Courses Description

The PhD student participates in classes in the following categories:

  1. Basic subjects of the chosen specialisation. The basic subjects are the subjects that are essential for suggesting well-justified solutions in the field of architectures. These subjects are of an agnostic nature, independent of technological solutions.
  2. Specialist subjects. These subjects are optional, which means students may choose subjects from the list. The student’s choice of specialist subjects and their form should be consulted with their scientific coordinator (supervisor). We differentiate two types of subjects:
    • Monographic lectures, presenting the latest scientific solutions in a narrow area of knowledge,
    • Lectures on new information technologies and novel IT solutions. It is planned that lecturers in this group will be experts from the IT sector.
  3. Subjects that support scientific research (vocational). These subjects are intended to prepare PhD students to conduct scientific research, communicate and commercialise its results, and prepare for the doctoral exams.
  4. PhD Seminar. The PhD Seminar will provide students with the opportunity to gain skills with regard to obtaining information about research results and other scientific dissertations, to carry out their critical analysis (including the assessment of their own research) and to determine their usefulness and the possibility of practical implementation of their results.
    It also enables students to comprehensibly present their achievements and conceptions. Practically, it means, among other things, that students present the outcome of their own work at the Doctoral Studies, at the Department, or at national and international conferences, or by participating in university and outside-university seminars.
  5. Cooperation with coordinator/ supervisor. Scientific research is conducted under the aegis of a scientific coordinator and, when the formal approval of the proposed doctoral research has been granted, under the aegis of the supervisor. The research should lead to the preparation of the PhD thesis and, in consequence, to obtaining a PhD degree. The progress of the student’s scientific research is evaluated by the head of doctoral studies in line with the scientific coordinator’s (supervisor’s) opinion. The PhD student is obligated to obtain the formal approval of the proposed doctoral research before the end of the fourth term of studies. The PhD student is obligated to publish at least one scientific article per year.
  6. Teaching training. The teaching training provides students with the ability to hold classes at the university and other educational forms in line with methodological principles with the application of modern teaching techniques.
  7. Teaching placements (vocational). The (vocational) teaching placements are performed by PhD students under the aegis of the scientific coordinator (supervisor) for at least 10 hours per year. Teaching placements are of key importance for communicating with students by choosing the form of discussion, holding workshops, presentation methods and holding classes with students. Teaching placements may take various forms, e.g. assisting or conducting classes, and supporting teaching staff in their office hours and exams.