Course detail

Doctoral seminar III (PST)

FAST-DH03Acad. year: 2023/2024

Systematic study of the newest scientific knowledge, analysis of specifically aimed issues and deepening of theoretical knowledge with support and supervision of a supervisor or even external supervisors from the other research workplaces of the faculty, university or external research teams. Defining of simulation or experimental parts of a concrete technical focus of the thesis topic. Gradually increasing publication activity and presentation of students’ creative works. Drawing up a student semestral plan comprising his attendance at home or foreign conferences, congresses, conventions etc. in order to obtain the newest information and new contacts. Systematic development of their own customs and acquirement of the research methodology. In the framework of the doctoral seminar students can use knowledge and experience gained during a long term stay in foreign universities or research workplaces. Students will be supervised to collaborate with the building practise and research institutions and will participate in solving partial issues of research-development projects.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of building construction study programme.
Experience 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.


In these doctoral seminars, guided by a supervisor, students gain more needed knowledge of the theory and technical information from the selected areas of the subject field of building construction connected with a topic of the future dissertation thesis. By means of this the conditions are set for students to let them acquire the theory on their own and gradually make preconditions for their individual creative and scientific works. Obtained knowledge will be a student’s initial materials for working up an essay as a part of his doctoral thesis and it is also a part of the doctoral exam.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer