The PhD study programme (DSP) is designed for university graduates who have completed their studies by the required state final examination in the MSc-degree programme in a field to which the DSP is a follow-up or a closely related field. The DSP basic objective is to acquire and prove the ability of independent scientific work in the given field of science by working up and defending a dissertation, by publications and by other forms of presentation of one´s own reserach activities, including passing all the required examinations and the State Doctoral Examination.
The DSP graduates are conferred upon the academic degree of ´doctor´ (abbreviated as Ph.D. and used behind the family name).
The doctoral studies can be taken at the CULS Faculty of Engineering in five accredited areas in either on-campus or combined forms. The admission procedures take place each spring and the studies commence each 1 October, i.e. in the following academic year. Currently there are about 80 students in the dostoral studies at CULS Technical Faculty.
Names of the accredited study areas and the graduates´ characteristics:
The graduate characteristics: The graduate has knowledge and experience in research, development, installation and application of energy resources, observation of the measured production and technology demands of energy in the agri-food enterprises. The graduate can optimize operation of production equipment and use renewable and secondary sources of energy.
- Quality and Dependability of Machines and Equipment
The graduate characteristics: The graduate has deep knowledge and skills in the field of quality and dependability management with a particular focus on failure rate, upkeep and maintenance provision, diagnostics and repair of machines and equipment including logistic support of machinery purchase, production and distribution with a particular focus on maintenance and spare parts logistics.
- Marketing of Machines and Technical Systems
The graduate characteristics:
The graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills in the field of research, development, designing and optimization of production factors in production systems based upon the use of the technical production equipment and will have deepened the knowledge and skills in economics, management and marketing of machinery and technical systems.
- Engineering of Agricultural Technological Systems
The graduate characteristics: The graduate has deep knowledge in general theory of machinery and equipment applied in agriculture and in related engineering fields. The knowledge will develop standard engineering approaches particularly in the field of sensorical methods, communication techniques, computer technology and data processing together with results observed thereby.
- Technology and Production Processes
The graduate characteristics: The graduate has deep knowledge in the field of technologies and mechanized processes in agricultural and forestry businesses, in transport, handling and storing in processing industry linked with primary production. The graduate has also acquired scientific knowledge of environmental technical problems and waste processing.