Study programmes

study programme: Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications

study fields:

  • BEZ - Security Technologies in Transportation
  • DOS - Transportation Systems and Technology
  • ITS - Intelligent Transport Systems
  • LED - Air Transport (taught in English language)
  • LOG - Logistics and Transport Processes Control
  • MED - Management and Economics of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • PIL - Professional Pilot (taught in English language)
  • TUL - Technology of Aviation Maintenance

The study fields taught in English language:

Study field LED – Air Transport

The study field Air Transport (LED) focuses on education of future air transport professionals. The syllabus is based on practical and current requirements of the EU which are implemented in the Czech Republic. The subjects have been chosen to include operational and organizational aspects of air transport, which are closely linked in real operations. Among the main ones are: Commercial Aspects of Air Transport, Air Traffic Management, Navigation, Flight Planning, Airport Operations. The technical part of the course includes aircraft as a specific means of transport including design of aircraft engines, knowledge of their operational capabilities, general requirements on aircraft parts and maintenance requirements. The course is complemented with selected topics in economic and law.

The study field is focused on the education of university-degree graduates proficient in operations and technology in civil aviation in the Czech Republic and worldwide. The syllabus is based on qualification requirements applicable in a uniform manner in all EU countries. Graduates can find jobs in air transport in a number of other European countries in operational, technical and administrative positions. They are prepared to take medium management posts in airlines, airport operators, air traffic control providers as well as supervisory functions at the Czech Civil Aviation Authority or at the Department of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transport.


Study field PIL – Professional Pilot

The study field Professional Pilot (PIL) is a specialized study field which prepares students in a complex manner in compliance with current European standards to become flight crew in commercial air transport as well as in other commercial-oriented areas of civil aviation. Theoretical training compliant with EU Regulation No. 1178/2011 integrated into the syllabus enables students to apply for theoretical exams at the air transport pilot level at the Czech Civil Aviation Authority in compliance with the aforementioned Regulation. The course also includes practical pilot training up to a level enabling the student to be member of airline crew.

The objective of the course is to provide complex preparation according to Annex I to EU Regulation 1178/2011 (Part FCL) so that the student attends theoretical training in parallel to practical flight training at an Approved Training Organization (self-sponsored). The theoretical part is provided in form of an Integrated Air Transport Pilot (ATP) course and graduates will obtain a certificate enabling them to apply for the theoretical examination at the Czech Civil Aviation Authority (UCL). The Faculty of Transportation Sciences is an Approved Training Organization (CZ/ATO-010). The whole training is done in an integrated ATP course in partner organizations of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences ATO. Graduates are prepared to take positions in air transport such as first officer in multi-pilot airplanes in commercial air transport, commander in aerial work operations and managerial positions in civil aviation. Most positions are subject to passing theoretical and practical exams in compliance with Part FCL.

study programme: Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications


The study fields taught in English language:

Study field IS – Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems (IS) is a quickly evolving area facing a lack of qualified professionals. Why are these systems important? Intelligent Transport Systems integrate information and telecommunication technologies with transport engineering in order to achieve better transport systems efficiency, lower travel times, higher safety and security, reduction of environmental impacts, increase in passenger comfort. The study field Intelligent transport systems (IS) is a part of a Master´s Degree Programme called Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications and enlarges the spectrum of transportation education. The Faculty of Transportation Sciences is well recognized for its Intelligent Transport Systems education. It possesses vehicle simulators and has research laboratories specializing in ITS related problems (e. g. Laboratory of Telematics, Joint Laboratory of System Reliability and Laboratory of Traffic Control and Modelling). Last but not least, the Faculty of Transportation Sciences closely cooperates with the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services of the Czech Republic Association, with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and with many organizations in the private sector. During the study students gain knowledge in the following areas: Transportation Systems, Automated Data Acquisition and Processing, Intelligent Transport Systems Management Skills, Mathematical Tools, Traffic Modelling and Simulation, Telecommunication, Specialization in Intelligent Transport Systems (design, control, evaluation, ...), GIS, Positioning, Navigation and Identification Systems, Complex Systems, Human Environmental Impacts, Safety and Sustainability. Study is organized as project oriented enabling team work on transport projects under the supervision of experienced specialists. In this study field there is the possibility of study in cooperation with Swedish university - the Intelligent Transport Systems study field is offered either as a single degree program at the Czech Technical University in Prague or as a joint-degrees study field combined with partner university in Linköping (Linköpings Universitet), Sweden offering students the possibility to obtain diploma also from the foreign university.

