Course Details

Doctoral seminar 2 (PST)

DHA070 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-S compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-S compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-S compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-S compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 8 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 Building Constructions 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), - BUT, - 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. Miloslav Novotný, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to acquire further theoretical and specialized knowledge from selected areas of the subject within the studied field related to the topic of the student's future dissertation work and to acquire the methodology of scientific work and to deepen the research activity. Under the supervision of a supervisor, the student learns to critically analyze the relevant professional literature and work with it, learns to cite sources and to elaborate a detailed research on the topic of the doctoral thesis. The student learns to discuss professional problems and defends his / her views in the discussion. The aim is also gradual increase of publishing activity and presentation of the student's own recherché activity. The aim is also gradual involvement of the student in the participation in solving partial problems of scientific research projects, cooperation with building practice as well as with scientific institutions.

Prerequisites

Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of building construction study programme.

Corequisites

Basic knowledge of roofing construction and engineering buildings thermal and acoustic properties of building materials in the building envelope construction.

Planned educational 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.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Individual work of the student is elaborated in the form of a scientific seminar work of approximately 30 pages, which is continuously consulted with the supervisor during the seminar. With a detailed exercise program as well as conditions and requirements for granting the credit, students are introduced at the beginning of the semester.

Objective

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 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.

Practice

6 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. 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). Publishing activities (e.g. work on a contribution to a specialised conference, or work on an article for a specialised journal). Participation in professional or scientific events.