Joint-degrees study fields

"JOINT-DEGREES" study fields

Master's degree programme:

From the life of the ATLANTIS project

The Faculty of Transportation Sciences has now honoured its first graduates from the study field of “Transportation and Logistics Systems” who received their diplomas both at the CTU FTS and the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.

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Faculty of Transportation Sciences extended the offer of joint-degrees study fields

Recently, the Master’s joint-degrees programme has become the flagship of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences. Essentially, the students graduate from one particular field of study in two mutually cooperating universities and earn a diploma both at the CTU in Prague and at another relevant foreign university.

The system of joint-degrees programmes has proven to be successful in the "IS – Intelligent Transport Systems" study field in which the Faculty cooperates with the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Austria and the Linköpings University in Sweden.

In June 2010, the efforts of a team led by prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Svítek and coordinated by doc. Ing. Ladislav Bína, CSc. were concluded by granting an 8-year accreditation of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for another field of study, namely the “Transportation and Logistics Systems”. In this case it was the transatlantic project of the CTU with participation of the UNIZA (University of Žilina) and the UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso).

The objective of the ATL – Transatlantic Dual Master’s Degree Program in Transportation and Logistics Systems, which was filed under the EU-US ATLANTIS programme, was the mutual cooperation of the consortium of the three mentioned universities. In the summer of 2010, the project was accepted and approved for funding both by the EACEA EU agency and the relevant agency in the USA. Currently, the study progresses in the following manner. In the first year of studies the lessons always take place at the parent universities in the CR, SR or the USA while the following year the Czech and Slovak students leave for the US and Texan students come to the Czech Republic. A total of 24 students from the USA and 24 students from partner universities in the Czech and Slovak Republic can participate in this joint-degrees programme. On completion of the 2-year Master’s degree study programme the graduates are awarded two degrees and obtain two diplomas – Msc. (Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the UTEP) and Ing. (in the study field “Transportation and Logistics Systems” at the CTU FTS, or “Shipping and Logistics” at the UNIZA).