Study programs

Graduates Profiles

Aims of the bachelor’s degree programs

Study programs are aimed at preparing graduates for exercising their profession and for further study at master’s degree program. The standard term of study is 3 years (180 ECTS credits). Graduates will obtain the academic title of Bachelor (Bc.). Graduates of  bachelor’s degree programs can continue at the follow-up master’s degree program at UJEP or another university in the Czech Republic, or abroad in the same or a relevant study field.

 

Single-subject bachelors degree programs

Geography of Central Europe

The study field prepares professionals for the domain of international and cross-border collaboration. The study is oriented towards  the problems of European integration, causes and effects of integration and disintegration tendencies, regional policy of the European Union, environment and sustainable development in the European space, cultural and political environment of the EU, development of economic systems and residential structures of the member states, and geographic estimation of Central European countries. A graduate can find employment in the domain of state administration, economic and territorial professions ( state boards, chambers of commerce, departments for regional development and territorial planning, international relations), in the secondary sector (enterprises, management) and in the tertiary sector (services and tourism).

 

Geography

The basis of the bachelor’s degree program is formed by general geography subjects (physical geography, genecology, economic geography, social geography and regional development, sustainable development, environmental protection), regional geography and geo-informatics.

Along with knowledge, students acquire analytical methods of particular geographic sciences and competence for evaluating and interpreting of geographic data. Graduate can get employed as a specialist in the bodies of state administration or in departmental research institutes. The acquired knowledge can also be applied in the service sector (tourism) or in the  popularization of the branch (media, publishing).

 

Toxicology and pollutants analysis

The study program prepares professionals for the domains where they require professional basis of chemistry and knowledge of chemical analysis of pollutants. Graduate will find employment in operation laboratories, in the institutions dealing with quality control, including food and pharmaceuticals safety control, in the institutions specialising in pollutants control in substances and  resources, in the control bodies dealing with monitoring of environmental quality, in toxicological laboratories, in integrated rescue service and the like.

 

Biology (full-time study)

Graduate possesses general biological science education and skills acquired in the field and laboratory work. One of the routes a graduate can opt for is continuing education in the follow-up master’s degree program of the study fields requiring broad professional basis in biology including teaching biology at secondary schools or teaching biology at the second stage of basic schools. Nevertheless, our method of graduates preparation counts with the possibility of their joining the employment market. After a short practice, they are able to engage in team work    in the field of biology in academic and commercial sectors. First of all, this concerns  universities, natural sciences departments of museums, state institutions dealing with environment and nature protection, zoos and botanical gardens, agricultural and forestry research institutes. Graduate can get employed in professional representation of companies, in science journalism, popularisation, etc.

 

Biology (combined study)

Graduate will acquire knowledge and skills in basic biological fields and, to an adequate measure, in related fields (chemistry, physics, informatics). He can find a job as a qualified employee with university degree at institutions with biological orientation, as a qualified employee in museums, zoos and botanical gardens, ecological organisations, as a qualified employee of state administration bodies (departments of environment protection, environment inspectorate, administration of protected landscape areas and national parks, offices of the Agency for Nature Conservation and Protection) or at educational out-of-school institutions (e.g. homes of children and youth).

 

Computer modelling in physics and technology (full-time study)

The aim of the study is to prepare graduate to using computer technology while solving challenging technical tasks and applications in practice. This corresponds to the emphasis laid on basic preparation of student in the fields of computer technology, mathematics and physics, which is indispensable for gaining skills of understanding and solving of challenging model situations with which they will encounter in practice. Graduate will find employment in industry and research.

 

Computer modelling in physics, technology and production (combined study)

The aim of the study is to prepare graduate to using computer technology while solving technical tasks and applications in practice. This corresponds to the emphasis laid on basic preparation of student in the fields of computer technology, mathematics and physics, which is indispensable for gaining skills of understanding and solving of model situations with which they will encounter in practice. Graduate will find employment in industry and research.

