PhD Studies

The doctoral study programme Computer Science and Engineering is focused on scientific research and individual creative work in the field of computer science, computer engineering, and information technologies. Scientific research and creative activities of students are conducted primarily within the scope of international and national projects as well as University grant scheme for specific University research.

The main research fields, in which Department of Computer Science and Engineering organizes doctoral studies, are the following:

The studies aim at mastering research methods and acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for independent research and its creative applications. An individual study plan thus comprises at least three courses relevant to a specific research topic, which are terminated by an examination. Further, students must prove their foreign-language competences either by an examination or a foreign-language conference presentation. If possible, an integral part of the studies are stays abroad or conference talks abroad (Socrates or Free Movers programmes, individual trips). By the state doctoral examination and consequently by the final defence of his/her dissertation, every doctoral student proves his/her practical and theoretical knowledge, understanding of basic methods of scientific work, and proficiency in adopting new scientific findings, evaluating them, and creatively applying them.

A doctoral student is expected to take part in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses (supervising practicals in the scope of 2 to 4 teaching hours weekly). As for the research area, it is common that a student presents at least one reviewed publication on the relevant topic each year, either as a talk on an international conference or as a journal paper in a scientific journal. Before submitting a dissertation, at least two reviewed on-topic articles must have been published abroad.

More information for applicants including the research topics offered and the admission process is available on the faculty Web pages.