The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague
is one of the largest schools providing civil engineering university education
world-wide. Over the years, graduates from the school have created engineering
works which have laid grounds for the school's famous historical tradition.
Keeping with the tradition of excellence, today's graduates exhibit
a high quality of engineering craftsmanship and skills. The faculty
has set up a modern system of organization of instruction based upon
a greater flexibility of course selection for the final two years of study,
and scheduling of courses according to students' individual interests.
The new system places increasing demands on the quality of students'
results which are examined and tested thoroughly throughout the whole study
period, measuring that the students gain deep knowledge of their field
of study. They learn to make independent decisions, bear responsibility, and
respond rapidly to changing needs of industry, business, and social environment
through changes in their professional knowledge structure. Therefore, during
their studies, they can flexibly form their own professional profile and
specialization in close coordination with major organizations and firms in
order to be prepared for the needs of their future profession, creating
favourable conditions for their careers. This is how the Faculty prepares its
students for top positions in the practical domain.
Organization of the Faculty of Civil Engineering
The Faculty of Civil Engineering (FCE) is one of the largest colleges
of the Czech Technical University.
The academic community comprises approximately 5 500 students and 400
teaching and research staff. They elect their representatives into the
Academic Senate, the legislative body of the Faculty.
Activities of the Senate as a democratic control and management body
include, among others, the election of the Dean and the approval of the other
executive bodies of the Faculty.
The Dean, the head of the college, appoints
Vice-Deans who are responsible for specific
activities of the Faculty.
The Scientific Board is the top body dealing with the
direction of development and content of teaching and research activities of the
Faculty. The Board consists of teaching and research staff representatives of
the Faculty and foremost experts from industry.
Departments are key units of the Faculty which
guarantee high-quality instruction. In addition to their pedagogical and administration
responsibilities, departments work on research projects.