Course detail

Doctoral seminar II (PST)

FAST-DH02Acad. year: 2018/2019

Systematic study of the newest scientific knowledge, analysis of specifically aimed issues and deepening of theoretical knowledge with support and supervision of a supervisor or even external supervisors from the other research workplaces of the faculty, university or external research teams. Defining of simulation or experimental parts of a concrete technical focus of the thesis topic. Gradually increasing publication activity and presentation of students’ creative works. Drawing up a student semestral plan comprising his attendance at home or foreign conferences, congresses, conventions etc. in order to obtain the newest information and new contacts. Systematic development of their own customs and acquirement of the research methodology. In the framework of the doctoral seminar students can use knowledge and experience gained during a long term stay in foreign universities or research workplaces. Students will be supervised to collaborate with the building practise and research institutions and will participate in solving partial issues of research-development projects.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of building construction study programme. Experience is an advantage.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. – 13. Week: Seeking and studying technical sources in terms of a subject area chosen (theoretical, practical and research experience). Submission of a project (recommended in cooperation with another second year PhD student of similar research background). Publications. Attendance at conferences, congresses etc.


In these doctoral seminars, guided by a supervisor, students gain more needed knowledge of the theory and technical information from the selected areas of the subject field of building construction connected with a topic of the future dissertation thesis. By means of this the conditions are set for students to let them acquire the theory on their own and gradually make preconditions for their individual creative and scientific works. Obtained knowledge will be a student’s initial materials for working up an essay as a part of his doctoral thesis and it is also a part of the doctoral exam.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer