Institute of Machine and Industrial Design offers doctoral study in the field of machine or industrial design. In general, the programme is research-oriented. The aim is to prepare students for independent fundamental and applied research and development. The standard length of the study is 4 years and it's mostly full-time. To get a Ph.D. the student has to pass selected courses, doctoral state examination and defend the dissertation thesis. In the dissertation thesis, the student has to critically review state of the art in the field and present his/her own contribution (results of the research). During the study, the student teaches in bachelor's and master's degree programmes, attends conferences and internships and publishes results of his/her research and development.