The PhD course prepares researchers with high scientific profile, culturally oriented to engineering applications. They will be able to develop knowledge, new methods of investigation and design & research activities in public or private bodies, also with managerial competences. The course is organized in two curricula: “Information Engineering” and “Mechanical Engineering, Naval Energy and Production”.
The activities concern design methods, theoretical analysis, soft-computing and advanced experimentation. During the first year the teaching activity regards the strengthening of knowledge in basic scientific disciplines and the organizational aspects of the research. It is personalized on both the previous study plan and the research topic of the PhD student. Still in the first year, the state of the art in the discipline of interest is analysed and the main research theme is identified. In the second and third years the individual themes are developed, with the possibility of a period of stay at research institutions of international relevance.
Common aspects of training are the multidisciplinary theoretical - experimental approach as a qualifying aspect of research and the interaction with the territory and the productive world. The main educational objective is therefore the enhancement of the professionality of the PhD students on the international market of advanced research. The correspondence of the activities to the achievement of this objective is evaluated periodically by the Teaching Committee.
Job placement opportunities
The PhD will prepare diversified professional figures of researchers able to place themselves in many areas of the labor market: from the business world, to research and training (universities, research institutions ...), to public administration (local authorities, superintendence ...), to free professions. The PhD degree is also particularly valued in foreign scientific and industrial communities, with important advantages for employment and career prospects in the international field.
Lines of research
CURRICULUM: Information engineering
Electronic bioengineering and informatics
Signal and image processing
Measures and electronic instruments
CURRICULUM: Mechanical engineering, naval architecture, energy and production
Design and optimization of fluid machines and power plants
Rational use of energy in civil and industrial fields
Inverse problems and functional and shape optimization in heat transfer
Design, synthesis and mechanical construction
Theoretical and experimental methodologies for the analysis and design of ships and ocean structures
Product development, process modeling and optimization, design, management and logistics of industrial plants
Converters, machines and electric drives
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 our website.
For more information on the Programme, please consult this page.