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The aim is the education of specialized professionals, which develops successful graduates of their master's studies their ability to independently create creative work in the field of research, development and improvement of technologies. By further study of theoretical and applied subjects according to the individual study plan and elaboration of the doctoral dissertation, the student will demonstrate the ability to creatively expand the existing knowledge of the researched part of the studied program.

The Cybernetics program includes the use of a cybernetic approach in the analysis, modeling, and simulation and design of systems. He also applies theoretical knowledge of cybernetics to other areas.
Technical cybernetics as a main application area includes:

  • Dynamic systems: control systems with feedback, state, stochastic and fuzzy description of systems, control algorithms, embedded and distributed control systems, etc.
  • Information transmission: signal transmission and processing, sensors, measuring and information systems, industrial networks, information entropy, communication channel capacity, etc.
  • Artificial intelligence: machine perception and learning, multi-agent systems, robotics, modeling and design of neural networks for control systems, human-machine coupling, expert systems, etc.
  • Information technology for control systems: real-time operating systems, software design for real-time work, real-time SCADA systems, software for real-time communication, etc.

The program is designed to allow study in other application areas of cybernetics, which are based on the coexistence of electrical engineering, computer science and computational mathematics at the FEI and which intervene in many areas of human activity, such as biocybernetics: modeling and simulation of physiological processes, measurements, transmission, processing and sensors of biological signals and data, design of hardware and software for medical systems, etc. Other application areas are biomedical engineering, management (control theory), as well as informatics, bioinformatics, stochastic modeling using advanced statistical methods, etc.

The intention of the development of the study program Cybernetics is team scientific cooperation with other doctoral programs. The program is closely related to the scientific activities of teachers, trainers and subject guarantors who are scientifically active, especially at the Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Applied Mathematics, the Department of Informatics and others. Creative scientific activity at departments throughout the faculty is managed through professional scientific groups, many of which are closely related to the study program Cybernetics: eg Industrial Automation and Control Computers, Biomedical Engineering, Measurement and Sensors, Applied Statistics and Probability and more. These groups are motivated by the faculty to regularly produce high-quality scientific results, whether they are results in major impact journals, appearing in recognized world databases (WoS, Scopus) or application outputs in the form of patents. This testifies to the close connection of the doctoral program with the active scientific activities of teachers and trainers, as well as the close connection and connection of the Cybernetics program with other doctoral programs, such as Computational and Applied Mathematics, Informatics, Communication Technology, etc.

Graduate profile

Graduate's expertise: The graduate of the Cybernetics program has a deep and systematic knowledge of cybernetic principles, approaches and procedures. The scope of this knowledge corresponds to the current state of knowledge - he has deep and systematic knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods used in cybernetics, which are at the forefront of knowledge of this scientific discipline at the international level. He is able to understand research problems on the border of various applications of cybernetics and other scientific disciplines, programs or disciplines.

Graduate's professional skills: to design and use advanced research procedures in cybernetics in a way that allows to expand knowledge of the field through original research, to develop and evaluate theories, concepts and methods of cybernetics, including the definition of fields or their inclusion in a broader field.

General competences of the graduate: The graduate of the doctoral program Cybernetics is able to evaluate new knowledge and ideas taking into account the long-term social consequences of their use, plan large-scale creative activities and obtain resources for their implementation, is able to independently solve complex ethical problems in their own creative activities. communicate their own knowledge in the field of cybernetics clearly and convincingly to other members of the scientific community at the international level and to the general public. The graduate is able to use their professional knowledge, skills and general competences in at least one foreign language, is able to acquire new professional knowledge, skills and competences through their own creative activities and to influence the conditions and context of education.


The graduate of the study program Cybernetics will be able to perform creative scientific work on the border of technical cybernetics and other related fields, based on applied cybernetics, while using the latest methodological tools and optimization procedures that have been developed recently, especially in mathematics, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence.

Examples of positions in which a new graduate can find employment:

Researcher, involved in top research in national and transnational projects, manager in corporate research, responding to market needs and the latest developments in cybernetics and applied cybernetics, manager in the field of new medical technology in teaching hospitals and medical institutes, lecturer and guarantor of adequate university subjects, etc.

Composition of teaching

According to the controlled document VŠB-TUO "Study and examination regulations for study in doctoral study programs", the study is carried out according to the personal study plans of the doctoral student. The doctoral student's personal study plan determines which subjects are compulsory for the student and sets out the details and timing of his further studies and professional scientific activities, their program and focus of the dissertation, and pedagogical activities.

The study has two parts, which may overlap in time:

a) the study part completed by a state doctoral examination,
b) a scientific-professional part focused on the elaboration of a dissertation completed by its defense.

The number of subjects within the study part is five professional subjects (of which one must be a mathematical subject) + one foreign language (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian). The foreign language must not be the student's native language.

Program guarantor

prof. Ing. Jiří Koziorek, Ph.D.

Guarantees subjects:

in bachelor study - 5 subjects in Czech and English.
in the follow-up study - 4 subjects in Czech and English.
in doctoral studies - 2 subjects in Czech and English.

Graduates of the master's program Control and Information Systems can continue in the accredited doctoral study program Cybernetics.