Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / Introduction to Landscape Engineering
Course code:ZAKKI
Course title in language of instruction:Základy krajinného inženýrství
Course title in Czech:Základy krajinného inženýrství
Course title in English:Introduction to Landscape Engineering
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (7 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/3
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Jana Kozlovsky Dufková, Ph.D. (examiner, supervisor)
Ing. Tomáš Mašíček, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jan Prudký, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites:not Bachelor State Examination
Aims of the course:The aim of the subject is to give information about the complex of technical measures of terrain arrangements with regard to formation and protection of landscape, also about theoretic basis of irrigation of field crops and fruit orchards, about using of existing and building of new irrigation systems, and about drainage systems and possibilities of their renovation. After completion of the subject, students will be able in practice solve projects concerning proposal and making of terrain arrangements, and concerning proposal of irrigation and drainage systems.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to soil mechanics, soil texture and specific and volume weight (allowance 4/3)
2.Consistence, Atterberg limits, soil strength, soil compacting (allowance 2/3)
3.Standard characteristics of soil, freezing of soils, permeability and capillarity (allowance 2/3)
4.Machines for earthwork, security and occupational hygiene when earthwork, slope stabilization (allowance 2/3)
5.Drainage, methods of drainage action (allowance 2/3)
6.Drainage connection, material and construction of drain, objects in drainage system (allowance 2/3)
7.Special methods of drainage (allowance 2/3)
8.Irrigation - history and present usage of irrigation in the world (allowance 2/3)
9.Main and particular irrigation arrangements (allowance 2/9)
10.Purpose kind of irrigation, localized irrigation (allowance 2/3)
11.Construction and operation of irrigation (allowance 2/3)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team

Specific competences:
-Ability to determine the irrigation regime of crops.
-Basic professional knowledge within discipline of irrigation, drainage, and ground arrangement.
-Knowledge of different methods of irrigation
-Knowledge of drainage methods of wet land.
-Knowledge of technological procedures during earthwork.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
For credit obtaining it is necessary to meet several requirements and points following from it:
- attendance of seminars - min. 12, max. 20 points,
- projects - min. 24, max. 40 points,
- written credit test - min. 24, max. 40 points,
- in total - min. 60, max. 100 points.
It is possible to gain 100 points in total in seminars. Minimum number of points is 60, where minimum number of points must be fulfilled in each of the items.
Overall evaluation of the subject is influenced by the evaluation of the seminars from one third. Points from seminars in total determine the final mark as follows:
A = 93,0-100,0 points,
B = 85,0-92,9 points,
C = 77,0-84,9 points,
D = 69,0-76,9 points,
E = 60,0-68,9 points.

Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. Final exam can be oral or written (student's choice). Two questions are necessary to answer during both forms of exam. Each question/answer is marked separately. Final mark of the subject is calculated as an average from the two exam marks and mark from seminars. Any of the mentioned three marks must not be "F".
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice36 h
     consultation12 h
     project work36 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment12 h
     elaboration and execution of projects36 h
Total196 h

Basic reading list
  • DUFKOVÁ, J. Krajinné inženýrství. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 204 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-112-8.
  • KOZLOVSKY DUFKOVÁ, J. Závlahy a odvodnění (teoretické základy a praktická cvičení). 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2009. 116 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-335-1.
  • PRUDKÝ, J. -- DUFKOVÁ, J. Terénní úpravy : teoretické základy a praktická cvičení. 1st ed. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2006. 112 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-009-1.
Recommended reading list
  • KULHAVÝ, F. -- KULHAVÝ, Z. Navrhování hydromelioračních staveb. 1st ed. Praha: Pro Českou komoru autorizovaných inženýrů a techniků činných ve výstavbě (ČKAIT) vydalo Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2008. 431 p. Technická knižnice. ISBN 978-80-87093-83-2.
  • KVÍTEK, T. et al. Zemědělské meliorace. 1st ed. V Českých Budějovicích: Jihočeská univerzita, Zemědělská fakulta, 2006. 165 p. ISBN 80-7040-858-8.
  • VÁŠKA, J. et al. Hydromeliorace. 1st ed. Praha: ŠEL, 2000. 220 p. ISBN 80-86426-01-7.
  • VRÁNA, K. et al. Krajinné inženýrství. 1st ed. Praha: Český svaz stavebních inženýrů, 1998. 198 p. Technická knižnice autorizovaného inženýra a technika. Řada C ;. ISBN 80-902460-4-4.