Course detail

Doctoral Seminar 3 (KDS)

FAST-DOA040Acad. year: 2022/2023

Obtaining, studying and elaborating current knowledge of the problematics of selected theme of the specialization of study programme Structural and Transport Engineering, supported by the supervisor and supervisors - specialists from other professional and scientific workplaces of the faculty (e.g. faculty research centre AdMaS), university, and extracurricular scientific and research workplaces. Defining simulation or experimental parts in the field of the theme of dissertation thesis. Publication and presentation of the outputs of the scientific, research and development activities - elaboration of the papers in conference proceedings and professional and scientific journals. Preparation of the semester plan of the participation in professional events (seminars, conferences, congresses) and study or professional stays at forign scientific and academic workplaces. Co-operation with the practice directly within the frame of the projects 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 the study programme Structural and Transport Engineering. Practice 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

Not applicable.

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

Literatura podle doporučení školitele studenta v návaznosti na zaměření studia a téma disertační práce - např. významné monografie. (EN)

Recommended reading

Články ve vědeckých časopisech, příspěvky ve sbornících mezinárodních konferencí a sympozií - podle doporučení školitele a dle vlastního výběru studenta (v návaznosti na zaměření studia a téma disertační práce). (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKC-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-K Doctoral, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. - 13. Elaboration of the theoretical part of doctoral thesis for the doctoral exam. Elaboration of the results of the first project (in co-operation with the doctoral student of the 3-rd study year solving near or related topic of the dissertation). Support of submitting the 2-nd project proposal of the doctoral student of the 1-st study year solving the near or related topic of the dissertation. Publication activities - elaboration of professional/scientific conference paper, article in professional/scientific reviewed journal. Participation in professional events.