 

Information systems

The aim of the study is to prepare professionals in developing, maintaining, extending and applying of information systems in cross-sectional and specialised fields. Among the outcome knowledge and skills of a graduate belong the ability to analyze information requisites from internal and external information sources, to develop databases, user software, web pages, and to design information systems. Graduate applies the acquired education in  the field of informatics of large, medium-sized and small companies, in designing and using of information systems, in developing local networks, and in the domain of activities related to Internet.

 

Building chemistry

The study program is preparation for practicing profession in the field of marketing of chemical products and products used in building, in the field of technology of building materials, plastics, coating compositions and silicate products, and in the field of application of these products in building. The key areas of study include the area of general education, further the area of theoretical and professional education (knowledge of toxicological, security and ecological risks of work with chemical substances and technological principles of selected chemical production) and the area of studying marketing.

 

Mathematical informatics

Graduate will orientate himself in basic mathematical and information fields, will be capable of abstract thinking essential for creative approach to formulating and solving of problems. Graduate will also possess good knowledge of algorithms and their program implementation,

methods and techniques used in programs developing and database design. Specifically, graduate in this study field will have thorough knowledge both of mathematic basics and also of computer and communication technologies, network protocols, fundamental procedures of practical solving of tasks arising  in connection with the problems of security and reliability of information systems. Graduate of the bachelor’s degree program in Mathematical informatics will be able to continue studies in a related field of the follow-up master’s degree program. He will also be able to implement the acquired methods of thinking and knowledge in practice (on replenishing specific knowledge after graduation), particularly, as mathematic analyst, or system analyst in private institutions (financial institutions, production enterprises, services …) or in public sector ( state administration, local administration, education, health care, academic institutions, …) where they encounter with problems of information reliability, security and transfer. Graduate will be prepared for cooperation in development teams dealing with design and implementation of information systems for the above named institutions.

 

Mathematics and its application in natural sciences

Bachelor’s degree program of Mathematics and its application in natural sciences sets the aim to educate graduates who will have advanced skills of logical and mathematical thinking, solid knowledge of high school mathematics and its application.

After his first year at the university, student will choose one of the two orientations —  General mathematics or Mathematics in natural sciences.

Upon graduation, student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge and methods of thinking as mathematic analyst, mathematician in financial institutions and insurance companies, or in jobs related to informatics, technical and building practice, mathematical logic, in the bodies of state administration. With the orientation of mathematics in natural sciences, graduate will also find employment in firms, research and development institutions of natural sciences orientation.

Graduate with orientation towards mathematics in natural sciences will possess, along with the knowledge of the fundamental mathematical disciplines, the skills of work with computer, will be prepared to creative implementation of basic and application software products, mass data processing and their analysis, and to numerical computing. In accordance with his choice of optional subjects, he will also possess a solid basis in the opted non-mathematic field, will be able to apply his mathematical knowledge and methods in other natural sciences. His advantage will be  the ability to communicate with natural scientists and engineers.

Mathematic knowledge of a graduate of the orientation of General mathematics will include all fundamental mathematic courses. He will also be able to work at  good level with computer, use special mathematical programs (e.g. Mathematica), statistical programs (Statistica), and will be prepared for creative use of further software application products, for mass data processing and their analysis.

Students with both orientations will be able, on graduation, to continue their studies in one of the related follow-up master’s degree programs.

 

Multiple subject bachelors degree program

Teaching of natural sciences

Teaching of natural sciences presents the first stage of high school training of teachers qualified for integral teaching of natural sciences subjects at the second stage of basic schools, also for teaching the educational field of Man and Nature in the framework educational program for basic education. In accordance with this, the study field offers basic outline of natural sciences subjects (physics, biology, geography)and of subjects related to pedagogical and psychological basis (pedagogy, psychology, didactics) and lays emphasis on interdisciplinary approach to education. If he does not continue in the follow-up master’s degree program, graduate can find employment as a teacher’s assistant or as a supervisor of interest groups in institutions of leisure time.

