrolling students for study programs and orders for compulsory optional subjects.
Rules for organization of studies in Bachelor's and follow-up Master's degree programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology specify in detail the study in degree programs, specify the academic year and its time division and study period, study plans, credit system, way of teaching and its securing, course documentation, study counseling, way of study completion, verification of study results, credit and graded credit, colloquium and exam, grading scale, weighted average, continuous study and conditions for continuation of study, enrollment and enrollment in the next year of study, interruption of study, recognition of examinations or fulfillment of other study obligations, abandonment of study, termination of study for failure to meet the requirements arising from the study program, final examination, examination board for final state examination, diploma thesis and its defense, final state examination, overall study evaluation, rules of study organization, study documentation, publication of final works, procedure for detecting plagiarism, obstacles to study, termination of study, praise and awards, medical fitness and communication through the BUT information system, student card, etc.
The study plan includes:
- 17 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 2 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 1 group of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and optional subjects (for a total of 2 credits, which is less than the BUT recommendation).
These courses correspond to the objectives of the study and the field of education in Civil Engineering.
Teaching is organized according to weekly schedules, except for subjects that require teaching with a specific time schedule. Most of the lessons are organized in the form of:
- lectures in audiovisual lecture rooms equipped with modern technical equipment in such a way that teaching is conducted in accordance with current teaching methods,
- exercises (eg in computer labs equipped with all necessary programs, fully equipped laboratories, etc.),
- field trips, etc.,
which take place on a regular, weekly schedule and during which the student has the opportunity to directly acquire knowledge. The course is completed by granting a credit, granting a classified credit, passing the exam, passing the exam after granting the credit.
At the same time, students can choose technical English or another language provided by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT (Institute of Social Sciences), if their language level is higher than B1.
A single credit system compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used for the quantified assessment of the course of study. In each academic year, it is checked within the set deadlines whether the student has earned the number of credits in the given section of study in the prescribed structure set by the study plan of the study program and whether he / she has successfully completed repeated courses whose completion is obligatory for the given study program. The minimum number of credits required to continue studying is a minimum of 30 credits to advance to the next year.

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 ( 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 (
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

The follow-up master study program Municipal Engineering is a continuation of the bachelor study program Municipal Engineering.
A graduate of the follow-up Master's degree program in Municipal Engineering may continue in the study of a doctoral degree program of a similar orientation.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2CompulsoryExyes
NVB060Economy of Municipalitiescs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NGA007Monument Restorationcs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NHA068Fire Safety of Buildingscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NSB020Landscape Restoration and Stabilitycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NHB042Saving and Building Adaptationcs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NMA017Construction Technology of Urban Roadscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVB058Public Financescs3CompulsoryGCrC1 - 39yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NGA008Architecture of Engineering Constructionscs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NTA035Energy Resourcescs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NMA018Design of Pavements Regarding Security and Environmentcs2CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26yes
NUA015Building design in BIM I.cs2CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NVB047Regional Policycs3CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NUA016-ASmart Citiesen4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NHB046Sustainable Buildingcs, en4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NUB017Database Systemscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265867yes
NAB025Operations Researchcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265867yes
NUB018Project management IPMAcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265867yes
NZB012Ethics in Businesscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265868yes
NZB011Pedagogy for Engineerscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265868yes
NYB003English for Municipal Engineerscs2Compulsory-optionalCrC1 - 265868yes
NZB015Presentation Skills (MI)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265868yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs, en2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265868yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NIA018Diploma Seminarcs5CompulsoryCr,ExS - 26 / S - 26yes
NMB013Transportation in citiescs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NVB057Facility Managementcs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NIB019Practical project of municipal engineeringcs17Compulsory-optionalCrVT - 4805870yes
NIB020Municipal Engineering Projectcs17Compulsory-optionalCrVT - 15870yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Number of courses Courses
5867 1 NUB017, NAB025, NUB018
5868 1 NZB012, NZB011, NYB003, NZB015, NZB014
5870 1 NIB019, NIB020