Design and Process Engineering
Faculty: FME Abbreviation: D-KPI-A Acad. year: 2022/2023
Type of study programme: Doctoral
Study programme code: P0715D270018
Degree awarded: Ph.D.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditation: 18.2.2020 - 18.2.2030
Mode of study: Full-time study
Standard study length: 4 years
Programme supervisor: prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.
Doctoral Board chairman:prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.councillor internal:doc. Ing. Jaroslav Katolický, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jaroslav Juračka, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Josef Štětina, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Petr Stehlík, CSc., dr. h. c., doc. Ing. Petr Blecha, Ph.D.councillor external:doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D., Ing. Jan Čermák, Ph.D., MBA
The main goal of the doctoral study programme is, in accordance with the Higher Education Act, to train highly qualified and educated professionals who are capable of independent scientific, research and creative activities in the field of design and process engineering. The graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to work at Czech or international academic institutions or research institutes. The programme focuses on theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the field of doctoral studies. Cooperation with international research institutes is highly supported. The study programme is designed to fulfil demands and meet societal and industry requirements for highly educated and qualified professionals in the fields of design and process engineering. Doctoral study programme is primarily based on research and creative activities of doctoral students. These activities are intensively supported by student participation in national and international research projects. Research areas include design (analysis, conception, design of machinery, vehicles, machine production and energy) and process engineering (analysis, design and projection of processes in the engineering, transport, energy and petrochemical industries).
See applicable regulations, DEAN’S GUIDELINE NO. 2/2020, Rules for the organization of studies at FME (supplement to BUT Study and Examination Rules) 1. The doctoral student’s performance of his/her study duties shall be evaluated regularly pursuant to Study and Examination Rules: Article 35. The said evaluation takes place once a year in the following deadlines: ● 31 August – the doctoral student shall check and verify the form “Evaluation of Studies” in IS Apollo; ● 15 September – the supervisor shall check, and possibly add his/her standpoint and verify the evaluation; ● 30 September – the Office for Studies shall perform formal inspection of the completeness; ● 15 October – the directors of institutes shall verify the evaluation after giving possible standpoint; ● 31 October – the Doctoral Board shall discuss the evaluation and enter it in IS Apollo. Subsequently, the Office for Studies shall submit the evaluation for the Dean’s approval (or the Vice-Dean’s approval). The doctoral student and his/her supervisor shall be notified of the result. ● The original evaluation form is kept in the doctoral student’s file, the supervisor and the doctoral student may obtain a copy on request. 2. Conditions for continuation of studies in the upcoming year applicable to doctoral students who enrolled in studies in the academic year 2016/17 or later, are as follows: ● enrolment in 2nd year – 2 examinations passed; ● enrolment in 3rd year – all examinations passed, including the foreign language exam; ● enrolment in 4th year – “Application for the Doctoral State Examination“submitted including all required attachments (see Part L, paragraph 2). Published work indexed in WoS or Scopus; or an article published in a peer-reviewed journal, or a paper in a conference proceedings. The topic of the published work shall correspond to the dissertation thesis topic. Enrolment in 5th year for part-time doctoral students is allowed based on the supervisor’s standpoint. Full-time doctoral students shall apply for a study mode transfer. This application shall be supported by the supervisor and the Doctoral Board. The doctoral student shall be the first author of a published work indexed in WoS or Scopus (acceptance letter for the article to be published is sufficient for this purpose). The topic of the published work shall correspond to the dissertation thesis topic. Enrolment in part-time study mode shall be allowed in exceptional and justified cases (e.g. serious health-related reasons, maternal or parental leave, long-term study abroad). 3. Failure to fulfil the above conditions, deadlines or obligations arising from the individual study plan constitutes grounds for the termination of studies for failure to meet study duties (Section 56, paragraph 1, letter b) of the Act 111/1998 Coll.). An exemption may be granted by the Dean on the ground of a standpoint of the Doctoral Board and the supervisor, and is conditional on the doctoral student’s properly justified request. 4. Full-time and part-time doctoral students shall enrol in the upcoming year of study in the Office for Studies during the first week in September.
Availability for the disabled
Brno University of Technology acknowledges the need for equal access to higher education. There is no direct or indirect discrimination during the admission procedure or the study period. Students with specific educational needs (learning disabilities, physical and sensory handicap, chronic somatic diseases, autism spectrum disorders, impaired communication abilities, mental illness) can find help and counselling at Lifelong Learning Institute of Brno University of Technology. This issue is dealt with in detail in Rector's Guideline No. 11/2017 "Applicants and Students with Specific Needs at BUT". Furthermore, in Rector's Guideline No 71/2017 "Accommodation and Social Scholarship“ students can find information on a system of social scholarships.
What degree programme types may have preceded
The doctoral study programme in Design and Process Engineering is focused on providing the highest level of tertiary education and is a continuation of the follow-up Master's study programme in Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor's study programme in Mechanical Engineering, which are currently accredited and implemented at FME BUT. Graduates of other study programmes interested in studying in the Design and Process Engineering doctoral study programme must prove their level of knowledge corresponding to the above-mentioned study programmes.