Course Details

Doctoral Seminar 4 (KDS)

Academic Year 2023/24

DOA041 course is part of 4 study plans

DPC-K Winter Semester 3rd year

DPA-K Winter Semester 3rd year

DKC-K Winter Semester 3rd year

DKA-K Winter Semester 3rd year

Obtaining, studying and elaborating current knowledge of the problematics of selected theme of the specialization of study programme Structural and Transport Engineering, supported by the supervisor and supervisors - specialists from other professional and scientific workplaces of the faculty (e.g. faculty research centre AdMaS), university, and extracurricular scientific and research workplaces. Defining simulation or experimental parts in the field of the theme of dissertation thesis. Publication and presentation of the outputs of the scientific, research and development activities - elaboration of the papers in conference proceedings and professional and scientific journals. Preparation of the semester plan of the participation in professional events (seminars, conferences, congresses) and study or professional stays at forign scientific and academic workplaces. Co-operation with the practice directly within the frame of the projects 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.


Knowledge at the level of a graduate student of the study programme Structural and Transport Engineering. Practice 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


1. - 13. Elaboration of the practical part of doctoral thesis for the doctoral exam. Elaboration of the results of the first project (in co-operation with the doctoral student of the 3-rd study year solving near or related topic of the dissertation). Support of submitting the 2-nd project proposal of the doctoral student of the 1-st study year solving the near or related topic of the dissertation. Elaboration of the presentation of the obtained results in the field of the topic of dissertation, the idea about the outputs and their practical and scientific benefit. Publication activities - elaboration of professional/scientific conference paper, article in professional/scientific reviewed journal. Participation in professional events.