The doctoral program that is presented has the purpose of training, in the context of Nautical, Marine and Naval Radioelectronics Engineering, of highly qualified researchers trained for innovation and for the advancement of knowledge in this field, which can be fully integrated into the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA).

Justification of the title

The doctoral program that is presented has the purpose of training, in the context of Nautical, Marine and Naval Radioelectronics Engineering, of highly qualified researchers trained for innovation and for the advancement of knowledge in this field, which can be fully integrated into the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA).


Training of professional researchers. The doctors from the Nautical, Navy and Naval Radioelectronics program may be integrated into socio-professional sectors specific to this specific area of ​​knowledge, as well as in university education and in other public and private research centers, where they may exercise their functions at the highest level.



  • CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
  • CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • CB13 - Ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through original research.
  • CB14 - Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • CB15 - Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their areas of knowledge in the modes and languages ​​commonly used in their international scientific community.
  • CB16 - Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, the scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a society based on knowledge.


  • CA01 - Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • CA02 - Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • CA03 - Design, create, develop and undertake innovative and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  • CA04 - Work both as a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • CA05 - Integrate knowledge, face complexity and formulate judgments with limited information.
  • CA06 - The intellectual criticism and defense of solutions.

Formation activities

  • Transversal Training Course
    • Tranversal training offered by the University of Cantabria.
    • Transversal Training offered by the University of Oviedo.
    • Transversal Training offered by the Universidad de La Laguna .
    • Transversal Training offered by the University of the Basque Country.
    • Transversal Training offered by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Participation in Congresses, Meetings, Seminars and Workshops (UC, ULL, UNIOVI, UPV / EHU and UPC)
  • Research stays in other national and foreign centers (UC, ULL, UNIOVI, UPV / EHU and UPC).

Lines of investigation

  • Line 1: Maritime Transport
  • Line 2: Maritime Safety
  • Line 3: Transport and Navigation
  • Line 4: Naval Propulsion
  • Line 5: Maritime Radiocommunications

Admission criteria

It is understood by "Admission" the action, by the University to allow a qualified candidate to access the aforementioned higher education studies at said institution, represented by the effective acceptance of a student to the program requested at a specific university.

The selection of students who meet the access requirements will be made by the Interuniversity Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program, composed as determined in section 5.2.1 of this report, which will take into account the criteria established in this verification report, as provided in art. 7 of RD 99/2011.

Specifically, the Commission will evaluate each application according to the following criteria, and each one is valued in the corresponding proportion.

  • Academic record. It will be valued with up to 3.5 points the file of the previous official university degree or equivalent and with up to 3 points the academic record of the official Master's degree with which it is accessed.
  • Obtaining scholarships, prizes and other merits. Up to 0.5 points.
  • Accredited level of other languages ​​or level of Spanish, accredited, in case of foreign student. 1 point for level B2.
  • Initial proposal of interest. The evaluation of the proposal may reach up to 2 points. In the proposal the applicant must explain on what grounds his interest in the program, so that the Academic Committee evaluates the characteristics and suitability of the candidate. The Academic Committee will carry out, when it deems convenient, an interview with the applicant for the exhibition and debate of that proposal of interests.

To be admitted to the program, it will be necessary to achieve a grade of no less than 6 points. In the event that the number of requests that reach that minimum is greater than the number of places offered, the admitted amounts will be those that obtain the highest score.

The resolution of the admission process will be carried out in accordance with what results from the application of the rules and evaluation criteria established in this report. It will be carried out through a procedure according to criteria of merit, equality and capacity. In any case, the admission and selection will be restricted to the entry numbers set for the Doctoral Program.

At present, there are relations with the Universities: Technique of Lisbon (Portugal) and Marítima de Constanza (Romania) which aim to culminate in the signing of agreements that allow exchange and recruitment of students for the realization of Doctoral Theses.

Finally, and regarding the dedication regime, the following principles will be followed:

  1. Admission to the Doctoral Program in Nautical Engineering, Navy and Naval Radioelectronics will preferably be done on a full-time basis but with a reservation of 20% of places for part-time students.
  2. The student may make a reasoned request to be admitted to part-time work, which may be granted by the Academic Committee after analyzing the circumstances and reasons stated.
  3. The admission criteria are the same for part-time dedication as for full-time.

In relation to the principle of equal opportunities and non-discrimination of persons with disabilities, the University of Cantabria has, since 2005, agreements with the IMSERSO and the ONCE Foundation for the development of projects to eliminate architectural barriers in all areas. University buildings. Thanks to these agreements, most buildings are fully accessible at this time. The UC also develops a joint project with the ONCE Foundation for the computer accessibility of people with disabilities.

The information about the equality programs of the different universities involved in the program can be found in:

  • University of cantabria
  • Univerdiad of La Laguna
  • Oviedo University
  • University of the Basque Country
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

In addition, since 2005, an agreement has been signed with the Government of Cantabria through the General Directorate of Social Affairs for the care of persons with disabilities, which provides all the necessary personal and academic attention to students with whom it is required. they request The Student Information, Guidance and Support Service (SOUCAN), under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students, Employability and Entrepreneurship, is responsible for the Normalization Program, which aims to support the participation process of researchers in training with a disability in the University, trying to guarantee equal opportunities and the right to education. It aims, on the one hand, to know and address the individualized difficulties of access to the university curriculum (consequence of the lack of adapted spaces, technical aids or alternative communication systems) and, on the other, to inform / sensitize the university community of the need and importance of responding to the educational needs that some researchers in training pose. It also offers support and advice to researchers in training with disabilities in any field of university life.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish
  • English

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