study programme

Civil Engineering – Water Management and Water Structures

Original title in Czech: Stavební inženýrství – vodní hospodářství a vodní stavbyFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: NPC-SIVAcad. year: 2024/2025

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0732A260025

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029

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 Water Structures 100

Study aims

The division of the three-semester follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures is based on the tradition of long-term study programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology (hereinafter “BUT Faculty”). The Czech Republic (hereinafter the “CR”) and the European Union (the “EU”).
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 Civil Engineering, specializing in Water Management and Water Structures 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.
The study program is aimed at gaining knowledge and knowledge in theoretical and engineering disciplines in the field of water management and water structures. The content of the study program are theoretically focused subjects with examples of practical applications. Compulsory courses are the basis of the student's expertise, focusing on selected topics from landscape water management, municipal water management and water structures with links to the entire construction industry, as well as to ecology and the environment. Compulsory subjects form the basis for compulsory optional subjects that extend the student's expertise. The study is completed with subjects of legal and managerial basis.
The graduate will acquire professional knowledge at a high level and in the required quality, which will be applied in practice in the design, implementation, reconstruction and operation of water structures in the field of water management.
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 of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures will acquire deeper knowledge of civil engineering focused on water management and water structures during three semester studies.
The graduate will acquire the latest scientific and technical knowledge in the field of water management and water structures in connection with other related areas. They will acquire knowledge and skills from theoretical and professional disciplines. They will complete their knowledge of a foreign language in their area of ​​expertise and legal knowledge. They will learn to use standard and new progressive methods, technologies, procedures and analyzes applied in water management. It is led to independent creative engineering activities in planning, design, implementation and maintenance of water structures taking into account social needs, operational requirements, risks, economic impacts and environmental impacts. The basis of the graduate's knowledge is the subjects of the profiling foundation, which are complemented by the following narrowly focused subjects. The graduate applies the acquired knowledge in individual subjects in solving individually assigned water management tasks, where he will use, among other things, mathematical modeling, systems behavior analysis and geographic information systems.
After graduation he / she is able to solve difficult technical tasks independently and is thus ready for his / her engineering work in practice. It is equipped with deepened knowledge in the field of water management and water structures, which can apply in complex planning, design, implementation and management of water structures. As a qualified expert, he / she is able to: prepare project documentation, perform risk analyzes, prepare expert opinions, carry out planning activities, participate in professional management of complex water construction, perform professional engineering functions in state administration bodies, etc.
He can work in designing or implementing companies, in public administration or in research and development. He is able to hold both engineering and managerial positions. He can pursue private business in the industry.
After completing the prescribed practice, the graduate can obtain an authorization as an authorized engineer in the field of water management and landscape engineering awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction.
A graduate of the master's degree program has the opportunity to continue studying the doctoral degree program, which leads to obtaining the academic degree doctor.

Profession characteristics

The graduate of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Water Management and Water Structures is able to hold positions requiring a separate solution of technical technical problems in the field of water management. Its application in practice is assumed in technical or technical-managerial functions requiring the ability to independently perform demanding professional tasks in planning, design, implementation and operation of hydraulic structures. He is well placed to work in science and research. He / she can work in designing, implementing and administrative companies, in the field of public administration or at another similar professional level. After gaining practical and managerial experience, the graduate can also hold higher managerial positions, respectively. to pursue private business in the field. After completing the prescribed practice, the graduate can obtain an authorization as an authorized engineer in the field of water management and landscape engineering awarded by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians in Construction.
The study program is designed to enable graduates to continue their studies in the doctoral study program.
The long-term employability of graduates of the master's degree program in the field of water management and water structures (without continuing their studies) ranges from 90% to 100% in the long term within one year of graduation (internal statistics of the institutes).

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.

Study plan creation

The rules and conditions for creating curricula are governed by:
- the Higher Education Act,
- Government Decree 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 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:
- 1 theoretical subject profiling the basis of the study program,
- 16 subjects profiling the basis of the study program,
- 4 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type A,
- 2 groups of compulsory optional subjects of type B,
- and optional subjects.
These courses correspond to the objectives of the study and education in the field of Civil Engineering, the thematic area of ​​Water Structures.
Lessons are organized according to weekly schedules except for subjects that require a specific course. 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 may 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 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 graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NPA016Balneotechnologycs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NRA012Groundwater Hydraulicscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NAA017Mathematics 5 (V)cs4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NPA017Operational and System Analysiscs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 39yes
NRA013Selected Chapters of Hydrotechnicscs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NSA013Selected Chapters of Landscape Water Managementcs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BYA002Intermediate Level English (exam)cs2CompulsoryExyes
NSA014Geographic Information Systemscs3CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
NCA005Hydrobiology and Ecotoxicologycs3CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NSA015Watershed Conservationcs3CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NSA016Water Management Legislativecs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NPA018Water Managementcs3CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
NSB017Water Management Systems Controlcs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265730yes
NRB015Sediments in Riverscs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265730yes
NPB019Selected Chapters from Water Supplycs4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265730yes
NBB006Applied Physics (V)cs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265731yes
NRB014Modeling in Water Managementcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265731yes
NCB006Composition and Properties of Natural Waterscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265731yes
NAB018Basics of Calculus of Variationscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265731yes
NZB011Pedagogy for Engineerscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265732yes
NZB013Presentation Skillscs2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 13 / C1 - 135732yes
NZB014Company Practice Psychologycs, en2Compulsory-optionalCrP - 265732yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
NRA016-AHydroinformatics 2en3CompulsoryGCrC1 - 26yes
NRA017Mathematical Modeling in Water Managementcs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NPA020Special Field Tripcs3CompulsoryCrVT - 40yes
NRA018Realisation of Water Structurescs6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 26yes
NRB019Protection Structures for Dams and Hydraulic Circuitscs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265734yes
NCB007Wastewater Treatment Processescs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265734yes
NSB020Landscape Restoration and Stabilitycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265734yes
NPB023Advanced Sewerage and WWTPcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265734yes
NPB021Industrial Wastewater Treatmentcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265735yes
NRB021Flood Protectioncs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265735yes
NSB019Natural Technologies of Water Treatmentcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 265735yes
NSB018Diploma Seminar (V-VHK)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrS - 265736yes
NPB022Diploma Seminar (V-VHO)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrS - 265736yes
NRB020Diploma Seminar (V-VST)cs2Compulsory-optionalCrS - 265736yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Number of courses Courses
5730 1 NSB017, NRB015, NPB019
5731 1 NBB006, NRB014, NCB006, NAB018
5732 1 NZB011, NZB013, NZB014
5734 1 NRB019, NCB007, NSB020, NPB023
5735 1 NPB021, NRB021, NSB019
5736 1 NSB018, NPB022, NRB020