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Doctoral Programme in Physics Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
Engineering physics doctoral programme deals with the application of advanced physics to modern engineering challenges. It differentiates from other engineering doctoral programmes in the more profound knowledge and use it makes of physics.
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Overview

It shares with other engineering doctoral programmes an interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and action oriented approach to systems, processes, technologies and devices with strong impact in our society and economy.

Being a doctoral programme, training by research is mandatory, with the goal of autonomy. Autonomy in research is a very sophisticated skill, way beyond the proficiency in specific disciplines that characterizes pre-doctoral training. The student will approach problems that are open, don’t have unique solutions, in an environment of collaboration, networking and competition. The scale and time of effort to achieve a solution is also much larger than encountered before. 

PhD students have therefore, further to scientific proficiency, significant resilience, creativity and capacity to work in teams.Training by research is present initially in the tutorial approach of its courses, in the thesis project definition by the student and in the research project undertaken. The students undertake the research project in leading Portuguese research units, most of the time in collaboration with foreign institutions and international teams. Throughout the programme attention is given to transferable skills and students employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Research Project - Seminar
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Electrodynamics and Special Relativity
  • Experiment Planning
  • Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomaterials

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill one of the requisites below:
  • Holders of a Master or a second cycle diploma in Engineering Physics, Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics;
  • Holders of a diploma from a certified Higher Education entity, obtained either in a Portuguese or foreign institution, recognized as adequate by the program Scientific Committee;
  • Have a professional or scientific curriculum recognized as relevant and adequate by the program Scientific Committee;
  • Applicants with published research of the level required for PhD can apply directly for a PhD evaluation. Special conditions apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Students from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) benefit from a 50% discount on the fee for international students.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

PhD Scholarships support graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies and who wish to carry out research towards this degree. Scholarships have a maximum duration of four years, and must run for a minimum of three consecutive months. The work programme may be carried out at Portuguese or foreign institutions.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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