Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Europe

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering helps you understand the concepts in engineering better hence enabling you to give solutions to complex mechanical problems. Through this training, you can provide advisory services to mechanical engineering companies especially in different mechanical problems.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. 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,... [-]

PhD Mechanical Engineering

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

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics and design. [+]

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics and design. This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. This provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD in a wide range of research areas and work across traditional research boundaries being part of interdisciplinary teams. The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry, sustainable design and development and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations. 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 Facilities including a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electronic microscope suite, networked computers to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages; solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration, control, mechatronics; a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel’ aero-engine test rigs and associated equipment and processes; fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters; a water jet cutting machine; high precision scales; and a welding system. 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... [-]

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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. 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 Nautical Operations – Joint Degree

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 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. [+]

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 HSN Maritime Design... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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

PhD in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

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... [-]

Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through personal and team work performed under the supervision of a committed full-time faculty. The students will investigate how biological systems work from an engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of papers published in peer reviewed international journals and by the number of patents filed. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. Students are admitted to Ph.D. in BioRobotics further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. Undergraduate students may also apply if they graduate before the beginning of the Course. The Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme,... [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few). Research Areas... [-]


PhD in Physical and Material Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years May 2018 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 in certain fields of physical technologies, materials engineering and interdisciplinary parts. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. Physical and Material Engineering Guarantor of the programme: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Liška, DrSc. Academic year: 2017/18 Type of study: full-time Language of instructions: English Standard length of study: 4 years Qualification awarded: Ph.D. Educational and professional goals 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 in certain fields of physical technologies, materials engineering and interdisciplinary parts. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Admission requirements and access to further studies 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. Examination and assessment regulations, required practice The requirements that the doctoral students have to fulfil are given by their individual study plans, which specify the courses that they have to complete, their presupposed study visits and active participation at scientific conferences, and their minimum pedagogical activities within the BSc and MSc study programmes of the faculty. A successful completion of the doctoral studies is conditional on the following: The student has to pass a doctoral state examination within which he/she has to prove a deep knowledge of methodologies, theories, and their applications in accordance with the state of the art in the areas of science... [-]

PhD in Manufacturing Technology

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. [+]

Manufacturing Technology Original title in Czech: Strojírenská technology 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 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. 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).... [-]

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. [+]

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 of Non-Ferrous Metals

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

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. Programme Leader Professor Petr Polyakov’s research interests are high-temperature electrochemical processes, electrometallurgy of aluminium and electrolyzer design. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or 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. Research Autoclave processes with participation of precious metals Recycling spent automotive and industrial catalysts Extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals Curriculum BASIC COURSES Theory of Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy 2 (72) 2 ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

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 Mechanical Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral study programme is designed for Master study programme graduates. Doctoral study is a subsequent, higher and more sophisticated form of education which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers in a variety of branches. Students of the Doctoral study programme are trained for solution of complex problems of applied science and industrial experience. [+]

PhD Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Europe 2017. Fields of Study Materials engineering Machines and Equipment for Transportation Power Engineering Design and Process Engineering Manufacturing Technology Environmental Engineering Biomechanics Control and Systems Engineering Mechanics of Solids, Deformable Bodies and Continua Thermomechanics and Fluid Mechanics Mathematical and Physical Engineering Enterprise Management and Economics Doctoral Study Programme The doctoral study programme is designed for Master study programme graduates. Doctoral study is a subsequent, higher and more sophisticated form of education which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers in a variety of branches. Students of the Doctoral study programme are trained for solution of complex problems of applied science and industrial experience. Study proceeds in accordance with individual curricula and is completed with a state doctoral exam and defense of a dissertation which proves the doctoral student´s competence in independent creative scientific work. The academic degree "Doctor", in abbreviated form "Ph.D." written after the name, conferred on the graduates is compatible with academic degrees conferred on analagous graduates of foreign universities. [-]