Study programmes

study programme: Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications

study fields:

  • DOS - Transportation Systems and Technology
  • ITS - Intelligent Transport Systems
  • LED - Air Transport (taught in English language)
  • LOG - Logistics and Transport Processes Control
  • 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.

Doctoral studies in the Faculty of Transportation Sciences are currently available in the following accredited study programs.

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study programme Technology in Transportation and Telecommunications

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study programme Logistics

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study programme Engineering Informatics

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Transportation Systems and Technology (P1041D040004)

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, applied mechanics, modelling 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.

Graduate profile
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 modelling, 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 centres 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.


Logistics and Management of Transport Processes (P1041D040007)

The student is prepared to solve complex analytical, decision-making and implementation processes in the field of transport on logistics systems both at the current level of knowledge and at the prospects for development in the near and distant future. The orientation of the study program aims to deepen the student's theoretical knowledge for specific scientific work in solving scientific research tasks under the guidance of a supervisor. The study program is focused on scientific research and independent creative activity of doctoral students.

Graduate profile
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 this study branch, the student completes his specialization with the help of subjects such as for Applications of IT technologies in transport, Geoinformation engineering, Management of transport systems, Road transport technologies, Information technologies in transport, Smart Cities, among others. The student will be prepared for solution of research-developing problems in the area of logistics. The students will work as researchers in the development of projects for everlasting improvement of controlling mechanisms in logistics. Immediate connection of logistic to economy and living environment prepares the students to be creators and propagators of innovative approaches of logistic solutions in all areas of human activity. The student will be a specialist for research and development of new approaches for modelling of logistic problems in controlling work of companies and business organizations, where one of the most important activities is the supply, transportation and marketing. The study includes simulation methods regardless of the transport distances, from the smallest to the largest and regardless of the transport times and again from the shortest to the long. The student will be prepared for the consistent use of multicriteria optimization methods with the use of artificial intelligence methods and their research and development will be one of the important contents of this study. The student will find employment in the creative solution of the issue related to the status and functions of transport in logistics systems at scientific and research workplaces and workplaces of universities. The student will also find employment as a highly qualified consultant in the design and implementation of transport, transportation and logistics systems for consulting and design companies.


Air Traffic Control and Management (P1041D040009)

The study field is oriented towards scientific research and individual creative approach of our doctoral students to the following areas:

  • Development of aviation transport systems in the context of sustainable mobility
  • European air traffic policy
  • Development of methods for aviation transport systems evaluation
  • Development of modern logistic systems
  • Technological process modelling
  • Development of communication, navigation and surveillance systems

The study field is organised so that students have an opportunity for deepening their theoretical knowledge needed for scientific work during execution of research and development tasks under the supervision of their thesis advisor. Students are trained to perform difficult analytical and decision-making processes in the domain of technology and management of air transport and communications, in accordance with current state-of-the-art.

Graduate profile
Graduates acquire deepened knowledge from applied mathematics, transportation economics, management and decision theory, marketing and strategic management complemented with additional knowledge from transportation theory, technology and modern logistic systems. Within the study field, students further extend their subject specialization by studying domain-specific subjects.

Graduates find their employment in various job positions at research institutions and university workplaces, developing creative solutions and addressing issues from the domain of technology and management of air transport. They also find their employment as top air transport managers and economists, at operational and project-oriented organizations, civil aviation authorities, dealing with challenging issues of technology and management of air transport .

More information about this doctoral degree programme can be obtained at: https://uld.fd.cvut.cz/en/potential-students/doctoral-degree-program/


Smart Cities (full-time and part-time study programme)

The new doctoral study programme in Smart Cities responds to a significant urbanization trend - an increase in the number of inhabitants living in cities, which requires new management methods for further sustainable urban development, both as a whole (holistic approach) and individual subsystems such as transport systems, urbanism, logistics systems, architecture, security systems, energy systems and more. From the point of view of systems science, it is an alliance of sub-systems that contributes to the formation and resulting behaviour of the city, which must be in accordance with the established sustainable and resilient development strategy of the city. The aim of the study is to prepare students for solving complex analytical, decision-making and implementation processes in the field of transport and urbanism both at the current level of knowledge and the prospects for development. This topic is interdisciplinary and therefore experts from the Faculty of Transportation Sciences and from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University will take part in the teaching activities. The orientation of the study program aims to deepen the student's theoretical knowledge for specific scientific work in solving scientific research tasks under the guidance of a supervisor. The study program is focused on scientific research and independent creative activity of doctoral students.

The graduate of the doctoral program Smart Cities will gain knowledge (according to a choice of compulsory elective courses) in mobility, urban planning, systems science or logistics. By means of their approach, graduates will be the initiators of research and development projects for the continuous improvement of the city's organization and for the increasing quality of life of its inhabitants.

Graduates of the Smart Cities doctoral study program will be capable to work in the following areas, for example:

  • in the academic sphere and in other institutions dealing with science, research, development and innovation, in the Czech Republic and abroad (in higher education, in the institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, etc),
  • in the development centres of large multinational companies in the field of transport, urban planning and architecture,
  • in managerial, methodological and other positions in specialized companies and laboratories dealing with research and development in the field of Smart Cities,
  • in public administration and private companies focused on "smart" concepts and solutions.

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.