 

Two-subject bachelors degree programs

 

General comments

Two-subject program presents the first stage of the high-school training of teachers of basic and secondary schools. Student gains qualification of teacher in the follow-up master’s degree program, which he can do upon successful completion of bachelor’s degree program. Study with orientation towards education is followed-up by the program of teaching for the second stage of basic schools, the other two-subject study programs are followed-up by the programs of teaching for secondary schools and teaching for the second stage of basic schools. The curriculum plan guarantees equivalence of preparation in both study fields, which are studied in combination. Graduate who does not continue in the follow-up master’s degree program of teaching, can be employed, according to his specialisation, in the areas where they require experience with the field or laboratory work, and with application of specialised methods, or in some cases, in popularisation and professional representation of firms.

 

Biology (two-subject program)

Graduate has general education in biology and experience with field and laboratory work. After a short practice, they are able to engage in team work in the field of biology in academic and commercial sectors. First of all, this concerns universities, natural sciences departments of museums, state institutions dealing with environment and nature protection, Zoos and botanical gardens, agricultural and forestry research institutes.

 

Physics (two-subject program)

Graduate has general education in physics and experience with experimental and laboratory work. The method of graduate preparation takes account of the possibility of his joining the employment market where, after getting short practice, he can find good employment in laboratories and measurement institutions, firms, specialised laboratories, meteorological institutions, institutions applying informatics an others.

 

Geography (two-subject program)

Graduate has general education in geography and experience with work with geographic information systems. He will find employment in the institutions dealing with territorial planning, regional development and application of geographic information systems. Primarily, this concerns the domain of state administration and economic and territorial operations (state boards, chambers of commerce), in the secondary sector (enterprises, management) and in the tertiary sector (services and tourism).

 

Chemistry (two-subject program)

Graduate will acquire knowledge in every field of chemistry, i.e. inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, industrial chemistry, macromolecular chemistry and biochemistry, supported with knowledge  of mathematics, physics, computer science and knowledge of a foreign language. His theoretical knowledge is further complemented with experimental knowledge and skills acquired in the course of laboratory practice. Graduate will find employment in chemical laboratories of any kind of orientation, including every domain of state and business sectors.

 

Informatics (two-subject program)

Graduate will gain professional higher education in the field of informatics, which includes knowledge and skills in programming, operation systems (Windows and Unix platform), hardware, computer networks, database systems, internet and multimedia.

The prime route for graduate is to continue in the follow-up master’s degree of the study field requiring professional basis of informatics. This can be achieved through both non-teacher orientation and through the course oriented towards teaching of informatics (at the second stage of basic schools or at secondary schools). Method of graduate preparation also takes account of the possibility of his direct entering the employment market. In the latter case, graduate can find employment with professional representation of firms as a computer network administrator assistant, junior programmer, database administrator, helpdesk officer and the like.

 

Mathematics (two-subject program)

Graduate has general education in mathematics and experience with solving mathematic problems in the field of  mathematical logic, technical practice, statistical processing of data and finance, also experience with mathematical formulation of real problems. After getting a short practice, he can find employment in enterprises with solving managerial problems and technical tasks with mathematical description, in transport and freight forwarding companies, in banks, financial institutions, administrative offices, and other places where they require data processing and work with PC.

 

Physics oriented towards education (two-subject program)

Physics oriented towards education presents the first stage of high school training of teachers of physics for the second stage of basic schools. In accordance with this, the study program provides basic outline in physics and subjects of pedagogical and psychological basis (pedagogy, psychology, didactics). If graduate does not continue in the follow-up master’s degree program of teacher training, he can find employment as a teacher’s assistant or supervisor of interest groups in institutions of leisure time.

 

Chemistry oriented towards teaching (two-subject program)

Chemistry with orientation towards teaching is the first stage of high school training of teachers of chemistry for the second stage of basic schools. In accordance with this, the study program provides basic outline in chemistry and the subjects of pedagogical and psychological basis (pedagogy, psychology, didactics). If graduate does not continue in the follow-up master’s degree program of teacher training, he can find employment as a teacher’s assistant or a supervisor of interest groups in institutions of leisure time.

