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Qualification: Civil engineer (no legal status)

Civil engineer (no legal status)

Qualification Information

(general competences)

  • use acquired knowledge to communicate successfully both in the domestic and international environments,
  • identify, structure and analyse professional problems in changing conditions,
  • master standard methods, procedures and work processes,
  • carry out tasks in the planning and control of work processes and, in particular, in the organisation and management of work processes,
  • develop a moral and ethical sense for honesty, accuracy and conscientiousness at work,
  • integrate knowledge from various fields when using and developing new applications,
  • continuously use information and communications technology in their own specific technical area of work,

(vocationally specific competences)

  • demonstrate familiarity with legislation on standards in the field of the planning and construction of buildings,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the basic physical and chemical properties of construction materials and soils,
  • demonstrate proficiency in standard methods of use and installation of basic construction materials,
  • evaluate the quality of individual materials, products and installation procedures and check and maintain them,
  • incorporate new technical solutions and technologies into the work process,
  • autonomously address problems in the fields of new construction and the maintenance and repair of buildings,
  • organise, manage and internally supervise the construction of geo-engineering structures and terrain remediation,
  • identify a risk of unstable terrain and take the appropriate urgent measures to prevent risk,
  • determine dimensions and draft plans for protective structures for simple excavations and the protection of a construction site,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure of construction works and types of construction technologies for buildings and civil engineering structures,
  • analyse, structure and quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate individual works and phases of work,
  • plan and prepare tenders for individual construction works,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the behaviour of structural elements under simple loading,
  • apply applicable standards in the field of determining loading and modelling supports,
  • determine the dimensions of individual simple structural elements,
  • prepare reinforcement plans and workshop plans for steel and wooden structures,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic requirements, solutions and experiences of anti-seismic buildings,
  • identify risks of local instability of individual elements of a structure and take measures for their prevention,
  • draw a construction plan and architectural plan of a structure with all essential elements,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the importance of planning, building and maintaining/managing roads,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the importance of managing water sources.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination); or
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary vocational education.

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Higher Vocational colleges

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units (examinations, practical classes, seminar assignments, etc.), as follows: all compulsory modules and subjects, for a total of 86 credits, one elective module consisting of 24 credits, a freely elective subject consisting of 5 credits and a diploma examination (worth 5 credits).

NQF Level: 
6
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination); or
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary vocational education.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units (examinations, practical classes, seminar assignments, etc.), as follows: all compulsory modules and subjects, for a total of 86 credits, one elective module consisting of 24 credits, a freely elective subject consisting of 5 credits and a diploma examination (worth 5 credits).