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Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Building Constructions"

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE 
CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

PROFESSIONAL AREA:  ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY
 

Programme: Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Building Constructions"

 

Awarded qualification: Civil Engineer

 

Level of qualification: Bachelor

 

Length of programme: 4 years (8 semesters)

 

Number of credits: 240

 

Field of study (ISCED-F): 0732 Building and civil engineering (06.4-582)

 

Specific admission requirements:  Diploma for completed secondary or higher education in Bulgarian or foreign educational institutions. Entry is based on admission exam.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:

  • Information is available from the ECTS coordinator of the Construction of Buildings and Facilities Department – Assoc. Prof. Rositsa Petkova-Slipets, Eng., PhD, tel: +359 52 359 589/588, e-mail: sss@vfu.bg;
  • The recognition of credits procedure is based on documents submitted by the candidate:
  • Diploma or a transcript of prior learning;
  • International foreign language diplomas and certificates (English – Cambridge FCE, TOEFL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD), Zweite Stufe; Russian – ТРКИ; French – DELF; Spanish – DELE);
  • International computer skills diplomas and certificates, corresponding to ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).
  • Allocation of credits is done in compliance with the respective major's curriculum, and is based on the diplomas and certificates submitted by the candidate.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation requirements: To acquire a degree of "Bachelor" 240 credits are required as follows: 180.5 credits from compulsory courses, 36 credits of electives, 13.5 credits from optional courses and 10 credits from diploma project defence. In Varna Free University, a credit equals 30 lessons, of which 10 contact hours (lectures and seminars) and 20 hours independent work. A requirement for acquiring professional qualification is the development and defence of the diploma project - a comprehensive synthesis of knowledge and aptitude for the practical work of the future engineer. The topics for the diploma project are taken from actual constructions. Much of the developments are afterwards implemented in practice. Only those students, who have successfully completed their training semesters and all exams from the curriculum, shall be allowed to elaborate a diploma projects. Diploma project defence takes place in front of the State Board of Examiners and is a final exam, which is the basis for the acquisition of the Bachelor degree

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Profile of the programme: The programme Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Building Constructions" aims to produce professionals, who have solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the design and implementation of various building structures. Learning programs apply the experience of the leading Bulgarian and foreign universities, as well as the latest trends in the education on civil engineering. The selection of the disciplines pursues the idea of a broad training of the future civil engineers. Students get knowledge about the methodology of design according the national and European regulations, as well as the application of specialized software for building structures design. Work placements and work-based learning, carried out in Bulgarian and foreign companies and laboratories, working in the field of construction, are essential for the high level practical training of students. The Bachelor programme Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Building Constructions" has a national accreditation. Graduates can obtain a license in accordance with the requirements of the Chamber of engineers in the investment design.

 

Programme learning outcomes: Graduates in programme Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Building Constructions" have knowledge and skills for:

  • Proper selection of construction materials in order to ensure the strength, reliability and durability of building construction;
  • Working with the latest computer programs in the field of structural design;
  • Application of actual construction and technical standards;
  • Design of building structures, meeting the requirements of the building regulations;
  • Technology of execution of concrete, reinforced concrete, metal, wood and plastic construction works;
  • Seismic proof design of building constructions;
  • Organization and management of construction

 

Programme structure diagram with credits:

Course code ECTS

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Credits

1

 

2

3

4

6

1

MAT1004

Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing

30

60

3

Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing – course assignment

30

60

3

2

MAT1014

Mathematical Analysis – part 1

60

120

6

3

MAT1008

Linear algebra and analytic geometry

45

90

4,5

4

CHE1028

Chemistry in Construction

30

60

3

5

INF1062

Information Systems and Technologies

30

60

3

6

 

Elective subject I

45

90

4,5

7

SPO1007

Sports

30

60

3

CIE1041

Buildings and facilities renovation*

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

MAT1025

Mathematical Analysis – part 2

45

90

4,5

2

GED1001

Geodesy

30

60

3

3

PHY1002

Theoretical Mechanics – part 1

30

60

3

Theoretical Mechanics – part 1 – course assignment

30

60

3

4

PHY1007

Physics in Construction

40

80

4

5

INF1470

Information Systems and Technologies in Construction

30

60

3

6

 

Elective subject ІІ

45

90

4,5

7

 

