PhD Applied Mechanics

FACULTY Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
ELIGIBILITY Recognised tertiary education (Master degree) as prescribed by Act No. 49/2009, Coll. (not necessary for applicants from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Slovenia).
Entrance examination/interview
DURATION 4 years
APPLICATION FEE CZK 2000 / USD 100 (application)
CZK 3000 (recognition of international education)
APPLICATION DEADLINE January 31, August 31

The doctoral study programme Applied Mechanics is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications of the laws of mechanics in mechanical engineering. To be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of engineering mechanics, the Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics (mechanics) and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline.

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 for solving specific problems in the selected areas of engineering mechanics, mechanics of rigid and pliable bodies, mechanics of liquids and thermodynamics. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of applied mechanics 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 centres 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 the tertiary education institutions.

Škoda Auto PhD Programme

PhD candidates at the TUL are eligible to apply for participation in the Škoda Auto PhD programme or they can write their thesis on a topic offered by the company.