Course Details

Doctoral seminar 4 (PST)

DHA073 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-S compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-S compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-S compulsory Winter Semester 3rd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-S compulsory Winter Semester 3rd 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 gain more needed theoretical and professional knowledge from selected areas of the subject within the studied field related to the topic of the future dissertation thesis and to acquire the methodology of the scientific work. Guided by the supervisor, the student specify the definition of the narrow topic of his / her future dissertation. Students will learn to test theoretical assumptions using simulations or experiments. The aim is also gradual increase of publishing activity and presentation of the student's own creative activity and 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, knowledge of grounding of the methodology of the scientific work. Previous participation on foreign traineeship is an advantage.

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 works on the practical part of their doctoral thesis for the State Doctoral Examination while working on his/her first project (in cooperation with a doctoral student from the 3rd year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic). Provision of support to a doctoral student from the 1st year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic in connection with the submission of his/her second project proposal. Preparation of a presentation of results the student has achieved in the research area of his/her doctoral thesis. The student develops a conception of the outputs of his/her project and the contribution of those outputs to industry and areas of science. Publishing activities (e.g. work on a contribution to a professional/scientific conference, or work on an article for a specialised/peer-reviewed journal). Participation in professional or scientific events.