Doctorate Degrees in Civil Engineering

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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 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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PhD in Civil Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Hsinchu

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geo-information engineering and information technology. [+]

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geo-information engineering and information technology. The department provides teaching and research facilities, including Computer Laboratory and Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, for high-quality education and research. The Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, with total space of 6,500 square meters, is equipped with the most advanced instruments, such as high-capacity actuators, reaction walls, strong floor, loading frames, bi-axial shake table, large-scale geotechnical centrifuge, large-scale soil pit, atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel, and is the most important experimental unit for civil engineering research in Taiwan.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Burlington

The Ph.D. program provides an outstanding education in a small focused setting. The doctoral program focuses primarily on the environmental area and computational modeling and information technology applications in civil engineering... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the University of Vermont Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Graduate Program website! At UVM, our graduate students work closely with outstanding faculty who are research active in many areas of the broad discipline of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including:

Airborne Particle Characterization & Processes (Holmén) Chemical fate and transport (Holmén) Civil infrastructure materials and modeling (Dewoolkar, Hernandez) Contaminant Hydrology (Pinder, Rizzo) Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental engineering (Dewoolkar, Ghazanfari) Groundwater modeling (Pinder, Rizzo) Hydrology (Bomblies, Pinder, Rizzo) Natural and Engineering Systems Modeling (Rizzo) Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Dewoolkar and Hernandez) Structural Health Monitoring and Diagnostics (Hernandez) Wireless sensor networks for health monitoring of subsurface geo-systems (Ghazanfari) Sustainable transportation systems (Aultman-Hall, Holmén, Lee) Sustainable energy infrastructure (Tan, Ghazanfari) Geo-energy systems (Ghazanfari) Heritage structure conservation (Dewoolkar, Tan) ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2019 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Ph.D. programme offered at KLIUC has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared toward mastering the Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development. This degree is [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (by Research)

The Ph.D. programme offered at KLIUC has a greater emphasis on research compared with the Master degree and is geared toward mastering the Civil Engineering knowledge in preparation for a higher career development. This degree is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of anadvanced nature.

Admission Requirements

• A Master Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields from any Malaysian government-accreditedd institution OR otherequivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of KLIUC.

• For local applicant, sufficient mastery of the English language is required... [-]


Official Doctoral Program In Civil Engineering

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD Program in Civil Engineering is organized by the ETS Of Engineers of Roads, Channels and Ports of the University of Coruña and in it participate the departments of Mathematical Methods and of Representation and Technology of the Construction. [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Civil Engineering Is organized by the ETS Of Engineers of Roads, Channels and Ports of the University of Coruña and in it participate the departments of Mathematical Methods and of Representation and Technology of the Construction. It replaces the program of the same name governed by RD 1393/2007, which was distinguished with the mention of excellence by the General Secretariat of Universities in its resolution of October 6, 2011. The ETSICCP of the UDC is the only center of the university system of the Autonomous Community of Galicia in which master studies are taught in the field of Civil Engineering. The current program of doctorate in Civil Engineering is also unique in its scope in the university system of the autonomous community of Galicia.... [-]


DIng / DPhil in Civil Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Civil Engineering

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and /or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 years May 2019 Canada Vancouver

Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining Engineering has two types of students in mind: those from industry who wish to improve their workplace skills; and those who wish to pursue research leading to advances in state-of-the-art or state-of-the-practice mining and mineral process engineering. In order to best meet the needs of these two groups, the program encourages interaction between universities in North America and other countries. In many cases, this collaborative outlook leads to joint research projects and student exchanges. [+]

Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing, and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining Engineering has two types of students in mind:

Those from industry who wish to improve their workplace skills; and Those who wish to pursue research leading to advances in state-of-the-art or state-of-the-practice mining and mineral process engineering. What makes the program unique?

In keeping with the collaborative approach of the NBK Institute of Mining Engineering, one of the Department’s greatest strengths lies in its ties with Canada’s mining industry.

Most of our students have opportunities for industry employment and participation in research activity at working mines. This hands-on approach helps our students develop practical skills and gain exposure to valuable case histories. Also, many of our faculty members are active within the industry through consulting activities and involvement in professional societies relating to mining.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2018 Canada Vancouver

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. [+]

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.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) program is an advanced research-based graduate program for students who wish to pursue a program of independent research in Civil Engineering. The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering is available in the following areas of specialization:... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Hong Kong

A joint postgraduate program in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and training as well as to the development of technology and to commercialization efforts. The Ph.D. program aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programs seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. The Ph.D. program aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programs seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. Students must successfully complete an advanced study program, including postgraduate courses and a thesis containing significant original research [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programs seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]


PhD Civil Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Research topics within civil engineering can be based on structures, Geotechnics, fluid mechanics, transportation, GPS surveying, road materials and many other aspects.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years.

Facilities

There are extensive facilities available to postgraduate research students across the two research divisions including those in the Pavement Research Building, the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics.

The Pavement Research Building is a purpose-built center for research and development in all areas of pavement engineering; design, performance, maintenance, and materials. It incorporates laboratories for testing asphalt, concrete, bitumen, aggregates, recycled and other paving materials as well as pilot-scale pavements.... [-]


PhD in Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture

University of Trieste
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Trieste

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 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.... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

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

Civil Engineering

Abbreviation: PST

Length of Study: 4 years

Programme: Civil Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering

Academic year: 2017/2018

Accredited from: 25.7.2007

Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Branch supervisor: doc. Ing. Jiří Hirš, CSC.

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program:

Building physical aspects of tubular light guides

Tubular light guides are used in buildings for several decades already. They are continuously improved to meet the latest requirements, which however comes with some side effects. Like the depreciation of their characteristics, or higher price. Therefore it is advantageous to create a comprehensive overview about the building physical (economical might be possible as well) aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on long-term monitoring and computer simulations of physical parameters. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.... [-]


PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Admission Requirements An MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. [+]

Admission Requirements

An MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. This may comprise an additional semester of study for which graduate credit cannot be granted.

No minimum grade point average is required for admission. However, a superior record of academic achievement is expected of all applicants.

The following are minimum requirements:

90 credit hours beyond the B.S. 39 credit hours of coursework 15 credit hours in the major field Nine credit hours in the minor field Six credit hours from a department other than the one in which the student is housed (Courses double-listed in CE and another department do not count in these six credit hours.) A maximum of 30 credit hours transfer credit (grade of B or better). All work must be completed within seven years after the candidacy procedure is completed. All students must pass a group of core courses in one of the following specialty areas: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering. ... [-]

PhD in Engineering

University of Memphis
Campus August 2018 USA Memphis

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. [+]

About Engineering

Since offering its first classes in 1964, Herff College has developed a reputation for excellent instruction. Over 50 dedicated faculty members with outstanding academic and professional credentials comprise the College enabling us to offer a variety of graduate degree programs. Within our five academic departments, we offer graduate degree programs and many exciting activities and services that enrich or smooth the path to an engineering degree.

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.... [-]