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Bachelor Professional Studies ”Civil engineering”
Self evaluation report
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (RTU)
FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S STUDIES
1. StudiES program organizATION 3
2. Program IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS 3
2.1. Program target 3
2.2. Program tasks and results planned 3
2.3. Program implementation duration and amount 4
2.4. Education necessary for commencement of studies …4
2.5. Conformity of studies program with professional education standards 4
3. CONTENTS OF EDUCATION OFFERED 4
3.1. Amounts of program parts, distribution of their credit points 5
3.2. Specifics of Master’s work 5
3.3. Program realization 6
3.4. State examination 6
4. STUDENTS 6
5. ACADEMIC personNEL 8
7. GRADING SYSTEM 11
11. SELF-ASSESSMENT – SVID ANALYSIS 15
12. INQUIRY RESULTS 16
13. PROPOSALS FOR WORK QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. 17
Bachelor’s professional studies in program “Civil Engineering” have been started up according to RTU Senate resolution No. 477, April 28, 2003 “RTU Senate resolution on introduction of program “Civil Engineering”, by means of which there’s also approved such studies curriculum (“Appendix “Studies contents and description of implementation”).
Civil engineers were prepared in Latvia’s first technical higher school in Riga Polytechnikum starting from its establishing in 1868. Faculty of Civil Engineering was one of four initial higher school faculties. After restoration of Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1958 civil engineers were prepared in Faculty of Construction. In that time training of civil engineers was carried out according to the USSR standard program, the initial code of which was 1202, but later was replaced by code 2309. In the Faculty there were three profiled chairs, which depending upon the student’s selected profile specialize in the direction of Civil and Industrial buildings’ construction, in the direction of Construction works performance technology and in the direction of Buildings’ and engineering construction structures designing. Within the time period from 1958 until 2002 there have been prepared 2000 civil engineers. In 2000 due to a rapid increase of the amount of construction in RTU there was started up a four-year engineer studies program: Civil engineering (Studies program codes RBVB5, RBVB1 and RBPB6, approved in RTU Senate on January 31, 2000, minutes No. 466); code of the to-be-acquired profession in compliance with classifier of professions (PK) – PK 214201 – civil ENGINEER; PK 214202 – buildings’ carcass civil ENGINEER, PK 214205 – buildings’ civil ENGINEER, 214127 – civil engineering TECHNOLOGIST). RBVB programs were internationally accredited for 2 years and currently, by restructuring it in compliance with Cabinet of Ministers regulations No. 481 “Regulations on level two professional higher education state standard” and by eliminating shortcomings indicated by international accreditation commission, it has been taken as basis for elaboration of bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering”.
Bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering” with code BCBO is being realized in RTU Building Production Institute of Faculty of Construction, Construction and Reconstruction Institute and Institute of Materials and Structures. As head of program appointed there is Building Production Institute director J. Grabis. In the event should there be interrupted realization of the said program, students will be transferred to the academic studies program “Civil engineering science”, having been in 2001 accredited for 6 years (see Appendix “Agreement contract on possibilities to continue education”).
2. Program implementation conditions
2.1 Program goal
Bachelor’s professional studies goal shall be to ensure level 2 professional higher education in the branch of construction, in order to prepare the engineer for independent work as well as to ensure professional bachelor’s degree providing a possibility to continue studies in professional/academic undergraduate courses.
2.2 Program tasks and results planned
Civil engineering program bachelor’s professional studies curriculum shall envisage in lectures, practical lessons and in permanent literature studies to deeper acquire fundamental sciences, technical and economic subjects in conformity with direction of civil engineering, as well as humanitarian and social subjects.
As a result of bachelor’s professional studies the student acquires necessary knowledge in order to be able to continue studies in professional/academic undergraduate courses. During bachelor’s professional studies the student shall acquire:
Bachelor’s professional degree studies ensure knowledge setting high extent of culture and intelligence, allowing to start up public and professional activities and contacting with Latvia’s and foreign academic and professional circles.
2.3 Program implementation duration and amount
Program shall envisage studies duration of 4.5 years with amount of 180 CP. After completion of studies and defending of bachelor’s degree the student shall acquire bachelor’s professional degree in civil engineering and engineer’s qualification in civil engineering.
2.4 Education necessary for commencement of studies
In civil engineering program professional bachelor’s studies admitted there are applicants with general secondary education or approximated to it education.
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