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Masters in Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structure

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
1.5 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
19 September 2022

About this program

Masters in Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structure

Graduate of the master study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge in a variety of study activities including excursions, field lessons, realisation of testing methods by modern equipment and also theoretical lessons with participation of practice experts. The characteristic is an individual approach, which corresponds to the conception of final work based on practice requirements and especially the student's interests. The program completion provides students with a general overview about building structures, current and latest building materials, its development and testing, diagnostics and rehabilitation of building structures, as well as environmental issues – building impact on the environment.

Hard skills

  • Knowledge of PC basic programmes
  • Knowledge of construction chemistry
  • Knowledge of environmental and waste management legislation (Chemical Substances Act, Waste Act, EIA)
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing

Admission requirements

Criteria for Admission

  • Bachelor degree (at least)
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Finite Element Method
  • Project I
  • Quality management methods
  • Rehabilitation of Structures
  • Special construction materials
  • Theory of building materials microstructure

Semester 2

  • Analytical and diagnostic measurements in the building industry
  • Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair of Roads
  • Indoor Environmental Engineering and Building Service-Systems Laboratories
  • Investigation Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Non-convencional building materials
  • Polymers
  • Project II

Semester 3

  • Diploma thesis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Excursion
  • Wastes and waste materials

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 4000 EUR per academic year


Graduate's knowledge

The graduates of the master study program Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures have systematic expertise knowledge that corresponds to the state of the art in the design, development and application of building materials as well as in the field of technical building investigations, defects and damages of structures and strategies of rehabilitation interventions. Graduates demonstrate in particular the knowledge of technical disciplines relevant to building practice and knowledge of legal regulations in the appropriate width and rate of detail.

Graduate's skills

The graduates of the master study Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures have the necessary skills in terms of using terminology, application of test methods and evaluation of building materials, performance of investigations and proposals for rehabilitation interventions. They know the principles of the branch scientific methods and can use them in practical contexts. They are able to acquire and develop new branch theories and methods including their inclusion in application practice. Graduates have specialized skills in formal and practical processing of the buildings impact on the environment. They can analyse and synthesize problems within the building and production organization in adequate width and rate.

Career paths

Graduate's employment

Graduates can find employment in management positions of design and production organizations in civil engineering, as construction manager, technologist, construction specialist, technical advisor, employee of management and quality control, employee of state-owned or private testing and research institutes or as a private businessman. The graduate also has the possibility to continue on a doctoral study program either at the university at FAST VŠB-TU Ostrava or at another technical university in the Czech Republic or abroad after master's degree. They can be also accredited as an Authorized Engineer in the field of Building Structures and specialization Testing and Diagnostics of Buildings after fulfilling the requirements set by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Techniques in the Constructions.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

Contact info

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

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