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32 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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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
Oct 2021
10 Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program aims at developing the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solution ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program aims at developing 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. A candidate for a Ph.D. degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
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
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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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
Sep 2021
Online
 
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 2021
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
 
Atlântica - Instituto Universitário
Barcarena, Portugal

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to crea ... +

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to create highly qualified researchers in the field, able to solve problems related to practical applications of engineering in industry or to pursue a research career in this scientific field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese, English
Oct 2021
28 Sep 2021
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 2021
Campus
 
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB) is a technical university that trains higher education specialists (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.) in the field ... +

The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB) is a technical university that trains higher education specialists (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.) in the fields of Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Technological Equipment and Machines, Environmental Engineering, Geodesic Engineering, Management and Engineering, and Systems Engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, French
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D. in Civil Engineering) provides students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovation in a wide range of civil engin ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D. in Civil Engineering) provides students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovation in a wide range of civil engineering research areas. The Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete a program of advanced courses, qualification and research requirements, and dissertation defense. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
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
01 Oct 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

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

The doctoral programme corresponds to the main fields of research: 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 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Department has grown to one of the largest in South Africa and is home to a staff that is actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links ... +

The Department has grown to one of the largest in South Africa and is home to a staff that is actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links with industry and professional associations and provides its undergraduates with training and expertise in hi-tech laboratories with cutting edge equipment. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

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 Mat ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Spanish
Oct 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 
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
Campus
 

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