Doctorate Degrees in Industrial Engineering

Compare 12 PhD Programs in Industrial Engineering

A Doctor of Philosophy is a doctoral degree, but it can focus on more than philosophy. In fact, most universities award a PhD for high-level studies in any field, such as humanities, arts, sciences, engineering and mathematics. It can take five to six years to complete this program.

What is a PhD in Industrial Engineering? A program focusing on industrial engineering is often designed to prepare students to plan and conduct research, write papers and make technical presentations on subjects related to the field. The exact program requirements can vary by university but often includes in-depth coursework, research, teaching and a dissertation project. Students may be expected to take courses such as introduction to stochastic stimulation, intermediate statistics, production and logistics, and mathematical programming.

A PhD in Industrial Engineering can provide many benefits. For example, students may be eligible for a higher salary, quick promotion or new career opportunity. The dissertation requires students collaborate with a professor, which can help future research projects go smoothly.

Many students want to know what the cost of a PhD is before committing to a program. Tuition can vary greatly from one school to the next, so it is important that students contact the university they want to attend to learn about cost.

On average, students with a PhD in Industrial Engineering go on to become professors and researchers at universities and other academic institutions. However, this is not the only career path available. Graduates might also be able to become a senior industrial engineering consultant, director of ergonomists, senior quality engineer, operations analyst or industrial engineer manager. Previous work history can play a role in the career students qualify for after graduation.

The first step in earning a PhD is applying to a doctoral program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. PhD in Light Industrial Technology & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Croatia Rijeka

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. [+]

C A L L for admission of students to postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes for acquiring the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Engineering sciences in the academic year 2017/18: In the subjects of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences for the modules Production Engineering Thermal Power Engineering Computational Mechanics Design and Building of Ships Mechanical Engineering Design Quality Assurance and Engineering System Control Number of students accepted: 30. By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. Postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes accept applicants with the following degrees: Graduate Engineer, Master of Engineering, or Master of Engineering Sciences (in the subjects of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture). The programme is also open to applicants with a degree in related fields, in which case they might need to pass exams in supplemental courses. Applicants must have completed a university graduate study programme with 300 ECTS credits including the undergraduate part of the programme, or a university undergraduate study programme of at least 4 years. Applicants who have earned a degree from a foreign educational institution are required to attach a decision from a competent authority on the recognition of the foreign degree. Additional information about this can be obtained by contacting Faculty of Engineering. Applications for admission are to be submitted to the University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering, Vukovarska ulica 58, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia, from 4... [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management. The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. Research Foci The Department covers two main research areas: Design and manufacturing systems Product and service design, quality management, human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and cognitive decisions, and service system engineering. Logistics management and Operations Management Logistics and supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, operations research and stochastic modeling, financial engineering and risk management, and service operations management. The Department has built partnerships with major service industry sectors, including logistics, service provision and product design. In particular, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute has been established to transfer research results and assist decision-making and... [-]

PhD In Engineering Sciences (DCI)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2017 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 Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management. The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. Research Foci The Department covers two main research areas: Design and manufacturing systems Product and service design, quality management, human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and cognitive decisions, and service system engineering. Logistics management and Operations Management Logistics and supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, operations research and stochastic modeling, financial engineering and risk management, and service operations management. The Department has built partnerships with major service industry sectors, including logistics, service provision and product design. In particular, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute has been established to transfer research results and assist decision-making and... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Naval And Industrial Engineering

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain Ferrol + 1 more

The PhD Program of Naval and Industrial Engineering is an official university degree that seeks the training of experts in these two technological fields, taking care that the acquired training is scientific, social, academic and professional. [+]

Introduction The Programme Doctorate of Naval and Industrial Engineering Is an official university degree that seeks the training of experts in these two technological fields, ensuring that the training acquired is scientific, social, academic and professional. Its objective is to promote excellence in research in its own fields, seeking to establish links between applied academic research and the industrial productive environment involved in shipbuilding. Why study the degree Naval and industrial engineers are highly demanded professionals with very diverse fields of action. The program offers the possibility to deepen in different fields of the engineering that go from the technical aspects, including the experimental ones, until the aspects of organization, management and direction. It responds to a demand from the R & D & I system, providing specific scientific and technical training that supports and drives the potential of industrial companies, including the construction sector, as well as those related to ship design and construction . These productive sectors are common to companies in the EPS environment. Traditionally in Spain, taking into account all types of existing studies (engineering, science, humanities), the highest occupancy rate (lower unemployment rate) has always corresponded to doctors; This is accentuated in the case of professional qualifications, such as engineering, whose occupancy rates have always been higher. On the other hand, in the most advanced countries the doctorate contributes the maximum employability, being professionals very demanded and well-paid. In Spain more and more doctors are being demanded, as companies are increasingly oriented to take advantage... [-]

