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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PhD in Microsystems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]

Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering

 

RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]


PhD in Metal Forming

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. Their research focuses on developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods. The scientists from the department received over fifty patents and certificates, they published over a hundred research papers and five books. Programme Leader Professor Sidelnikov’s research interests are about developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods. Other research areas Developing science intensive technologies to produce precious metals and alloys (supervisor: Professor Nikolai Dovzhenko); Producing electro conductive materials with high wear resistance from powders, shavings from non-ferrous metals and alloys (supervisor: Dr Nikolai Zagirov); creating production lines to implement low-waste production technology of continuous extrusion (supervisor: Professor Yuriy Gorokhov). Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Features of flow and change of strength properties of metals during plastic deformation 2 (72) Plastic deformation of metals in... [-]

PhD in Electrical Engineering

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia Austria Vienna + 5 more

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. Mode of Study: Full Time or Part Time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Nicosia is dedicated to provide PhD candidates with in-depth academic knowledge and hands-on experience on advanced engineering topics such as telecommunications, signal and image processing, microwave engineering, antenna technology and wave propagation, power system analysis and design, renewable energy technologies, and computer engineering systems. The high-caliber academic staff of the department is dedicated to work closely with students to solve current engineering problems thereby producing new knowledge and results that can be published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. During their studies, students will have the opportunity to work on funded research projects, co-author papers with their advisors and other class-mates, present their contributions at international conferences, participate in the write-up of research proposals, prepare scientific reports, use simulation software, perform laboratory experiments, attend training schools, participate in workshops, etc. The three-year experience acquired during their PhD... [-]

PhD in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton China Beijing United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah Malaysia Petaling Jaya Manchester Salford Winsford Germany Horb am Neckar Zambia Lusaka Malawi Lilongwe London Wakefield + 17 more

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - PhD The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication. You will also be expected to acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in your particular subject area in the field of engineering or design, as well as a general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. You will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the engineering or design subject area. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills and conduct an original piece of research this course is appropriate for you. Your research may be applied research or action research, and may be based on your work in industry if you choose to study part-time. Careers & professional development Recent graduates from the PhD programme are following careers in academia and industry. On graduation you will become a member of the University's alumni association. You will be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, the library, professional periodicals... [-]

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

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

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. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. 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. The doctoral program aims to educate highly qualified researchers who will enhance fundamental knowledge and produce technological innovations through original research and development. Our location and relationships with companies and government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area allow for collaborative research opportunities that greatly increase our graduates’ job prospects. The Department collaborates with several entities throughout the greater D.C. metropolitan area for research, including: the Center for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR) for developing intelligent transportation systems; the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed on improving water quality; the National Crash Analysis Center for research in transportation engineering In addition, the Science and Engineering Hall on GW's main campus features a new high bay, in which students in civil and environmental engineering may apply their knowledge in testing the strength of heavy objects against a strong wall and strong floor. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit... [-]

FdV Life Science PhD Program

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. [+]

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. As of December 2015, over 110 PhDs have been granted to FdV fellows studying topics at the frontiers of life science, and over 120 are currently in pursuit of their degree. “Frontières du Vivant” (FdV) projects involve interactions between a broad range of academic disciplines, in the pursuit of understanding living systems. Students who join the doctoral school are trained in various disciplines (e.g. biology, physics, medicine, economy, linguistics) from around the world. Degree requirements The PhD at the FdV program represents a combination of research experience gained in the hosting lab and experience in interdisciplinary science-related activities gained through the doctoral school. Students are required to complete the FdV training program, which consists of at least 300 hours of training. Half of the hours must be completed through FdV approved courses, workshops, or activities and the remainder may be completed through external programs, international conferences, summer schools, etc. The doctoral school does not require a determined number of publications to authorize the defense. However, it recommends that students are involved in 3 publications during their thesis: One research article written with... [-]

PhD in Nautical Operations – Joint Degree

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland Bodø Oslo Tønsberg + 5 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... [-]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program

Montana Tech
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Butte

Ph.D. Program in Materials Science – A collaborative, interdisciplinary program with the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman. Research specialties include biomaterials; electronic, photonic and magnetic (EPM) materials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication. [+]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program The Materials Science Ph.D. program is designed to provide students maximum flexibility with access to premier facilities and professors at three campuses. The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion, and conservation Materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Mission The mission of the MUS MatSci Ph.D. program is to advance knowledge and techniques while preparing the next generation of leaders in materials research, application, and education. The program’s vision is to become a top-ranked program, sought after by students, sponsoring agencies, and industry, with high student demand, placement success, and positive impact on Montana’s economy. Core Values Academic quality Integrity Interdisciplinarity and collaboration, with administrative processes transparent to the students Service and value to Montana, the nation, and the world Efficiency and effectiveness [-]

