Course Details

Doctoral seminar 5 (PST)

DHA074 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-S compulsory Summer Semester 3rd year 14 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-S compulsory Summer Semester 3rd year 14 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-S compulsory Summer Semester 3rd year 14 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-S compulsory Summer Semester 3rd year 14 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. Students will learn to test theoretical assumptions using simulations or experiments, learn how to evaluate experiments and discuss their results. 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 fill in and deepen more knowledge of the theory and technical information from the selected areas of issues that are closely relating to the selected topic and technical aims of the future dissertation thesis. On the basis of an analysis of gained knowledge and skills they carry out experiments, evaluate and process their own gained outcomes. Students prepare theoretically defendable conclusions that will be formulated and presented to the expert public. In the final phase of the study students are provided with real conditions for working their thesis up which brings new information in a discipline of their interest.

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. Work on the theoretical part of the doctoral thesis. Provision of practical support to a project being conducted by a doctoral student in the 2nd year of the DSP with a related doctoral thesis topic. Performance of experiments and/or simulations. 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. Submission of the final report from the project.