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Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Water Supply and Sewerage"

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 "Water Supply and Sewerage"

 

Awarded qualification:  Civil Engineer in Water Supply and Sewerage

 

Level of qualification:  Bachelor

 

Length of programme: 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 and foreign educational institutions. Entry is based on admission exams.

 

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" are required 240 credits, of which 180.5 credits from compulsory courses, 36 credits of electives, 13.5 credits of 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.

 

Profile of the programme: The programme "Construction of Buildings and Facilities" with a profile "Water Supply and Sewerage" aims to train specialists to meet the demand of the water supply and sewerage sector, which is among the priorities of the National Strategy for Development of the Water Sector of the Republic of Bulgaria, adopted in 2012. The training builds upon the fundamental engineering courses, completed within the general training module in the first 5 semesters, and provides comprehensive specialized knowledge in the field of town and building water supply and sewerage systems, natural water and waste water treatment etc. Students are provided with a wide-spectrum basic training on issues related to drinking water supply and the removal of waste water of various sites, the organisation, implementation and operation of the systems and facilities as part of water infrastructure, the protection of surface and undersurface water sources from contamination, the water purification methods, the technical solutions allowing water extraction and control over water resources, issues which are central to achieving integrated water management.

The learning material for the specialized courses is based on the new European regulations and standards for design, implementation and operation of the systems and facilities in the water supply and sewerage sector. The Bachelor programme Construction of Buildings and Facilities with a profile "Water Supply and Sewerage" 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 "Water Supply and Sewerage" have knowledge and skills enabling them to:

  • Choose the right building materials in order to guarantee sufficient extent of conductivity, reliability and durability of water supply and sewerage systems;
  • Work with the latest computer programmes in water supply and sewerage system design;
  • Apply the construction and technical regulations in force at all stages of the construction of water supply and sewerage systems;
  • Design water supply and sewerage systems which comply with the requirements of the legal framework for construction;
  • Apply the technology of implementation of building and urban water supply and sewerage systems;
  • Organize and manage water supply and sewerage construction.

The obtained knowledge and skills will allow the future specialists to solve problems related to water supply, removal and treatment of waste water from buildings and facilities, as well as to make assessments related to water supply and sewerage.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits:

Course code ECTS

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

 

2

3

4

6

1

MAT1004

Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing

30

60

3

Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing – course task

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

Renovation of Buildings and Facilities*

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 task

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 task

30

60

3

2

MAS1008

Strength of Materials – part 1

45

90

4,5

Strength of Materials – part 1 – course task

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 task

15

30

1,5

5

 

Optional Subject І

30

60

3

6

 

Elective subject ІV

30

60

3

7

SPO1007

Sports

15

30

1,5

MAN1042

Quality Management *

Total for semester III

300

600

30

1

CIE1019

Building Materials

60

120

6

2

MAS1009

Strength of Materials – part 2

30

60

3

Strength of materials – part 2 – course task

30

60

3

3

 

Chemistry of water

45

90

4,5

4

 

Elective subject V

45

90

4,5

5

 

Elective subject VІ

45

90

4,5

6

 

Optional Subject ІІ

30

60

3

7

SPO1007

Sports

15

30

1,5

CIE1175

Evaluation systems for sustainable development *

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 task

30

60

3

2

CIE1020

Construction Machinery

30

60

3

Construction Machinery – work placement

15

30

1,5

3

CIE1224

Reinforced concrete structures

45

90

4,5

Reinforced concrete structures - course task

30

60

3

4

CIE1027

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering– part 1

30

60

3

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering– part 1 – course task

15

30

1,5

5

 

Elective subject VІІ

30

60

3

Elective subject VІІ - course task

15

30

1,5

6

 

Optional Subject ІІІ

30

60

3

Total for semester V

300

600

30

1

CIE1016

Construction Statics – part 2

30

60

3

Construction Statics – part 2 - course task

30

60

3

2

CIE1226

Hydraulics – Part I

30

60

3

Hydraulics - Part I – course task

30

60

3

3

CIE1028

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering– part 2

30

60

3

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering– part 2 – course task

30

60

3

4

CIE1227

Engineering Hydrogeology

30

60

3

Engineering Hydrogeology - course task

15

30

1,5

5

 

Elective subject VІІІ

30

60

3

Elective subject VІІІ - course task

15

30

1,5

6

 

Optional Subject ІV

30

60

3

Total for semester VI

300

600

30

Total for year 3

600

1200

60

1

CIE1230

Hydraulics – Part II

30

60

3

Hydraulics – Part II – course task

30

60

3

2

CIE1231

Water Supply and Sewerage of Buildings

45

90

4,5

Water Supply and Sewerage of Buildings – course project

30

60

3

Water Supply and Sewerage of Buildings – work placement

15

30

1,5

3

CIE1232

Steel and Wooden Structures

30

60

3

Steel and Wooden Structures – course project

30

60

3

4

CIE1233

Water Supply of Towns

30

60

3

Water Supply of Towns – course project

30

60

3

Water Supply of Towns – work placement

15

30

1,5

5

 

Optional Subject V

15

30

1,5

Total for semester VII

300

600

30

1

CIE1234

Sewerage Systems of Towns

30

60

3

Sewerage Systems of Towns – course project

30

60

3

2

CIE1235

Water Purification

30

60

3

Water Purification - course project

30

60

3

3

CIE1220

Technology and Organisation of Water Supply and Sewerage Construction

30

60

3

Technology and Organisation of Water Supply and Sewerage Construction - course project

20

40

2

4

 

Elective subject ІХ

30

60

3

Total for semester VIII

200

400

20

Total for year 4

500

1000

50

Diploma project

 

300

10

Total for the entire 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

FLS1001

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

FLS1001

Foreign Language - Italian

45

90

4,5

II.5

SEC1140

Labour 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

MAT1172

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

CIE1223

Modern Technologies in Water Supply and Sewerage Construction

30

60

3

VII.1

CIE1005

Engineering Installations in Buildings

30

60

3

Engineering Installations in Buildings - course task

15

30

1,5

VII.2

CIE1209

Infrastructure Projects

30

60

3

Infrastructure Projects – course project

15

30

1,5

VIII.1

CIE1212

Construction Waste Management

30

60

3

Construction Waste Management – course project

15

30

1,5

VIII.2

CIE1228

Road and Railway Construction

30

60

3

Road and Railway Construction - course task

15

30

1,5

IX.1

 

Modern Methods for Water Supply and Sewerage System Design

30

60

3

IX.2

CIE1303

Human Resource Management

30

60

3

Optional Courses, choose one from the group

I.1

INF1493

Applied Electronics and Electrotechnics

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

ARC2022

Energy-efficient Construction

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 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 practices are provided that take place in Bulgarian and foreign companies and laboratories working in the area of design, construction and operation of water supply and sewerage systems.

 

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

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the state and public sectors as managers and staff at design studios, construction and assembly companies, construction labs; specialists at the operating water companies; staff and experts at investment, control and monitoring authorities; specialists at ministries and their departments; experts at municipal administrations; teachers at vocational secondary schools etc.

 

Access for further training: Students successfully completed their training in the degree of Bachelor have the necessary skills to continue their education at a higher level of qualification - Master programmes on:

  • Building Constructions;
  • Road Construction;
  • Water Supply and Sewerage with two profiles: "Water supply networks and facilities" and  "Water purification"
  • Building engineering
  • Fire-safety equipment and automation

 

After acquiring the Master degree, students can apply for further training and research in doctoral programs:

  • Building construction;
  • Building Materials, Products and Technology of their production;
  • Techniques of 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