Ph.D. in Aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Online & Campus Combined Part time August 2017 Singapore

You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. [+]

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Complete your PhD in Aviation alongside world experts at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia Come Visit ERAU Asia - Next Open Day - Saturday April 1, 2017 A specialized program for specialized learning, delivered in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy! You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. Through the Ph.D. program, aviation professionals get the chance to pursue the discipline in a diverse, intellectually versatile, multidisciplinary environment. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers this program primarily online with the inclusion of three six-day residencies in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy. This way, you can continue working while you get your degree. The Ph.D. program is open to aviation professionals who include flight crew members, air traffic controllers, industry technical representatives, aviation educators, government employees and others wishing to advance their knowledge and enhance their careers. About the Ph.D. in Aviation The mission of the Ph.D. in Aviation program is to produce outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching in the aviation field. At Embry-Riddle, Ph.D. in Aviation students take part in a rigorous, research-driven... [-]

Doctor of Science and Technology

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Hirosaki

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. [+]

Creation of Advanced Science and Technology in the Future The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. Each course aims to bring up engineers who will be able to solve problems with a flexible and perspective consideration from the whole situation. [-]

PDEng in Design and Technology of Instrumentation

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

Welcome to the website of “Design and Technology of Instrumentation.” DTI offers a two year post-masters course on Technological Design for graduates with a master’s degree in the field of physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and similar disciplines. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. PDEng in Design and Technology of Instrumentation Welcome to the website of “Design and Technology of Instrumentation.” DTI offers a two year post-masters course on Technological Design for graduates with a master’s degree in the field of physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and similar disciplines. Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of this program. The goal of the program is to train you to become a professional technological designer in industry. The program consists of a course program and three projects in industry (two smaller ones, and one year project). The program leads to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree). The program is part of 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute, a joint initiative of the three universities of technology in the Netherlands. CCTO Certification This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs. Career opportunities Alumni of the DTI programme generally find a job in a high-tech company. The organizational and project skills acquired are an excellent starting point for a career in a challenging and highly competitive industrial environment, with great responsibility and rewards. Some excellent alumni can pursue a PhD thesis based on their design project, working in industry for another two to three years. This programme is fully funded by the industrial partners. Admission and enrolment The program is open to graduates with a university MSc degree... [-]

PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and [+]

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

 

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.

Research Areas

 

Communications  Computational Biology & Bioinformatics  Computational EM, Waves and Optics  Computer Graphics  Concurrent systems: Multi-threaded software, multi-core systems Cryptography, Security and Privacy  Design Technologies for Hardware, Soft-ware and Biological Systems Digital Signal Processing  Distributed & Parallel Computing  Image Processing & Computer Vision  Information Theory Integrated Circuits and Computer-Aided Design for VLSI Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning  Micro & Nano Systems (MEMS & NEMS) Multimedia & Networking Multimedia  Signal Processing Nanoscale and Molecular Communications  Natural Language Processing  Peer-to-Peer Systems and Network Protocols Secure Cloud Services  Software Engineering: Reliability, Analysis, Verification Speech Processing  Underwater Acoustic Communications  Wireless Communications Wireless Networks ... [-]

PhD Fellowship Scheme - Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Potsdam

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

Admission Requirements A MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. This may comprise an additional semester of study for which graduate credit cannot be granted. No minimum grade point average is required for admission. However, a superior record of academic achievement is expected of all applicants. The following are minimum requirements: 90 credit hours beyond the B.S. 39 credit hours of coursework 15 credit hours in the major field Nine credit hours in the minor field Six credit hours from a department other than the one in which the student is housed (Courses double-listed in CE and another department do not count in these six credit hours.) A maximum of 30 credit hours transfer credit (grade of B or better). All work must be completed within seven years after the candidacy procedure is completed. All students must pass a group of core courses in one of the following specialty areas: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering. * Self-paying students may receive a tuition scholarship for up to 40% of the tuition for which the student has registered. The Graduate School, upon recommendation by the Department, provides this scholarship. Full-time Ph.D. students may receive four credits of support for three semesters. These merit awards require up to six hours... [-]

PhD in Physics of Nanostructures

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the PhD study branch Physics of nanostructures will be competent in the field of physical properties of various types of low-dimensional structures in semiconductor, metallic, and dielectric materials, as well as biological nanostructures. [+]

PhDs in Engineering. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate of the PhD study branch Physics of nanostructures will be competent in the field of physical properties of various types of low-dimensional structures in semiconductor, metallic, and dielectric materials, as well as biological nanostructures. According to the subject of the PhD thesis, he/she... [-]