 

Mathematics oriented towards education (two-subject program)

Mathematics oriented towards education presents the first stage of high school training of teachers of mathematics for the second stage of basic schools. In accordance with this, the study program provides basic outline in mathematics and subjects of pedagogical and psychological basis (pedagogy, psychology, didactics). If graduate does not continue in the follow-up master’s degree program of teacher training, he can find employment as a teacher’s assistant or supervisor of interest groups in institutions of leisure time.

 

Follow-up masters degree programs

Aims of the follow-up masters degree programs

Study programs are aimed at gaining theoretical and practical knowledge based on science and research activities.  The standard term of study is 2 years (120 ECTS credits). Graduates get the academic title of Master (Mgr.). Graduates of the master’s degree program can continue in the Doctoral program.

 

Computer modelling in science and technology

The aim of the program is to prepare graduate to using computer technology while solving challenging technical tasks and applications in practice. Student profiles his knowledge by solving challenging project situations in the fields of physics, chemistry, modelling of biophysical processes and managing of processes in production practice. Graduate will find employment in industry and research in the framework of teams ensuring development and managing divisions and has pre-requisites for research work in the field of computer or chemical physics.

 

Geography

Graduate of the master’s degree program in this field of study will be capable of finding and evaluating geographical information sources of different kinds (publications, periodicals, “data from the field”, and other), classify, analyse, interpret and find coherence of the information, use modern geo-information facilities (particularly, computer technology with a range of software products) and through their means to present and argue the outcomes of his work, and actively communicate in two foreign languages (in speech and in writing). Graduate is further able to make use of geo-information instruments in state administration (real estate evidence, territorial land protection, territorial planning), develop GIS projects solving specific problems from practice, apply in practice the knowledge of regional science and policy, and make use of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of social communication (interactive, organizational and others). Graduate can find employment in the domain of state administration, economic and territorial operations (state boards, chambers of commerce, ministries), information centres of the agencies of regional development, Euro regional institutions, statistical and land registry offices, administrations of nature conservation and agencies of landscape protection, or in secondary sector (enterprises, ecological counselling, management), and in the tertiary sector (services, tourist agencies, eco-tourism, etc.), in some case in the quaternary sector (higher education, science and research).

 

Teacher training for the second stage of basic schools

Teacher training in mathematics for the second stage of basic schools (two-subject)

Teacher training in geography for the second stage of basic schools (two-subject)

Teacher training in chemistry for the second stage of basic schools (two-subject)

Teacher training in biology for the second stage of basic schools (two-subject)

Teacher training in physics for the second stage of basic schools (two-subject)

 

General comment

The study programs of teacher training for the second stage of basic schools is carried out in two-subject combinations and is intended for graduates of two-subject bachelor’s degree programs of the relevant orientation (including the study field “oriented towards education”), or integrated natural sciences study program of Natural sciences education.

 

The focus of the preparation is laid on the study of the opted certified study programs and their didactics in their interconnection with pedagogical and psychological subjects and pedagogical practice. The study program is finished with state final examination in both fields of study, pedagogy and psychology, and with defence of diploma thesis.

 

Graduates get the qualification of teacher at the second stage of basic school pursuant to § 8,

Paragraph 1, letter a) of the law number 563/2004, collection of laws about pedagogical staff. They are qualified for direct pedagogical activity in two certified subjects  at the second stage of basic schools and the lower stage of six-year secondary schools.

 

Teacher training for secondary schools

Teacher training  in mathematics for secondary schools

Teacher training  in geography for secondary schools

Teacher training  in biology for secondary schools

Teacher training  in physics for secondary schools

 

General comment

The study programs of teacher training for secondary schools is carried out in two-subject combinations and is intended for graduates of two-subject bachelor’s degree programs of the relevant orientation. The focus of the preparation lies in the study of the opted certified study programs and their didactics, and in their interconnection with pedagogical and psychological subjects and pedagogical practice. The study program is finished with state final examination in both fields of study, pedagogy and psychology, and with defence of diploma thesis.

