Department of Transport Structures provides teaching of the bachelor and master study programme Civil Engineering, study field Transport Structures. Successful graduates can continue in doctoral study programme Transport Means and Infrastructure.
In the scope of the specialized subjects of the Transport Structures study field, we share with students our knowledge about design, assessment and evaluation of transport structures, mostly bridge and tunnel structures, roads, railways (incl. urban), foundation engineering, and others. Except for vocationally focused subjects, necessary theoretically and experimentally focused subjects, like Structural Statics, Flexibility and Strength, Finite Element Method, Geotechnics, Geology, and Experimental Analysis, are an integral part of the education.
The orientation of the department can be divided into following directions:
Goal of the bachelor studies is preparation of graduates to independently and promptly solve tasks of operational character in employment at civil engineering companies. Graduates have a good command of fundamental preparatory and specialized subjects on the required theoretical level of university studies.
Goal of the master studies is preparation of graduates for positions demanding theoretic and specialized knowledge enabling independent creative, decision-making and conceptual activities. Graduates find employment in development, design and research organizations, and in state administration. Graduates are ready to solve demanding problems of operational character independently and promptly.
Studies of the Transport Structures study field are concluded in complience with § 45 and § 46 of the Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Educational Institutions and Alternation of Some Other Acts (the Higher Education Act), as amended, by final exams which include defence of bachelor or diploma thesis, respectively.
Final exams at the Department of Transport Structures are held twice a year, in February and June.
Creative scientific activities at the Department of Transport Structures are realized by solving problems in the scope of research grant projects, publishing new findings in scientific journals, conference papers and creation of teaching aids, textbooks and monographs. An important part of the scientific activities of the department is solving research grant projects of the Czech Science Foundation, research intents and research projects in the area transportation. Faculty of Transport Engineering, Department of Transport Structures is a member of the Interoperability of Railway Infrastructure association and the National Technology Platform for Road Transport.
In the laboratories of the Department of Transport Structures, we provide tests of building materials and soils including evaluation and processing. The laboratory facilities enable assessment and testing of materials which are used at construction sites of transport structures. Diagnostic tests of structures are provided, too. Laboratories provide space for interactive discussions in the extent of 2 to 4 hours a day. Very intensive use of the laboratories happens in the period of bachelor and diploma thesis creation, according to the topics selected by students. In 2008, new 300 t press with breaking track was acquired from HEIDF means.