Form of study: full-time or distance
Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)
Admission procedure: general information about the admission procedure can be find on Doctoral Admission Procedures
The condition for admission to the doctoral study programme of the FEM CZU Prague is the successful passing of the entrance examination and the proper completion of the Master's degree programme.
The entrance exam consists of:
- professional debate assessing the prerequisites for independent scientific and research activities and knowledge of the field based on the applicant's own creative work;
- an oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second world language;
- student’s university outcome assessment - The average of the classification of all subjects in the master's degree, or in the last two years in the case of a five-year degree course.
Profile of the graduate
Graduate of Doctoral degree in Systems Engineering and Informatics will gain knowledge, skills and experience that will enable independent professional and scientific work as well as high ability to implement theoretical results of the area of Systems Sciences, Mathematical and statistical modelling, Project management, Information systems, Information management and Economic informatics. He/she will master general methods of scientific work, gain theoretical knowledge in the chosen field at a level that will enable the application of these results in the economics, management theory, or other technical or social areas. He/she will also be able to acquaint the professional public with the results of his/her work and train qualified specialists in application primarily for economic problems and management of organizations.
Graduates will be able to work especially in the following positions:
- Independent researcher in academic institutions or in institutions involved in scientific research;
- Knowledge engineer;
- Systems integrator;
- Senior analyst and consultant;
- Analyst and designer of intelligent solutions for precision agriculture.
Goals of the study programme
The aim of the doctoral study programme System Engineering and Informatics (DSP SYEI) is to develop students' ability to work independently as well as team-based scientific and scientific work, to support the study of demanding scientific and professional literature and to teach them to apply the results achieved in practice. The aim is that the graduate of the study is an expert highly competent especially in the areas of:
- General methodology and methods of professional and scientific work;
- Creative work in an interdisciplinary work teams, systems thinking and thinking to solve problems in different areas of human activity;
- Systems Theory and applied Systems Sciences, mathematical and statistical modeling and simulations;
- Data analysis and processing to address well structured, partially structured and unstructured problems;
- Applied Informatics, Artificial Intelligence Methods and Big Data Processing;
Concept of study
The study programme is for four years, which creates sufficient time for research of students and for the preparation of a quality dissertation. Great emphasis in the concept of study is on research work of PhD students. The number and structure of basic compulsory examinations is adapted to this. In addition to an English exam, a PhD student must pass two compulsory subjects that are linked to the subject profile. Additional study and research responsibilities can be tailored to the student's needs within the Credit System, either more examinations or more publications (beyond basic responsibilities). This approach will enable students to concentrate their potential on research leading to the development of a high-quality dissertation.