Faculty of Applied Informatics

Automatic Control and Informatics

Educational goals

The aim of the doctoral study program is to educate highly qualified experts for research and innovation activities in the field of applications, especially computer systems for automatic process control, including significant application of elements of mechatronics and robotics, all based on the use of modern information technology in the above application space. The study is clearly academically oriented, independent work with the current state of knowledge, its analysis and subsequent logical methodological scientific research resulting in the creation of new methods, concepts and solutions, their verification and presentation, especially to the professional public.

Admission requirements

Graduates who have completed their university education at the Master´s degree level and have fulfilled the requirements for the admission procedure may be accepted for a Ph.D. program. Their education must be compatible with the study program for which the applicant applies in terms of content. The entrance exam is an integral part of the admission procedure. The Dean of FAI will set the form, day and place of the Entrance Exams. The entrance exam is managed by the Admission Committee.

Additional information about admission procedure

Graduate profile

The proposed doctoral study program covers theoretical and practical issues of applications of modern information technologies in the entire complex of application space with emphasis on issues of automatic control, robotics, software and hardware solutions of information systems, artificial intelligence. The graduate of this field of study will be an expert in the above areas with the ability to apply in scientific research work within universities, research institutes or departments, as well as in the field of professional work in companies. Graduates of the doctoral study program Automatic Control and Informatics will gain theoretical knowledge in the subject area at the current world level, especially in the areas of: theory of automatic control, mechatronic and robotic systems, mathematical methods used in theoretical disciplines of automatic control and robotics, technical means of automation, computer technology and information technology, modeling of production systems and their simulation, artificial intelligence. In addition to searching for and continuously monitoring scientific knowledge, the graduate will learn to create and publish new scientific results at the international level. He will be able to critically assess the results of scientific or other highly qualified professional work, including his own results. They will be able to use appropriate methods of scientific work, including adherence to ethical approaches in dealing with scientific results. He will be able to apply newly developed scientific methods, procedures and tools to solve specific problems. He will gain significant practical experience in working on scientific projects and will actively participate in their preparation and submission. At the same time, they will gain pedagogical experience, experience with the presentation of professional results, they will learn to discuss them in a qualified manner, especially in English.

Expected career prospects

The prerequisite for applicability is mainly the fact that the teaching of doctoral studies is focused on selected current topics in the field. The study has the character of research work and is from the beginning focused on solving a specific research topic. In addition to the basic obligations, ie adherence to the study plan, students will also participate in the teaching of selected subjects related to the studied issues, they will publish the results of their research activities in journals and conferences. If possible, they will complete short-term internships at home and abroad. Students of the doctoral study program will be led to independently present and present the results of their research at an international forum during the above-mentioned study stays abroad and conferences. An important profile goal is also to build the personality traits of the graduate, such as the ability to work in a team, responsibility for their work and their actions, desire for further self-education. In accordance with the graduate profile, the graduates of the program will use both deep theoretical knowledge and deep and specialized analytical skills in roles focused on critical evaluation of new knowledge, development of the field, academic education, creating innovative solutions or decision-making and long-term project management.


Year of validity: 2023

Compulsory Courses

Year of studySemesterNameType of terminationNumber of credits
ZSSelected Topics from Automatic Control TheoryExamination10
ZSState Doctoral Degree ExaminationFinal state exam30

Compulsory-optional Courses

Year of studySemesterNameType of terminationNumber of credits
ZSGeneral Systems TheoryExamination10
ZSSystems IdentificationExamination10
ZSMechatronic and Robotic SystemsExamination10
ZSMeasurement Science and TechnologyExamination10
ZSModelling and Simulation of Continuous SystemsExamination10
ZSModelling of Processes in Production TechnologiesExamination10
ZSModern Theory of InformaticsExamination10
ZSDesign and Implementation of Electrical CircuitsExamination10
ZSAdvanced Signal ProcessingExamination10
ZSDiscrete Event SimulationExamination10
ZSAutomatization Technical ResourcesExamination10
ZSSelected Chapters of Artificial IntelligenceExamination10
ZSSelected Optimisation MethodsExamination10
ZSComputers in Automatic ControlExamination10
ZSSelected Subject of SpecializationExamination10