Course Details

Doctoral seminar III (KDS)

Academic Year 2023/24

DO03 course is part of 2 study plans

D-P-C-SI (N) / KDS Summer Semester 2nd year

D-K-C-SI (N) / KDS Summer Semester 2nd year

Research and acquiring contemporary knowledge from chosen area of Constructions and Traffic Structures with supervisor’s support and help of tutors from another professional and scientific departments and extracurricular research institutes. Definition of theoretical or experimental parts in his/her dissertation subject area. Publication and presentation of student’s creative activity outputs. Arrangement of the semester plan of seminars, conferences and congresses attendance and study or professional stays at foreign scientific and academic institutes. Advantage of cooperation with professional practice during the project solution.

Course Guarantor



During the doctoral seminar, doctoral candidate acquires further theoretical and professional knowledge under supervision based on selected areas of Constructions and Traffic Structures especially Z1: Mechanics of load bearing structures, Z2: Concrete and masonry structures, Z3: Steel, timber and composite structures, Z4: Geotechnics, Z5: Experimental engineering and building testing, Z6: Road structures, Z7: Railway structures and constructions, related to his/her dissertation. Thereby, the prerequisites for his/her independent theoretical and creative scientific training are formed, which serves as a base for his/her dissertation thesis processing.


1. – 13. week: Working of theoretical part of thesis proposition. Preparation of working of the first research design (in conjunction with the third year postgraduate student with similar subject), support of submission of the second research design of the first year postgraduate student with similar subject. Publications. Implication in professional actions.


Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of construction and traffic structures study programme. Practise is an advantage.

Language of instruction



8 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, 6 hours/week, compulsory