PhD in Civil Engineering in Guimarães in Portugal

Compare PhD Programs in Civil Engineering 2017 in Guimarães in Portugal

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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

If you are a bachelor’s degree holder in the field of civil engineering, you may want to further your knowledge. Enroll for a PhD degree in civil engineering, which serves as the highest degree in the faculty. It is structured to help you have the expertise with quality research in experimental and the analytical fields of the course. Choose to focus on construction management and engineering, highway and traffic engineering or urban infrastructure systems engineering and management to mention a few disciplines.

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Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The third cycle Programme (PhD) in Civil Engineering was launched in 2008 and revised for the 2012/2013 academic year in compliance with the principles of the Bologna Process and Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, which defines Academic Degrees and Higher Education Diplomas. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Civil Engineering in Guimarães in Portugal. The third cycle Programme (PhD) in Civil Engineering was launched in 2008 and revised for the 2012/2013 academic year in compliance with the principles of the Bologna Process and Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, which defines Academic Degrees and Higher Education Diplomas. The guiding principles of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering are the following: to complement the training received by holders of master degrees and 5-year undergraduate degrees in the field of Science and Engineering, particularly Civil Engineering, by providing advanced training in fast-growing areas such as Construction, Structures and Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Environment, as well as Planning and Transport Infrastructures, with particular emphasis on innovation and development of technologies and processes in these areas and on the source materials/products for construction technologies; to provide students with solid training in research methodology and experimentation, which may allow them to conceive and promote the elaboration of research and development projects in academic and/or professional contexts, thus contributing to increase their abilities in terms of research, technological development and, consequently, their ability to innovate in order to achieve further knowledge in the field; to boost Civil Engineering-related research and technological development, promoting their consolidation as an important element of the industrial sector. Access to higher education The main objective of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering is to train highly qualified experts and researchers capable of undertaking autonomous research, development and innovation work within academic or business contexts in the field of Civil Engineering. The set of skills acquired by PhD students over their academic life will enhance the interaction between the University and the entrepreneurial fabric and will contribute towards the competitiveness and sustainability of the Civil Engineering sector at national and international levels. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements Eligible for the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering are: Holders of a master degree in Civil Engineering or legal equivalent; Holders of a 300-ECTS credit undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, with an academic or scientific relevant curriculum vitae, which is recognized by the Steering Committee of the Doctoral Program as attesting to the capacity to complete this study cycle and validated by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, which is recognized by the Steering Committee of the Doctoral Program as attesting to the capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the Steering Committee of the Doctoral Program and validated by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering. SELECTION CRITERIA Academic, scientific and technical curriculum vitae; Proven professional experience in the area; When deemed appropriate by the jury panel, applicants may receive an interview offer, in which case the result of the interview will factor into the ranking of candidates. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]