Elective subject ІІІ

30

60

3

8

SPO1007

Sports

20

40

2

ECO2007

Economics of Construction*

Total for semester II

300

600

30

Total for year 1

600

1200

60

1

PHY1003

Theoretical Mechanics - part 2

30

60

3

Theoretical Mechanics - part 2 - course assignment

30

60

3

2

MAS1008

Strength of Materials -part 1

45

90

4,5

Strength of Materials -part 1- course assignment

30

60

3

3

GEO2003

Engineering Geodesy

30

60

3

Engineering Geodesy - work placement

15

30

1,5

4

CIE1044

Building Construction and Architecture

30

60

3

Building Construction and Architecture - course assignment

15

30

1,5

5

 

Optional subject I

30

60

3

6

 

Elective subject IV

30

60

3

7

SPO1007

Sports

15

30

1,5

MAN1042

Quality Management*

Total for semester III

300

600

30

1

CIE1019

Construction Materials

60

120

6

2

MAS1009

Strength of Materials -part 2

30

60

3

Strength of Materials -part 2- course assignment

30

60

3

3

CIE1061

Hydraulics and Water Supply and Sewerage

30

60

3

Hydraulics and Water Supply and Sewerage – work placement

15

30

1,5

4

 

Elective Course V

45

90

4,5

5

 

Elective Course VI

45

90

4,5

6

 

Optional Course II

30

60

3

7

SPO1007

Sports

15

30

1,5

CIE1175

Evaluation Systems for Sustainable Construction*

Total for semester IV

300

600

30

Total for year 2

600

1200

60

1

CIE1015

Construction Statics – part 1

30

60

3

Construction Statics – part 1 - course assignment

30

60

3

2

CIE1020

Construction Machines

30

60

3

Construction Machines – work placement

15

30

1,5

3

CIE1046

Reinforced Concrete

45

90

4,5

Reinforced Concrete – course assignment

30

60

3

4

CIE1027

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – part 1

30

60

3

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – part 1 - course assignment

15

30

1,5

5

 

Elective Course VII

30

60

3

Elective Course VII - course assignment

15

30

1,5

6

 

Optional course III

30

60

3

Total for semester V

300

600

30

1

CIE1016

Construction Statics – part 2

30

60

3

Construction Statics – part 2 - course assignment

30

60

3

2

CIE1047

Reinforced Concrete - part 2

30

60

3

Reinforced Concrete - part 2 - course assignment

30

30

3

3

CIE1028

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – part 2

30

60

3

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – part 2 - course assignment

30

60

3

4

CIE1025

Wooden and plastic constructions

30

60

3

Wooden and plastic constructions - course assignment

15

60

1.5

5

 

Elective course VIII

30

60

3

Elective course VIII - course assignment

15

30

1,5

6

 

Optional course IV

30

60

3

Total for semester VI

300

600

30

Total for year 3

600

1200

60

1

МАS1015

Steel Structures - part 1

45

90

4,5

Steel Structures - part 1- work placement

15

30

1,5

2

CIE1022

Technology and management of the building

30

60

3

Technology and management of the building - course project

15

30

1,5

Technology and management of the building – work placement

15

30

1,5

3

CIE1023

Stability and dynamics of construction structures

30

60

3

Concrete structures - course assignment

30

60

3

4

CIE1049

Reinforced concrete structures

30

60

3

Reinforced concrete structures - course assignment

30

60

3

Reinforced concrete structures– work placement

15

30

1.5

5

 

Elective course ІХ

30

60

3

6

 

Optional course V

15

30

1,5

Total for semester VII

300

600

30

1

CIE1014

Reinforced Concrete Bridges

30

60

3

Reinforced Concrete Bridges - course assignment

15

30

1,5

2

MAS1016

Steel structures part 2

30

60

3

Steel structures part 2 - course project

15

30

1,5

3

CIE1024

Seismic construction

30

60

3

Seismic construction – course project

30

60

3

4

MAS1017

Theory of elasticity and plasticity

30

60

3

Theory of elasticity and plasticity – course assignment

15

30

1,5

Total for semester VIII

200

400

20

Total for year 4

500

1000

50

Diploma thesis

 

300

10

Total for the course of study

2300

4900

240

Elective Courses (choose one from the group)

