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Building Constructions

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT 
PROFESSIONAL AREA "ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND GEODESY"

 

 

ProgrammeBuilding Constructions

 

Awarded qualificationConstruction Engineer

 

Level of qualificationMaster

 

Length of programme: 2 years (4 semesters)

 

Number of credits: 90

 

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

 

Specific admission requirementsCandidates need to be Bachelor or Master degree holders in construction engineering or in other building engineering majors, and have an average higher education diploma grade point no lower than Good according to the Bulgarian assessment scale. Candidates go for an interview.

 

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*In order to obtain a Master degree, students need to accumulate 90 credits, out of which 64,5 credits are awarded for compulsory courses, 7,5 credits are awarded for elective courses, 3 credits are awarded for optional courses and 15 credits are awarded for diploma project defence. Graduates of other building engineering majors are required to take additional exams for a total of 30 credits.


Profile of the programme: Master's programme "Building Constructions" aims to train specialists with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the design and implementation of various structures. The training is according to a curriculum that reflects the experience of leading universities in the country and abroad, as well as current developments and needs of the construction industry. The selection of subjects carries the idea of widespread training of the future engineers. Students shall acquire knowledge of the methodology of design on the national and European standards and also skills for the implementation of specialized software for the design of building structures. Work placements and internships set in the curriculum take place in Bulgarian and foreign companies, organizations and laboratories in the field of construction, and are a prerequisite for a high level of practical training of students.

 

Programme learning outcomes: Graduates in Master programme "Building constructions" have knowledge and skills to:

  • Independent professional work and teamwork;
  • Development of technical drawings, calculations and specifications;
  • Implementation of current national and European standards in the design and building of buildings and facilities;
  • Design of special building structures;
  • Work with specialized software for the design of building structures;
  • Technology and organization of the implementation of special building structures;
  • Testing and evaluation of building structures;
  • Rehabilitation and retrofitting of building structures.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits*:

 

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

INF3025

Computer Modelling of Building Structures

30

60

3

Computer Modelling of Building Structures – course assignment

30

60

3

2

MAS3004

Special Steel Structures

45

90

4,5

Special Steel Structures –  project assignment

30

60

3

3

MAS3005

Special Reinforced Concrete Structures

45

90

4,5

Special Reinforced Concrete Structures –  project assignment

30

60

3

4

CIE3001

Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Building Structures

30

60

3

Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Building Structures–  course assignment

30

60

3

5

 

Elective course 1

30

60

3

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

CIE3013

Technology for the Construction of Special Building Structures and Facilities

30

60

3

Technology for the Construction of Special Building Structures and Facilities  –  project assignment

15

30

1,5

2

CIE3005

Testing and Evaluation of Building Structures

60

120

6

3

CIE3002

Dynamics and Stability of Building Structures

30

60

3

Dynamics and Stability of Building Structures – course assignment

30

60

3

4

CIE3170

Earthquake-Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

30

60

3

Earthquake-Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures – project assignment

15

30

1,5

5

CIE3015

Energy Efficiency and Solar Construction

45

90

4,5

6

 

Elective course 2

30

60

3

Elective course 2 – course assignment

15

30

1,5

Total for semester II

300

600

30

 Total for year I

600

1200

60

1

CIE3009

Steel Bridges

45

90

4,5

Steel Bridges – project assignment

30

60

3

2

CIE3010

Steel - Reinforced Concrete Structures

30

60

3

Steel - Reinforced Concrete Structures – project assignment

15

30

1,5

3

 

Optional course

30

60

3

4

 

Diploma project

 

450

15

Total for semester III

150

750

30

 Total for the entire course of study

750

1950

90

Elective Courses

 

 

Elective Course 1 /choose 1 from the group/

 

 

 

1

CIE3006

Finance and Credit

30

60

3

FIN3004

Real Estate

30

60

3

 

 

Elective Course 2 /choose 1 from the group /

 

 

 

2

CIE1032

Fire and Explosion Safety of Buildings and Facilities

30

60

3

Fire and Explosion Safety of Buildings and Facilities –  course assignment

15

30

1,5

TEC3001

Automated Project Management in Construction

30

60

3

Automated Project Management in Construction –  course assignment

15

30

1,5

Optional course /choose 1 from the group /

1

CIE3007

Applied Geomechanics

30

60

3

CIE3003

Durability of Building Structures

30

60

3