Doctorate Degrees in Engineering

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Engineering

Engineering refers to the discipline of applying mathematics, science, and economics to the design and structure of buildings, machines, systems, processes, and devices. Different fields of engineering include bioengineering, chemical, computer and information science, mechanical, and electrical, among others.
 
Whether in the area of chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, an Engineering PhD adds theoretical knowledge and practical skills to a candidate's resume. Engineering PhD candidates are specialists in problem solving, technology and computer use. Engineering PhD programs are challenging and require candidates to make a significant contribution to the field through research and practice. Candidates pursuing an Engineering PhD are usually required to complete a thesis or dissertation based on their research, often supervised by a member of faculty. Candidates seeking an Engineering PhD must be committed, competent, have the ability to conduct research, and have a current knowledge base in the field. Engineering PhD programs prepare candidates for work in academic and research institutions, government, or industry.

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Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM)

Keck Graduate Institute
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 36 months January 2018 USA Claremont + 1 more

The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. This accredited masters degree helps PhD scientists and engineers acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures that are intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories. The program curriculum focuses on the unique business environment within the life sciences. Courses combine traditional training in issues such as competitive strategy and marketing with specialized topics such as the role of regulation and medical reimbursement in determining the viability of life science market opportunities. The program also includes courses in accounting, finance, and organizational behavior that will help scientists and engineers understand how bioscience companies are managed. These skills are often essential in enabling effective teamwork between the technical and business employees of life science companies. Program students interested in launching their own business have the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses in entrepreneurship. These offerings include courses focused on building and managing entrepreneurial organizations, as well as an applied course in which teams of students develop business plans for emerging life science companies. Postdoctoral students in this program participate in KGI's capstone Team Masters Project on teams of 3-5 students working on industry-sponsored projects in addition to the coursework of the nine-month program. KGI's strong corporate network provides graduates with a unique bridge from academia to the life sciences industry. This networking begins upon... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time January 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. [+]

Energy, management and finance are the central focus areas of reseach in the doctoral programme In Technical Schiences. The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations.

The doctoral programme conducts basic research and work-oriented applied research. Applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements of the programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development. The programme also offers technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena.... [-]


PhD Fellowship Scheme - Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Hong Kong

The Research Grants Council (RGC)of HKSAR will soon invite applications for the "Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme" 2017-2018. Students from worldwide will be recruited to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The scheme will support students selected through open competition. [+]

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PhD In Engineering Sciences (DCI)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2018 Mexico Monterrey Mexico City Mexico State + 2 more

By its nature, the DCI is multidisciplinary in scope, covering four areas of knowledge (biotechnology, mechatronics, industrial engineering and environmental systems) that have been selected from the research with greater strength within the Division of Engineering and Architecture. [+]

Description Specialty area By its nature, the DCI is multidisciplinary in scope, covering four areas of knowledge (biotechnology, mechatronics, industrial engineering and environmental systems) that have been selected from the research with greater strength within the Division of Engineering and Architecture. These areas interact with each other through projects, research centers and chairs knowledge areas serve as a crucible for the definition of the research DCI program: Mechatronics as a priority for scientific and technological development of Mexico areas, mechatronics includes analysis and synthesis of complex systems where multiple disciplines interact. The DCI program in mechatronics specialty, responds to the need to train human resources research with a high level of preparation in the disciplines of automation, mechanics and electronics. Industrial Engineering increased global competitiveness is one of the biggest challenges of every nation, particularly its institutions and companies, which will face a continuous process of increasing productivity, efficient use of resources and generation courage to face increasing competition. Research at the frontier of knowledge in industrial engineering contributes to the research, development and implementation of new ways to operate and improve the operational and administrative processes, mainly by developing new and innovative models of decision-making. Environmental systems: evolution in approaches to operation, from treatments to control pollution to the concept of corporate social responsibility, indicating the relevance within the economic and social spheres has the best use of natural resources, care environmental and health protection of the population, which is encompassed in the term: sustainable development. Target Doctorate in... [-]

PhD in Engineering

Accra Institute Of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 Ghana Accra

