Degree Programme Details
Level of Education: Doctoral
Title Awarded: Ph.D.
Length of Study: 4 years
Form of Study: combined
Programme Profile: academically oriented
Fields of Education: Informatics
Tuition Fees: 4000 EUR/academic year for EU students, 4000 EUR/academic year for non-EU students
Accreditation: 8. 12. 2020 - 8. 12. 2030
The goal of the doctoral degree programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the master degree programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of computer science and information technology, including especially the areas of information systems, computer-based systems and computer networks, computer graphics and multimedia, and intelligent systems. The education obtained within this degree programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work.
- Graduates from the doctoral study programme are trained to independently work in research, development, or management.
- They are able to solve and/or to lead teams solving advanced conceptual, research, development, or production problems in the area of contemporary information technology and its applications.
- They can be engaged to work on creative tasks, to lead research and development teams, or to work in management of companies or organizations whenever there are required abilities to work in an independent and creative way, to analyze complex problems, and to propose and realize new and original solutions. Graduates from the doctoral study programme can also teach and/or scientifically work at universities.
FIT graduates in general and FIT doctoral graduates in particular do not have a problem finding employment at scientific, pedagogical or management positions both in Czech Republic and abroad.
- FIT graduates of the doctoral study are capable of independent scientific, research and management work in the field of Informatics, Computer Technology and Information Technologies. Graduates are ready to solve challenging conceptual, research and development problems. They can independently conduct research, development and production in the field of modern information technology.
- Typically, they work as creative workers at top scientific research workplaces, as leaders of research and development teams and in scientific and pedagogical work at universities. Graduates of this program are also employed in higher functional positions of larger institutions and companies, where the ability to work independently, analyze complex problems and design and implement new, original solutions is required.
- And, last but not least, graduates typically continue as so-called "postdoc" in their academic careers in Czech Republic or abroad.
Students may be admitted to the doctoral degree programme provided that they graduated from a master degree programme from the area of computer science and engineering and provided that they passed an entrance examination. In order to be able to successfully pass the entrance examination, the students are required to select a theme of their future dissertation thesis from among of those offered by the faculty, to have an outstanding knowledge of the theory and applications related to the chosen theme, to have skills for scientific work, to have good English language skills, and to obtain an approval from their future supervisor.
The requirements that the doctoral students have to fulfil are given by their individual study plans, which specify the courses that they have to complete, their presupposed study visits and active participation at scientific conferences, and their minimum pedagogical activities within the bachelor and master degree programmes of the faculty. A successful completion of the doctoral studies is conditional on the following:
- The student has to pass a doctoral state examination within which he/she has to prove a deep knowledge of methodologies, theories, and their applications in accordance with the state of the art in the areas of science that are given by the courses included in his/her individual study plan and by the theme of his/her future dissertation thesis. The doctoral state examination also encompasses an evaluation of the presumed goals of the future dissertation thesis of the student, of the chosen solution method, and of the so far obtained original results.
- The student has further to prepare and defend his dissertation thesis.
The rules are determined by the directions of the dean for preparing the individual study plan of a doctoral student. The plan is to be based on the theme of his/her future dissertation thesis and it is to be approved by the board of the branch.
- obligatory doctoral study programme Courses, the total number of courses a student has to complete and their mapping into particular semesters.
- a Research Plan Content (brief descrition of research content - focuse at the intended research area and the doctoral thesis topic
- a Research Plan ( list of research activities focused at the intended research area and the doctoral thesis topic - conferences and seminars to be attended , work to be published)
- teaching duty according to BUT study rules and regulations
- doctoral study schedule
There is no prescribed professional practice outside the university in this doctoral study programme. Within the framework of full-time study, the student completes pedagogical practice within the scope prescribed by the decision of the dean The scope of pedagogical practice of full-time doctoral students in the academic year. The content of this practice is pedagogical activity close to the topic of the student's dissertation. Other duties of the student include the annual presentation of the results achieved in the dissertation debate, where the student reports on the state of development of his/her dissertation at the Institute and is evaluated by the supervisor and the authorized members of the departmental board. At the end of each academic year, the student submits a report on the activities of the academic year and a refined plan of activities for the following year.
The student demonstrates a deep theoretical knowledge in the field, including the methodological foundations of scientific work, taking into account the courses taken during the doctoral studies and the topic of the dissertation. The dissertation, which is one of the documents for the state doctoral examination, is prepared on the basis of the recommendations set by the Board of Studies. It contains a critical assessment of the state of current knowledge, a definition of the expected objectives of the dissertation, the characteristics of the chosen methods of solution, an overview of the doctoral student's previous activities and a research plan.
Thus, in addition to verifying theoretical and specialised knowledge in the field of the dissertation topic, the state doctoral examination verifies, in particular, a clear statement of the dissertation objectives and a feasible procedure that will lead to their achievement within the planned time.
Automata in Decision Procedures and Performance Analysis
Addressing Issues in Research on Packet Classification in Core Networks
Automated Design Methodology for Approximate Low-Power Circuits
Privacy Protection on Mobile Devices
Automated Multi-Objective Parallel Evolutionary Circuit Design and Approximation
Lawful Interception: Identity Detection.
