Branch Profile

Field of master study of Geotechnics takes one and half years. It takes the Geotechnics bachelor degree up. The knowledge acquired in the bachelor course of geotechnics is further developed in two trends. First, it intensifies more the fundaments adopted before to achieve an advanced level in them. Secondly, it concerts fundaments to see the geotechnical engineering in its complexity and also optionally it proceeds some geotechnical affairs that can become the graduate future employment after finishing the study.

The master study terminates with a thesis defense on a geotechnical topic and with a comprehensive examination in tree geotechnical matters. The acquired knowledge is sufficient to take up a professional work on an upper lever in the geotechnical practice. The master study constitutes a takeoff for a successful live long individual professional perfection. The best graduates can continue on Doctor study.

Key Learning Outcomes


A graduate has a broad knowledge not only of the basic geotechnical disciplines but also from a number of specialized disciplines that reflect the contemporary state of knowledge in the field and is enabled to solve complex geotechnical problems. Graduates demonstrate a broad knowledge of theories and methods of the field but are able to effectively implement activities and findings of other related disciplines.


Based on the knowledge of the field of study the graduate is ready to a comprehensive solution of the theoretical and practical problems with using the latest knowledge in the field. It is able to apply advanced methods and new practices and attract new original information, which may contribute to the further development of the field Geotechnics.


Graduate is poised to decide independently and responsibly to address the problem, flexibly and effectively respond to newly contexts and conditions of realization. In this context, it is able to specify and coordinate the professional activities in compliance with the changing context and resource availability. It is able to present own professional opinions and those opinions are also advocating. Graduates are prepared for professional communication in at least one foreign language and are motivated to further develop professional knowledge and skills.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Branch Geotechnics can be studied in the Czech Republic only on the Faculty of Civil Engineering VSB-Technical University Ostrava. The branch is accredited for bachelor's, master's and doctoral study. Graduates can obtain authorization in the same field Geotechnics in The Czech Chamber of Licensed Civil Engineers and The Technicans and the Czech Chamber of Architects.

Admission Requirements

Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents.

Graduation Requirement

90 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis

Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits

List of courses is available at the detailed branch description page 30 ECTS credit per semester.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
18 months
4,000 EUR
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