Course detail

Doctoral Seminar 5 (KDS)

FAST-DOA042Acad. year: 2023/2024

Obtaining, studying and elaborating the 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)

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of the study programme Structural and Transport Engineering. 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.


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.

Study aids

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

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. - 13. Elaboration of the theoretical part of the dissertation thesis. The practical support of the project of the doctoral student in the 2-nd study year solving the near or related topic of the dissertation. Realization of the experiments and/or simulations. Publication activities - elaboration of the professional/scientific conference paper, article in the professional/scientific reviewed journal. Participation in professional events. Submitting the final report of own project.