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Process Automation and Informatization 

Doctoral study programme Process Automation and ICT implementation is intended for the graduates of master’s study in the field of Automation or related fields, such as Cybernetics, Applied Informatics, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Compute Engineering, Information Systems, Mechatronics, Measuring Technology and others, including various combinations. The program will build on the knowledge gained during the master's studies and deepen theoretical knowledge related to the graduate’s  scientific work in the field of automated and automatic control, information systems and technology, problem-solving related to  complex systems development, experiments preparation and control in the field of systems modelling, simulation and optimization, methods and problems of integrating information and control systems across all levels of control, methods and techniques used for acquiring knowledge needed for the hierarchical control of processes.

The study program will prepare students for independent problem solving in the field of automation (advanced methods of automatic control systems theory, intelligent control methods, rules and methods for designing of automated and automatic systems and information security of such systems).

The programme prepares graduates for applying scientific methods of research and development of selected problems in automation using information technology for data collection, transmission, storage and processing.

In the first and second term, system of compulsorily optional subjects allows students to decide for one of the three core areas (control of complex systems, intelligent control systems, modern methods of production systems control) representing their further study and scientific activity. Graduates are prepared for scientific and research work in the field of new methods and techniques research and development in the complex control systems based on the latest knowledge in the field of control algorithms and control systems at all levels of control.

They are ready to formulate problems and challenges and to lead research team professionally. They are aware of social, moral, legal and economic context of their profession in a position of scientific researcher.

A graduate's future employment is to be seen in research, scientific or training organizations regardless of whether it is a domestic or foreign labour market, as well as in a position of top developer in industry.

PhD graduates are well applied in practice, not only in our country but also in foreign companies and research institutions. All graduates have been applied as creative and researchers in industry e.g. BMW Muchen, Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden,  Hewlett-Packard Slovakia, VUJE a.s..

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Pavol Tanuška, PhD., pavol.tanuska@stuba.sk

Study advisor: doc. Ing. Peter Schreiber, CSc., peter.schreiber@stuba.sk

 

Integrated safety 

Doctoral program Integrated safety is focused on the scientific research in the area of integrated safety, safety and health at work, fire safety and environmental engineering. Successful graduates of this programme on the basis of the quality requirements of the quality of teaching and research at the faculty controls scientific and educational work in these areas and can be applied in research of these areas as a valid member or as a manager of research teams. Graduate knows the risks and its analysis, evaluation and management. He knows the issues of environmental and safety risks in the workplace and technologies. He knows chemistry and mechanism of fires, their extinguishing and explosion, he could analyse problems in quality assessment and product safety.

Graduate is a valid member of scientific research teams in the field of health and safety at work and in environmental sciences. He knows to design scientific and engineering solutions in the field of risk assessment and risk analysis and management, environmental engineering, safety engineering, fire engineering.

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Maroš Soldán, PhD., maros.soldan@stuba.sk

Study advisor:  prof. Ing. Karol Balog, PhD., karol.balog@stuba.sk

 

Personnel Policy in Industrial Plant 

The study programme focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will enable the graduate to master research projects in key areas of industrial engineering to create innovative processes and products. The study programme is designed to develop competencies enabling contribution to the knowledge base, innovation and creation of new knowledge and practices. The graduate acquires deep theoretical knowledge and a methodological basis, which will allow the individual to lead independent research based on the principles of sustainable development, with a particular focus on industrial engineering and personnel work in an industrial enterprise. The graduate is able to work on the science-based system, not only in industries but also in other areas of life, independently conduct research and present the results at scientific forums.

The study programme "Personnel policy in industrial plant" focuses on the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge based on the present state of science and to manage its use at work. The programme provides the acquisition of knowledge and skills in industrial engineering, management and economics (Management of industrial enterprises, the exact methods in company management, the economy and economics) and specifically focusing on personnel policy in industrial plant (HR tools for sustainable business performance, the management and creativity for its development, etc.).

The graduate can apply the knowledge gained in scientific research, and also teaching in universities or working in research institutes, consulting, advisory companies dealing with this issue, research and development departments and obtaining practical experience in top managerial positions in different types of organisations. The graduate in accordance with the technical topic of the doctoral thesis is predisposed to become an expert in the field.

