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Doctoral Programme in Informatics MAP-i

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four courses chosen in the areas foundations of computing, programming paradigms and information technologies and a seminar on research methodologies which includes working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories. In the second semester, the students are offered a number of optional courses taught by professors from MAP universities and leading scientists from abroad. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Informatics MAP-i The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four courses chosen in the areas foundations of computing, programming paradigms and information technologies and a seminar on research methodologies which includes working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories. In the second semester, the students are offered a number of optional courses taught by professors from MAP universities and leading scientists from abroad. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study. In the first year, the student must choose his topic of dissertation from a list of possible research projects. Based on this choice, the student must prepare his thesis proposal, during the second semester, which includes an extensive review of the state of the art, a set of detailed objectives and methods, outline of potential contributions and a road map to achieve them. The thesis proposal is discussed with a jury in the end of the first year. Following this curricular year, which is worth 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the graduate student enters the research and thesis development phase, which lasts for 2 to 3 years and corresponds to at least 120 credits. Students may choose to follow the program as full-time students or, if they are working in a company or in a research project, may prefer to enroll as part-time students in 30 credits per year, paying 60% of the fees. In terms of organization, the MAP universities agreed upon a general model, in which the curricular part is taught entirely in one of the institutions, rotating every year between Minho, Aveiro and Porto. Each student receives individual guidance by a mentor, until he gets a supervisor. After the first year, the student moves to the university and research group of the supervisor. Beyond the regular thesis supervision, the student's progress will be monitored by a PhD committee consisting of two other recognized experts in the field, one of which from an outside institution. Submission of the thesis and thesis defense follow standard international practice. A student will be awarded a doctorate, in the form of a joint PhD degree by the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto, if his thesis is judged to represent an original contribution to knowledge in the chosen area. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Leaders for Technical Industries

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus or Online Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The LTI PhD research program is dedicated to generate new scientific knowledge and new engineering solutions to create and capture value in highly competitive industrial sectors. The scope and associated proposals of the program were defined and prepared in fruitful collaboration between faculty and industry leaders. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Leaders for Technical Industries The Leaders for Technical Industries (LTI) doctoral program within the Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) focus area of the International Partnership MIT Portugal is offered by the University of Minho (School of Engineering, EEUM), University of Lisbon (Técnico Lisboa, IST), and the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering, FEUP). This program is anchored on multidisciplinary research problems, lying within an Engineering Systems framework. The LTI PhD program considers that product and process innovation and current complex decision-making must also take into account economics, management and social aspects. This perspective is evident in the program’s structure, which groups the courses into clusters such as Design and Technology (three courses), Engineering Systems (four courses), Engineering Management (four courses), and Leadership. As an academic program designed to be in close connection with technically advanced industries, the students must complete an internship for the development of integrated research in an industrial environment. The LTI PhD research program is dedicated to generate new scientific knowledge and new engineering solutions to create and capture value in highly competitive industrial sectors. The scope and associated proposals of the program were defined and prepared in fruitful collaboration between faculty and industry leaders. LTI target students Recent graduates in engineering aiming at developing a career in technical or production management, with 2-3 years of practical experience. Typical background formation (5 years) will be mechanical engineers, materials/polymer engineers, electronic engineers, industrial engineers and chemical engineers. Industrial experience of candidates will be a preferential selection criterion. Other technical education background may be considered (e.g., physics or math), based on relevant curriculum. LTI graduate profile Leaders with a technological profile and able to: i) lead multidisciplinary teams, and address new and complex challenges in product development and manufacturing operations; ii) plan and manage innovation strategies of technological-based companies; and iii) develop and implement research programs under industrial environments. Applications All applications are submitted via the MIT Portugal website. http://www.mitportugal.org/ For further information, please visit http://www.mitportugal.org/ [-]

Doctoral Programme in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry (AESI)

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The doctoral program in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry (AESI) is promoted by the University of Minho in cooperation with Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal and is co-funded by the Portuguese Government under the PD-F Program from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). It is specially targeted for preparing PhDs students for an advanced engineering career in industry. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry (AESI) The doctoral program in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry (AESI) is promoted by the University of Minho in cooperation with Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal and is co-funded by the Portuguese Government under the PD-F Program from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). It is specially targeted for preparing PhDs students for an advanced engineering career in industry. The AESI doctoral program is devoted to train PhD students to work in industry with the role of leading innovation and technological development in advanced engineering systems for industrial organizations, namely in: manufacturing systems and logistics; information and software systems; information visualization and CAD systems; embedded systems and industrial informatics; modeling, simulation, and optimization. The specialization in these engineering topics empowers the AESI students to promote the adoption of worldwide-recognized business excellence and quality reference models in industrial organizations. Thus, AESI students will be skilled to explicitly manage the industrial property, the innovation private strategy, and the organizational projects and change management. AESI students should appreciate the potential of an industry-based career and realize that their research capabilities can be useful for market-driven purposes. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications (MAP-tele)

