CIVIL ENGINEERING (General Civil Engineering; Architecture)
The stated study programs will cover the technical scientific field in Civil Engineering, three cycles of academic studies. The first cycle will last for four years (240 ECTS), the second cycle for one year (60 ECTS) and the third cycle for three years (180 ECTS).
A student who defends a thesis after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for eight semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 240 ECTS credits becomes a Bachelor of Civil Engineering based on selected elective courses in the selected module – 240 ECTS.
A student who defends a master’s thesis after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for two semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 60 ECTS credits, namely a Master of Civil Engineering – 60 ECTS.
A student who defends a doctoral dissertation after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for six semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 180 ECTS credits, namely a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering – 180 ECTS.
The aim of the study is to provide students with a comprehensive and professional higher education in the field of construction and architecture. Prospective students are enabled to acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to manage projects from start to finish. The aim is to educate a recognizable educational profile of a graduate engineer who is qualified for the wider community and region, as well as the European market, and has a balanced knowledge of eleven areas.
In the realization of the planned programs, the study aims to:
- provide students with knowledge and understanding of the context, key concepts of practice and theory relevant to construction skills and technologies in design;
- develop skills with which students will be able to compete within the academic context;
- develop skills with which students will solve problems and make decisions;
- develop practical and technical skills relevant to construction technologies;
- encourage self-motivation and independent thought, so that students will be confident in their abilities and responsible for the future needs of the construction industry and its related professions;
- promote intellectual cultures in a way that recognizes the importance of lifelong learning for personal and professional development.
The academic study program contains elements determined by law, whose focus is on the excellent preparation of graduates for inclusion in the work process. When designing the study program of construction and architecture, the most modern knowledge from the profession and science in the subject area was taken into account, as well as the experiences of other higher education institutions in the countries with the most advanced school systems, as well as in the countries of the former Yugoslavia in which the Bologna Process was accepted as the standard one.
Appropriate subjects are included in this study program, the methodology of general education, professional, and especially professional-applied subjects is developed through carefully selected auditory exercises, preparation of seminar papers, critical analysis and comparison of cases from practice, etc. Thereby, the teaching process is based on understandably presented material and modern teaching aids available to the student: computers, the latest literature and direct contact with teachers and associates. Students make a valuable direct contact with the business process through practical classes in business organizations.
Teaching in the study program consists of lectures, practical exercises, seminar papers, projects, presentations, workshops, consultations, etc., which depends on the subject, the nature of its goals and expected outcomes.
The study program of Civil Engineering or Architecture has a clearly defined purpose and role in the education system of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and refers to the integration of the University into the higher education system of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the European educational space, with continuous improvement of the study program and contribution to the overall development of society.
Based on the analysis, a student is able to assess certain issues of the profession from the point of view of the profession as well as from the point of view of wider social benefits. The knowledge and competencies that the student acquires upon completion of undergraduate studies are sufficient to monitor the second cycle of studies in the study program of Civil Engineering and to monitor the same or similar programs at other faculties. The acquired basic knowledge enables the student to follow the programs of other similar studies of Civil Engineering.