The main objective of the PhD in Engineering is to attract outstanding individuals to pursue research of the highest standard, with relevance to the field of engineering and technology. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. The main objective of the PhD in Engineering is to attract outstanding individuals to pursue research of the highest standard, with relevance to the field of engineering and technology. Students are presented with knowledge and skills in solving problems and making decisions about research that will advance their development in the profession. Opportunity is provided for students to focus on an area of study according to his or her interest, previous background and experience. This program comprised three parts: Part I - Compulsory Core Courses Part II - Research Part III - Thesis Examination Part II - Research In Part II, candidates will be conducting the research and thesis preparation through self managed learning and/or independent study under the guidance of a supervisor. Each candidate must meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in each semester before he/she can progress in the subsequent semester. A candidate can choose any of the following specialization areas to pursue their research. Technology Management Research and Development Technology Development and Project Management Technology Management Technology Transfer and Implementation Technology Management Production and Quality Management Control Engineering Operation Research Production Engineering Civil Engineering and Geotechnic Electrical and Power Engineering Chemical Engineering Environmental Management Candidates are expected to give a second seminar called Doctoral Advanced Seminar halfway through the research Part III - Thesis Examination In Part III, the student has completed the thesis and is ready to submit the thesis for examination. An internal examiner and one external examiner will be... [-]

PhD in Communication Engineering

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

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. [+]

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. The department has three research groups: Communication Systems Signal Processing Communication Networks To investigate communication theory and promote technology, faculty members and graduate students always diligently pursue a lot of advanced research projects all over the world. Elective Main Courses Communication System: Digital Communications, Coding Theory Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing for Communications Communication Networks: Computer Communication Networks, Wireless Protocol Technology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits (including 4 credits from seminar classes) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : To pass Ph.D. candidate qualification examination within the first fifth semesters. To publish, at least, two international journal papers which are relevant to the research areas. The journals must be SCI-indexed journals. For the published papers, the Ph.D. student must be the first author, except for his/her thesis advisor. The student and his/her thesis advisor must be affiliated with NCU. To pass a thesis oral defense. Elective Courses. Research Facilities & Lab Communication System Lab. Broadband Mobile Communication Lab. Signal Processing Lab. Video/Audio Processing Lab. Visual Communications Lab. Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Related Academic Publications [-]

PhD in Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. Engineering Ph.D. Program overview The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. The program's goal is to produce engineering graduates who are subject matter experts in a knowledge domain within an engineering discipline and who can compete successfully with those who have earned discipline-specific doctorates in engineering. Instead of restricting graduates to individual engineering fields (e.g., chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, etc.) the program provides students with the flexibility to become subject matter experts and engineering innovators in an open-architecture environment, fostering intellectual growth along both interdisciplinary pathways and within the bounds of conventional engineering disciplines. With this approach, the program develops world-class researchers who can capitalize on the most promising discoveries and innovations, regardless of their origin within the engineering field, to develop interdisciplinary solutions for real-world challenges. The Ph.D. in engineering requires each student to address fundamental technical problems of national and global importance for the 21st Century. Four key industries–health care, communications, energy, and transportation–are addressed specifically. These industries impact every individual on the planet and are the focus areas doctoral candidates and faculty will contribute to through study and research. Curriculum The curriculum for the doctorate in engineering provides disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, research mentorship, and engineering focus area seminars. Students are expected to have a disciplinary-rooted technical strength to conduct and complete independent, original, and novel collaborative interdisciplinary research contributing to one of the four... [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering is started in the 2015-2016 academic year in addition to the existing master’s program. The contemporary areas of study in this program include production planning and inventory control, supply chain management, optimization, engineering economy and cost analysis, energy economics, electricity market analysis, disaster management and transportation, financial engineering and applications, optimization in health care systems, and decision support systems. [+]

The Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering is started in the 2015-2016 academic year in addition to the existing master’s program. The contemporary areas of study in this program include production planning and inventory control, supply chain management, optimization, engineering economy and cost analysis, energy economics, electricity market analysis, disaster management and transportation, financial engineering and applications, optimization in health care systems, and decision support systems. The requirements for a Ph.D. degree include 21 credits of coursework in the basic disciplines, a non-credit seminar, passing a qualifying examination in the field of specialization, proposing and completing a dissertation, and a successful defense of the dissertation. The medium of instruction is English. Why Should I Choose This Program? Industrial Engineers strive for designing, developing, management, and sustainability of systems in which resources such as raw materials, information systems, energy resources, capital investment, equipment, work force, and time are utilized in coordination. Therefore, Industrial Engineers must be individuals who have coordination capabilities, systematic point of view, analytical and quantitative skills, and who are resourceful life-long learners. The increasing population and demand despite the scarce resources requires the efficient use of these resources. The recent developments in communication and globalization enabled the demand and supply to be internationally accessible. An increasing number of studies on the efficient use of available resources have been carried out in Industrial Engineering in accordance with to the motto that ”Engineers make things, Industrial Engineers make things better.” Industrial Engineers work in improvement of for-profit systems with the goal... [-]

PhD in Civil Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD 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 [+]

