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PhD in Transport and Material Handling

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
4 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
19 September 2022

Program description

PhD in Transport and Material Handling

The doctoral study program Transport and Material Handling follows on from the follow-up master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering, field of study Structural and Process Engineering, specialization Transport Machines and Handling with material. The above-mentioned doctoral study program can be studied by graduates of the same or related master's degree programs and fields from other faculties, colleges or universities.

The aim of the doctoral study program Transport and Material Handling is to provide comprehensive education and training of researchers who will be able to work professionally and competently at the level of international standards in transport, handling, storage and process systems and mechanics of stored, transported and process modified materials using modern mathematical (numerical) and optimization methods, information technology and teamwork. As part of the study and dissertations will address current topics in connection with transport and process equipment, especially multifunctional, ie multi-purpose equipment fulfilling not only the transport function but also the process function, including optimization performance, consumption and durability requirements. An important goal is the integration of the student into international structures through international internships, lectures and projects.

Admission requirements

The main conditions for admission are:

  • Graduating from a master degree programme or its equivalent.
  • Achieving a weighted average grade (WAG) in a master degree programme of at least 78 points, with graduates where WAG is not calculated, the admission committee decides on meeting this condition according to the study results or its equivalent. In exceptional cases, a student whose VSP not exceed this limit may be accepted.
  • Passing the admission procedure.

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

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Program content

  • Advanced Storage Systems
  • Advanced transport complexes - transport in mines, quarries and engineering plants
  • Electrical Measurement of Nonelectrical Values
  • Finite Element Method in Mechanics
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Logistics of Transport Systems
  • Machinery for Earthmoving and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanics and Properties of Transported Materials
  • Mechanization and Handling Resources - Lifts, cranes, handling equipment
  • Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Transport and Process Systems
  • Modeling of Fluid Flow by Finite Volume Method
  • Process Dynamics
  • System Identification and Modeling
  • Transfer Phenomena
  • Transport and Process Equipment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information

Tuition fees

Tuition fee: 3500 € per year


Graduate's skills

The professional skills of the graduate of the doctoral study program Transport and Material Handling consist mainly in mastering the methods of scientific research work using modern, sophisticated computer programs to simulate processes with stored, transported and process-modified materials. Other important skills include the ability to publish in prestigious scientific journals, to lecture and communicate the results of teamwork at professional meetings, including lectures in English and, last but not least, the ability to work pedagogically with university students.

Career opportunities

Graduate's employment

The expected applicability of graduates of the doctoral study program Transport and Handling Technology on the Labor Market is in the highest positions of company management, science and research as well as the pedagogical process at universities and colleges. The basic characteristics of future employers of graduates of the above-mentioned doctoral study program include: dynamically developing companies with innovation potential, start-up companies, companies doing business in a wide range of transport, handling, storage and material processes, companies expanding through the protection of intellectual property, universities and research centers not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad, companies with state participation (most often under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance). Typical managerial positions include: junior and senior researcher, research and development manager, senior designer, science and research worker, independent worker in science and research, innovator, inventor, academic worker, etc.

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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.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

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

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