About the Faculty
Faculty of Engineering - General Information
The Faculty of Engineering (formerly Faculty of Mechanisation) was founded as a part of the newly established University of Agriculture in 1952. Since January 1, 1995, it has been a part of the newly re-named Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) in Prague. In the course of its existence the Faculty of Engineering has educated more than 7000 graduates in both on-campuses (daily) and combined (distance) courses. The Faculty staffs have been involved in the field of education, science and research, expertise and consultancy activities. The Faculty has ten departments, laboratories for calculation applications, and central development workshops.
The two-tier study programmes of the three-year Bachelor Degree studies programme and the two-year follow-up Master Degree programme are provided by the Faculty in the following accredited courses:
- Agricultural Machinery (ZT)
- Road Transport and City Traffic (SMAD)
- Waste Disposal Technology and Techniques (TTZO)
- Technological Equipment of Constructions (TSZ)
- Trade and Business Dealing with Machinery (OPT)
- Information and Control Technology in Agri-Food Complex (IRT)
- Technology and Environmental Engineering (TEE)
- Machinery for Landscape Reclamation and Maintenance (TOUK)
The Faculty of Engineering has signed more than 30 international agreements with European universities, and the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) applied by CULS provides acceptable conditions for student mobility. A part of the course can thereby be taken at one of the recommended universities abroad. Partaking in foreign placements and practical training abroad is also possible if based on a relevant construction of the student’s individual study plan. All the courses with the exception of TEE can be taken in the combined (distance) form.
Admission process and courses are also organised by the Faculty at Study Centres in Jičín and České Budějovice where Bachelor-Degree students from these regions can study in the combined form without having to commute to Prague. In Jičín any of the courses can be taken with the exception of IRT and TEE, while in České Budějovice only ZT, SMAD, TTZO, TZS and TOUK are available. The lectures in these centres are given by the staff from CULS in Prague. At the CULS campus in Prague there is a catering service (´Menza´) providing three meals a day in three dining halls. Students can be accommodated in modern halls of residence with Internet access in each room. On-campus health care is also provided. Individual academic, cultural and social activities are facilitated by a number of clubrooms, computer rooms, video and audio study rooms, in a restaurant and in snack bars. Various sports facilities are available as well - two gymnasiums with a body building centre, a covered swimming pool, several ballgame pitches, tennis courts, a track and field area, and a football pitch.
Just like CULS has been continuously improving and modernizing its campus so has been the Faculty of Engineering within its own premises. It is worth mentioning that all lecture rooms have been modernized recently with audio-visual teaching aids, corridors and the entrance hall have been refurbished, computer boxes have been installed in the corridors for students´ immediate access to the Internet, the Round Hall has been completely reconstructed to accommodate two lecture rooms and a students´ club, an additional computer room has been opened and made available to students in their free time. The Building Construction and Technologies study course has been enriched substantially since the related departments launched a research and development mini-brewery in 2006 with the purpose of extending students´ practical experience. In cooperation with other CULS faculties (namely with the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources in the production and improvement of malting barley and hops), the partial objective will be the preparation of technologies for organic (ecologically pure) beer production. A wide involvement of the FE students with work on their BSc and MSc diploma theses is expected.