After completing the study and research parts of the comprehensive preliminary, passing the dissertation exam and defending the doctoral thesis, the graduate has developed knowledge and skills necessary for doing independent research and scientific work in the field of automation. Completion of the study part includes passing compulsory and compulsory elective courses to extend theoretical knowledge in the subject field. The courses are selected to make up individual curriculum with orientation on the topic of the dissertation. The study trains students to individually develop creative solutions to research tasks, bringing new knowledge, innovative problem-solve methods and to present research outcomes in form of technical reports, conference contributions and journal papers. The graduate is familiar with scientific research methods and prepared to cope with the most challenging tasks of automation practice. He is able to design automatic control systems for the most demanding applications as well as to lead a research team. Graduates find careers across various work positions requiring top quality expertise for scientific and research activities in the field of automation and their management.