I.1

FLE1001

Foreign Language - English

45

90

4,5

I.2

FLG1001

Foreign Language - German

45

90

4,5

I.3

FLR1001

Foreign Language - Russian

45

90

4,5

I.4

FLI1001

Foreign Language - Italian

45

90

4,5

I.5

ARC1232

Computer-aided Design

45

90

4,5

I.6

CIE1185

Computer-Aided Engineering

45

90

4,5

II.1

FLE1001

Foreign Language - English

45

90

4,5

II.2

FLG1001

Foreign Language - German

45

90

4,5

II.3

FLR1001

Foreign Language - Russian

45

90

4,5

II.4

FLI1001

Foreign Language - Italian

45

90

4,5

II.5

SEC1140

Labor Safety and Environmental Protection

45

90

4,5

II.6

SEC1212

Protection of Calamities, Disasters and Accidents

45

90

4,5

III.1

INF1491

Computer Programs in Designing

30

60

3

III.2

INF1492

Computer Modelling of Building Structures

30

60

3

IV.1

МАТ1172

Selected chapters of Mathematics

30

60

3

IV.2

MAN1180

Management and Investment

30

60

3

V.1

CIE1204

Fire Safety of Buildings and Facilities

45

90

4,5

V.2

ADM1192

European Programmes for Project Funding

45

90

4,5

VI.1

CIE1205

Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

30

60

3

VI.2

 

Masonry constructions

30

60

3

VII.1

CIE1005

Engineering systems in buildings

30

60

3

Engineering systems in buildings – course assignment

15

30

1,5

VII.2

CIE1125

Reinforcement and restoration of building structures

30

60

3

Reinforcement and restoration of building structures – course assignment

15

30

1,5

VIII.1

CIE1228

Road and railroad building

30

60

3

Road and railroad building – course project

15

30

1,5

VIII.2

CIE1212

Construction Waste Management

30

60

3

Construction Waste Management – course project

15

30

1,5

IX.1

ARC2085

Modern Design Methods

30

60

3

IX.2

MAN1303

Human Resource Management

30

60

3

Optional Courses (choose оне from the group)

I.1

INF1493

Applied Electrotechnics and Electronics

30

60

3

I.2

CIE1196

Technology of Finishing works

30

60

3

II.1

CIE1207

Legal and Normative Regulations in Building

30

60

3

II.2

SEC1210

Theory of Risk

30

60

3

III.1

CIE1210

Building Insulations

30

60

3

III.2

MAN1466

Personnel Management

30

60

3

IV.1

 

Energy-efficient building

30

60

3

IV.2

CIE1198

Fire Safety and Ecology

30

60

3

V.1

INF1494

Computer Systems in Management and Organization of Construction Process

15

30

1,5

V.2

CIE1188

Psychology of Crisis and Extreme Situations in Construction

15

30

1,5

Foreign languages

1

FLE 1002

Foreign language - English

90

180

9

2

FLE 1003

Foreign language - English

90

180

9

3

FLE 1004

Foreign language - English

90

180

9

4

FLG 1001

Foreign language - German

90

180

9

5

FLR 1001

Foreign language - Russian

90

180

9

6

FLS 1001

Foreign language - Spanish

90

180

9

 

 

 

* The course is studied by students in part-time training

 

Mode of study: Full-time/Part-time

 

Examination regulations and grading scale: The programme includes courses from different scientific fields, which fulfils the requirement of interdisciplinary and wide spectrum training. This defines the various requirements extremes in assessing students' knowledge. Detailed description of methods and evaluation criteria for each discipline and the opportunity to inform the reasons for evaluation are given in the syllabi.

 

Obligatory or optional mobility windows: Students can take part in appropriate programs for student's mobility available in Varna Free University.

 

Work placement(s): In the curriculum on some of the special disciplines are provided practices that take place in Bulgarian and foreign companies and laboratories working in the area of construction and building of buildings and facilities.

 

Work-based learning: In the curriculum of the Bachelors' program in all special subjects the developing of course projects and tasks is provided. The topics of the course projects, as well as these of the diploma thesis are taken from the actual construction activity. Many of the developments are later implemented in the practice.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: Civil engineer, specialist in Building Constructions. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the state and public sectors as managers and experts in the construction departments, construction companies, building laboratories; employees and professionals in investment, control and supervisory agencies; teachers, researchers in research institutes and others.

 

Access to further studiesStudents successfully completed their training in the degree of "Bachelor" have the necessary skills to continue their education at a higher level of qualification - Master programs on "Building Constructions", "Road Construction", "Water Supply and Sewerage with two profiles - "Water supply networks and facilities" and "Water purification", "Construction engineering" and "Fire-safety equipment and automation".

After acquiring the Master degree, students can apply for further training and research in doctoral programs: "Building constructions", "Building Materials, Products and Technology of their production" and "Labor Safety and Fire Equipment"

 

Head of Construction of Buildings and Facilities Department:

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Milena Kichekova, PhD

Secretary: Eng. Maya Manolova

Tel.: +359 52 359 621/589

E-mail: sss@vfu.bg