PhD in Civil Engineering

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
4 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
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Application deadline: 31 October 2023

About this program

PhD in Civil Engineering

Doctoral study is based on research in civil engineering. Students are working in one of areas: concrete and concrete structures, steel structures, reliability and durability of structures, transport structures building environment, urban planning.

Obtaining ability and knowledge to work as a researchers in civil engineering

Admission requirements

  • diploma (follow-up) master’s degree;
  • diploma supplement;
  • a document proving the fulfilment of the condition of proper completion of studies in (follow-up) master degree program if education was obtained abroad (not applicable equivalent documents, e.g. from the Slovak Republic).
  • language certificate. The applicant is required to demonstrate their ability to study in the chosen language. In the case of studying in the Czech language, it is sufficient to submit a proof of university degree completed in the Czech or Slovak language; otherwise the applicant must submit a certificate proving their knowledge of the Czech language at B1 level. In the case of studying in the English language, it is sufficient to submit a proof of university degree completed in the English language; otherwise the applicant must submit a certificate proving their knowledge of English at B1 level (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS). If the information on teaching in English is not given on the document of previous education, it is necessary to provide the so-called "Medium of instruction".

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Advanced building technologies
  • Advanced methods of building foundation
  • Basic Methods of Statistical Data Analysis in Practice
  • Building materials
  • Design of Advanced Transport System
  • Dynamics and experiemental testing of building structures
  • Ecological and economical efficiency of spatial and spatial planning tools
  • English Language Dr.
  • French Language Dr.
  • Geotechnical risks
  • German Language Dr.
  • Life cycle management of buildings
  • Linear Algebra
  • Masonry and Composite Structures
  • Mathematical Methods and Tools for Reliability and Risk Analysis
  • Metal and composite structures
  • Microstructure of building materials
  • Modeling of Building Physical Phenomena
  • Numerical Methods
  • Numerical modelling of civil engineering structures
  • Protection and restoration of historic buildings
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
  • Reliability and safety of structures
  • Russian Language Dr.
  • Secondary Raw Materials
  • Selected chapters from Civil engineering
  • Spanish Language Dr.
  • Special problems of building mechanics
  • Structures exposed to the effects of extreme loads
  • Subsoil-Structure Interaction
  • Technical and economic modeling and decision-making processes
  • Theory and aesthetics of architecture
  • Timber structures
  • Traffic Engineering Applications for Design of Constructions

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava for more information.


Tuition fee: 500 CZK per semester, approx. 20 EUR per academic year


Graduate's skills

Ability to lead small teams, top present results of research.

Career paths

Graduate's employment

Researcher, expert designer.

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About this institute

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

Contact info

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

Phone no: +420597 325 278

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