The aim of the Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering is to lead students to independent research and to provide them the appropriate qualifications. Every study programme is organized in a full-time (internal) or a part-time (external) mode of study.
Standard length of a full-time study course is four years. The maximum length of (a part-time) study course is seven years. Graduates are awarded a PhD title (a Doctorate, „doktor“ in Czech).
Doctoral studies are presumed for university graduates who have achieved a level of study corresponding to MSc. For applying you need a nostrification of your degree.
In order to be able to assess the student´s previous study results, the Faculty requires a copy of the diploma testifying to previously attained education and a list of courses passed during their university studies with corresponding marks to be attached to the application form. Based on these materials, the Faculty verifies whether the applicant qualifies for the pertinent branch of the Doctoral Degree Program.
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PhD students design their own individual plan of study that must list four courses suggested by the supervisor. These courses are compulsory. In addition, optional courses may be added to the plan upon the supervisor´s recommendation. During the initial two years of study, doctoral students attend lectures selected by their supervisors.
PhD students prepare for the State Doctoral Examination that is to test the scope and quality of the students´ knowledge within the entire specialization and their ability to acquire and implement new knowledge creatively. This examination has to be passed within four years from entering the Doctoral Degree Program. At this exam, doctoral degree students are expected to prove their professional theoretical knowledge covering their entire specialization. In order to be able to achieve this goal, they must prepare for this examination throughout the whole period of their study.
Furthermore, PhD students must defend their doctoral thesis. At the beginning of their study, doctoral students select the subject specification for their doctoral thesis and centre their research activities around it.
PhD students must submit their doctoral thesis within the period not exceeding seven years after their registration for study. Thereafter the defense of the doctoral thesis will not exceed seven years.
The Doctoral Degree Program can be studied either in Czech or in English. The form of the Doctoral Degree Program study can be either full-time or part-time.
The responsibility of part-time PhD students to study and pass examinations is equal to that of full-time students. However, part-time students take compulsory consultations instead of attending lectures in the semester time. The PhD student´s supervisor determines the number of compulsory consultations per semester. In contrast to full-time PhD students, part-time PhD. students have no responsibilities at their departments.
The Faculty of Chemical Engineering accepts PhD students on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year; it is essential when making your application for doctoral studies that you find an advisor who will guide you through the entire period of your PhD studies.
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