PhD In Industrial, Computer And Environmental Engineering

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The program that is presented makes a contribution in this sense offering 4 lines of research of undoubted interest for a student with concerns in the scientific and technological field: Industrial engineering, electronic technology and communications; Automatic and system engineering; Computer systems and computation and Observation and modeling of the Earth-Atmosphere system. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. One of the essential objectives for the economic and social development of the Canary Islands is the promotion of research and training in areas related to engineering and new technologies. The aim is to consolidate a scientific and technological system that promotes economic development and facilitates the change towards a production model based on knowledge. The program that is presented makes a contribution in this sense offering 4 lines of research of undoubted interest for a student with concerns in the scientific and technological field: Industrial engineering, electronic technology and communications; Automatic and system engineering; Computer systems and computation and Observation and modeling of the Earth-Atmosphere system. All the lines are backed by consolidated research teams and with an important international projection that guarantee the quality of the training for the doctoral student. The student will find in this program a platform to deepen in areas of great interest in society. The proposed program will provide you with a high level of training that will allow you to present yourself to the business community as a highly qualified professional to face the important challenges facing society. Competencies Basic CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of skills and research methods related to the field. CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation. CB13 - Ability to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through original research. CB14 - Ability to perform critical... [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 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 Program in Process, Energy and Automation Engineering

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 6 semesters August 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

This PhD is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of technical-industrial process- and energy systems. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. PhD Program in Process-, Energy- and Automation Engineering This PhD is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of technical-industrial process- and energy systems. About the degree Important process and energy engineering fields of study are thermodynamics, process equipment, transport processes, flow, powder technology, catalysis, purification of gas and liquid flows, combustion, energy from renewable resources, process integration, gas safety and general technical safety as well as energy and material recovery. Within engineering cybernetics, the central areas of study are mechanistic modeling and system identification, simulation, sensors and measurement technology, control engineering and process monitoring. At TUC, this degree is anchored in the three Master's programs in Technology: Process Technology, Industrial IT and Automation and Energy and Environmental Technology. Careers The doctoral program qualifies students for research activity at a high academic level and for other work that requires a high level of scientific insight. [-]

PhD in Manufacturing Technology

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. [+]

Manufacturing Technology Original title in Czech: Strojírenská technologie Abbreviation: D4T-K Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Manufacturing Technology" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Profile of the programme: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Key learning outcomes: Doctoral study programme is dealing with manufacturing technologies mainly, such as machining, forming, welding, foundry and coatings, including automation of technological processes. It is a very advanced level of education achievable in the study course of Manufacturing Technology in the University. If the study is finished successfully, the academic title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded. This course is designed for students with high academic ability who show an aptitude to “fast track” to Chartered Engineer status, and to senior positions within the profession. There is no selection in the specialization, but the research work belongs to the appropriate technology of production (machining, forming, welding, casting, etc). Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment... [-]

PhD in Machines and Equipment

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. Machines and Equipment Abbreviation: D4Z-A Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Machines and Equipment" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited from: 1.9.2001 Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Profile of the programme: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, final state examination, doctoral thesis Mode of study: full-time study Programme supervisor: prof. Ing. Václav Píštěk, DrSc. [-]

PhD in Metallurgy

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. [+]

Overview The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. In addition, processes of metal recovery from wastes and advanced surface treatment processes of metallic materials improving corrosion resistance, mechanical performance and biocompatibility are studied. During the study and experimental works students obtain fundamental knowledge on the relationships between preparation of materials, their internal structure, mechanical and chemical properties. Kinetics and mechanisms of corrosion reactions, phase transformations, mechanical strengthtening processes, physical phenomena of metallic materials and chemical reactions during waste processing are studied. Students meet advanced experimental methods for preparation of novel materials and surface layers, as well as for complex characterization of their internal structure, mechanical and physical properties, corrosion behavior. Careers The graduates have comprehensive knowledge of metallic materials, metallurgical processes and technologies, corrosion processes and corrosion protection. They find employment in basic and applied research of metallic materials, metallurgy, corrosion, corrosion protection and surface treatment processes at academic institutions, universities, research and technological centres. The graduates can also find employment in materials, metallurgy, power or chemistry oriented industry at higher management positions connected with technology, research and development. Selection of recent theses Aluminium alloys with transition metals and rare earth metals prepared by powder metallurgy Influence of materials parameters on corrosion resistance of... [-]