Rules of entering and training at KhAI post-graduate course

The graduates who are going to enter the post-graduate course for a training with a purpose to get a PhD degree in engineering should have got a diploma of Master of Science or Specialist, more over the specialty of his/her candidate dissertation shall be related to the main line of the basic education on which the Master's or Specialist's degree awarded.

The KhAI is entitled to conduct the training of PhD students on the large list of major subjects including those related to aerospace area. The indicated list is attached below. Those major subjects on which the defense of dissertation is possible to be realized at the KhAI are marked with a sign * in the list. The KhAI has got a certificate of Higher Certifying Commission on each specialty. The defenses of the dissertations on the major subjects which are not marked with a sign * in the list shall not be possible ; they will be realized in other higher educational institutions of Ukraine.

The duration of full-time PhD training is 3 years and part-time - 4 years. The graduates who are going to enter the post-graduate course should pass the entrance examinations on major subject, foreign language (Russian or English) and philosophy.

Within the first year of study the post-graduate students have to pass candidate examinations - candidate minimums which are obligatory under defense of dissertation.

Candidate minimums shall be passed on the following subjects: major subject, foreign language, philosophy.

Each PhD student shall work individually under the guidance of his/her research supervisor. Within the first year of training an aspirant jointly with his/her research supervisor shall definitely formulate the theme and tasks of investigations.

Within the whole period of training an PhD student has to perform reference sources survey on world publications, to carry out theoretical and experimental research work, to make analysis of research results, to prepare and publish at least 2 - 3 research articles.

At the end of training on the post-graduate course student shall submit dissertation on 120 x 150 A4-size sheets and to defend it in public. The public defense envisages getting positive opinions about research results from a number of scientific schools and enterprises of aerospace industry of Ukraine and other countries.

The defense procedure of already prepared and submitted work usually takes 2 - 4 months in dependence on the level of preparation of the student. The presence of the PhD student at his/her defense is obligatory.

According to the results of successful defense the KhAI issues a diploma certifying the awarding of PhD degree.

The KhAI has a great experience of training citizens of Germany, Mexico, Jordan, Yemen, Nigeria, Iran, Iraq and other countries on post-graduate course.

During the period of its existence the KhAI has awarded the PhD degree to more than 1000 PhD students from Russia, Ukraine and other countries and the degree of Doctor of Science to more than 150 persons.

List of the permanently delivered post-graduate courses at the National Aerospace University «KhAI»

01.02.04.*Mechanics of a deformable solid body.

01.02.05.*Mechanics of liquid, gas and plasma.

01.05.02.Mathematical modeling and computational methods.

01.05.03.Computers and systems software.

01.05.04.*System analysis and theory of optimum solutions.

02.00.04.Physical chemistry.

05.01.02.Metrology, standardization and certification.

05.02.02.Machine knowledge.

05.02.08.Mechanical engineering manufacture.

05.03.05.Processes and machines for pressure treatment.

05.03.07.Processes of physical and technical treatment.

05.05.03.Aircraft engines and power plants.

05.07.01.Aircraft dynamics and gas dynamics.

05.07.02.*Aircraft designing and testing.

05.07.06.Ground complexes, launching equipment.

05.07.12.*Remote aerospace research.

05.09.01.Electrical machines and equipment.

05.12.02.Telecommunication systems and their control.

05.12.07.Antenna and microwave devices.

05.12.13.Radio devices and means of telecommunication.

05.12.17.Radio technical and television systems.

05.13.03.*Control systems and processes.

05.13.05.Computer systems and components.

05.13.06.*Information technologies.

05.13.07.Automation of control processes.

05.13.12.CAD systems.

05.13.22.Projects and programs management.

05.14.06.Technical thermal physics and industrial heat power system.

05.14.08.Conversion of recoverable types of power.

07.00.01.History of Ukraine.

08.00.04.Economics and management of enterprises.

09.00.01.Ontology, epistemology, phenomenology.

19.00.09.Psychology of human's behaviour under special conditions.

Doctor of Science

01.02.04.*Mechanics of a deformable solid body.

01.02.05.*Mechanics of liquid, gas and plasma.

01.05.04.*System analysis and theory of optimum solutions.

05.03.05.Processes and machines for pressure treatment.

05.05.03.Aircraft engines and power plants.

05.07.01.Aircraft dynamics and gas dynamics.

05.07.02.*Aircraft designing and testing.

05.07.12.*Remote aerospace research.

05.12.13.Radio devices and means of telecommunication.

05.12.17.Radio technical and television systems.

05.13.03.*Control systems and processes.

05.13.06.*Information technologies.

05.13.22.Projects and programs management.

05.14.06.Technical thermal physics and industrial heat power system.

09.00.03.Social philosophy and philosophy of history.