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Industrial Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Bratislava, Slovakia
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. 
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  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Slovak
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • 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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the PhD. study, the applicant must have accomplished the second stage of the engineering (Master) study.

The admission procedure to PhD. Study at STU MTF comprises the entrance examination which is obligatory for all applicants. The Examination Committee evaluates:

  • knowledge in engineering (Master) study programme subjects related to the applied PhD. study programme and selected dissertation thesis topic,  
  • prerequisites of the applicant for an independent research in the field of science, technology or art,
  • level of applicant´s expertise.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • The annual tuition for study programmes in the external form of studies, realised in a foreign language per one year 2.000 €

Living costs for Bratislava

  • 600 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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