Course Details

Doctoral seminar 1 (GAK)

Academic Year 2023/24

DEA053 course is part of 4 study plans

DPC-GK Winter Semester 1st year

DPA-GK Winter Semester 1st year

DKC-GK Winter Semester 1st year

DKA-GK Winter Semester 1st year

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



The aim of the course is to ensure the smooth fulfillment of the individual study plan, updating of dissertation work, flexible response to changes in study conditions and motivation of the student to meet the deadlines of the individual phases of study.


Subject-specific 'added value' in skills, knowledge and competences acquired through the study of subjects. Smooth and continuous fulfilment of the tasks of the doctoral study programme. 


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

Language of instruction



4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

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

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

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, compulsory


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).