Course detail

Doctoral seminar 5 (GAK)

FAST-DEA068Acad. year: 2022/2023

Study, and the acquisition and processing of current knowledge connected with the issues of the chosen topic from the field of specialization of programme geodesy and cartography with support from a supervisor, possibly with the aid of a supervisor who is a specialist in his or her field, or with the support of experts from the following institutions:
- the Faculty (for instance, from the AdMaS research centre operated by the Faculty),
- VUT,
- or external research and development institutions.
The performance of simulations or experiments related to the topic area of the doctoral thesis. Publication and presentation of the outputs of creative activities. The formulation of a semester plan of visits to professional and scientific events (seminars, workshops, conferences, congresses) and potentially study or professional stays at foreign scientific and academic institutions. Work on publishable outputs (contributions to proceedings, articles for professional or scientific journals). Regarding creative activities, it is advantageous to cooperate with industry or scientific institutions directly while working on projects.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Subject-specific 'added value' in skills, knowledge and competences acquired through the study of subjects. Smooth and continuous fulfilment of the tasks of the doctoral study programme. 


Knowledges of university graduate in geodesy and cartography specialization. Practice is benefit.


The use of earlier results from student professional activities for the continuous development of knowledge and scientific skills is welcome.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In addition to lectures and seminars, continuous consulting, involvement in research activities, participation in conferences and verification of results in practice are used.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A check is carried out on the compliance of the personal study plan with the actual results achieved, the status of examinations, publications, the preparation and results of the internship, the status and participation in research activities and the creation of the dissertation. If the essential criteria are met, a credit can be awarded.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Work placements are organized with the aim of sending the student to institutions or schools that have a similar/identical professional focus and where the student's professional skills and scientific abilities will be effectively developed.


The aim of the course is to ensure the smooth fulfillment of the individual study plan, updating of dissertation work, flexible response to changes in study conditions and motivation of the student to meet the deadlines of the individual phases of study.

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

It is recommended to link research activities with foreign faculties and research organizations. The aim is to later link research within the EU to make this activity more effective.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPC-GK Doctoral, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-GK Doctoral, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-GK Doctoral, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-GK Doctoral, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.–13. Work on the theoretical part of the doctoral thesis. Provision of practical support to a project being conducted by a doctoral student in the 2nd year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic. Performance of experiments and/or simulations. Publishing activities (e.g. work on a contribution to a professional/scientific conference, or work on an article for a specialised/peer-reviewed journal). Participation in professional or scientific events. Submission of the final report from the project.