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29 PhD Programs in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and refers to the design, construction, and maintenance of structures integral to the public, such as roads, dams, bridges, canals, and buildings. PhD Civil Engineering programs require candidates to be innovative, critical thinkers who can apply theory to practice. With a PhD Civil Engineering degree, candidates are allowed a speciali… Read more

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and refers to the design, construction, and maintenance of structures integral to the public, such as roads, dams, bridges, canals, and buildings. PhD Civil Engineering programs require candidates to be innovative, critical thinkers who can apply theory to practice.


With a PhD Civil Engineering degree, candidates are allowed a specialization area. Examples include geotechnical, structures, construction and management, transportation, and environmental. Most PhD Civil Engineering programs consist of coursework, examinations and research toward a dissertation. Graduates holding a PhD Civil Engineering degree are qualified to go onto careers as educators in universities, research institutions, private or public sectors of the industry, or government.


There are many options for PhD Civil Engineering programs. Scroll down to the options below and you may find the PhD Civil Engineering degree that you have been searching for!

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University of Trieste
Trieste, Italy

The Ph.D. course prepares culture-oriented and high scientific profile researchers to engineering applications, and enable them to develop knowledge, new methods of investigat ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Washington, USA

As one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. and developing countries, new methods and technologies are emerging in civil and environmental engineering. Environmental engi ... +

As one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. and developing countries, new methods and technologies are emerging in civil and environmental engineering. Environmental engineering students use one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants as a real-world laboratory to improve the water quality of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. The program has evolved in response to the national need of developing qualifie ... +

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. The program has evolved in response to the national need of developing qualified and specialized engineers in the various disciplines of Civil Engineering including structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, highway, transportation, surveying, and construction management. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
28 Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Zilina – Faculty of Civil Engineering
Žilina, Slovakia

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and ana ... +

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and analyzing engineering structures, transportation constructions, buildings, and their parts. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology - Saint Louis University
St. Louis, USA

Ph.D. students prepare a program of study that must be approved by the Faculty Advisor, Department Chair, and the Director of Graduate Programs. This program of study is devel ... +

Ph.D. students prepare a program of study that must be approved by the Faculty Advisor, Department Chair, and the Director of Graduate Programs. This program of study is developed and then reviewed within the context of students’ background and career goals, allowing students to customize their program to suit their professional goals. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Memphis
Memphis, USA

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health S ... +

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Engineering, featuring an interdepartmental curriculum with concentrations across the college. Candidates for all degrees must follow a curriculum plan that has been approved at the departmental level and by the Director of Graduate Studies of the College. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interest ... +

The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic

Abbreviation: PST; Length of Study: 4 years; Programme: Civil Engineering; Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering; etc.

Abbreviation: PST; Length of Study: 4 years; Programme: Civil Engineering; Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering; etc. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

This concentration is intended for research postgraduate students who are interested in pursuing research in computation related research. Students can enroll in a particular ... +

This concentration is intended for research postgraduate students who are interested in pursuing research in computation related research. Students can enroll in a particular discipline for research with a special focus on Scientific Computation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
 
Czech Technical University in Prague
Prague 6, Czech Republic

The graduates in the branch of Building Engineering acquire thorough professional and theoretical knowledge according to their orientation in the field of the design and theor ... +

The graduates in the branch of Building Engineering acquire thorough professional and theoretical knowledge according to their orientation in the field of the design and theory of building structures, reliability, durability, rehabilitation and reconstruction of buildings, material engineering, building physics, acoustics and lighting, numerical analysis of building structures and their parts, health safety of buildings, fire safety of buildings, multi-criterion assessment of buildings with respect to sustainable development, recycling, evaluation of energy performance of buildings, specific problems of conservation and revitalization of listed buildings, design of intelligent building systems, building microclimate, inside environment technology, progressive technologies of building implementation, in the field of protection of buildings against increased moisture, degradation and biodegradation processes, probability theory and statistics and applied computer science. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Oct 2020
Campus
 
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)
Belfast, United Kingdom

The research centre will address the topical grand challenges in the civil engineering field, building on existing and developing new international collaborations.

The research centre will address the topical grand challenges in the civil engineering field, building on existing and developing new international collaborations. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the natural and built environment. It is a very broad f ... +

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the natural and built environment. It is a very broad field made up of several sub-disciplines such as environmental engineering, construction engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Many of the sub-disciplines of civil engineering are themselves very broad and are made up of further distinguishable sub-disciplines. For example, hydrotechnical engineering includes water resources engineering, offshore engineering, and coastal engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

The doctoral programme corresponds to the main fields of researches: increase of the energy efficiency of buildings, designing and researches of building’s constructions, deve ... +

The doctoral programme corresponds to the main fields of researches: increase of the energy efficiency of buildings, designing and researches of building’s constructions, development and research of new building materials, construction technology and management. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

The program provides a firm grounding, through research, the specialization in the concepts and modern methods of Mining Engineering.

The program provides a firm grounding, through research, the specialization in the concepts and modern methods of Mining Engineering. -
PhD
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Civil engineering covers a wide range of subjects and The University of Nottingham is recognized for its world-class learning environment and excellent facilities.

Civil engineering covers a wide range of subjects and The University of Nottingham is recognized for its world-class learning environment and excellent facilities. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jun 2020
Campus
 

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