PhD in Industrial and Information Engineering

University of Trieste

Program Description

PhD in Industrial and Information Engineering

University of Trieste

The Ph.D. course prepares researchers with a 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 competencies. 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 Ph.D. student. Still, in the first year, the state of the art in the discipline of interest is analyzed 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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

  1. automation
  2. electronic bioengineering and Informatics
  3. electromagnetic fields
  4. signal and image processing
  5. informatics
  6. measures and electronic instruments
  7. operational research
  8. telecommunication

CURRICULUM: Mechanical engineering, naval architecture, energy and production

  1. design and optimization of fluid machines and power plants
  2. rational use of energy in civil and industrial fields
  3. inverse problems and functional and shape optimization in heat transfer
  4. design, synthesis and mechanical construction
  5. theoretical and experimental methodologies for the analysis and design of ships and ocean structures
  6. product development, process modeling, and optimization, design, management and logistics of industrial plants
  7. 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.

Applications are now open until 14th JUNE 1.00 P.M. (Italian time)

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

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2018
3 years
Full time
Italy - Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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