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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava PhD in Energy Processes
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

PhD in Energy Processes

Ostrava, Czech Republic

4 Years


Full time, Part time

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PhD in Energy Processes

Power engineering forms a part of almost all human activities.

The objective of the ""Energy processes"" postgraduate study program is to train students in creative research work in the field of power engineering. The graduates obtain the “PhD” title, the highest possible academic degree.

The studies are conducted in the form of day or combined studies.

The studies takes place based on individual study plans, which specify the study time schedule, professional and research activities, focused on preparing doctoral thesis, exchange scholarships at other workplaces, including international, or certain minimal pedagogical work (such as leading seminars).

As a part of the study, the student must participate in at least six subjects out of the subjects offered in the given Study Plan. Five of these subjects must be from the “Technical subjects” part and one subject from the “Foreign languages” part. Selection of the technical subjects is based on the topic of the given doctoral thesis.

A state doctoral exam is organized at the end of the study part. It includes a scientific discussion in three subjects specified in advance and a discussion about the theses of the dissertation.

As a part of the next study stage, the student conducts activities (such as experimental work) that are needed for preparing the given dissertation and activities that are necessary for fulfilling the study qualification conditions (for example, publication activities). The studies are completed by the corresponding dissertation defense.

All other information is included in the Study and Examination Regulation for doctoral studies programs at VŠB-TU Ostrava.

The objective of the “Energy processes” postgraduate study program is to train students – specialized experts, able of an independent creative work in the area of research of power engineering transformations, development and improvements of power engineering technologies. The objective is achieved by studying selected technical subjects pursuant to the given individual study plan, by employing creative scientific and research work and by preparing doctoral dissertations of an international standard.


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