Doctoral Programme

General Profile of the Programmes of Study

Programme of Study: Transport Means and Infrastructure

The study programme aims to prepare highly educated graduates who are able to solve scientific and research tasks of basic and applied research with a link to problems of technical practice, namely in the means of transport, electrotechnical and electronic systems in transport, and traffic constructions.

Graduates of the TMI doctoral study programme can solve, individually and in teams, both scientific and research problems in the technical fields of transport and related areas, such as engineering, material engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, automation technology, environment, urbanism, geotechnics, information technology, and energetics. Whether theoretically or experimentally, they are also able to deal with with the most demanding problems in safety, reliability, and durability of various means of transport and related technology, electrical systems in transport, transport structures, and transport equipment. They can formulate a problem, propose an optimal solution, solve the problem rationally using theoretical knowledge and available technical means, and present the results. They are methodical in carrying out scientific work on theoretical, simulation, and experimental level, as well as in using information and communication technologies in scientific and research activities, in computer simulations, measurements, and data collection and processing. They can independently use computer support in the analysis, design, development, and documentation of researched technical systems in transport. Their research results are published and presented at the university and internationally.

Graduates of study programme Transport Means have a deep theoretical knowledge in the field of land transport, especially in the theory of vehicle motion and safety, environmental impact of vehicles, the analysis of vehicle strength and dynamics, and vehicle theory. They can perform theoretical and experimental analyses of complex problems in these areas, come up with new findings and solutions, and propose corrective measures in emergency cases.

Electrotechnical and Electronic Systems in Transport graduates, with regard to the focus of their dissertation, have deep knowledge of electric traction systems in road and rail vehicles, dependent traction power systems, electromobility (i.e. power chains, battery power supply for charging systems, etc.), safety-critical control systems in transportation, as well as of control, automation, radiocommunication, and sensor technology in vehicles and systems.

Graduates of the study programme Transport Structures are highly qualified specialists with profound theoretical and practical knowledge in design, planning, assessment, and implementation of transport structures. They can make use of simulation calculations and performed experiments to solve independently the most complicated geotechnical cases related to the foundation of traffic constructions. They can use scientific methods and procedures in solving complex fatigue and stable problems related to bridges and other artificial structures within road and railway communication networks.


  • research workers in research and educational organizations
  • pedagogical workers in educational organizations
  • research and development workers in industrial enterprises
  • managers in research, science, and education.


Programme of Study: Transport Technology and Management

The Doctoral Study Programme Transport Technology and Management is designed to provide students with a theoretical and methodological background of transport technology and management (including postal and courier services) in compulsory subjects. Attention is paid mainly to the use of mathematical and other methods in transport management and to research methods. The aim of the study is to prepare erudite professionals and scientists in the field of transport technology and management (including postal and courier services) who are able to analyze complex problems in the field, use results of the analyses to propose appropriate solutions and control systems, based on their own scientific research in close connection with the application in practice. Increasing students' competencies in selected areas of transport and postal and courier services is assured by an offer of compulsory-elective courses focused on investment decision making, logistics systems, modelling of technological processes, data structures and algorithms and security management. An integral part of the professional education is an excursion within an exchange programme or internship abroad or involvement in an international creative project with results published or presented abroad, and targeted language preparation. Fulfilling the study objectives will enable students to become top professionals and researchers and scientists involved in transport technology and management and postal and courier services equipped with the necessary competencies applicable to scientific departments and institutions, universities and other research and development workplaces.

Graduates of the Doctoral Study Programme Transport Technology and Management have a comprehensive knowledge and competencies to analyze and solve complex problems in the field of transport technology and management (including postal and courier services). They are able to propose innovative solutions to these problems on the basis of their own scientific work, to publish research results on the international level, and compare them with results achieved by domestic and foreign experts from universities, research institutions and specialist departments. They are able to use information systems and information technologies, actively cooperate with experts in the field. They have developed teamwork habits in working on projects and solving research tasks. They are ready to engage in scientific activities both in the academic environment and in research organizations and research institutes in the business sphere. They have a very good knowledge of theory and practice interaction, safety and sustainability of the proposed solutions in technical, technological and methodological areas.