Electronics and Communication TechnologiesBrno University of Technology
About this program
Electronics and Communication Technologies
The Ph.D. graduate will be able to solve scientific and complex technical problems in the field of electronics and communications. Graduates of the doctoral program "Electronics and Communication Technologies" will be competent to work in the field of electronics and communication technology as scientists and researchers in fundamental or applied research, as high-specialists in development, design, and construction in many R&D institutions, electrical and electronic manufacturing companies and producers and users of communication systems and devices, where they will be able to creatively use modern computer, communication, and measurement technique. Doctoral studies are carried out in agreement with the individual study plan, which will prepare supervisor together with the doctoral student at the beginning of the study. The individual study plan specifies all the duties given by the BUT Study and Examination Rules, which the doctoral student must fulfill to finish his study successfully. These duties are scheduled into entire the study period. They are classified by points and their fulfilment is checked at fixed deadlines. The student enrolls and performs examination from compulsory subjects (Modern digital wireless communication, Modern electronic circuit design), at least from two compulsory-elective subjects aimed at the dissertation area, and at least from two optional courses such as English for PhD students, Solutions for Innovative Entries, Scientific Publishing from A to Z).
The students may enroll for the state exam only if all the examinations specified in his/her individual study plan have been completed. Before the state exam, the student prepares a short version of dissertation thesis describing in detail the aims of the thesis, state of the art in the area of dissertation, eventually the properties of methods which are assumed to be applied in the research topics solution. The defense of the short version of thesis, which is reviewed, is the first part of the state exam. In the next part of the exam the student has to prove deep theoretical and practical knowledges in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, communication techniques, fundamental theory of circuits and electromagnetic field, signal processing, antenna and high-frequency techniques. The state exam is oral and, in addition to the discussion on the dissertation thesis, it also consists of areas related to compulsory and compulsory elective courses.
The student can ask for the dissertation defense after successful passing the state exam and after fulfilling all conditions for termination of studies such as participation in teaching, scientific and professional activities (creative activities), and a study or a work stay at a foreign institution no shorter than one month, or participation in an international project.
The entrance examination comprises only a single stage, namely, a personal interview with a committee. At least two weeks before the exam, the applicants will receive a registered letter of invitation indicating the specific time, date, and venue. In exceptional cases, especially where foreign nationals are concerned, and in circumstances that demonstrably prevent an applicant from participating in the interview, the entrance examination may, upon written request by the applicant, take the form of a video conference.
The condition for studies is the successfully finished master study Program being in the same or similar field. The main assumptions to be accepted are: the interest in and ability of research work, knowledge of English language and very good study results during the master studies.
Together with the application the student submits the Applicant Statement, where he/she mainly describes the interest in the study topic, previous activities in the area (experience from practice, own research, participation in project etc.), expected results. The Applicant Statement is written in English with the span of 1 to 2 A4 pages.
The entrance exam is in the form of oral interview, where the assumption of doctoral studies is verified. The applicant shows and justifies his/her interest in the selected study topic, theoretical knowledge in the topic, English language knowledge, and existing research results. The entrance committee evaluates the quality of the applicant using a 100 points scale divided into four categories:
- Topicality of the study area, overview in the field of dissertation, motivation (max 30 points)
- General overview in theory (max 30 points)
- Content of the existing research activity (max 20 points)
- English language knowledge (max 20 points).
Whereas to accept the applicant, from each category, except the “Content of the existing research activity”, the applicant must berated with at least 50%. In case of more applicants for one study topic, all fulfilling the minimum score requirements from each category, the committee makes the final decision on accepting one from the applicants.
Does this course require proof of English proficiency?
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- English for The State Doctoral Exam
Required optional courses
- Selected Chaps From Automatic Control
- Selected Chaps From Measuring Techniques
- Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systems
- New Trends and Technologies in Power System Generation
- Electrotechnical Materials, Material Systems and Production Processes
- Selected Diagnostic Methods, Reliability and Quality
- Junctions and Nanostructures
- Spectroscopic Methods for Non-Destructive Diagnostics
- Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research
- Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineering
- Modern Microelectronic Systems
- Microelectronic Technologies
- Modern Electronic Circuit Design
- Modern Digital Wireless Communication
- Special Measurement Methods
- Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equations
- Optimization Methods and Queuing Theory
- Applied Cryptography
- Selected Problems From Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
- Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatus
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Tuition and fees are EUR 2 500 per year.
About this institute
Brno University of Technology
Brno University of Technology (BUT) is the largest technical/engineering university in the Czech Republic and one of the leading educational, scientific and research institutions in Central Europe. Its tradition dates back to 1899, and more than 115 years later the...
Why study at Brno University of Technology
Brno University of Technology (BUT) is an internationally recognised higher education and research institution with 120 years of tradition and an excellent reputation.
We have wide and attractive offer of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes taught in English.
Every fifth student of BUT comes from foreign country.
We have developed strong partnerships with many corporations (such as IBM, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Honeywell, Bosch, Siemens, etc.). 5 regional scientific centres create a solid base for our own research and development activities.
Most of all, we would LOVE to meet you!
The program is well taught with a strong emphasis on practical applications. A lot of Laboratory classes, computer exercises and projects throughout the whole study period that promote both group and independent work. Requires hard work to manage and is quite demanding.