Graduates acquire transport-technical knowledge, a detailed understanding of intelligent transport systems, their components, upcoming development in the field and also practical knowledge of the design, control and evaluation of these systems. The study is organized as project oriented enabling the students to become accustomed to a project work. Students gain experiences also during the work in laboratories - e. g. Laboratory of traffic control and modelling, Laboratory of system reliability, Driving simulation research group or Laboratory for electronic identification systems and communication. Graduates can find employment e. g. as: designers of complex transport systems, transport specialists in both the private and public sector, transport supervisors for complex city systems, tunnel control systems, etc., specialists in design of in-vehicle intelligent transport systems components, managers of large transport projects. Thanks to the international environment our graduates find their employment in various European countries or continue their career with the Ph.D. study at different European universities.


Study field PL – Air Traffic Control and Management

The study field is focused on university degree education of experts for upper-level management posts in the domain of civil aviation, with an emphasis on Czech and European environment. Study content follows bachelor studies (especially study field Air Transport) and it is in line with qualification requirements united for EU member states and laid down by standards from International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, European Aviation Safety Agency EASA and other EU institutions. Knowledge and skills acquired during bachelor studies are deepened by theory-based and transportation technology-oriented subjects (both faculty-wide). Specific courses are focused on operational technology whose aim is to extend aviation domain knowledge. Additional specialization is provided in form of dedicated projects and project-related courses. Altogether, the study field consists of theoretical, preparatory, transportation technology, humanistic and domain specific courses. It is focused on robust acquisition of civil aviation domain knowledge, familiarization with aviation operational aspects, especially with regard to commercial air transport, flight safety and security, quality, communication, navigation, surveillance, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance. Graduates acquire theoretical knowledge corresponding to master’s studies in the field of transportation.

Graduates are well oriented in operations and economics of air transport and have all the necessary theoretical knowledge for further development in the domain. They find employment in various leading operational, technical and economical functions in aviation. They are able to hold responsible positions at middle and upper management positions at airlines, international airports, air navigation service providers and various oversight functions at civil aviation authorities and other civil aviation regulatory bodies. Due to versatility and robustness of the study field, graduates can find their employment in Europe and world-wide as aviation domain experts.


Study field TR – Transportation and Logistic Systems

The study field Transportation and Logistic Systems (TR) is jointly offered by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (CTU), the University of Žilina, Slovakia (UNIZA) and the University of Texas at El Paso, USA (UTEP). Curriculum of this joint-degrees study field is composed of courses offered by all three participating universities from the EU and the US. Graduates receive one diploma from one of the EU universities and one diploma from the US university. Unlike some other accredited joint-degrees study fields, where courses taken by a student at partner universities are recognized for courses offered by his or her home university, the courses of partner universities in the study field Transportation and Logistic Systems are an integral part of the study field curriculum offered by home university. The first year of studies the CTU students spend at their home university with the exception of 2 courses offered by UNIZA. In order to take the two UNIZA courses, the students travel to Žilina, Slovakia, where they attend these two courses taught in intensive blocks. The second year of studies the CTU students spend at UTEP, where they choose 4 courses. The courses at UTEP are organized in a different way than at CTU, are much more time demanding and therefore a UTEP course is worth more credits than a CTU course. During the first year of studies at home university, the CTU students start to develop their diploma theses topics in one of the student projects. The diploma thesis must address issues relevant for both the EU and the US in order for the student to be able to finish the diploma thesis in the US under supervision of the US thesis advisor. Thesis defense and state final exam take place in front of the joint committee composed of representatives from all three partner universities either in the Czech Republic, in Slovakia or in the United States. The study field Transportation and Logistic Systems is mainly focused on logistics and modern logistics solutions. Besides logistics, it provides students with background in other relevant fields such as project management, investments or transportation theory.

The study field Transportation and Logistic Systems graduate has knowledge of modern logistics, transportation and other relevant fields that allow interconnection of expert knowledge with business. The graduate is fluent in English and has a valuable experience from his or her one year study stay in the United States, which exposed him or her to the international environment. The program provides the graduate with expert knowledge, language training and experience of working within an international team and allows him or her to participate in international projects. The graduate can seek employment in companies focused on transportation and logistics solutions between the EU and the US, in companies providing expert consulting services, government institutions or research centers in the EU or the US. The graduates are encouraged to start their own businesses or take advantage of possession of both EU and US diplomas to continue their studies on a Ph.D. level in the EU or the US. The goal of the program is to prepare the graduates for work, research or Ph.D. studies in the EU or the US with emphasis on international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

