About the Programme

The interdisciplinary PhD Programme "Cognitive and Dependable Systems" offers highly-qualified candidates the chance to research current international issues in the field of highly dependable, embedded and distributed hardware and software systems within a stimulating environment of fellow researchers and students and a broad network of regional and international partners.

The programme includes research in the areas of Graphical Systems, Programming Languages and Compiler Construction, Database and Information Systems, IT-Security, Economathematics or  Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing. Thereby, the doctoral research strengthens the research profile of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in Energy Reform and Decarbonisation, Health and Life Science as well as Artificial Intelligence and Sensorics.

The PhD programme is open to national and international students with a Master´s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence or a related subject.

The presence-based programme consists of a mandatory curriculum of 30 ECTS, the dissertation (120 ECTS) and the oral defence (30 ECTS). You are supervised by at least one professor from the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology who is an expert on the chosen research topic.