Structural Engineering in Architectural Studies (New ways of Teaching Structural Engineering and its Share in Curricula at Selected Czech and Slovak Technical Universities)

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

Objectives The main objective of the study is to analyse the importance of Structural Engineering at selected Czech and Slovak technical universities (by comparing the share of Structural Engineering subjects in curricula) and monitor an innovative teaching methods. Results Share of Structural Engineering in bachelor studies ranges between 5-8% at faculties of architecture and is around 15% at civil engineering faculties (except BUT with 6.25%). Structural Engineering in master courses ranges between 0-5% of curricula. Conclusions Share of Structural Engineering subjects in bachelor curricula at selected Czech and Slovak technical universities seems to be underrepresented in comparison to selected European universities, where the share typically ranges between 10-15% at most English speaking universities and between 15-25 % at most German speaking universities. Share of Structural Engineering in master curricula at Czech and Slovak universities (up to 5%) is comparable to this of European universities. Some foreign universities however offer further specialization in Structural Engineering, which boost its share in curricula to 10-45%. We are planning to further analyse content of the Structural Engineering at architectural courses as well as concentrate on monitoring the innovative seminars at CTU in Prague, aim of which is to support the development of an intuitive design of a structure.

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