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.
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 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.