Courses of doctoral study
Courses:PhD study since 2020. (these courses are to some extent valid for students transferred to newly accredited specializations from spring 2020)
PhD study since 2014 - alteration 2018.
In general:Total amount of credits for 8-semester's doctoral degree is 240 credits.
Students who have started their doctoral studies since the spring term 2020 are obliged to have at least one month of internships abroad.
Courses are divided into required and optional. Some courses can be enrolled repeatedly. Enrolment in semester.
PhD students are involved in the activities of the faculty departments, in particular participation in scientific and educational tasks and activities as agreed with the supervisor and head of the department. Key part is also student's activities in research laboratories.
Supervision on examinations and tests is recorded (required minimum of 10 hours per semester - form Records of assistance to be passed to Office for doctoral and international studies).
Responsibility of students is to meet all the requirements defined by individual study plan (framework), which is approved by the Specialist Board. Student will drawn it up with his/her supervisor before the beginning of the 1st semester. This plan includes the study phases, the dates for the examinations and tasks related to publishing in professional journals. Study plan is specified and added to the annual plan, which may be changed with the approval of supervisor and the Head of the Doctoral Board. Fulfilment of that plan is controlled and evaluated by the Doctoral Board in cooperation with the supervisor.
Necessary prerequisites for the dissertation thesis defense:
- successful passing the state doctoral exam, which includes the defense of thesis proposal,
- at least two reviewed publications in English - the absolute minimum are two publications in non-predatory journals with IF or in standard sessions of refereed conferences of rank B or higher. The condition is that the student has published (or got accepted for publication) at least two refereed research publications on a high-quality international forum. According to the common international standards in computer science, we accept as a high-quality publication not only research papers in journals with a good impact factor, but also (and primarily!) refereed research contributions at international conferences that are recognized as high-quality by some of the established international CS conference rankings (such as CORE rank B or higher). Note that the lower bound of two high-quality publications is only the bare minimum (and the number of publications for a typical doctoral dissertation is higher than that) and, depending on the actual situation, more publications could be required in individual cases; e.g., when the student’s share of the publications is not major or when none of the publications is of top quality.
- other condition for the student is to prove sufficient international experience (see Internship abroad), in the form of a research internship at a foreign institution in the combined duration of at least one month or, in special cases, in the form of a provable intense international research collaboration.
- obtaining at least 240 credits, of which minimum 238 credits for completion of required courses, of which 215 credits for course DINDIV.
On the basis of passing the state doctoral examination and successful phd thesis defense graduates are awarded with the academic degree Ph.D.