The Internal Regulation of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, was approved by the Academic Senate of the Czech Technical University in Prague on 24th November 2021.

doc. Ing. Jan Janoušek, Ph.D.
The Chair of the Academic Senate of the Czech Technical University in Prague



Article 1

The rules regulating studies in the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree study programmes implemented at the Faculties of the Czech Technical University in Prague (hereinafter "CTU") are incorporated in the Statute of CTU and, further, in the Study and Examination Rules for Students of CTU (hereinafter "SER"). This Code of Practice for Doctoral Degree Studies at the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague (hereinafter "DSCP") regulates in detail the conditions of study in all accredited Doctoral Degree study programmes implemented at the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague (hereinafter "FCE").


Article 2
Course of study

  1. The studies in Doctoral Degree study programmes are regulated by the provisions of SER.

  2. A study block refers to the completion 6 compulsory professional courses plus potential other elective courses, language preparation and a Ph.D. student´s professional activity. The study block must be completed within 2 years from the start of studies by students in full-time study and within 3 years from the start of studies by students in combined study.

  3. Ph.D. students are obliged to pass at least two examinations in professional courses during the first year of study.

  4. A component part of the Individual Study Plan (hereinafter "ISP") of Ph.D. students in full-time study is their teaching practice. A Ph.D. student is obliged to start doing this practice no later than from the start of the second year of study. Prior to this practice, it is advisable to complete the course in Doctoral Degree Propedeutics.

  5. A Ph.D. student´s progress is reviewed at least once a year. The Ph.D. student is obliged to fill in the review form and send it off within the electronic application, the FCE Doctoral Degree Students´ Evaluation.

  6. As part of the language preparation, each Ph.D. student studying in Czech is obliged to pass an examination in English (or submit a certificate pursuant to SER). The completion of language courses is not necessary if the Ph.D. student has mastered the language and is able to pass the examination according to the requirements set by the Department of Languages.

  7. A component part of a Ph.D. student´s professional activity is the elaboration of a written study on the dissertation topic and a professional debate. The holding of the professional debate is regulated by the Guidelines for Conducting a Professional Debate in PhD. Study at FCE CTU.

  8. A component part of study duties in a Doctoral Degree study programme is the completion of a part of study at an institution abroad at a length of at least one month, or a participation in an international creative project whose results are published or presented abroad, or another type of previously approved participation in international cooperation approved by the Branch Board Chairperson at the Supervisor´s request.

  9. The holding of the Final Doctoral Examination (hereinafter "FDE") is regulated by SER. Ph.D. students in full-time and combined study are obliged to pass FDE within 4 years from the start of their studies (with a potential extension by max. 1 year based on a justified application approved by the Dean).

  10. The defence of the dissertation is regulated by SER. Together with the Application for Permission to Defend the Dissertation, a Ph.D. student is obliged to supply all enclosures specified in the Dean´s Directive for the Defence of Dissertations by FCE Doctoral degree students.

  11. Opponents can participate in the defence of a dissertation remotely. The condition for the remote participation of the opponents is a prior consent of the Board for the Dissertation Defence Chairperson, and appropriate technical measures enabling a remote visual and audio participation of the opponents during the defence and the electronic voting of the whole Board to guarantee the anonymity of voters. The record must state that the respective opponent participated in the defence remotely. The record must also include a statement that an uninterrupted visual and audio contact of the remotely connected opponents was ensured during the defence. This statement and the result of the secret ballot shall be signed by all Board members present.

  12. In the Dean´s Measure, the Dean sets out unambiguous criteria for the evaluation of the non-fulfilment of study duties pursuant to Art. 6, par. 5 of the Rules for Granting Scholarships at CTU, and further stipulates how the mandatory annual part of the scholarship under Art. 6, par. 1, letter c) of the Rules for Granting Scholarships at CTU will be reduced in the case of the non-fulfilment of study duties.


Article 3
Transitional and final provisions

  1. In the cases where study matters are within the Dean´s responsibilities, Ph.D. students address him/her with applications submitted via the Vice-Dean for Science and Research. They hand in their written applications to the Department of Science and Research.

  2. Justified exceptions to the provisions of this DSCP may be granted by the Dean based on a written application approved by the Supervisor, the Head of Department and the Branch Board Chairperson.

  3. In the cases which are not regulated by the Statute of CTU, SER or this DSCP, as well as in controversial cases, the decision is at the Dean´s discretion.

  4. A failure to meet the requirements set down by this DSCP is considered as a non-fulfilment of study requirements and constitutes grounds for the termination of studies pursuant to the provisions of SER.

  5. The requirement set down in Art. 2, par. 8 applies to the students who were admitted to study after 27th June 2018, when this requirement entered into force.

  6. The duty stipulated in Art. 2 par. 9 does not apply to the Ph.D. students who started their studies before 1st September 2013.

  7. The DSCP approved by the Academic Senate of CTU on 27th November 2019 is hereby cancelled.

  8. This DSCP was approved by the Academic Senate of FCE on 3rd November 2021.

  9. This DSCP comes into effect on the date of its approval by the Academic Senate of CTU.


prof. Ing. Jiří Máca, CSc.
FCE Dean