PhD in Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Brno University of Technology

Program Description

PhD in Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Brno University of Technology

Chemistry, Technology, and Properties of Materials

Abbreviation: DPAP_CHM_4

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Academic year: 2017/2018

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements:

We expect knowledge of basic chemical, physical and physically-chemical concepts and principles to the extent specified for the comprehensive MA exam in chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Brno University of Technology, eventually at other similarly focused BUT faculties or other university faculties. Other requirements: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good results in the previous study (better than average grade of 2).

Profile of the programme:

Professionally oriented.

The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties.

The study also includes the principles of testing and measuring methods that will qualify the students both for the positions of technology team supervisors in chemical plants and work in the basic and applied research, research and development institutes involved in the testing of physically-chemical characteristics of substances and also in companies focused on the production of novel , perspective materials. This is what the domestic and international internships are aimed for.

The teaching load in seminars provides the doctoral students with the basic experience and contacts with students and qualify them for the future secondary and post-secondary teaching positions.

Key learning outcomes:

The graduates in the DSP of technology and material properties are able to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving and attempt its confirmation on an experimental or theoretical level. Critical evaluation of published scientific information and the ability to communicate in English - both verbally and in written form, makes an integral part of the study.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:

The graduates of the specialization chemistry, technology, and material properties possess both experimental and theoretical knowledge in the field of material structures and their properties. They are well founded in a number of theoretical methods for the characterization of materials and their practical applications (a lot of information is gained during internships at foreign universities).

These internships also improve their language skills. The appropriate choice of subjects makes the students familiar with the theoretical grounds of the specialization. The graduates are also experienced to transfer the information and to present the results at conferences and professional seminars delivered both in the Czech and English language.

Doctoral students are also encouraged to think independently and creatively and to assume technological foresight, allowing them to solve technological problems in a number of operations. The modern conception of the specialization based on the current state and needs of the chemical, electronic and consumer goods industries makes the graduates qualified both for the industrial sector and applied and basic research. The graduate also possesses the basic knowledge of chemistry and physics.

The general basis is extended by special courses that include, for example, the progress of chemistry and physics, nanotechnology, the use of secondary raw materials, bioengineering and the use of chemical and physical laws in the areas of inorganic and organic compounds.

Graduation requirements: final state examination, doctoral thesis

Mode of study: full-time study

Programme supervisor: prof. Ing. Martin Weiter, Ph.D.


This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
4 years
Full time
7,000 EUR
Czech Republic - Brno, South Moravian Region
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