Doctoral Degree Programme
Information Technology

Abbreviation:IT-PHD-3
Study length: 3 years
Title awarded: Ph.D.
Code: P2646
Mode of study: full-time, combined
The principles of checking the study results: Examinations
 
Fields of study:
Abbrv.NameLanguage of
Instruction
Status
DIT3Information Technologyczechclosed
 
Study targets:
The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of information technology, including especially the areas of information systems, computer-based systems and computer networks, computer graphics and multimedia, and intelligent systems. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work.
 
The knowledge and other presumptions that must be fulfilled by a candidate to be accepted for studies:
A student may be admitted to the doctoral study programme provided that he/she graduated from an MSc study programme from the area of computer science and engineering and provided that he/she passes an entrance examination. In order to be able to successfully pass the entrance examination, the student is required to select a theme of his/her future dissertation thesis from among of those offered by the faculty, to have an outstanding knowledge of the theory and applications related to the chosen theme, to have skills for scientific work, to have good English language skills, and to obtain an approval from his/her future supervisor.
 
The conditions that must be fulfilled by a student during the study period and when finishing the studies:
The requirements that the doctoral students have to fulfil are given by their individual study plans, which specify the courses that they have to complete, their presupposed study visits and active participation at scientific conferences, and their minimum pedagogical activities within the BSc and MSc study programmes of the faculty. A successful completion of the doctoral studies is conditional on the following:
  • The student has to pass a doctoral state examination within which he/she has to prove a deep knowledge of methodologies, theories, and their applications in accordance with the state of the art in the areas of science that are given by the courses included in his/her individual study programme and by the theme of his/her future dissertation thesis. The doctoral state examination also encompasses an evaluation of the presumed goals of the future dissertation thesis of the student, of the chosen solution method, and of the so far obtained original results.
  • The student has further to prepare and defend his dissertation thesis.
 
Seasons during the standard study period in weeks:
Semester1st W1st S2nd W2nd S3rd W3rd STotal
Teaching period13131313131378
Examination555   15
Professional practice      0
Vacation21221221242
 
The rules for including courses into the curriculum:
The rules are determined by the directions of the dean for preparing the individual study plan of a doctoral student. They specify the total number of courses a student has to complete, their mapping into particular semesters, and the minimum number of courses of the theoretical background. The selection of courses for a particular student is to be based on the theme of his/her future dissertation thesis and it is to be approved by the board of the branch.
 
A brief description of evaluation principles:
The way and conditions of evaluation are specified in detail in the Study Rules of the Brno University of Technology, and they include an annual check of the studies of a student and an evaluation of the student by his/her supervisor and by the board of the branch. When completing the courses of the individual study plan of a student, the examinations are evaluated using ECTS scale with six values (excellent 1A, very good 2B, good 2C, satisfactory 3D, sufficient 3E, failed 4F). State examinations are evaluated using a two valued scale (passed, failed).
 
Availability of literature:
The library at FIT has a variety of literature at disposal, including more than 9500 library items and 55 journals. The stock of the library, besides Czech and foreign books and journals, includes unique foreign literature of prominent world publishers (Springer, Kluwer, Academic Press, O'Reilly etc.). The library at FIT subscribes periodically to quality foreign journals (ACM, IEEE Computer Society, Elsevier, IBM and so on). A scope of BUT network users also have access to specialized databases (ACM Digital Library, IEEE Computer Sciences Digital Library, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Safari Tech Books Online etc.). The total sum for the purchasing of books and journals per year is 1 to 1,5 mil. CZK, partially financed from grants; i.e. in 2002 project FRVŠ (FR 1833/2002/F1), was resolved and within the framework of this project the basic study literature for doctoral study program was replenished. From academic year 2007/2008 the library at FIT will be located in a new reconstructed historic place on 688 m2 area. In the whole part of the library at FIT there will be a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology installed.
 
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