 

Graduates get the qualification of teacher at secondary school pursuant to § 9,

Paragraph 1, letter a) of the law number 563/2004, collection of laws about pedagogical staff. Pursuant § 8, paragraph 1, letter c) of the same law, they also gain qualification of teacher at the second stage of basic school. Graduates will find employment as teachers at gymnasiums, secondary vocational schools, in some cases, at the lower stage of six-year gymnasiums, and at the second stage of basic schools.

 

Legend:

-  study field with eligibility for Advanced Master’s (rigorózní) procedure

Doctoral study programs

Applied Nanotechnology

A doctoral study program Nanotechnology follows in master study program Nanotechnology. The doctoral program has multidisciplinary structure necessary for up-to-date research in nanotechnologies and material sciences generally. The topics have necessary overlaps to another science fields for broad education. The study of nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and their applications would provide students with deep background in topics related to the doctoral thesis. The study topics will be divided to following groups:

  • Nanomaterial prepared by physical techniques
  • Nanomaterial prepared by chemical techniques
  • Bio nanotechnologies for bio sensing applications
  • Computer aided design of nanomaterial

A goal of the study is to prepare students with skills and knowledge in nano fields. The main interest will be on the techniques applicable in industry and not only in research laboratories as for example drugs, cosmetics, selfcleaning dyes, antibacterial products, biomedical materials, etc. The students should be well prepared for academic research and industry research developing new nano featured materials. It will be supported by obligatory industrial training period during the doctoral study. Students will be encouraged to participate in management and marketing courses organized by the university. Experts from industry will hold short lectures for the students.

Aplied Nanotechnology — topics for dissertation thesis 2015_16

 

Computer modelling in science and technology (study in the Czech and  English languages)

The study sets the aim to deepen the ability of doctoral degree candidate to understand, precisely formulate and solve challenging situations with the help of computer methods. Candidate will gain experience mainly on physical and mathematical models. It is certainly  possible to apply these methods in further cognate natural science and technology fields. Graduate will chiefly get employed as a science researcher, or a high school lecturer in physics and subjects which in their description and study use computer modelling. He can certainly get employment in other fields of independent creative activity.

 

General mathematical problems

Each graduate will considerably deepen his knowledge in one of the mathematic subjects. He further has the opportunity to address the issues of educational mathematics, or  continue in the field of mathematics itself. In the first case, he will undertake educational mathematics in a broader framework, so that he can creatively work in the relevant field at a department of mathematics of a higher education institution at preparing perspective teachers, or in creative way teach mathematics at secondary school. He will orient himself in new trends of pedagogy and pedagogical psychology, in didactics of mathematics, school education policies, philosophical aspects of natural sciences and education. Graduate will be capable of solving professional problems in theory and practice of teaching mathematics, will be able to introduce new educational procedures, critically evaluate them, develop models of teaching of mathematics or share in development of the theory of teaching of mathematics as a science discipline.  In the second case, his knowledge of mathematics or a cognate subject will be on such level that he can creatively work in the opted field at a department of mathematics of a higher education institution, academic or research institution. Each graduate will acquire skills of planning independent creative activity, investigate projects, formulate the aims of such projects, and search for theoretic and experimental methods leading to their solution, and will be capable of work in international teams.

 

Satisfaction with study

According to questioner survey carried out yearly at graduation ceremony, 94{63a7b2a72137f2173fd98fafb45bcae359e2fa46dda5938b6df09a5ae2d7f484} of respondents would again opt for the field they have studied, and 97{63a7b2a72137f2173fd98fafb45bcae359e2fa46dda5938b6df09a5ae2d7f484} of respondents claimed they would again opt for this University and Faculty.