PhD Machines and Equipment Design

Programme Details

FacultyFaculty of Mechanical Engineering
Study ProgrammePhD Machines and Equipment Design
Language of InstructionEnglish
EligibilityRecognized tertiary education (Master’s degree) as prescribed by Act. No. 49/2009, Coll. (not necessary for applicants from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia).
Entrance examination.
Duration4 years
Fee/Academic YearUSD 2000
Application FeeCZK 2000/ USD 100 (application)
CZK 3000 (recognition of international education)
Application Deadlines31 August 2023
Date of the Entrance Exam will be announced after the closing date for applications

The doctoral study programme Machines and Equipment Design is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of the design of machines and equipment. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research, and professional activities. The Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics, and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline to be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of development and design, modelling and simulations of operations and design and performance of experiments.

The graduates are able to independently apply the mastered skills and the high level of theoretical knowledge provided in lectures and acquired through modern learning methods, e. g. calculations and experiments, for solving specific problems in the selected areas of the design of parts and mechanisms of machines, wheeled transport, handling machines, working and assembling machines, piston combustion engines, glass-making machines and robotics, textile machines and machines for the production of nanofibres, equipment for thermal technologies and for technical diagnostics, etc. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of the design of machines and equipment and capable of critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis, thus able to discuss the results of their investigations and to extend the sum of the current knowledge in a professional way worth of publishing and sharing with other members of the professional community both in their country and abroad.

After the completion of the study programme the graduates will succeed in positions of research team members in both theoretical and applied research areas or as experts in the teams of industrial development centers and major research institutions focusing on a particular area. Due to their profound knowledge and professional approaches, they will also succeed in a broader context as lecturers of tertiary education institutions.

More detailed information on the faculty website

Škoda Auto PhD Programme

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