Course detail

Doctoral seminar IV (KDS)

FAST-DO04Acad. year: 2022/2023

Research and acquiring contemporary knowledge from chosen area of Constructions and Traffic Structures with supervisor’s support and help of tutors from another professional and scientific departments and extracurricular research institutes. Definition of theoretical or experimental parts in his/her dissertation subject area. Publication and presentation of student’s creative activity outputs. Arrangement of the semester plan of seminars, conferences and congresses attendance and study or professional stays at foreign scientific and academic institutes. Advantage of cooperation with professional practice during the project solution.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of construction and traffic structures study programme. Practise is an advantage.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. – 13. week: Working of practical part of thesis proposition within the scope of working of the first research design (in conjunction with the third year postgraduate student with similar subject), support of submission of the second research design of the first year postgraduate student with similar subject. Working of presentation of attained results for current subject, conception of outcomes and outcomes contributions to practice and science. Publications. Implication in professional actions.

Work placements

Not applicable.


During the doctoral seminar, doctoral candidate acquires further theoretical and professional knowledge under supervision based on selected areas of Constructions and Traffic Structures especially Z1: Mechanics of load bearing structures, Z2: Concrete and masonry structures, Z3: Steel, timber and composite structures, Z4: Geotechnics, Z5: Experimental engineering and building testing, Z6: Road structures, Z7: Railway structures and constructions, related to his/her dissertation. Thereby, the prerequisites for his/her independent theoretical and creative scientific training are formed, which serves as a base for his/her dissertation thesis processing.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch KDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer