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Applied Mechanics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Bratislava, Slovakia
The graduates possess very good theoretical knowledge in mathematics, rigid body mechanics, theory of elasticity, continuum mechanics mechanism analysis and synthesis, dynamics of machines, vibration of mechanical systems, thermomechanics, fluid mechanics, technical acoustics and the theory of experiment, which they can apply in problem solving in technical practice.
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They are acquainted with the principles of independent as well as team research work and can present the results in professional publications and conferences. They are able to use modern new software and to create new programs for solution of specific problems in mechanics. They can work in research institutions, at universities and as highly qualified experts in various industries.

Key Learning Outcomes: 

Acquisition of knowledge in field of the use of scientific methods in the development of mechanical systems as the machinery, mechanical equipment, measuring equipment, transportation equipment and the development of new applications. Acquisition of knowledge of the optimal design of machinery, from the field of mathematical modeling and computer-aided design of machinery and equipments.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples: 

The acquired academic knowledge, experience with scientific and publishing work, as well as the pedagogical experience of our alumni enable them to find employment in the scientific development of mechanical engineering, in the industrial field, or to continue in the scientific and pedagogical career at universities specializing in engineering in Slovakia or abroad. The diversity of our alumni profile guarantees the ease with which they can find employment in the fields of production, technology, as well as in the related field of information technology.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu Slovenskej republiky (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic), Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (STU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (STU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS

    60 per full-time academic year

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Slovak
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Pedagogical Activities
  • PhD Project I
  • Selected Chapters from Mathematics
  • Experimental Methods in Mechanics
  • PhD Project II
  • Applied Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Thermomechanics
  • Selected Chapters from Dynamics
  • Selected Chapters from Flexibility and Strength
  • Computer Mechanics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanism Synthesis
  • Noise and Vibration Reduction
  • Vibration of Mechanical Systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Candidate for PhD. study has to have completed 2. level of higher education (engineer, master). In the case of external form of study 2 years after graduation work experience is required .Application shall contain:

  • duly filled-in application form 
  • curriculum vitae 
  • recognition of Master Diploma 
  • proof of payment for admission procedure 
  • proof of work experience in a related field (only for external study) 
  • assessment of the applicant's motivation for scientific work,
  • test from one language, 
  • examination of knowledge of the field and discuss the topics 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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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