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Road Construction

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
PROFESSIONAL AREA: ARCHITECTURE CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

 

 

ProgrammeRoad Construction

 

Awarded qualificationCivil Engineer in Road Construction

 

Level of qualificationMaster

 

Length of programme: 1.5 years (3 semesters)

 

Number of credits: 90/120

 

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

 

Specific admission requirementsCandidates need to be Bachelor or Master Degree holders in civil engineering and have an average Bachelor 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: To acquire a degree of "Master"  90 credits are required of which 64.5 credits from compulsory courses, 7.5 credits of electives, 93 credits of optional courses and 15 credits of diploma project defence.

 

Profile of the programme: The programme "Road Construction" aims to train specialists with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience in design, construction, operability and maintenance of road facilities, studying the latest methods and technologies in the field of Road Engineering, as well as the modern concepts for the construction business. This goal is achieved because the training is according to a curriculum that reflects the experience of leading universities in the country and abroad, and follows the latest trends in the training of road construction engineering. The selection of courses carries out the idea of widespread knowledge among the engineers in Road Construction. Students acquire knowledge in methodology of design according to the latest national and European regulations for application of specific program software for design of roads road facilities.

The Master programme "Road Construction" 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 Master programme "Road Construction" have knowledge and skills enabling them to:

  • Work with the latest computer software in the field of road construction;
  • Implementation of current construction and technical regulations;
  • Designing, construction and maintenance of roads, urban transportation communications, road facilities, streets;
  • Technology of execution of work processes in road construction, road facilities, streets, etc.;
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in design and construction of runways;
  • Skills for creation of normal operational conditions in tunnels and the systems for traffic safety in emergency situations.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits*:

ECTS

Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1.

PYT1001

Selected Chapters from Mathematics (Traffic-flow Theory)

30

60

3

2

PYT1002

Design of Roads and Junctions       

 

45

90

4,5

Design of Roads and Junctions – course project

60

120

6

3.

PYT1004

Transportation Systems

30

30

6

4.

PYT1005

Soil Mechanics and Foundation

30

30

6

5.

 

Elective course I

45

90

4,5

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

PYT1008

Road Construction

45

90

4,5

Road Construction – course project

30

60

3

2

PYT1003

Transportation Tunnels

60

120

6

3.

PYT1010

Urban Traffic and Streets

30

60

3

Urban Traffic and Streets – course project

30

60

3

4.

PYT1011

Road Maintenance and Reconstruction

45

90

4,5

Road Maintenance and Reconstruction - coursework

30

60

3

5.

 

Elective course ІІ

30

60

3

Total for semester II

300

600

30

 Total for Year І

600

1200

60

1.

PYT1007

Reinforced Concrete Bridges

45

90

4,5

Reinforced Concrete Bridges – course project

15

30

1,5

2.

 

PYT1009

Steel Bridges

45

90

4,5

Steel Bridges – course project

15

30

1,5

3.

 

Optional course I

30

60

3

4

 

Diploma project

 

450

15

Total for semester III

150

750

30

 

 

Total for the course of study

750

1950

90

Elective Courses, choose 1 of the group

 

 

Elective Course I

 

 

 

I.1

PYT1012

Hydrology and Hydraulics

45

90

4,5

I.2

PYT1006

Contemporary Technologies in Road Construction

45

90

4,5

 

 

Elective Course II /

 

 

 

II.1.

PYT1017

Runway Construction

30

60

3

2.

CIE1022

Organization and Technology of Construction

30

60

3

Optional courses, choose 1 of 2

1.

CIE3006

Finance and Credit

30

60

3

2.

PYT1020

Management of European Projects in Road Construction

30

60

3

 

 

 

 

In Varna Free University, a credit equals 30 lessons, of which 10 contact hours (lectures and seminars) and 20 hours independent work.

 

Mode of study: full-time, part-time/

 

Examination regulations and grading scalethe specialty curriculum 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 detailed 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-based learning: In the curriculum of the Master's programme 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 practice.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: Graduates in Master Programme "Road Construction" can be employed in the public and/or private sector as:

- Design specialists, investors and executives in the field of Road Construction, building of urban communications, facilities, etc.

- Employees and experts in investment, control and supervisory services;

- Lecturers in Universities and Colleges, research associates in scientific institutions.

 

Access to further studies: Each student, successfully completed training with the degree of "Master" has the necessary skills to continue his/her education at a higher level of qualification - degree "Doctor" with the appropriate programs:

-Building Constructions;

-Building Materials, Products and Technology of Their Production;

-The Technique of Labor Safety and Fire Safety.

 

Programme Director:

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Milena Kichekova, PhD

Secretary: Eng. Maya Manolova

Tel.: +359 52 359 621/589

Е-mail: sss@vfu.bg