The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1952 as a part of the University of Agriculture under the original name Faculty of Mechanization. The Faculty has belonged to the renamed Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague since 01.01.1995. During its existence, the Faculty of Engineering has educated more than 8,000 graduates in the full-time and combined forms of study. Members of the Faculty are engaged in activities in pedagogic, research, expertise and consultancy areas. The Faculty consists of ten departments, Laboratory of Information Technologies, a Technology Certification Centre and Department of Expert Activities (Expert Institute).
In the scope of its accredited two-level study programmes, the Faculty’s offer aimed at study applicants includes the following three-year Bachelor’s degree programmes and two-year follow-up Master’s degree programmes:
- Agriculture Machinery (ZT)
- Road and City Automobile Transport (SMAD)
- Technique and Technology of Waste Treatment (TTZO)
- Technological Equipment of Buildings (TZS)
- Trade and Business with Technology (OPT)
- Information and Control Technology in the Agro-Food Complex (IŘT)
- Technology and Environmental Engineering (TEE)
- Maintenance Engineering (IU)
- Agricultural Engineering (AE)
The Faculty of Engineering is a party to more than 50 international contracts signed with various European universities. CZU has implemented the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System), which greatly facilitates the mobility of students. A portion of study can be completed at recommended universities abroad, or based on individual study plans, students are provided the opportunity to participate in internships or practical training abroad. Study applicants who work can choose from the combined form of the Bachelor’s degree and follow-up Master’s degree programmes, whereas all study programmes, apart from programmes instructed in English (TEE and AE) can be studied in a combined form.
The university campus houses a refectory with three dining rooms that serve students breakfast, lunch and supper. Students are accommodated in modern dormitories, with rooms equipped with a computer network. Students are provided healthcare services on the grounds of the University campus. For their individual studies, cultural and social activities, students have at their disposal a number of clubrooms, computer labs, video and audio study rooms and cultural facilities, such as restaurants or snack bars. The University is proud of its sports facilities - 2 gyms with a fitness room, indoor swimming pool, several playgrounds for ball games, tennis courts, athletic track and football pitch.
Similar to the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, which is unrelenting in modernizing its beautiful campus, the Faculty of Engineering has continuously modernized and renovated its premises. Another attraction worth mentioning is the research and development mini-brewery, in operation since 2006, which has made a great contribution especially to practical instruction of the study programme Technological Equipment of Buildings. Students of the Faculty of Engineering are widely engaged in the activities of the mini-brewery not only in the context of their regular studies but also for the purposes of their Bachelor’s theses or diploma theses.