Basic information about the Informatics doctoral study programme


Study programme name: "Informatics"
Study programme code: P1801
Date of accreditation: May the 4th, 2010
Accreditation valid till: May 31st, 2018
University, Faculty: Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Information Technology
Specialization codes (KKOV): None, the programme is not divided into specializations
Specializations: The programme is not divided into specializations

Forms of study: Full-time and part-time (distance study is not accredited at FIT)

The study is held in the Czech or English language

Tuition fee: Tuition fee for study in English is 64,000.- CZK per semester
Standard length of study: 4 years for the full-time form, 4 years for the part-time form of study
Degree awarded upon successful completion: Doctor (abbreviated "Ph.D.")

Applicants for study must have a knowledge of English at least at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Languages.

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Characteristics of the Informatics study programme


The Informatics doctoral study programme focuses on the development of creative skills of doctoral students in the whole spectrum of pure and applied informatics. Dissertation topics fall, for example, into the areas of theoretical informatics, conceptual design of extensive HW and VLSI systems with special attributes, computer security, design of complex multiprocessor and distributed ICT systems, efficient computer representation of knowledge, web and knowledge engineering, creation of new computational models and paradigms, such as quantum computers, modelling of large-scale computer systems and their networks, creation of SW methodologies and advanced software engineering techniques, and so on. Doctoral students also attain the necessary combination of knowledge from informatics specializations (for example HW-SW codesign, system-on-chip design, HW and SW co-verification using a suitably adapted or newly created models, modelling of distributed ICT systems, and so on).

Through modules focused on the area of the chosen dissertation topic, the Informatics doctoral study programme provides deep theoretical knowledge necessary to solve the chosen dissertation problem at the state-of-the-art level. Doctoral study programme modules cover a wide spectrum of informatics disciplines. Contents of the modules will be adapted to the students’ dissertation topics and is, in principle, research-oriented, so that the knowledge gained in the modules can form the basis for solving the dissertation topic.

Knowledge gained during the course of studies is verified by passing the final doctoral examination. The quality of results achieved by students' own research is verified by presenting them at international conferences with a peer-review process and through publication in research journals. With regard to the fact that prestigious publications in the fields of informatics are almost exclusively in English, is it expected that all publications, conference papers and journal articles, research report to be submitted after the first part of study, and of course the dissertation thesis itself, will be written in English.

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