The study programmes taught in Czech language:

study programme Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications

study programme Logistics

study programme Engineering Informatics


Study field T - Technology and Management in Transportation and Telecommunications

The Doctoral study field “Technology and Management in Transportation and Telecommunications” is based on the Master’s study field “Logistics and Transport Processes Control” and its three building blocks - logistics, technology of transportation and transportation theory. The field further expands and deepens knowledge in these three fields while reflecting current state of research. In order to train student to do his or her own research, the field offers mandatory courses on advanced mathematical statistics, applied graph theory, operations research, modelling of logistics processes as well as on economy of transportation and telecommunications. Besides these mandatory courses, the student chooses elective courses focused on, among other topics, on transportation processes management, decision support systems, transportation systems or project management. Ability to engage in independent research under the lead of supervisor is a key element of the field. The student must present his or her research outcomes in international scientific journals and at international scientific conferences. Full-time students are expected to spend at least one semester abroad at one of the partner institutions and to gain teaching experience in courses taught at the department.

The graduates have knowledge to follow and analyze state-of-the-art research in the field of logistics, technology of transportation and transportation theory as well as to conduct independent research including presentation of its outcomes to the international scientific community at international scientific conferences and in scientific journals. The graduates learn basics of research methodology and gained experience in teaching courses on university level. During his or her studies the graduates use the opportunity to study abroad, explore international scientific environment, strengthen language skills, and to create the first international contacts. The graduate can seek employment as an academic staff at institutions in the transportation specialization in his or her home country or abroad, as a member of research teams in research focused institutions or as a leading analyst or expert in private or public sector - for example in large freight forwarding (spedition) and logistics companies, organizers of integrated transport systems, transport companies, carriers with any kind of transport, in IT companies which support network fields; Ministry of Transport, regional authorities, the EU institutions, and international organizations operating in transport (ERA, CER, UIC etc.).


Study field D - Transportation Systems and Technology

The basic characteristic of doctoral studies in the field of Transportation Systems and Technology is linked with industry with possibility to modify the optional part of the study block to further narrow the field of specialization. Doctoral study program is aimed at scientific research and independent creative work of PhD students, especially in the following areas - Intelligent Transport Systems, safety and reliability of transport systems, components and systems of vehicles, development of transport telematics, transport systems in the city and in the countryside, environmental impacts, human mobility in non-urban areas, design of transport infrastructure and applied mechanics and modeling in transportation. The field of study is oriented on the opportunity of students to deepen their theoretical knowledge for their specific scientific work to solve research tasks under supervision. Students are trained to deal with complex analytical and decision-making processes in the field of transport systems and technology at the current level of knowledge.

A graduate of the doctoral program has a deep theoretical knowledge in transport and demonstrates understanding of scientific disciplines in transport and at the frontier of other fields. The graduate has a comprehensive and systematic knowledge of traffic theory, mathematics and mathematical modeling, statistics, physics and mechanics, operations research methods and information technology necessary to manage and innovate transport services. He or she has a deep knowledge of the realization of transport infrastructure and procedural information systems in transport. A graduate will find employment in the creative solution to the problems of transport systems and techniques at scientific research and development centers and departments of universities. He or she can be employed as a top expert for solving complex transportation and land-use planning work and the organization of integrated transport systems, in designing institutions and in government, in senior professional positions to address issues of transportation systems as well as in management positions in industrial companies. He or she is able to develop basic or applied research at technical universities, research organizations and institutes of the Academy of Sciences as well as at foreign research institutions.


Study field P - Air Traffic Control and Management

Doctoral study program "Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications" in the study field "Air Traffic Control and Management" follows to the accredited 2-year Master's degree program "N3710 - Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications", especially in the study field of "Air Traffic Control and Management". The basic characteristic of doctoral studies in the field "Air Traffic Control and Management" is a continuity of Master’s program with the possibility to modify the optional part of the study block narrower specialization. Doctoral study program is aimed at scientific research and independent creative work of PhD students, especially in the following areas - the development of air transport systems on the principles of sustainable mobility, European air transport policy, development of methods to assess usability of air traffic systems, development of modern logistics systems, modeling of technological processes and development of communication, navigation and surveillance systems. It is oriented to the opportunity to deepen theoretical knowledge of students for their specific scientific work in solving research tasks under supervision. Students are trained to deal with complex analytical and decision-making processes in the field of technology and management in air transport and telecommunications at the current level of knowledge.