PhDs in Engineering. 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. The PhD 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. Research Foci The Department's research lies in four broad areas with many sub-groups within each: Infrastructure Development and Planning Building-system design and analysis, monitoring and analysis of highway bridges, wind and seismic engineering, geotechnical... [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry. The MS track provides a balanced course of study that includes advanced theory and practical knowledge application. Students will be adequately prepared to pursue a career in industry or enter a doctoral program. The MEng track prepares students for professional practice and requires no thesis or project. The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. Add-on certificates and accelerated programs such as a BS + MS and a fast track BS + MBA are also available. Graduate Academic Program Information The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad field of mechanical engineering, and is part of the university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering. The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering through multidisciplinary research areas reflective of the interests of ME faculty. Doctoral Programs The PhD programs prepare students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty. Students may specialize in one of the following... [-]

PhD in Nautical Operations – Joint Degree

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

The doctoral programme trains qualified candidates for research, teaching, dissemination and innovation work, and other activities where there is a requirement for scientific insight and an operational maritime focus. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. PhD in Nautical Operations – Joint Degree About the programme The doctoral programme in Nautical Operations is a joint degree between University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) Stord/Haugesund University College (HSH) Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ålesund (NTNU) Arctic University of Norway (UiT) The doctoral programme trains qualified candidates for research, teaching, dissemination and innovation work, and other activities where there is a requirement for scientific insight and an operational maritime focus. Implementation of complex nautical operations today requires interdisciplinary and varied expertise, including research expertise, for safe and efficient planning, implementation and evaluation of nautical operations. Academic content Nautical operations is comprised of two disciplines: Nautical, which covers the navigation, manoeuvring and transport of floating vessels, and operations, which indicates that the PhD programme will focus on applied research to support, improve and develop the activities that are being implemented. The operational perspective includes both strategic, tactical and operational aspects. Strategic levels including choosing the type and size of a fleet of vessels. Tactical aspects concerning the design of individual ships, choice of equipment and personnel. The operational aspects include the planning, implementation and evaluation of nautical operations. It will be a common subject that is offered at all four institutions. Further academic content will be linked to individual focus areas at the four institutions: Maritime Organizational Safety Management and Fire Safety and Evacuation Research at HSH Maritime Operations and Sensor Technology at UiT Maritime Human Factors together with Maritime Logistics and port operations at... [-]

PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. [+]

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. This PhD is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI). This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institute, specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, using the technologies of satellite positioning, remote measurement systems and integrated sensor technologies. NGI is housed in a purpose built facility with a wide range of modern equipment, enabling access to the latest technologies and engagement with leading edge research, in for example: GNSS integrated sensors photogrammetry and laser scanning location based services remote sensing deformation monitoring geospatial engineering and intelligence spatial data infrastructure ubiquitous positioning and autonomous systems Research support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia

Students in the doctoral program in electrical engineering conduct research in a variety of areas with the department's world-class faculty. Students can choose from the following six areas of focus: communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electromagnetics, [+]

PhDs in Engineering. Program Overview Students in the doctoral program in electrical engineering conduct research in a variety of areas with the department's world-class faculty. Students can choose from the following six areas of focus: communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electromagnetics, radiation systems, and microwave engineering; microelectronics and VLSI systems; and signal and image processing, systems and controls. Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering are designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to communications, power and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics. Faculty and students research in areas such as wireless/mobile communications, micro-electro-mechanical systems, magnetics, and remote sensing. Students choose from five areas of focus: Applied electromagnetics Communications and networks Electrical power and energy Electronics, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics) Signal and image processing, systems and controls Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Other requirements: Seminar requirement: Students must present one departmental seminar, excluding the dissertation defense, prior to graduation. Colloquium requirement: ​Students must register for the zero-credit colloquium course and satisfy the requirement by attending five department-sponsored seminars, workshops, or symposia. Areas of focus Communications and Networks Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as wireless communications and networking, data-center networks, network optimization, and optical networking. Please click on a faculty member' s... [-]

PhD in Material Science and Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with [+]

PhD in Material Science and Engineering

 

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with emphasis on practical laboratory experience.

 

Research areas of interest: Nanostructured materials Photonics & laser materials Polymeric materials & composites Fuel cells & hydrogen storage materials Processing & device applications Protein biochemistry & biotechnology Micro-optics & micro-nano system technologies

 

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DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised area,ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. DTech in Mechanical Engineering This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised area,ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. Qualification Outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively,using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard,as determined by a Status Committee. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study. Conferment of the degree The DTech: Engineering: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. DIng in Mechanical Engineering The purpos eof the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis,and related principles in dependently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in 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... [-]