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Abbreviation of study field: GEM-A
Abbreviation: GEM-A
Length of study: 4 years
Title: Ph.D. 
Form of study: full-time or combined 
Department: Department of Geomatics
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Basic information

The doctoral program Geomatics, that is a continuation of a Master program Geomatics established in 1995, reflects a fast development of modern sophisticated observation techniques for collecting large amounts of geodetic data. Geodetic data can be collected by direct methods such as electronic tachometers and combined GNSS stations, or by indirect methods such as laser scanning systems (LSS), aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing systems. Methods used for analyzing observed data are becoming more complex as the data amount increases. Large computer systems (clusters) must be used to extract relevant and useful information from raw observations. The quality and reliability of the extracted information, carefully exploited by Geomatics, is an important factor for its further applicability. Besides the classical theory of probability and adjustment calculus, it is also important to use the theory of fuzzy sets to account for stochastic properties of measured data. Optimized methods for collecting, processing, storing and sharing geodata also depend on the use of suitable data models. Data modelling creates new possibilities, both technological and methodological, for data visualization in cartography and geoinformatics. Classical methods of processing and distributing cartographic products are gradually replaced by their publications in digital forms by using www-based technologies.

PhD. candidates of the doctoral program Geomatics are profiled into the field of mathematical and physical geodesy, geodetic controls and satellite navigation, geodynamics and date modelling, visualization in cartography and geoinformatics with the emphasis on web-based applications. The program is related to other disciplines such as mathematical statistics, numeric modelling, graph theory, theory of information and complexity, applications of geometry and computer-aided graphics. Graduates of this doctoral program may be employed by private enterprises, governmental agencies, various research institutes and universities. 

Organization of study

The PhD. is a research degree for which a thesis on original research is a major requirement. Candidates for the PhD. degree normally hold a Master's degree in Geomatics or a related field. Each PhD. student pursues his/her individual study plan under the guidance of his/her supervisor. The fulfillment of the plan is monitored and checked annually by the PhD. Study Board. The PhD. students are required to complete at least four courses offered by the Department and spend a certain amount of time at some foreign university or institution. Each candidate must take the state doctoral examination consisting of the presentation and defense of a comprehensive outline of the proposed research for his/her doctoral thesis. The doctoral study program is completed by a successful defense of the PhD. thesis.

Profile of the programme

This study programme is designed as an academic one. Graduates proofs an advanced knowledge of the field of Geomatics and profiles in one of their sub-branches in which they demonstrate expert knowledge. They are able to independently find relevant information, to study literature, interpret and apply it to solve the chosen topic from the field of Geomatics. They are able to conduct independent scientific and research activities, develop scientific outputs and to write academic text, they are able to present their scientific outputs at scientific conferences. They demonstrate the ability to communicate and to study literature in one of the world's languages. They have the skills to work for R & D in the field of Geomatics. 

Graduates can independently perform scientific work and research and development in the field of Geomatics. They are profiling in one of Geomatics sub-branche, where they are reaching expert knowledge and skills.