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Thermal and Hydraulic Machines and Equipment, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Bratislava, Slovakia
The graduates acquire university qualifications in the third degree of education in the sphere of scientific problems concerning the procurement, treatment, transformation, transport, accumulation, distribution and consumption of various forms of energy based on using and utilizing fossil fuels and renewable forms of energy. 

Overview

In their theses they solve a scientific problem, with a corresponding scientific contribution, in the area of a wide spectrum of energetics (thermal power engineering, hydro power engineering, pumping technology, nuclear power engineering, metallurgy power engineering, VHAC (ventilation, heating, air conditioning), compressed air technology, heating systems, gas systems, combustion turbines, cogeneration devices, combustion engines, steam turbines, heating plants, electric power plants, non-traditional energy sources, heat pumps, refrigerating technology, energy economy, design, control).

Key Learning Outcomes: 

The graduates acquire qualifications in the sphere of scientific problems concerning the procurement, treatment, transformation, transport, accumulation, distribution and consumption of various forms of energy based on using and utilizing fossil fuels and renewable forms of energy. Solving a scientific problems with corresponding scientific contribution in the area of a wide spectrum of energetics.

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.

Accreditation

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

    60 per full-time academic year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Dynamics of Fluids
  • Energy Sources and Conversion - Selected Chapters
  • Foreign Language
  • Pedagogical Activities
  • PhD Project I
  • Combustion Equipment and Heat Exchangers - Selected Chapters
  • Flow Machines - Selected Chapters
  • Foreign Language
  • PhD Project II
  • Pedagogical Activities
  • PhD Examination - Written Part
  • Combustion Engines - Selected Chapters
  • Nuclear Power Equipment - Selected Chapters
  • Power Engineering Systems - Selected Chapters
  • Pumps - Selected Chapters

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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General Requirements

All applicants interested in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes in English can apply by sending the completed paper application form.

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

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