Study Branch

Metallurgical Engineering

Branch Profile

Master's degree course in Thermal Engineering and Ceramics follows the bachelor's program of the same name. Qualification subjects, compared to a bachelor's field, put more emphasis on the theoretical basis of the issues discussed, and a thorough elucidation of mutual connections of acquired knowledge. A part of the field, besides components in the field of thermal technology and ceramic materials, are courses in the metallurgy of steel and non-ferrous metals, steel materials, foundry, material engineering, economics and quality management. The aim of the study is the education of experts, who are capable of dealing with the acquisition, use and management of energy, mostly thermal ones, even from non-traditional sources. In parallel, the aim of the study programme is the specialization of experts in the field of ceramic materials that are able to innovate the preparation technology and decide about the application of materials in different conditions. Graduates are prepared to propose heat-technical equipment, especially in terms of energy savings and material composition with regard to environmental and economic aspects.

Key Learning Outcomes


  • Graduates can characterize the technology of iron and steel foundry technology and form technology for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Control the principles of the technology of iron and the steel foundry technology, and the technology of forming materials.
  • Graduates are acquainted with the nature of combustion processes, thermal processes modeling and equipment balances and optimization of thermal plants by using waste energy, determination of heat loss and the possibilities to minimize them.
  • Graduates have knowledge of the raw material base, manufacturing processes, application, testing and evaluation of refractory and thermal insulating ceramic materials. They know the procedures for the design and implementation structures of refractory ceramics. They are familiar with progressive technology and applications of traditional glass and ceramic materials.


Graduates can solve complex tasks in areas related to energy or ceramic materials, including the assessment of the environmental and economic risks arising from those activities. Graduates will be able to:

  • Propose progressive thermal units including the choice of heating method, type of heat and linings.
  • Use modern methods of theoretical and experimental research in the field of thermal processes or in the determination of the properties and structure of ceramic systems.
  • Use statistical analysis and numerical simulations and basic principles of managerial economics, when solving a problem.

General Competencies

Graduates are able to use soft skills, are able to acquire, process and evaluate knowledge gained from the information sources. They are able to create their own views on the problems addressed and then present them, and able to work in a team-oriented environment.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The degree course creates conditions for training specialists in thermal engineering and ceramic materials. Students are acquainted with progressive technologies in the energy, heating, gas, and optimization of thermal equipment, construction and refractory ceramics, insulation and composite materials. Modern designed teaching is supported by high-tech laboratory equipment including sophisticated software. Students can develop their skills through participation in research projects and internships at foreign universities. Graduates have the ability of independent decision making, creative and innovative skills and apply the technical and management positions, such as power engineers, technologists, designers of thermal equipment, experts in government, or as employees of scientific research teams. Employability of graduates is given lasting demand from employers throughout the Czech Republic and abroad.

Admission Requirements

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

Graduation Requirement

120 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.

Program taught in:
  • English

See 22 more programs offered by VSB - Technical University of Ostrava »

This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
4,000 EUR
4000 € per year
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 2020
End Date
Application deadline

Sep 2020

Application deadline
End Date