IDS offers a doctoral programme in 12 disciplines within 4 scientific domains:
Automation, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Information and Communication Technology
Civil Engineering and Transport
Architecture and Urban planning
Nutrition and Food Technology
Management and Quality Studies
Doctoral training at IDS is conducted in English in the leading discipline which the candidate declares at the time of recrutiment proces to IDS TUL.
The training program in each discipline (the so-called core curriculum and entrepreneurship - CCE) includes:
1. The core curriculum for a given discipline, 8 ECTS. Courses constituting to the core curriculum for a given discipline may be elective subjects for doctoral candidates from other disciplines. 120 h= 8 ECTS
2. Compulsory classes on academic entrepreneurship, protection of intellectual property and technology transfer. 15 h = 1 ECTS
IRP consist of:
A schedule for the preparation of the doctoral dissertation with an indication of the date of submitting the doctoral dissertation;
A description of the research planned to be carried out together with the methodology;
A research data management plan - the so-called "Data management plan";
A following groups of classes, which can be arranged arbitrarily by the doctoral candidate in agreement with the supervisor (scientific advisor) within the scope of 195h. This category includes:
- Research workshop - Elective courses from various disciplines in a minimal dimension of 4 ECTS, which corresponds to 60 h. It should be noted that it is recommended to choose subjects from other disciplines than the leading one, to ensure the greatest possible interdisciplinarity of training. It is assumed that each elective subject has a duration of 15 h = 1 ECTS. A doctoral candidate, after consultation with the supervisor, may attend more than 4 classes under 4 ECTS.
- Skills workshop - Classes and workshops on soft and transferable skills corresponding to 45 h. The list of available subjects offered by TUL units may include short several-hour workshops is presented in Research & skills workshop (link). ECTS points have not been assigned to these classes. A doctoral candidate can attend more than 45 h without consulting with the supervisor (scientific advisor). Only the basic dimension of 45 h requires consultation.
Additional elements of the IDS training:
1. Lectures of visiting professors selected from the pool of lectures available at TUL presented in Research & skills workshop (link). A doctoral candidate is obliged to choose at least one lecture of a visiting professor during the course of education.
2. Teaching (course & practice) - which consists of training in the dimension of 15 h conducted before the practice and practice (in the form of co-conducting or running classes with students) in the dimension up to 45 hours, total in the maximum dimension up to 60h. Teaching has not been assigned with ECTS credits. The doctoral candidate consults with supervisor (scientific advisor) if the teaching is implemented or not:
a. If the Individual research plan does not provide it, the pool of hours passes to other classes, while maintaining the hourly dimension of this category.
b. If teaching is included, it is organized after obtaining a positive result of the mid-term evaluation, in the semester 5 and/or 6.
3. Mobility of a minimum of 3 months over the whole course of training. The time schedule of mobility is determined by the doctoral candidate with the scientific supervisor (advisor). Each mobility involves the necessity of presenting a research plan, justifying the selection of a scientific centre, submitted to and confirmed by the supervisor and submitting a report after coming back. Conferences are not included in the mobility. Mobility can be arranged in different ways after consultation with the supervisor e.g. 3 months in one university, 3 x 1 month in another university, etc. Doctoral candidates prepares “mobility protocol” containing all arranged details of the mobility.
4. Seminars - presentation of progress in the implementation of an individual research plan, taking place at least once per semester in the scientific unit in which the doctoral candidates performs the research work.