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Civil Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
This study cycle awards students with a doctoral degree in civil engineering and encompasses: a) writing an original thesis which has to be specially written for this purpose and be adequate for students’ field of knowledge and specialized area; b) the completion of course units designed for investigation, being called Doctoral Programme and awarding students with a Doctoral Programme Diploma.
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Overview

This study cycle awards students with a doctoral degree in civil engineering and encompasses: a) writing an original thesis which has to be specially written for this purpose and be adequate for students´ field of knowledge and specialized area; b) the completion of course units designed for investigation, being called Doctoral Programme and awarding students with a Doctoral Programme Diploma.

The normal length of a doctoral programme is three years in a full-time basis (180 credits).

The set of course units of each student is defined by the programme director after the proposal of a supervisor, acting in accordance with the subsequent conditions:

  • a) Students have to complete 60 credits between the course units offered/approved in the Doctoral Programme. In these credits are included the course unit of Research Thesis Project which is worth 30 credits;
  • b) If the Doctoral Programme does not comprise a specialized branch, twenty credits correspond to course units in the area of Civil Engineering offered in the Doctoral Programme or others in the same area available in the University of Porto. The remaining ten credits can be collected by attending to any course units not related to the field of Civil Engineering offered by the University of Porto, including the ones offered by this Doctoral programme, which are not related to Civil Engineering;
  • c) If the Doctoral Programme is part of a specialized area, twenty credits correspond to course units in the area of Civil Engineering offered in the Doctoral Programme or others in the same area available in the University of Porto. Ten of those credits have to compulsory be composed by course units of the corresponding specialized area. The remaining ten credits can be collected by attending to any course units not related to the field of Civil Engineering offered by the University of Porto, including the ones offered by this Doctoral programme, which are not related to Civil Engineering;
  • d) The programme director can grant equivalences to the curricular component, in total or just partially, by taking into account students´ training in Portuguese or foreign universities, under the proposal of a supervisor.

The above mentioned course units are also available for other doctoral programmes in other universities, both Portuguese and foreigner, as long as they are approved by the programme scientific committee.

Students will complete their doctoral programme in Civil Engineering after the delivery of their thesis and its defense before a jury, according to the regulations of the University of Porto.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction;
  • Structures;
  • Geotechnics;
  • Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment;
  • Construction Materials;

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To apply for a cycle of studies conferring a Doctoral degree applicants must be holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent; holders of a Bachelor's degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee or those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as attesting to their ability to attend this cycle of studies.

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

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