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade do Porto (MAP), three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications (MAP-tele) The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade do Porto (MAP), three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications. The programme is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities covers a wide range of topics, ranging from theoretical and fundamental aspects to the experimental and applied areas of Telecommunications, and comprehends wide-ranging collaborative work with leading industries in this country and abroad. The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications targets both national and international audiences and is designed for excellence and competitiveness at the international level. All courses and seminars will be given in English. It aims to prepare selected students for leadership in research and development careers in industry, academia and independent entrepreneurial initiatives. The programme comprises two semesters of curricular component and four to six semesters of research component leading to the PhD thesis. The research will be carried out in one of the research centers affiliated with the three Universities (IT, IEETA, FSCOD, INESC Porto, LIACC, Centro Algoritmi, CCTC) or in leading companies associated with the program. Further information is available at: http://www.tele.map.edu.pt [-]

Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials and Processing

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials and Processing AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho. Seventy per cent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030Æ Advanced Materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Key Enabling Technologies. The doctoral program proposed on Advanced Materials and Processing is in?line with this reality¨ offering a widely interdisciplinary 3rd Cycle¨ built from the competence and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved. The program is tuned with high ranking European Universities¨ Institutes and running European PhD network programs¨ turning so the graduates more competitive worldwide and in particular in Europe¨ besides opening routes of R&D collaboration of the personnel involved¨ strengthen so Portuguese competitiveness towards European R&D projects and networking Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level Careers The holders of PhD degree in Advanced Materials and Processing will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Textile Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The aim of the Doctoral Programme in Textile Engineering is the training of a new generation of experts and researchers in the area of Textile Science and Technology, highly qualified and able to perform autonomous work in research, development and innovation on an academic or industrial environment, leading to the advancement of knowledge that will promote the relationship between the University and the companies and contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the national and European textile and apparel industry. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Textile Engineering The aim of the Doctoral Programme in Textile Engineering is the training of a new generation of experts and researchers in the area of Textile Science and Technology, highly qualified and able to perform autonomous work in research, development and innovation on an academic or industrial environment, leading to the advancement of knowledge that will promote the relationship between the University and the companies and contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the national and European textile and apparel industry. It is a post-graduation training programme adapted to the dynamic of a sector increasingly knowledge-intensive and flexible, which competitiveness and sustainability depends in the ability to perform innovation, design and quality and also adapted to the new paradigms of Bologna. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The main goal of the PDEQB is to promote the excellence and research in Biological and Chemical Engineering Topics, with special emphasis on its theoretical fundamentals, comprising the specification, the project, the modulation, the representation and exploitation of biological and chemical systems, as well the integration of the associated technologies. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering The main goal of the PDEQB is to promote the excellence and research in Biological and Chemical Engineering Topics, with special emphasis on its theoretical fundamentals, comprising the specification, the project, the modulation, the representation and exploitation of biological and chemical systems, as well the integration of the associated technologies. The PDEQuiBio aims at developing human resources competences by complementing the masters and/or "licenciados" (5 years) formation in Sciences and Engineering by giving advanced training in the area of Chemical and Biological Engineering. This program is intended not only to consolidate the formation in the traditional areas of Chemical and Biological Engineering but also to address the new and complex challenges in the new emergent areas such as Molecular biotechnology, Functional Genomics, Systems Biology and Nanotechnology. Access to higher education. The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level [-]

Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able to perform autonomous research, development and innovation work in academic or industry environment. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able to perform autonomous research, development and innovation work in academic or industry environment. The programme is organized according to the following principles: To complete the training of master and 1st cycle degree holders in the areas of Sciences and Engineering, granting advanced training in emergent areas of Materials Engineering, namely regarding innovation and development of materials/products, technologies and processes for new applications. To develop research methodology and experimentation skills which allow the autonomous development (either individually or within a research team) of research and development (R&D) activities covering all aspects of the R6D process: revision of the state-of-the-art, project planning, selection and application of research methods and procedures, writing R&D results reports, etc. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Careers The holders of PhD degree in Materials Engineering will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]

Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge that will be required to: i) encourage students to develop, in a independent way, scientific work and deeply advanced research in the envisaged field, ii) provide students advanced knowledge in the field of science and engineering of polymers and composites, iii) deepen the knowledge acquired by students in previous cycle courses in order to provide them a better training and preparation to the active life, so they may contribute to the advancement of current knowledge in the science and engineering of polymers and composites through a research creative, critical and independent Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level Careers Holders of PhD degree in science and engineering of polymers and composites will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Bioengineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Bioengineering PhD program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education, which is offered jointly by four Portuguese universities with collaboration from MIT. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Bioengineering The Bioengineering PhD program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education, which is offered jointly by four Portuguese universities with collaboration from MIT, to prepare students to: Master fundamental concepts of physical, chemical and biological engineering, computational systems, and medical technologies Understand the innovation path to translate academic research to practice Creatively solve complex problems and demonstrate innovative systems thinking Provide leadership in academia, industry, and government. The specific emerging technologies targeted to complement and enhance the existing Portuguese biosciences and technology excellence include education and research in: tissue engineering, biomaterials, computational and synthetic biosystems, drug development, neuroscience, biomedical devices and technologies, health and environmental systems, and innovation and leadership for future bioengineers. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Information Systems and Technology

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program in Information Systems and Technologies Doctoral Program (PDTSI – http://pdtsi.dsi.uminho.pt) aims at training researchers that, in an autonomous way, conduct R&D activities in the field of Information Systems and Technologies (TSI). This training is certified with the awarding of the title of Doctor. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Information Systems and Technology The Doctoral Program in Information Systems and Technologies(PDTSI – http://pdtsi.dsi.uminho.pt) aims at training researchers that, in an autonomous way, conduct R&D activities in the field of Information Systems and Technologies (TSI). This training is certified with the awarding of the title of Doctor. The performed R&D activities focus on social and organizational phenomena related with the adoption and use of information technologies. PhD projects may result in technological or theoretical contributions relevant to organizational interventions aiming to enhance organizational development and well being, or to develop innovative computational platforms with the potential to transform organizational or social practices, interactions and relationships. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements Master degree in the fields of Information Systems and Technologies, Management Information Systems; Informatics; Computer Science; Information Science. Candidates form areas such Engineering, Economics, Management, Social and Human Sciences might also be admitted. Candidates that do hold a master degree might be admitted if they exhibit a relevant academic and professional curriculum vita Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

Doctoral Programme in Industrial and Systems Engineering (DPISE)

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The DPISE was designed and structured in order to provide advanced higher education by promoting high quality research in the areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In this context, the general aim of the DPISE is to produce highly qualified professionals who are able to contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of industrial products and services. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Industrial and Systems Engineering (DPISE) The DPISE was designed and structured in order to provide advanced higher education by promoting high quality research in the areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In this context, the general aim of the DPISE is to produce highly qualified professionals who are able to contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of industrial products and services. The objective is for these professionals to acquire and develop advanced scientific skills in order to design, model, and manage complex systems. The targeted scientific domain of this doctoral program is the study of complex engineering systems. It aims at producing a new generation of specialists and researchers who are able, in a systematic way, to design innovative solutions of/to integrated product systems with higher added value and/or that allow them to climb their international value chain. The DPISE was thus designed to bring PhD researchers to the cutting edge of knowledge in several areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering, helping industries and services to become competitive and sustainable. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. The Doctoral Program also aims at developing skills for research and experimenting methodologies which allow the autonomous development (both individually or in research teams) of research and development activities (R&D), covering all aspects of the R&D process: state of the art, project planning, selection and application of the research methods and procedures, report writing with R&D results, etc. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements MSc in Mechanical Engineering, or similar areas, legally equivalent. 1st cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar, provided that the CV confirms an adequate scientific preparation. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. [+]

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. The scientific domain of this Doctoral Program is Biomedical Engineering, This doctoral program consists of a curricular component, with 60 ECTS, and the preparation of a PhD thesis. The conclusion of the curricular component will confer a degree of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Engineering, with a final grade obtained from the ratings of the courses that constitutes its study plan. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements May apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, holders of Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or legal equivalent. May also apply holders of a degree (5 years) in areas related to Biomedical Engineering with academic, scientific and professional exception, if recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering. May also apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering candidates which meet either the requirements in paragraphs a) to c) of paragraph 1 of Article 7 / Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, and candidates who meet either the requirements set out in subparagraphs b ) and c) of paragraph 1 of Article 30 / Decreto-Lei 74/2006 of 24th of March. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

Doctoral Programme in Informatics

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Program on Informatics aims at promoting excellence and research in Informatics and associated theoretical fundaments, providing high quality advanced training, based on own research, with international recognition. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in Guimarães in Portugal. Doctoral Programme in Informatics The Doctoral Program on Informatics aims at promoting excellence and research in Informatics and associated theoretical fundaments, providing high quality advanced training, based on own research, with international recognition. The current study program allows a solid training of human resources in several areas of Informatics, which are able to take on autonomous scientific research, contributing to the progress of science, the deepening of technological evolution and the widening of its applicational spectrum. The program will endow students with competences, abilities and methods of research that assure the capacity to design, adapt and implement high level scientific research projects, according to internationally accepted quality and innovation standards. The course also aims to equip the industry sector with experts capable of responding to challenges and implement solutions, while prospectively contributing to the development of new business areas and opportunities. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]