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 to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.
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.
- 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.
- 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)
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