Camera Pose Estimation from Lines using Direct Linear Transformation
Formal Models of Distributed Computation
Scalable Multisensor 3D Reconstruction Framework
Semi-Supervised Training of Deep Neural Networks for Speech Recognition
The campus library (https://www.fit.vut.cz/units/library/#about) provides a sufficient amount of specialist literature and the library collection is regularly updated. Course guardians regularly communicate with the library for updates and additions to the library collection to ensure that the library collection meets the needs of teaching and research activities at FIT. Further information on the FIT library (number of library units, etc.) has already been given earlier. The faculty, as part of the BUT, also has excellent access to specialist literature in electronic form:
A study advisor is available to students at all times, primarily to provide the information necessary for creating and possibly updating the study plan, selecting courses, choosing a foreign internship and dealing with emergency situations. Each student has access to information about his/her study obligations and results in the FIT study information system.
Students also use the BUT e-learning portal, which uses the Moodle system. Through this portal, students can obtain information about courses implemented at other faculties of the BUT.
FIT emphasizes not only the availability of information, but also the availability of spaces and facilities in which students can study these materials. In addition to the digital library of the BUT, which provides access to virtually all relevant journals in electronic form, the well-equipped faculty library of the FIT, which covers an area of 668 m2, offers students approximately 21,000 library units, 57 journal titles, 100 study seats, 100 PC seats, 2 seminar rooms and reprographic services (http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/lib). The library provides superior opening hours (specifically, the library is open 41 hours, plus an additional 16 hours in the study room), which sensitively reflects the needs of students during the academic year.
Brno university of technology provides studies for persons with health disabilities according to section 21 par. 1 e) of the Act no. 111/1998, about universities and about the change and supplementing other laws (Higher Education Act) as amended, and according to the requirements in this field arising from Government Regulation No. 274/2016 Coll., on standards for accreditation in higher education, provides services for study applicants and students with specific needs within the scope and in form corresponding with the specification stated in Annex III to Rules for allocation of a financial contribution and funding for public universities by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, specifying financing additional costs of studies for students with specific needs.
Services for students with specific needs at BUT are carried out through the activities of specialized workplace - Alfons counselling center, which is a part of BUT Lifelong Learning Institute - Student counselling section.
Counselling center activities and rules for making studies accessible are guaranteed by the university through a valid Rector's directive 11/2017 concerning the status of study applicants and students with specific needs at BUT. This internal standard guarantees minimal stadards of provided services.
Services of the counselling center are offered to all study applicants and students with any and all types of health disabilities stated in the Methodological standard of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The study programme builds on both the ongoing follow-up Master's programme in Information Technology and the new follow-up Master's programme in Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Students can also, according to their needs and outside their formalized studies, take courses and trainings related to the methodology of scientific work, publishing and citation skills, ethics, pedagogy and soft skills organized by BUT or other institutions.
|1.||Sekanina Lukáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D.||UPSY FIT VUT||chairman|
|2.||Černocký Jan, prof. Dr. Ing.||UPGM FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|3.||Češka Milan, prof. RNDr., CSc.||UITS FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|4.||Herout Adam, prof. Ing., Ph.D.||UPGM FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|5.||Honzík Jan M., prof. Ing., CSc.||UIFS FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|6.||Hruška Tomáš, prof. Ing., CSc.||UIFS FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|7.||Kořenek Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.||UPSY FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|8.||Meduna Alexandr, prof. RNDr., CSc.||UIFS FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|9.||Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing.||UREL FEKT VUT||councillor internal|
|10.||Šlapal Josef, prof. RNDr., CSc.||UM OADM FSI VUT||councillor internal|
|11.||Václavek Pavel, prof. Ing., Ph.D.||UAMT FEKT VUT||councillor internal|
|12.||Vojnar Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D.||UITS FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|13.||Zemčík Pavel, prof. Dr. Ing., dr. h. c.||UPGM FIT VUT||councillor internal|
|14.||Barnat Jiří, prof.,RNDr., Ph.D.||FI MUNI||councillor external|
|15.||Sochor Jiří, prof. Ing., CSc.||FI MUNI||councillor external|
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|JAD||Ph.D. Test of English||0||CEA||Ex||FIT|
|JAD||Ph.D. Test of English||0||CE||Ex||FIT|
|ATND||Advanced Topics in Neuroimaging||0||CE||Ex||FIT|
|JA6D||English for PhD Students *)||0||CEA||Ex||FIT|
|BID||Information System Security and Cryptography||0||CEO||Ex||FIT|
|EUD||Evolutionary and neural hardware||0||CEO||Ex||FIT|
|MAD||Selected Chapters on Mathematics||0||CEO||Ex||FIT|
|SOD||Fault Tolerant Systems||0||CEO||Ex||FIT|
|VPD||Selected Topics of Information Systems||0||CEO||Ex||FIT|
|KRD||Classification and recognition||0||CET||Ex||FIT|
|TAD||Theory and Applications of Petri Nets||0||CET||Ex||FIT|
|TKD||Category Theory in Computer Science||0||CET||Ex||FIT|
|VND||Higly Sophisticated Computations||0||CET||Ex||FIT|
Duty: C - compulsory, CEx - compulsory-elective group x, R - recommended, E - elective
|Abbrv||Min. courses||Max. courses||Min.cred||Over as||Courses||Title|
|A||1-4||1-4||BAN4||E||JA6D, JAD||English exam|
|O||0||9||0||E||ASD, BID, DPC-TK1, EUD, EVD, FAD, ISD, IV108, MAD, MSD, MZD, ORID, PBD, PDD, PGD, PND, SOD, TJD, VPD, ZPD||Professional course|
|T||1||9||0||E||APD, DPC-MA1, KRD, MID, MLD, MMD, OPD, RGD, TAD, TID, TKD, VND||Theoretical course|