Publikace

Share of Structural Engineering in Curricula of CTU vs. Selected European Faculties of Architecture

Ing. Markéta Vavrušková, doc. Dr. Ing. Martin Pospíšil, Ph.D.

Introduction, Objectives The main objective of the study is to analyse the importance of Structural Engineering in university courses of Architecture. Methods The study compares Czech Technical University with 27 leading European German (15) and English (12) speaking universities on this criteria (percentual share of Structural Engineering in curricula, volume of ECTS credits devoted to Structural Engineering). Results In bachelor studies, Structural Engineering represents around 35% of curricula at leading British universities and at architectural engineering combined courses. Most English-speaking European universities have 10-15% of Structural Engineering in their curricula. German speaking European universities (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) show overall higher volume of Structural Engineering in their courses, which varies between 15-25%. For majority master architectural courses, Structural Engineering subjects represent up to 5% of curricula. Some universities offer further specialization in Structural Engineering, which boosts share of Structural Engineering subjects in their curricula to 10-45%. Conclusions With 8.33% share in bachelor studies, Structural Engineering subjects at the Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague, seem to be underrepresented in context of the above-mentioned European universities, where such share most typically ranges between 10-25%. We plan to further broaden our sample to non-English or non-German speaking European universities (e.g. Spanish, French, north European universities) as well as to study more detailed content of the courses and their possible interconnections with other technical subjects.

Za obsah této stránky zodpovídá: prof. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten