Faculty of Management and Economics

Industrial Engineering

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Educational goals

This research-oriented degree program is designed to provide scientific education to experts from both academia and industrial companies. Applied research and development of new methods and tools to enhance the performance of manufacturing and administrative processes within complex corporate systems is a core focus.

Connection to other degree programmes

The study program completes the structure of the existing BSP System Engineering and Informatics, SME System Engineering and Informatics by the third degree of DSP with a clear profile on industrial engineering.

Admission requirements

The condition for admission to study is completing studies in the Master's degree program. The applicant attaches to the application for Doctoral studies approx. 10-page long research essay detailing the selected research topic from the list suggested by the Supervisor. Other mandatory documents are curriculum vitae, evidence of completed education, a list of research publications, and the Supervisor's consent to the applicant's supervision. The Supervisor's consent can be obtained only after the online or in-person meeting. The faculty representatives, approved by the Doctoral program committee, verify the candidate's preconditions for scientific work in the given scientific field. The committee assesses individual applicants in terms of input materials (especially essays - in terms of goal formulation, the dissertation's contribution to theory and knowledge, level of problem formulation, quality of processing and quality of previous publications). As part of the admission procedure, knowledge of the English language is verified, which must correspond to at least level B2 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The student can also prove his/her knowledge of English with a certificate (e.g., TOEFL, FCE, CAE, CPE) at least at level B2, according to CEFR. See the Dean's Regulation and Supervisor's consent form at the faculty website for more details.

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Graduate profile

The graduate of the doctoral degree program Industrial Engineering has key knowledge in the field of selected economic and managerial subjects corresponding to the current state of knowledge. At the same time, the graduate has knowledge of new trends in the field of industrial engineering, can identify key development trends in this area and set the required areas of scientific research activities that meet market requirements (industrial companies) applicable in specific company conditions. The graduate has skills focused on planning, decision-making and optimization processes and can use these skills to understand and develop concepts and selected methods of industrial engineering. Thanks to the above knowledge and skills, the graduates have the competencies that entitle them to develop systemic disciplines and solve scientific research issues and related scientific problems. Depending on the type of a degree program, the student can identify, classify and interpret economic data in the appropriate scope and detail, including explicit and implicit assumptions using key concepts of linear programming, mathematical-statistical analysis and methods, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The graduate can use current information technology and software support for administrative and analytical work.

Expected career prospects

Concerning the type of a degree program and its characteristics, it can be stated that the graduate will work mainly as a research and development employee in development departments of industrial companies, as a qualified project manager, process and product team manager or as a specialized manager consultant for the process and industrial engineering. Due to the requirements of industrial production for the decade 2020-2030, the study should meet the criteria for user knowledge and training design, management and optimization of automated and digitized production and support processes, production team management, technological concepts represented by the introduction of collaborative robots, basic 3D printing techniques, security analysis integrated production systems or virtual reality operators. It is these requirements of new professions that will be highly valued in the period for which graduates will be prepared.


Year of validity: 2023

Compulsory Courses

Year of studySemesterNameType of terminationNumber of credits
State doctoral examinationFinal state exam0
ZSEnglish 3Examination0
ZSEnglish 1Examination0
LSEnglish 4Examination0
LSEnglish 2Examination0
LSMacroeconomics IIIExamination0
LSMicroeconomics IIIExamination0
LSScientific and Research Work MethodologyQualifying examination0
LSDesigning in Industrial EngineeringExamination0
LSSystems EngineeringExamination0

Compulsory-optional Courses

The student chooses 2 subjects from the range of compulsorily optional subjects offered throughout the whole period of PhD studies.

Year of studySemesterNameType of terminationNumber of credits
ZSLogistics ConceptsExamination0
LSInformation Technologies in Industrial EngineeringExamination0
LSQuality ManagementExamination0
LSIndustrial Engineering and Innovative Production ConceptsExamination0
LSAdvanced Methods of Planning and Production ManagementExamination0