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39 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.


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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The main topics of the program: Design and calculation justification of hydraulic structures, building structures, mechanical equipment, equipment for hydroelectric power plan ... +

The main topics of the program: Design and calculation justification of hydraulic structures, building structures, mechanical equipment, equipment for hydroelectric power plants, nuclear power plants, pipelines. Substantiation of the strength and reliability of dams, hydroelectric units of HPPs, together with equipment for static, thermal, and dynamic loads. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English, Russian
01 Oct 2023
01 Aug 2023
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of Civil Engineering (D.Sc) helps students tailor a highly individualized program of study directed toward completion of a dissertation that is expected to make an ... +

The Doctor of Civil Engineering (D.Sc) helps students tailor a highly individualized program of study directed toward completion of a dissertation that is expected to make an important contribution in their selected area. Civil Engineering is a broadly based discipline that includes a variety of specialties in the areas of mechanics, structural engineering, construction materials, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and transportation engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Lugo, Spain

This doctoral program aims to provide the society of specialist professionals in rural areas and civil engineering with an adequate ability to diagnose existing problems and w ... +

This doctoral program aims to provide the society of specialist professionals in rural areas and civil engineering with an adequate ability to diagnose existing problems and with knowledge to solve them from applied research typical of the field of Engineering, with special emphasis on in research, development and transfer of results. This degree provides a response to a growing demand from applied professionals and researchers, since it is intended to provide students with advanced and quality scientific and technological training, thus contributing to rural and civil development. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
 

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San Diego State University
San Diego, USA

Graduates with the Doctoral Degree in Engineering Science (Structural Engineering) will demonstrate: an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in structural e ... +

Graduates with the Doctoral Degree in Engineering Science (Structural Engineering) will demonstrate: an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in structural engineering; the ability to use common tools and techniques in structural engineering; the ability to create and perform independent research on an original and novel topic in structural engineering; and others. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Auburn University - College of Engineering
Auburn, USA

The degree provides qualified students the opportunity for advanced training and specialization and enables them to gain experience in conducting engineering research and in t ... +

The degree provides qualified students the opportunity for advanced training and specialization and enables them to gain experience in conducting engineering research and in the interpretation and communication of the findings. Programs are available in construction engineering and management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, pavements and materials, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
6 - 10 years
English
Campus
 
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
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
Aug 2023
01 Mar 2023
Campus
 
University of Osijek
Osijek, Croatia

The Postgraduate University Study Programme Civil Engineering is a study program designed with the goal of acquiring the academic degree of a Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in the ... +

The Postgraduate University Study Programme Civil Engineering is a study program designed with the goal of acquiring the academic degree of a Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in the scientific area of Technical Sciences, the scientific field of Civil Engineering, and the scientific field of Fundamental Technical Sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Oct 2023
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
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Tennessee - Tickle College of Engineering
Knoxville, USA

As a graduate student in Civil Engineering at UT, you could focus your studies in construction, geotechnical, structural, or transportation engineering in an award-winning sta ... +

As a graduate student in Civil Engineering at UT, you could focus your studies in construction, geotechnical, structural, or transportation engineering in an award-winning state-of-the-art building. Additionally, UT has six research institutes where our students find support for their innovations and collaborations as well as four joint institutes with Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in either civil engineering or environmental engineering. Additionally, students with an interest in obtaining a dual degree can pursue an MS-MBA in civil and environmental engineering. Civil Engineering students are poised to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators in safer, smarter, and sustainable infrastructure. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 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
Campus
 
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering (further in the text: Ph.D. Program) fully taught in English, is designed to provide advanced skills and a fundamental knowledge base at ... +

The Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering (further in the text: Ph.D. Program) fully taught in English, is designed to provide advanced skills and a fundamental knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academic, industry, and research settings in any of the subfields of the Civil Engineering discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest