Doctoral (Ph.D.) Study
The doctoral study programme ‘Applied Natural Sciences’ accredited at the FNSPE is the continuation of the successfully finished Undergraduate programme of the respective specialization. The Department of Mathematics guarantees the degree course of Mathematical Engineering with specializations in Mathematical Modelling, Software Engineering and Mathematical Physics. Mathematical Engineering has an interdisciplinary nature based on the application of theoretical findings in other scientific fields and engineering practice, in the field of mathematical modelling of various phenomena in nature, technics and environmental conservation, in the field of modern parts of mathematical physics, theoretical informatics, discrete mathematics and finally, in the field of software engineering applied primarily in natural sciences.
- Mathematical Modelling
- is theoretically focused on the development and analysis of deterministic and stochastic models of numerous fields of physical, technical, medicinal and economic researches. Doctoral assignments often come from a public subscription.
- Mathematical Physics
- focuses on mathematical problems of the Quantum Theory. Particularly researched are the abstract mathematical models with the utilisation of computers for numerical and symbolic computations and for the simulations of physical processes. Many dissertations topics come proceed from research projects supported by grant agencies.
- Software Engineering
- focuses its topics on mathematical problems connected with various tasks in informatics. Quite often it is dealt with the development of vast computer programs designed to solve specific research and commercial projects.
Organisation of the studies
The study composes of the study block that is organised in the form of lecture courses and seminars; a part of it is the individual study of vocational literature. This block is finished by the state doctoral examination. Apart from the study block the postgraduate student engages in the preparation of his dissertation, in which the students often solve a particular scientific problem. This is usually done within a research team at the faculty, within cooperating institutions, such as the institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, or quite often within vast research projects of multinational teams in foreign countries. Frequently the study takes place as a dual doctoral programme together with a significant foreign university. The Ph.D. students are then encouraged to present their results at international conferences and to publish them in professional journals. The study is then finished with a dissertation defence. The standard length of the study is four years. The study does also have a combined form, in which a close cooperation is ordinarily utilised with the workplace, where the student is part-timely employed.
What do the graduates receive?
The graduate of the doctoral study programme receives the title Ph.D. The graduates have a satisfactory experience for further successful career both in general research and in the field of application and in social practice. Upon the completion of their studies the graduates find their jobs easily. They receive postdoctoral bursaries on both foreign and domestic universities, build their academic career on colleges, work in the institutes of the ASCR or leave for qualified positions in the field of finance or in software and computer companies.
Who takes care of the students?
Many employees of the Department of Mathematics of FNSPE take part in the education of postgraduate students along with the operatives of many significant research institutes of the ASCR (Institute of Computer Science, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Institute of Physics, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Institute of Thermomechanics). Many internationally acclaimed teams operate on the FNSPE, which often participate on the scientific inquiries of several research intentions and in research institutions.