Doctorate Degrees in Industrial Engineering

Compare 10 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 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. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Water Engineering

Georgian Technical University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2017 Georgia Tbilisi + 1 more

The program is based on the ECTS system. The program lasts for three years, or six semesters and includes 180 credits. Training component - 60 credits and research Component of 120 credits. [+]

About the Program Program Title: Doctor of Philosophy in Water Engineering Head of Program: Professor Alexander Davitashvili Credits: 180 Language of Instruction: English Aim of the Program Modern, rapidly developing resistance to the world's water resources, including rational use and protection is becoming more and more important. Consequently, there is a demand in the field of employment in the field. Therefore, the program aims to prepare students for a modern competitive, engineering education project with practical, operational and scientific activities. Program Description The program is based on the ECTS system. The program lasts for three years, or six semesters and includes 180 credits. Training component - 60 credits and research Component of 120 credits. Student Tuition and Fees Tuition fee for foreign citizens, educational program in English: 6500 Gel per year. [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Industrial Engineering. 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... [-]

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... [-]

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 Light Industrial Technology & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Light Industrial Technology & 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 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 more efficient operations. The... [-]