Branch Applied Mechanics

Programme: Applied Sciences in Engineering

Scientific education in this study is oriented to the following fields of mechanics:

Mechanics of solids

  • Theory of modelling of mechanical systems - experimental and computational modelling (simulation, identification, optimization, sensitivity analysis). Stress-strain analyses, stability analyses, reliability assessment, vibration and noise analyses of technical structures considering all basic sources of non-linear behaviour (large strains, contact, non-linear material response) in metallic as well as rubber-like materials and composites, for direct and inverse problems. Fracture mechanics and homogenisation of composite materials.
  • Computational modelling of selected technological processes (forming etc.).
  • Dynamics of interactive drive and rotor systems, vehicle dynamics, selected problems of vibroacoustics.


  • Research and development of control algorithms by applying artificial intelligence methods (expert systems, genetic algorithms, neural networks). Application of artificial intelligence methods for design of electromechanical systems.


  • Biomechanics of musculo-skeletal system - solution of clinical problems by computational modelling, e.g. big joints endoprostheses, problems of spine pathology, spine and other fixators, hip joint osteotomies, dental implants.
  • Biomechanics of cardio-vascular system - constitutive relations of soft tissues considering their typical properties (hyperelasticity-pseudoelasticity, viscoelasticity, anisotropy, contractility). Computational modelling of healthy and pathological arteries, incl. interactions with implants. Computational modelling of mechanical tests of isolated cells.
  • Biomechanics of hearing and vocal system - artificial vocal chords, modelling of sound propagation within the ear, hearing replacements.

Learning outcomes and competences

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of applied sciences. The education obtained within this study programme comprises also a training and attestation for scientific work.

Entry requirements

  • Completed Master's study in the field of engineering science.
  • Graduate from any MSc. studies are accepted for entry exam, skill in English language is required. Entry exam is based on examination of mathematics and physics (in the range corresponding to engineering education) and of basic orientation in the field of the chosen doctoral theme.

Career prospects

Graduates from the PhD programme in Engineering mechanics are high skilled workers demanded in the field of applied research, engineering development and design, as well as in interdisciplinary (biomechanical, biomedical) teams. Graduates manage progressive computational and experimental methods and are capable to formulate and analyse problems, which provides a good basis for managerial and analytical posts in companies.

Study stays abroad, international cooperation

Large possibilities of residences abroad, depending on language and professional abilities of students and actual valid agreements, exchange residences within the framework of Socrates/Erasmus etc., e.g. School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Ireland, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Portugal, Faculty of mechatronics, TU Warszava, Poland, TU Chemnitz, Germany, TU Darmstadt, Germany, TU Regensburg, Germany, Academy of Technology and Agriculture, Bydgoszcz, Poland.


Engineering mechanics

prof. Ing. Jindřich Petruška, CSc. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


prof. Ing. Jiří Burša, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


doc. Ing. Robert Grepl, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )