Technical University of Kosice
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Kosice, Slovakia
Technical University of Kosice
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Vysokoskolská 4
042 00 Kosice
Dusan Katunsky

t: +421 55 602 4157
f: +421 55 633 3303
Prof. Ing. PhD. Dusan Katunsky
Head of the Institute of Architectural Engineering
Degree programmes
Master of Science
Bachelor of Science
PhD Course

The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. The true birth of the Košice Technical College came on 8th July 1952, when the Czechoslovak Government issued Directive No.30/1952 Statutes setting up three faculties, namely the Faculties of Heavy Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy. These were joined in 1969 by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

13000 students (8500 Bachelor, 4000 Master, 500 PhD), 0% of foreign students.

900 staff members (900 full-time and approx. 0 visiting lecturers and critics).


Our university is in the very pleasant situation of being able to accommodate all foreign students in dormitories. However, some of them need to be modernized. Some accommodations at the Student Hall of Residence at Jedlíkova street, which is one of the newest dormitories. Every student has a furnished room with access to a kitchen, a bathroom and recreational space. Guest students are requested to strictly observe the rules of the house and to show some courtesy towards their fellow students. The average rate for a twin-bed furnished room is 70 Euro/ month. The student canteen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner during the whole week. There are several bistros and bars which serve food and refreshments at low prices in the area of the university campus. Students staying at the Hall of Residence are registered at the Police for foreigners, so pay attention to the visa requirements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants from foreign countries will be admitted without any examination on the basis of credentials certifying completion of preparatory studies: 
- The requirement for the bachelor and master degree courses is a High School/Secondary   
School Graduation Certificate, and sufficient English for English speaking courses. 
- The requirement for the PhD. courses Is the Master graduation certificate.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for academic year 2010/2011:

Fee for bachelor program is 4500 euro per year. Fee for master program is 5500 euro per year. Fee for doctoral program is 7000 euro per year.

Application Deadline

Deadline for sending Applications is the end of June. The Beginning of Academic Year is September 1st. Enrolment takes place several days before the courses start.

Master of Science, Master of Science [Architectural and Indoor Engineering], 4 terms, Master, 120,
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science [Architectural and Indoor Engineering], 8 terms, Bachelor,
PhD Course, PhD Course [Architectural and Indoor Engineering], 8 terms, PhD,

The graduates of bachelor programme in Architectural and Indoor Engineering are proficient in using mathematical and scientific principles to develop materials into systems that meet current demands. They focus on green building design and are able to coordinate engineering systems in buildings, take care of primary needs such as structural architecture, indoor architecture, heat and air conditioning, ventilation, acoustics and lights. Graduates of this programme are well prepared to pursue further education at master level.

Architectural and Indoor Engineering graduates focus on building architecture, indoor architecture, building and indoor materials, structures, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, acoustics, lighting and management. The TUKE Master of Architectural and Indoor Engineering degree was created to meet the diverse needs of the building industry. The engineering of buildings is a large field, with many positions in all areas of Architectural and Indoor Engineering, particularly in design sustainable, green and smart buildings. The graduates work closely with architects.

Theory of Architectural and Indoor Engineering
  – Duration of study: 4 years
  – This programme is oriented towards students who need to develop more knowledge about buildings. Students are expected to have educational backgrounds in disciplines such as architecture, building engineering, indoor engineering and structural engineering. The programme covers the basic aspects of architectural and indoor engineering: building materials, indoor sciences, building structures, green buildings and smart indoor technologies. A graduate of this programme has the ability to clearly formulate and solve a scientific problem in the area of sustainable architecture and environmental indoor design. The doctoral study is for architectural and indoor engineers who wish to be prepared for future scientific career.

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice

The Civil Engineering Faculty, as a part of the Technical University of Kosice in Slovakia was established in 1976 (February 20, 1977).  In 2010 CEF has celebrated 33th anniversary. Within the further development of educational and research process it has the stable position between the TUKE faculties. Faculty has accreditation in two research areas:  in the field 05 design, engineering, technology and water management with the grade A-, and in the field 10 Environmental Science and Ecology, with the grade B. The Civil Engineering Faculty is authorized to perform the bachelor, master and doctoral study within four branches: Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The faculty is authorized to perform habilitation and inauguration within these branches. The study programs are oriented to Architectural Engineering, Building Design, Indoor Sciences, Theory, Analysis and Design of Structures, Traffic and Environmental Engineering, as Technology, Economics and Management in Civil Engineering. The strategy of faculty education development is based on present needs of Slovak Civil Engineering as well as on present foreign trends. The crucial research-educational units of the faculty are: Institute of Structural Engineering, Institute of Building and Environmental Engineering and Institute of Civil Engineering Technology Economics and Management. The institutes consist of involved departments and laboratories. They together co-provide the study program in their specific study branch as well as they provide research and scientific work in related professional areas. Nowadays more than 1100 full time students study at the Civil Engineering Faculty. During its existence the faculty has graduated more than 5 thousands three hundred engineers. The quality high level education is confirmed by positive professional acceptation. A lot of graduates are known leading personalities of Civil Engineering.

Research Activities
The Faculty of Civil Engineering project activities in R&D 2010 were except for the classic line of basic research supported by the two projects OPR & D Research Center for Excellent Advanced Integrated Building Structures, Materials and Technologies (4 million EUR). Within the operational program Research and Development the faculty obtained 2 other projects aimed at the knowledge and technologies transfer from research and development into practice: Architectural, Structural, Technological and Economical Aspects Designed for Energy Efficient Buildings..