The Ph.D. course prepares culture-oriented and high scientific profile researchers to engineering applications, and enable them to develop knowledge, new methods of investigation, design and research activity in public or private bodies, along with managerial competencies. The available curricula are Architecture and Civil-Environmental Engineering.

Activities are oriented to advanced design, theoretical analysis, soft-computing, and experimentation. The first year includes courses or lectures on basic science subjects and organizational aspects of research, according to the weaknesses of the individual initial preparation and the selected research themes. An analysis of the state of the art will be also carried out, and the main theme of study will be identified. The second and third year will be devoted to the individual themes, and a stay in a research body of international relevance will be proposed. Common features are a multidisciplinary theoretical-experimental approach and interaction with the territory, the industrial and professional world.

The main objective is the enhancement of skills and professionalism of the Ph.D. students, with reference to the international job market. Correspondence of the planned activities to the course objectives will be evaluated during the planned meetings of the body of teachers.

Job placement opportunities

The Ph.D. Course will prepare professional figures of different researchers to work in various fields of the job market: from the business to the research and educational world (university, research centers…), to public administration (municipalities, government offices…), to freelance jobs. The title of Doctor of Philosophy is also particularly valued in foreign scientific and industrial fields, with important benefits for employment and career at international level.

Lines of research

CURRICULUM: Architecture

  1. Theories and methodologies of architectural composition
  2. Instruments and techniques of survey and representation of architecture and environment
  3. Studies and design of the city, landscape, territory
  4. Real estate appraisal, architectural and environmental evaluation
  5. The technology of materials for architecture

CURRICULUM: Civil-environmental engineering

  1. Structural and construction engineering
  2. Hydraulic and infrastructure engineering
  3. Survey for architecture and civil engineering

The scholarships are awarded for 3 years and their yearly amount is € 15.343,28 gross (approximatively € 1130 net per month).

Admission is based on a competitive examination.

The Call for Applications (Notice of Competition) is available on

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Program taught in:
  • English

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