Course detail

Doctoral seminar 6 (VHS)

FAST-DPA035Acad. year: 2023/2024

Studying and gaining up-to-date knowledge from selected problems of the water management and water structures with the support of the supervisor and other supervisors from other departments of the faculty, university and scientific and research institutes.
Definition of simulation and experimental parts of PhD thesis.
Publications and presentations of creative activities outcomes.
Schedule setup of specific events (seminars, conferences, congresses) together with professional study on foreign research and academic institutes.
For creative activities the collaboration with practice during the work on the project is convenient.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Municipal Water Management (VHO)

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of Water Management and Water Structures study program or similar study program. according to the PhD thesis orientation. Practice is an advantage.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


PhD student under the guidance of his supervisor gains additional theoretical and special knowledge of the selected problems of hydrotechnical structures, landscape water management and urban water infrastructure in the study field of Water Management and Water Structures. Thus the conditions for his individual theoretical, creative and scientific work are set up, serving as a background for his PhD thesis.
Gradual solution of partial thesis problems

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPA-V Doctoral, 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-V Doctoral, 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKA-V Doctoral, 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-V Doctoral, 4. 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, including the processing of data sets from experiments and/or simulations. 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/high-impact factor journal). Participation in professional or scientific events. Defence of the final report from the project.