Graduates obtain deepened knowledge of applied mathematics, economics, transport, decision theory, marketing and strategic management, supplemented with special knowledge of the theory of transport, transport technology and modern logistics systems. Within the study, student also creates a narrower specialization by study of specialized subjects such as Air Traffic Management, aerodynamics and mechanics of flight, management and economics of air transport, instrument systems, navigation, aircraft construction, construction of propulsion systems, ecology and environment in aviation, human factors in aviation, advanced CNS systems (communication, navigation, surveillance), modern trends in airport development, electronics, quality in civil aviation, European approach to aircraft maintenance and flight control systems. Graduate will find employment in management functions in aviation domain, research centers and universities workplaces. Employment can be also found as economist in air transport, in design organizations or in the state administration to solve large, complex problems of technology and air traffic management.


Study field L - Transportation Logistics

Basic characteristics of doctoral study in the branch “Transportation Logistics” is a branch continuity with a possibility to complete narrower expert specialization in position and function of transportation in logistics in obligatory and optional parts of study block - controlling and optimization of transfer of objects and costs among nodes in transportation network, connected movements of means of transport, activities in nodes of transportation network including of management of stock holding at the begin, at the end, and during the transportation process or during transport of nodes which is made by transporters. The doctoral study branch is dedicated to scientific research and self-contained creative activity of doctoral students, especially in these areas - management of circulatory processes, effect of transportation as a principal phenomenon of intensification of material and immaterial flows in logistic chains, importance and organization of information flows in control of logistic chains, their use for multi-criterial optimization of costs and size of transportation flows, logistic technologies based on distribution processes and optimal information flows (substitution of material flow with a flow of purpose-built structured information), quality of transport as a decisive factor of offer of transportation services in logistic chains include offer of multimodal transportation systems, forecasts of development of logistic systems in evolution of market connections and conditions of implementation of logistic technologies in market conditions, making of models for optimal control of complicated logistic chains and networks, proposal of parameters of the most convenient means of transport and systems without regards to a possibility of realizations (a vision of transport in future).The doctoral study branch is oriented so that student has a possibility to deepen his theoretical knowledge for his particular scientific work within solution of research assignments under supervisor’s leading. Students have been prepared for solution of complicated analytical, decisive, and implementation processes in area of effect of transportation to logistic systems not only at the level of contemporary knowledge but also visions in near and farther future.

The absolvent gets deepened knowledge in applied mathematics and transportation logistics, enlarged with special knowledge in transport theory, transport technology, and modern logistic systems within study program framework. Within study branch, the student completes his narrower expert specialization with help of branch subjects study, for example modeling of logistic chains, combined transportation, continual transportation, airborne transportation in logistics, telematic systems, information systems and technologies, transportation systems and infrastructure, transportation solutions in territorial planning, manipulation and stock holding systems, automatization of transportation technologies. The absolvent is being prepared for solution of research-developing problems in the area of logistic. Absolvents will be investigators of research and developing projects for everlasting improvement of controlling mechanisms in logistics. Immediate connection of logistic to economy and living environment prepares the absolvents to be creators and propagators of innovative approaches of logistic solutions in all areas of human activity. The absolvent will be a specialist for research and development of new approaches for modeling of logistic problems in controlling work of companies and business organizations, where one of the most important activities is provision, transportation and marketing. The study includes methods of simulations without regards to transportation distances from the shortest to the longest and without regards to transportation times also from the shortest to the longest. The absolvent will be prepared for consistent usage of multi-criterial optimization methods with using of methods of artificial intelligence. Their research and development will be one of the most important parts of this study. The absolvent finds his use in creative solution of problems of positions and functions of transportation in logistic systems at research and developing department of universities. He finds his use also as a highly-qualified consultant on projecting and implementation of transportation and logistic systems for consulting and projecting companies.


Study field I - Engineering Informatics of Transportation and Communication

The PhD study program “Engineering Informatics of Transportation and Communication” contains disciplines as information and communication’s technology (ICT) applied in transport and logistics. The program involves utilization of innovations in microelectronics, computing (hardware and software), in telecommunications and opto-electronics, microprocessors, fiber optics and innovative and new solutions for road and rail transport, similarly as for air and water transport. These innovations enable the processing and storage of enormous amounts of transport data and information. The strong role plays rapid distribution of information through communication networks for traffic control technologies having strong meaning in safety and security of transport in all its modes. Information and communications technology are studied as the support of the complex systems, transmitting and processing information and commands among the various parts of transport and logistic networks. It can be considered as the basis of intelligent transport systems.

Graduates will be able to take part in solutions of scientific and innovative tasks in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), cooperate in the research works having the deep knowledge of theoretical instruments in informatics, telecommunications, system logistics and the transport and traffic control.