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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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23 Results in Civil Engineering

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students have extraordinary opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art in their studies. Environmental engineering stu ... [+]

Program Overview

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students have extraordinary opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art in their studies. 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. Structural engineering students study earthquake engineering, extreme event design of structures and bridge design on a state-of-the-art, six-degrees-of-freedom earthquake simulator. And transportation-engineering students learn from faculty and experts at GW’s National Crash Analysis Center and the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
University of Texas Arlington

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

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.

Learning Outcomes Fundamental Knowledge: Graduates will command profound basic and applied knowledge in their specialty area within their Civil Engineering Program (CEP) interest area. Independent Abilities: Graduates will have the ability to conduct a major independent and original research study that includes gathering of information, gaining an understanding of the process of academic or commercial exploitation of research results, demonstrating an understanding of contemporary research issues, effective project management, synthesis and evaluation, and appropriate dissemination of research findings. Critical Thinking: Graduates will have a profound ability to critique and synthesize literature, review results and to apply knowledge gained from literature to develop new ideas, to design and evaluate scientific investigations, and to assess, interpret and understand data related to their specialty area within their CEP interest area. Advanced Knowledge: Graduates will demonstrate profound mastery of the subject matter at a deeper theoretical and applied level well beyond fundamental knowledge gained in the undergraduate course sequence and the higher-level knowledge gained in the master’s level course sequence. Effective Communication: Graduates will have the ability to construct coherent arguments and articulate ideas clearly to an audience, through a variety of techniques, constructively defend research outcomes, justify their research to the profession... [-]
USA Arlington
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

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. Financial support to meet these challenges will be acquired through both internal University initiatives (for enhanced infrastructure and facilities) and external funding from government grants, charities and direct industrial support.

The research will address the grand challenges of energy, carbon, clean water, infrastructure; exploring extremes and defining new limits. Key research areas include:

Marine renewable energy, Groundwater and environmental systems, Geotechnics, Intelligent infrastructure and high-performance structures, Energy efficient materials. Mode of study/duration ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Brno University of Technology

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: [-]
Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Hasan Kalyoncu University

Our Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an advanced course designed for engineering graduates to enhance their skills in this area of high technology. ... [+]

Our Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an advanced course designed for engineering graduates to enhance their skills in this area of high technology. The ever-increasing pace of developments in all areas of electrical and electronic engineering, (and in particular in the systems that are related to energy and the environment), requires engineers with a thorough understanding of operation principles and design methods for various modern electrical and electronic systems. As a graduate, you'll be able to not only respond to the latest changes but also to look ahead and help in shaping future developments.

There is an increasing demand for skilled engineers who are able to design and maintain electrical and electronic systems that are at the forefront of current technologies. These positions cover many industries. Hence graduates from this course can expect significantly enhanced job prospects in electrical, electronic as well as systems engineering.... [-]

Turkey Gaziantep
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of 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 inves ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The PhD programme 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 ... [+]

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 programmes 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.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related prin ... [+]

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... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining E ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

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.

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Botswana Palapye
September 2019
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

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 o ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The Ph.D. program provides an outstanding education in a small focused setting. The doctoral program focuses primarily on the environmental area and computational modelin ... [+]

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) ... [-]
USA Burlington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Carnegie Mellon University

Our Ph.D. students participate in education and research that strives to advance the engineering science fundamentals of the civil and environmental engineering disciplin ... [+]

Our department offers a unique interdisciplinary graduate program that enables you to develop imaginative solutions to real-world engineering problems.

Our students have access to cutting-edge research and technology, high achieving, energetic and approachable faculty members, and an innovative and flexible curriculum, we consistently rank among the top engineering programs by US News and World Report.

Discover why our program should be your first choice. This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional engineering program.

Focus Areas

We offer graduate civil and environmental engineering programs at the Ph.D. levels in three focus areas in which we have established both educational and research strengths:... [-]

USA Pittsburgh
August 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
National Central University

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materi ... [+]

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.... [-]

Taiwan Hsinchu
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus