Design of advanced, metallic and non-metallic materials, research of their preparation procedures, analysis of the structure and their behaviour under mechanical loading. Learn to develop new types of materials and become a "bridge" between designers and technologists. You will deepen the knowledge of the physical and physico-chemical nature of the properties and limit states of materials. You will apply these to new technological processes (e.g. plasma technologies, powder metallurgy, cold kinetic deposition, electron beam processing). You will also deal with degradation processes and their effects on material properties and material mechanics.
You will become experts in the field of materials science and engineering. You will work in material science teams – as academic staff at technical universities (for example in the ASCR). Or you will become the part of development teams in companies.
A graduate of the doctoral study programme is a highly qualified expert with broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which enables him/her to carry out creative and research activities both independently and/or in a scientific team. The graduate is acquainted with current findings in the field of design and process engineering and is able to apply the knowledge in his/her research or creative activities. The graduate is also able to prepare a research project proposal and to oversee a project. At the same time, the graduate is able to make use of theoretical knowledge and transfer it in practice. Moreover, the graduate can adapt findings from related disciplines, cooperate on interdisciplinary tasks and increase their professional qualifications. The graduate participation in national and international research and cooperation with international research institutions contributes to higher level of their professional competences. This experience allows graduates not only to carry out their own scientific activities, but also to professionally present their results, and to take part in international discussions.
The graduate can demonstrate knowledge and skills in three main areas and the synergy produces great outcomes.
1. Broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills closely related to the topic of the dissertation (see below).
2. Professional knowledge and skills necessary to carry out scientific work, research, and creative activities.
3. Interpersonal and soft skills and competencies - the graduate is able to present their ideas and opinions professionally, is able to present and defend the results of their work and to discuss them and work effectively in a scientific team or to lead a team.
According to the topic of the dissertation, the graduate will acquire highly professional knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering, in particular in design and operation of machines, machinery, engineering processes and vehicles and transport vehicles. Thanks to the broad knowledge and skills, graduates can pursue a career in research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as in commercial companies and applied research.
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- the certified translation of the bachelor diploma with the diploma supplement
- the English language competence at level B1 or higher (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- the request for assessment of foreign education
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