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Peter Sakál, CSc., peter.sakal@stuba.sk

Study advisor: doc. Ing. Andrea Chlpeková, PhD., andrea.chlpekova@stuba.sk

 

Industrial Management 

The study programme focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will enable graduates to master research projects in key areas of industrial engineering to create innovative processes and products. The study programme is designed to develop competencies enabling the contribution to the knowledge base, innovation and the creation of new knowledge and procedures. The graduate acquires deep theoretical knowledge and a methodological basis, which will allow the individual to conduct independent research based on the principles of sustainable development, with a particular focus on industrial engineering, production engineering and economic systems and processes etc.

The graduate is able to work on the basis of systemic science, not only in industries but also in other areas of life, independently conduct research and present the results at scientific forums. The graduate will obtain the ability to work scientifically, formulate and analyse problems, propose solutions by completing Research projects  I.-IV. The graduate will achieve the capability to implement projects using the latest formal apparatus, experimental procedures with respect to their professional interests and implement solutions to match the latest trends of science and technology development by completing the Dissertation projects I.-VI. The graduate will learn and understand the social implications of scientific work in humanities study. In the subjects English I.-III. the graduate will learn to handle the principles of writing scientific papers, preparing posters and participation at scientific conferences and seminars in foreign languages.

On this basis, as previously mentioned, the graduate will acquire a comprehensive university third level education in the academic field of "Industrial Engineering".

The graduate can apply the knowledge in science and research, and also pedagogic work at universities, research institutes, consultancy companies, research and development departments and after obtaining practical experience also in top managerial positions in different types of organisations.

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Miloš Čambál, CSc., milos.cambal@stuba.sk

Study advisor: doc. Ing. Jana Šujanová, CSc., jana.sujanova@stuba.sk

 

Advanced Materials and Materials Design 

The doctoral curriculum is aimed at the widening and practical use of knowledge acquired on the master study from natural-scientific and materials-technological subjects. PhD-students are invited to participate in international and/or relevant domestic research projects.  In agreement with the scientific orientation of the Institute of Materials Science, CAMBO, and with themes of own theses, the students suggest research concepts, prove them experimentally with unique laboratory equipment, perform modelling and simulations of investigated processes, and analyse inventively obtained results. Outputs are mostly scientific papers in CC and/or impacted journals. The graduates find jobs either in R&D departments of production companies or in research teams established at universities or SAS. They are competitive to reach post-doc positions at famous foreign institutions of materials research.

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Ľubomír Čaplovič, PhD., lubomir.caplovic@stuba.sk

Study advisor: prof. Ing. Ľubomír Čaplovič, PhD., lubomir.caplovic@stuba.sk

 

Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Materials

The graduate of doctoral study programme Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Materials in the branch 2307 Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Materials has enhanced theoretical knowledge in the field of metallurgy, advanced technologies of cutting and non cutting processing of materials, computer aided (CA) and applications of CA technology systems and simulations of technology processes, automation of technology processes and their applications in industry, with respect to qualitative, technical/economical and ecology aspects of different kinds of production.

The graduate manages scientific methods of research and development of production processes with a primary focus on machining, welding, soldering, forming, foundry, as well as on surface engineering, metrology, assembly, tribology, CA technologies in engineering and machines for metal processing.

The graduates of the study programme Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Materials are expected to be working in research teams or training institutions in domestic or foreign labour market, in position of top-researchers or top-managers in industry, in the management of production departments equipped with advanced production technologies, in institutes of Slovak Academy of Sciences and at technical universities focused to production technologies. The graduates can be also asserted in the institutions providing further professional education.

Guarantor: prof. Dr. Ing. Jozef Peterka, jozef.peterka@stuba.sk

Study advisor:  doc. Ing. Mária Kapustová, PhD., maria.kapustova@stuba.sk

 

Production Devices and Systems 

The graduates of the third level of study are expected to more specifically work with educational purposes in the field of science, research and development. They are also expected to in a lesser extent work in practice, especially in research and development centers, companies, or in highly specialized positions in production and management companies. Graduates may find employment as professionals in positions addressing the conceptual technical and organizational tasks of complex automation of manufacturing systems.

Despite the fact that the statistics for graduates are not well maintained and up-to-date, it can be stated that the majority of PhD graduates are now working in the field of his study. Several graduates after graduation work remained in the faculty as well. Many graduates continue to cooperate with the institutes, supervise diploma works and present trends from practice. They also provide lectures on given topics and help to ensure excursions and practical training of students involved in the department while also sometimes giving funding and sponsoring for these activities and others.

Guarantor: prof. h. c. prof. Ing. Karol Velíšek, CSc., karol.velisek@stuba.sk

Study advisor: doc. Ing. Peter Košťál, PhD., peter.kostal@stuba.sk