Theory of Technology and Management in Civil Engineering

The graduate knows scientific methods in the field of theory of construction technology, economics of construction and management in construction. On the basis of the obtained detailed overview of the current state of solving problems at home and abroad, solves scientific problems, with emphasis on the efficiency of management of construction processes. It focuses on the ability to clearly formulate a scientific problem, the subject and goal of research and development in the field of technology, economics and management in the construction industry and to solve the formulated problem with an awareness of the social, ethical, legal and economic contexts of scientific work. His/her knowledge includes the application of economic and mathematical optimization models to support the hypotheses expressed in the problem. The graduate is able to clearly articulate the contribution of research outputs to the development of the field of study and to civil engineering practice.

Prospects of graduates

The graduate of the doctoral study programme in building technology scientifically researches and brings his own solutions in the field of theory of building technology, modelling of the construction process, use and disposal of buildings with a focus on property management and economic and technological aspects of building disposal, use of new generation building materials for sustainable construction, quality of construction throughout the life cycle of the building, including the use of management systems, new technologies for construction and reconstruction of buildings. It will be applied at university departments, research and development sites, governmental bodies (ministry, coordinator of Euro funds, ...), international consulting firms (focus on technical and investment risk management).

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Conditions of admission

The basic condition for admission to doctoral studies is the completion of a degree II study programme or a study programme pursuant to Section 53(3) of Act No.131/2002 Coll. on higher education and on amendment and supplementation of certain acts, as amended. Another condition is adequate knowledge of one world language (of the applicant's choice) and successful completion of the admissions procedure. For graduates of other disciplines, the structure of the courses taken in the graduate study programme and their professional and research activities are assessed to ensure their eligibility to continue doctoral studies.

Additional information

The entrance exam consists of a language part and a vocational part. The language part of the examination is conducted in the form of a test. Its purpose is to verify knowledge of a foreign language. The professional part of the examination takes the form of a professional presentation (10-12 slides) on the topic of the dissertation for which the applicant is applying. The candidate may consult the content of the presentation with the supervisor of the topic. The professional level of the presentation is evaluated by the admissions committee of the given study programme.

Conditions for international students

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Ing. Eva Panulinová, PhD. email:

General information on the admission exam

Form of entrance exam

Admission to doctoral studies takes place through an admission procedure. It includes an entrance examination, which the applicant is obliged to pass on the day of the admission procedure. The examination has two parts, language and vocational. On the basis of the results, the admissions board for the programme will decide whether or not to recommend the applicant for admission. The final decision on admission or non-admission is the responsibility of the dean of the faculty.

  • Apply the application for study

    01.02.2023 - 23.06.2023

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    04.07.2023 - 04.07.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • CV (electronic form)
  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (electronic form)
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (electronic form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (electronic form)
  • doklad o zaplatení poplatku za prijímacie konanie, zoznam publikovaných odborných a vedeckých prác (electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1000 €

The fee for admission procedure
E-application form: 30 €

Billing information

Account number IBAN: SK95 8180 0000 0070 0008 3493,
Constant symbol: 0308,
Variable symbol: 061050036
Address: Faculty of Civil Engineering, TUKE, Vysokoškolská 4, 042 00 Košice

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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Last update: 13.11.2023 16:25

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