Study programmes / C-HE Horticultural Engineering / Qualitology and control of quality
Course code:KRJ
Course title in language of instruction:Kvalitologie a řízení jakosti
Course title in Czech:Kvalitologie a řízení jakosti
Course title in English:Qualitology and control of quality
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Josef Balík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:To make students acquainted with theoretic principles and practical applications in the field of quality assessments and quality management, principal quality characteristics of fruit, vegetables and their food products and procedures of quality assurance. Attain knowledge of principles of management quality and competence of internal auditor of quality management systems.
Course contents:
1.Developments in quality management and importance of quality care for producers and consumers. (allowance 2/0)
2.Fundamental terms and principles of quality management. (allowance 4/0)
3.International and national organization and activities in the field of quality. (allowance 2/0)
4.Creation of management quality in agreement with standard ISO 9001. (allowance 6/0)
5.Economic importance quality management, scheduling and improvement of quality. (allowance 4/0)
6.Measurement and tools for analysis in quality systems. (allowance 3/0)
7.Statistical inspection in quality systems. (allowance 3/0)
8.Principles of standardization - standards of quality and standard - setting activity. (allowance 2/0)
9.Nutritional and physical parameters of fruit and vegetables quality. (allowance 2/0)
10.Exercising of internal auditor of quality management systems in agreement with ISO 9001. (allowance 0/14)
11.Professional excursion during the second study year of bachelor study grade. (allowance 0/10)
12.Focus on obligatory professional practice. (allowance 0/10)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness

Specific competences:
-Competence of internal auditor of quality management systems.
-Knowledge of principles of management quality.
-Knowledge of quality management systems ISO 9001.
-Knowledge of tools for analysis in quality systems.

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
Assessment methods:Participation in lectures.
Pass out knowledge test of seminary training (minimum 75 %).
Oral examination.
The minimal requirements for passing:
A: 90-100% (correct answers)
B: 80-90%
C: 70-80%
D: 60-70%
E: 50-60%
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     professional educational excursion10 h
     practical training10 h
     consultation16 h
     colloquium2 h
     preparation for exam35 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement5 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • KOPEC, K. -- BALÍK, J. Kvalitologie zahradnických produktů: nauka o hodnocení a řízení jakosti produktů a produkčních procesů. Brno: Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2008. 171 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-198-2.
  • NENADÁL, J. Moderní systémy řízení jakosti. Management Press, 2002. 283 p. ISBN 80-7261-071-6.
  • PLURA, J. Plánování a neustálé zlepšování jakosti. 1st ed. Praha: Computer Press, 2001. 244 p. Business books. ISBN 80-7226-543-1.
  • HORÁK, M. -- BALÍK, J. Kvalitologie a řízení jakosti-Podpořeno projektem OPVK CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0220.  [online]. 2014. URL:
Recommended reading list
  • BALÍK, J. -- KOPEC, K. Zahradnická kvalitologie - seminární praktikum. ES MZLU v Brně: 2. vyd. Brno: MZLU, 2008, 2008. 59 p. ISBN 80-7157-250-0.