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Graduates of follow-up study programs may apply for admission to doctoral programs.

  • Doctoral studies last 4 years. The graduate is awarded the Ph.D.
  • Doctoral studies are available to study in full-time and combined form.
  • Doctoral studies can be studied in Czech or English.
  • Study consists of the study part completed by the state doctoral examination and the scientific-professional part focused on the processing of the dissertation thesis completed by its defense.
  • A single credit system compatible with the European Credit Transfer System for student mobility within European educational programs is used to quantify the progress of studies in the doctoral program.
  • The Vice-Dean for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies prof. Ing. Jana Hančlová is the guarantor of the doctoral studies.
  • Study matters are handled within a Department of Doctoral Studies by Ing. Sylvie Želasková.

Study programme Systems Engineering and Informatics

Information for applicants

Systems Engineering and Informatics (SEI) postgraduate study program follows up several master’s study programs at VŠB – TU Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, especially Information and knowledge management. This study program is scheduled for 4 years and graduates are awarded the Ph.D. degree. The program can be studied in several mutations – full-time and part-time, in Czech and in English.

The study consists of the study part ended up by the final state exam and research part focused on dissertation thesis and its defence. The credit system is applied for evaluation of the study. This system is in line with the European ECTS system, allowing for exchange mobilities of students between universities in Europe.

The graduates of the SEI study program adopt skills, which allows to manage systems analysis of various problems and establish new methodologies based on modern methods, IT and systemic approach. The study program is interdisciplinary and connects economics with informatics. This synergy gives rise to a wide field of positions in both research and business.


  • System engineer
  • Researcher
  • Risk management analyst
  • IT analyst
  • Academic staff member
  • Programmer and designer for intelligent building management
  • Big data analyst
Detail information
Faculty Faculty of Economics
Type of study Doctoral
Language of instruction English
Code of the programme P0311D050020
Czech title of the programme Systémové inženýrství a informatika
English title of the programme Systems Engineering and Informatics
Regular period of the study 4 years
Coordinating department Department of Systems Engineering
Coordinator prof. Ing. Jana Hančlová, CSc.
Key words Decision support systems
Artificial intelligence and expert systems
System modelling and optimization
Data mining
Quantitative methods of economic analysis
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Ing. Želasková Sylvie
Assistant for doctoral studies

Phone number: +420 597 322 019
Phone number: +420 597 322 001

Information for students of doctoral studies can be found in InNET.