Course detail

Doctoral seminar 2 (GAK)

FAST-DEA057Acad. year: 2024/2025

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)

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.

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


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.

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. 

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DKA-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPC-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DKC-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme DPA-GK Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.–13. The student seeks and studies the specialized background materials with which familiarity is necessary before producing theoretical, practical and scientific outputs in the studied topic area. Submission of a project proposal (it is recommended that this be carried out in cooperation with a doctoral student from the 2nd year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic). Publishing activities (e.g. work on a contribution to a specialized conference, or work on an article for a specialized journal). Participation in professional or scientific events.