Course Details

Doctoral seminar 1 (GAK)

DEA053 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-GK compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-GK compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-GK compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-GK compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Study, and the acquisition and processing of current knowledge connected with the issues of the chosen topic from the field of specialization of programme geodesy and cartography with support from a supervisor, possibly with the aid of a supervisor who is a specialist in his or her field, or with the support of experts from the following institutions: - the Faculty (for instance, from the AdMaS research centre operated by the Faculty), - VUT, - or external research and development institutions. The performance of simulations or experiments related to the topic area of the doctoral thesis. Publication and presentation of the outputs of creative activities. The formulation of a semester plan of visits to professional and scientific events (seminars, workshops, conferences, congresses) and potentially study or professional stays at foreign scientific and academic institutions. Work on publishable outputs (contributions to proceedings, articles for professional or scientific journals). Regarding creative activities, it is advantageous to cooperate with industry or scientific institutions directly while working on projects.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Viliam Vatrt, DrSc.


Institute of Geodesy

Learning outcomes

The aim of subject is permanent leading of graduant during scientific activities and creation of components doctor thesis. Output is regular conclusion of study, i.e. doctor thesis defense.


Knowledges of university graduate in geodesy and cartography specialization. Practice is benefit.


Supervisor determines for concrete theme of doctor thesis.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in relevant article of VUT Rules for Studies and Examinations, especially LMS Moodle, consultation, self-study, excursions, preparation of project activities, preparation for methods of presentations .

Forms and criteria of assessment

For obtaining of credit it is necessary to fulfill the schedule of practical courses of subject (see below).

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1.–13. The student seeks and studies the specialised background materials with which familiarity is necessary before producing theoretical, practical and scientific outputs in the studied topic area. Definition of the scientific contribution of the doctoral student with regard to the given issue. Production of the supporting materials required for the submission of a project proposal (it is recommended that this be carried out in cooperation with a doctoral student from the 2nd year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic).